Presley And Bowker Lead Indians To Snap Losing Streak

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 [ box ] Seven hits, including 4 doubles, from LF Alex Presley and RF John Bowker, plus 10 innings and a throwing error, and the Indians snapped their 5-game losing streak with a win over the Louisville Bats at Victory Field tonight.  Presley and Bowker scored all of the Indians’ runs, and they took care of most of the team’s 11 hits.  The win puts the Indians back into a tie...

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Pirates Recall Tony Watson

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled left handed pitcher Tony Watson, which is their corresponding move to placing Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list yesterday.  Watson was optioned to AAA on August 6th, but prior to that had a 2.73 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 26.1 innings in the majors.

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Locke’s Scoreless Tribe Debut Spoiled By Bats’ Late Rally

Louisville Bats  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] Another late-inning rally by  the Bats… another game in which the Indians led 1-0 for several innings, and then lost in the end.  Tonight, at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY, the Bats’ rally came in the bottom of the 8th.  Four runs, two forced in by the Indians’ pitching staff, gave the Bats the win, and ended the first half of this 8-game showdown...

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The Future of the Bullpen Looks Good

One of the strengths to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been their bullpen.  The bullpen has combined for a 3.43 ERA this year, which ranks 10th in the majors, and sixth in the National League.  The Pirates are anchored by one of the best closers in the game, Joel Hanrahan.  They’ve got two capable set up men in Chris Resop and Jose Veras.  Both have put up dominant strikeout numbers this year, and have held down the late...

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Bowker Gives Indians Come-From-Behind Win

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 [ box ] LF John Bowker’s lead-off homer in the top of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Indians the win at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY tonight.  This was the first of 8 straight games between these two teams — four in Louisville and four in Indianapolis, and it got the Tribe off on the right foot.  Two more rehabbing Pittsburgh Pirates joined the Indians today...

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