Lincoln and Indians Chopped By Braves

Gwinnett Braves  11,  Indianapolis Indians  5 [ box ] The Gwinnett Braves did not appreciate the Indians scoring 8 runs over the first two innings in Saturday night’s game.  So they began this afternoon’s game at Coolray Field by scoring 10 runs over the first 4 innings, and 9 of them in two frames, sending Tribe starter Brad Lincoln to the showers after just 3 innings. The Indians started the game on a solid note.  With...

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Wyatt Toregas Clears Waivers

Wyatt Toregas, who was waived earlier this week to create space for Michael McKenry, has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to AAA Indianapolis.  Toregas only played in three games for the Pirates, and only started one of those games.  He went 0-for-4 in his only at-bats, after going 1-for-29 in Indianapolis. His return to Indy will likely move Kris Watts back to Altoona, as Toregas will back up Eric Fryer in...

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Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil Walker all singled, with Tabata scoring on Walker’s knock. But Paul was picked off second for the first out. Pelfrey...

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Pirates Acquire Mike McKenry, DFA Wyatt Toregas

  The Pirates have reportedly acquired Mike McKenry from the Red Sox. Dejan Kovacevic is reporting that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired Boston Red Sox catcher Mike McKenry, although he mentions that the deal is unconfirmed.  The deal would make sense, as the Pirates are looking for catching.  McKenry only has eight at-bats in the majors, all of which came last year with the Rockies.  McKenry is hitting for a .280/.370/.430...

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Game 62 Recap: Bucs Fall to Mets, Gee

Charlie Morton fell short of his electric performances of prior outings and Dillon Gee again limited the Pirates offense. New York ran away with this one, 8-1. The first inning was a sign of things to come. Justin Turner was hit by Morton with one out. Carlos Beltran walked. Ronny Cedeno committed a rare gaffe on a bunt attempt from Daniel Murphy and all runners were safe. Angel Pagan’s grounder scored the first run of the game....

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