All posts tagged "Tim Alderson"

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Tim Alderson Reviving His Prospect Status

    Over the off-season, Tim Alderson went back to an old throwing program he used in high school, long tossing from distances of 300-350 feet in order to rediscover the arm strength he lost in 2009. The Pirates were able to get him from the San Francisco Giants in 2009 after his velocity...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/20/12

    The highlights of today’s schedule are the second start of the year for Tim Alderson and Jeff Locke making his ninth start in Indianapolis. Locke was ranked 11th overall in the Pirates Prospects 2012 Prospect Guide. *** Jeff Locke has been called up to the majors since this was posted. Details here***A...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/15/12

    Altoona was off yesterday. They resume their schedule tonight with Tim Alderson on the mound, making his first start of the season. Jameson Taillon starts tonight. He is third in the Florida State League in both ERA and WHIP (0.87), while ranking tenth in strikeouts. A full recap of yesterday’s games can...

  • Prospect Reports
    Locke Earns Strong Win As Tribe Tie The Series

    Indianapolis Indians  5,  Louisville Bats  3 (Box)   A strong effort by starter Jeff Locke, effective relief pitching, and timely hitting gave the Indians the win over the Louisville Bats at Victory field tonight, and tied this 5-game series at 2 games each.  Locke earned his second win of the season with...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alderson Needs to Earn Rotation Spot

    On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted right-handed pitcher Tim Alderson from Altoona to Indianapolis. The move was made due to a combination of promotions and injuries that left Indianapolis short on pitchers. The Pirates promoted Brad Lincoln to the majors, and Shairon Martis went on the disabled list in Triple-A, forcing the...

  • Analysis
    Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia, who was scratched from his outing on Saturday due to discomfort in his left side, will start Monday night's 7:05 game against the Colorado Rockies. Since being sidelined, Correia has progressively gotten better each day. Although he was unsure of when he...

  • Prospect Reports
    Clippers Shut Out The Indians

    Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   The Indianapolis Indians played in front of several groups of school kids at Victory Field today, for a “Baseball In Education” game — and they educated the kids on what not to do.  One big lesson to be learned from this game: it isn’t...

  • Analysis
    (VIDEO) The Pirates Don’t Allow Long Tossing?

    Well, except for when they do. A lot has been made in the past about how the Pirates don't allow individual throwing programs for pitchers, and don't allow pitchers to go beyond 120. This has been proven wrong on several occasions, most recently this Spring with Tim Alderson returning to his old...

  • Analysis
    Weekend Road Results: Kingham Touches 95 MPH

    This morning I received some of the results for the road games over the weekend, specifically looking at the starting pitchers. Hunter Strickland started on Saturday, giving up four runs on six hits in four innings. Strickland struck out three and was throwing 95-96 MPH. Tim Alderson pitched two innings on the...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Alderson Touches 93 MPH

    I wrote the other day about Tim Alderson going back to an old long toss program, and how his old velocity is back this Spring. Alderson threw an inning today in the Triple-A game, and the results were once again strong. The first pitch out of Alderson's hand was a fastball. The...

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