All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

  • Prospect Reports
    Morton Shines In Indianapolis Rehab Start, But Tribe Lose 4-3

    Charlie Morton dazzled the Columbus Clippers for 7 innings, but a 9th-inning rally gave the Clippers the walk-off win.  Morton pitched 7.2 innings and struck out 8 batters.  His sinker was working well for him, and he showed good control, walking only one batter.  He gave up just one run on 6...

  • Prospect Reports
    Lincoln Strikes Out Six In His First Win

    The Indianapolis Indians have begun their season with a series win, taking two out of three games from the Toledo Mud Hens.  Brad Lincoln made a superb start for the Tribe today and earned his first win of the season, while his teammates gave him plenty of run support on a total...

  • Prospect Reports
    Extra-Base Hits Give Indians Their First Win

    The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of a fistful of extra-base hits as well as 4 hits by 2B Jordy Mercer, to earn their first win of the 2012 season.  The Tribe needed to hold off a 9th inning rally by the Toledo Mud Hens, but in doing so, they participated in what...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indy Indians Open 2012 With A Loss

    The 2012 Indianapolis Indians began their season with a loss to the Toledo Mud Hens at a packed Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  Three former Indians, now playing for the Mud Hens, contributed to the Tribe’s downfall.  The Tribe batters were held to just 4 hits by the Toledo pitching staff....

  • Season Previews
    Opening Day! Six Things For Indy Indians Fans To Watch For In April

    The Indianapolis Indians open their season today, on the road in Toledo.  Most of the rest of the International League started last night, except for the Norfolk Tides and the Charlotte Knights, who were rained out in Charlotte.  The lights were on at Victory Field early this morning, even though the team...

  • Season Previews
    2012 Indianapolis Indians Season Preview

    We've covered the 2012 West Virginia Power, the 2012 Bradenton Marauders, and the 2012 Altoona Curve. Today we wrap up the previews of the full season leagues with a look at the 2012 Indianapolis Indians. Indianapolis will open the season with the top hitting prospect in the system, Starling Marte. They will also feature...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    It’s Just a Matter of Time for Marte

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Outfielder Starling Marte was impressive this spring. Over 12 games during the Grapefruit League, Marte hit .520 with three homers, four RBI and stole two bases. If fans weren't aware of the young prospect, they took notice. Marte even went deep off former Cy Young Award Winner Cliff Lee,...

  • Analysis
    Did Starling Marte make a mechanical adjustment over the offseason?

    Photo: Pittsburgh PiratesComing into spring training, I had seen Starling Marte bat fewer than ten times. In those plate appearances (all in 2011), he had not looked very good. He was aggressive, swinging early in the count without waiting for a good pitch to hit. His swing was all arms and did...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Cut Five From Big League Camp

    The Pirates cut Starling Marte from major league camp. FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates cut five more players from big league camp on Sunday morning before heading to Fort Myers to face the Minnesota Twins. Pitchers Kyle McPherson, Bryan Morris, Justin Wilson, and outfielders Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte were...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Why Starling Marte Should Break Camp With the Pirates

    A lot has been made about Starling Marte's excellent Spring Training. After going 1-for-1 yesterday with a bunt single, he has a .520 batting average and three homers in 25 at-bats. The Pirates continue to say that Marte won't break camp with the team. That has some people pointing to the Spring...

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