Minor League Schedule: 4/22/12

Altoona was rained out last night. The game will be made up on May 5th as part of a doubleheader. Just a note on the short-season leagues. The Dominican Summer League begins play on June 2nd, the Pirates will have two teams in that league this year. Both State College and the Pirates Gulf Coast League team start their season on June 18th. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (7-8) @ Louisville...

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Minor League Schedule: 4/16/12

A.J. Burnett will make his third rehab start of the season tonight, this time moving up to AAA. Altoona begins a three game series in Harrisburg tonight. Indianapolis played two games yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Triple-A: Indianapolis (5-5) VS Toledo (5-5) 7:05pm Probable starter: A.J. Burnett (0-2 8.53 for Bradenton) Yesterday’s Result: Indianapolis 9 Toledo 2/ Indianapolis 3 Toledo 4 in 10 innings...

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2012 Bradenton Marauders Season Preview

Yesterday I previewed the 2012 West Virginia Power. Today the season previews continue with a look at the 2012 Bradenton Marauders. The Marauders will open the year with the top two prospects in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system: Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon. They will also feature Colton Cain and Alex Dickerson, who both ranked as top 20 prospects in the Pirates Prospects 2012 rankings. Other top prospects to watch are Mel...

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Prospect Notebook: Kingham Pounding the Strike Zone

Nick Kingham made his second start of Spring Training, and his first start of the year at Pirate City today, going up against the Philadelphia A-ball team. Kingham threw four innings, throwing mostly fastballs. His command looked sharp for where he’s at in Spring Training right now. “It’s been well,” Kingham said of his fastball command. “Pounding the strike zone, getting strikes early in the count....

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Bradenton Marauders Game Recap 8/28/11

When I arrived at McKechnie Field for the Bradenton Marauders vs. St. Lucie Mets game this evening, I noted this could be a very high scoring game due to the strong wind blowing straight out to center field. I was correct that the game ended up being high scoring, and it was in large part due to several home runs. However, the wind had very little, if anything, to do with those homers. Tyler Waldron started the game for the Marauders...

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