Last week, I took a mini-baseball vacation through Pennsylvania (and a one-day stop in West Virginia) to see three of the Pirates' minor league affiliates as well as the big-league club. This is the first of three reports on the minor league teams.
Sunday July 31 -- State College Spikes
The Spikes don't have a lot of interesting prospects but they have been winning of late. Following are some observations from the one game I saw -- take these for what they are -- just some information on what the players looked like from one person's perspective in one game.
Kingham allowed a run in five innings.
I was fortunate to see a game that Nick Kingham started. As he has almost every start, he pitched a very good game. He seems to have bought into the Pirates' low-level fastball academy...
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