Wilson Dominates As Indians’ Bats Explode

Indianapolis Indians  16,  Rochester Red Wings  0 (Box)   Those booming noises you heard tonight were coming from Victory Field in Indianapolis.  The Indians pounded out 17 hits on their way to 16 runs, beating the Rochester Red Wings in the largest shut out ever at Victory Field.  Every Indian batter who came to the plate scored at least one run, and all but one put up at least one hit.  CF Starling Marte and RF Brandon Boggs...

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Navarro And Fox Homer As Indians Shoot Down Red Wings

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Rochester Red Wings  1 (Box)   After suffering a loss with a 3-hit shutout last night, the Indianapolis Indians rebounded quickly, with a big win over the Rochester Red Wings at Victory Field this afternoon.  Starter Rudy Owens earned his 5th win of the season, allowing one run on 6 hits in 6 innings, with one strikeout.  All of the Tribe hitters posted at least one hit, and LF Gorkys Hernandez led the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Mid-Season Top 20 Prospects

Now that the 2012 Draft is over, it’s time to update the Pittsburgh Pirates top 20 prospect rankings. This update not only takes in to consideration where the new draft picks fall in to the system, but where the current players rank after two months in the 2012 season. I put a focus on the tiered rankings, as they give a better indication of the talent levels of each player, and where the drop offs in the top 20 are. At the...

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Prospect Watch: Strong Pitching by Strickland, Von Rosenberg

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 10 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings from the 2012 Prospect Guide, which can be purchased here. 1. Gerrit Cole, RHP (4-1, 2.53) – DNP 2. Jameson Taillon, RHP (3-5, 3.57) – DNP 3. Starling Marte, CF (.270) – 0-for-5, 2 K 4. Josh Bell, RF (.274) – Low-A DL 5. Luis Heredia, RHP (No Stats) – Extended Spring Training 6....

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Pirates Promote Tony Sanchez to Indianapolis

According to Cory Giger, the Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted catcher Tony Sanchez to Triple-A, following a 1-for-4 performance tonight for Altoona. Sanchez had a .277/.373/.387 line coming in to today’s game, and hit his 14th double of the year with his only hit. The catcher struggled in April, hitting for a .259 average and a .718 OPS. He rebounded a bit in May, with a .289 average and a .795 OPS, mostly fueled by a strong run...

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