All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

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    Thompson And Curve Get The Win

    It's like they said in the movie "Bull Durham":  some days you win, some days you lose, some days it rains.  Again on Saturday, the Pirates' lower minor league affiliates experienced all three. 

    It rained again in West Virginia.  The Power and the Savannah Sand Gnats will try for...

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    Snyder And Rubenstein Blast Away For Marauders

    A win, a loss, and a rainout in the rest of the Pirates' minor league organization on Friday evening.  The rainout was in West Virginia, where the Power were getting soggy.  They will play a double header on Saturday.

    The win:  
    Bradenton Marauders  13,  Charlotte Stone Crabs  0

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    Two Hits Each For Latimore, Snyder, Rubinstein, And Power

    All of the Pirates' minor league affiliates lost their season openers on Thursday night:

    Erie SeaWolves  3,  Altoona Curve 2

    One run in the bottom of the 9th made the difference, as the Curve lost in Erie, PA.  The SeaWolves were first onto the scoreboard with a pair...

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    Pirates Take Final Warm-Up

    Pirates  4,  Phillies  1

    The Pirates appreciated the warmer temperatures this afternoon -- warmer than last night, anyway.  They held the Phillies to just 2 hits, and starter Charlie Morton gave up only one unearned run in 5 innings, as they won the second of two pre-season games in...

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    Fields Traded, Pirates Lose Last Florida Game

    Twins  4,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates finished their Grapefruit League action with an 11-20 record, as they now head north to Pennsylvania, where they will play 2 games against the Philliies in Philadelphia.  Reliever Anthony Claggett suffered a Blown Save and the Loss, as he gave up 2 runs in...

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    Three Hits For Cedeno With Indy; Olson Debuts For Pirates

    Iron Pigs  6,  Indians  5

    The Indianapolis Indians ended their 4-game spring training winning streak with a loss today to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs.  Pirates' Ronny Cedeno came to minor league camp to DH in the game and posted 3 hits for the Tribe.  OF Andrew...

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    Nice Pitching By Dubee, Crotta, and Boleska

    Twins  4,  Pirates  2
    The Pirates fell to a 3-3 record in Grapefruit League play this afternoon at McKechnie field.  Both teams posted 9 hits, but the Twins did a better job of pushing runs across.  Ross Ohlendorf made the start and was charged with the loss, but the only...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Marte and Grossman

    Moving up through the outfielders in the Pirates' minor league organization:

    Starling Marte  --  R/R,  6' 1",  170 lb
    Marte is the much-heralded Latin American signing, joining the Pirates' organization in 2007, thanks to scout Rene Gayo. He reached the US after one season in the Dominican Summer League,...

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    Blown Save For Machi; Minor League Contract For Fields

    The Pirates have signed INF Josh Fields to a minor league contract.  Fields is an Oklahoma native who was the White Sox' first round draft pick in 2004.  He progressed quickly through their organization, playing mostly third base, and reached the major leagues in 2006, when he played in 11...

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    Veal Re-signed; Hits For Brown And Hague

    Southpaw Donnie Veal will likely be back in Indianapolis in 2011.  He has signed a minor league contract with the Pirates today, and has also been invited to the big league camp for Spring Training.  After struggling through his mandatory year on the Pirates' major league roster as a Rule...