Tag: John Bowker

Pirates’ Minor League Free Agent List Includes Dodson, Inman and Lincoln

Minor league free agency began on Friday, with any player who has seven minor league season or more, becoming a free agent. Some players were able to declare for free agency earlier, with Chris Volstad, Gorkys Hernandez, Wilfredo Boscan, Josh Wall, Steve Lombardozzi, Deolis Guerra, Travis Snider, Travis Ishikawa and Hunter Morris going that route. […]
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Minor Moves: Pirates Trade For John Bowker

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder John Bowker in a minor trade with the San Francisco Giants. He will join the Indianapolis Indians. You may remember Bowker as one of the guys acquired from the Giants a few years ago, along with Joe Martinez, in exchange for left-hander Javier Lopez. Bowker has 622 plate appearances […]
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This Date in Pirates History: July 8

Seven former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, among them a pitcher who failed to retire the only two batters he faced and a two game player, who was part of the first brother combo in franchise history. We also have two players from the 1991 team that won the NL East. Before we […]
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Nancy Zinni’s 2011 Indianapolis Indians Recap Part One

The Indianapolis Indians finished the season with a team batting average of .263.  This is remarkably consistent with their team batting averages for the past few years — .262 in 2010, 2008, and 2007, .and 260 in 2009.  While the team was third in the league in total hits (1282) and doubles (277), they were […]
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Indians Sweep Toledo; Locke Strikes Out 8

Indianapolis Indians  6,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians earned a sweep of their 4-game home-and-away series against the Toledo Mud Hens with a win this afternoon at Victory Field.  Key to the win was starter Jeff Locke, who pitched 7 strong innings and struck 0ut 8 Mud Hen batters, earning […]
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Ciriaco’s Walk-Off Single Gives Indians The Win In The 12th

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  4 [ box ] Indians’ SS Pedro Ciriaco had not played on the same field as his brother Audy since they became professionals, until this series against the Mud Hens.  He’s been having a lot of fun being around his brother, even if they are on opposite sides of […]
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John Bowker Traded to Phillies

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded John Bowker to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to Jim Salisbury of CSN Philly.  No word on the return, or if there is a return at all.  The Phillies are expected to add Bowker to the 25-man roster.  Since he was not on the 40-man roster, he didn’t have to go […]
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Five Run 10th Inning Gives Indians A Win

Indianapolis Indians  8,  Toledo Mud Hens  3 [ box ] A 5-run explosion by the Indians in the top of the 10th gave the Tribe a big win over the Mud Hens at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio tonight. The game was sent into extra innings after the Mud Hens tied the score at […]
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Clippers Sink Indians With Walk-Off Win

Columbus Clippers  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 [ box ] A bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th inning broke a 3-3 tie and gave the Clippers the walk-off win over the Indians at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.   The game began with three scoreless innings on each side.  The Indians posted […]
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Ascanio, Brown, and Hernandez Boost Tribe Over Clippers

Indianapolis Indians  2,  Columbus Clippers  1 [ box ] The Indians took a slim lead, then held on tight, to squeak out a win over the Clippers at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio tonight.  Starter Jose Ascanio made his second straight start, and this time pitched 5 scoreless innings (he threw 6 scoreless on August […]
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