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MM Report: Keon Broxton goes deep twice


Jamestown was off and West Virginia's game was canceled.

The Matt Morris Report: Lambo homers twice


There were only four games in the system due to off days.

Blue Jays claim Matt Hague


Damn you, Anthopoulos!

The Matt Morris Report: Glasnow, Buckner excel


Nick Buckner had a huge game and Tyler Glasnow had a typical one, while Altoona and Jamestown imitated the parent club and blew late leads. The two rookie level teams don't play on Sundays.

Charlie Morton goes on disabled list


The Pirates have placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list with right hip inflammation.  Morton's stats stand at 5-12, 3.84.  For much of the year he's been the Pirates' most reliable...

The Matt Morris Report: Jones, McGuiness stay hot


Indianapolis and West Virginia won easily as JaCoby Jones keeps hitting.

MM Report: Garcia, Allie go deep, Cole goes seven


Gerrit Cole made possibly his last rehab start, several other starters pitched well, and Indianapolis and West Virginia won big.

MM Report: Rough AAA debut for Adrian Sampson


It was a busy day in the system, with two doubleheaders and nobody rained out.

MM Report: good days for Jones, Supak


JaCoby Jones and Trey Supak had big days, Bradenton was rained out and Jamestown had a doubleheader canceled.

MM Report: Lots of good pitching. And rain.


Tyler Glasnow, Nick Kingham and Mitch Keller all had strong starts. West Virginia, Jamestown and Bristol did not have starts at all.


Book on 1960 Season

This book is a day-by-day account of a very exciting Pirate season. I think it's drawn from a series of posts at OBN from a few years ago, which was really well done. Very well researched, and...

Adrian Sampson promoted to AAA


Per Pirates Prospects. Sampson has certainly earned the promotion.  He has a 2.55 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and .229 opponents' average.  He's not striking out a ton of hitters, with 99 in 148 innings, but...

The MM Report: Heredia has best start of season


Action was light on Monday as Indianapolis and Altoona were off.

MM Report: Phew! Cole start goes well


It's late in the minor league season and blowouts are becoming common. Indianapolis and Altoona were on the right end of ones and Jamestown on the wrong end. The rookie level teams were off and...

The MM report: Buddy Borden dominates


Buddy Borden and Tyler Eppler had strong starts, and Indianapolis and West Virginia won blowouts.

MM Report: Strong games from Sampson, Dickson


Adrian Sampson and Cody Dickson each had outstanding starts and JaCoby Jones had four hits.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/7/14


Lots of action on Thursday, with two doubleheaders and Tyler Glasnow doing the Playstation thing again.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/6/14


It was a good day for last year's top draft picks. Meanwhile, Indianapolis and Bristol had the day off.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/5/14


Gerrit Cole got hammered in a rehab outing, Austin Meadows went deep for the first time this year, and Bradenton and Jamestown were off.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/4/14


Buddy Borden pitched well, Nick Kingham didn't, and Altoona was off.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/3/14


It was a light day of action on Sunday, with the two rookie league teams off and Jamestown's game canceled due to wet grounds.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/2/14


Starling Marte returned to action, Altoona continued to pound the ball, and Bristol had a wild one. Jamestown was rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 8/1/14


-- Indianapolis lost to Buffalo, 4-2.  Brandon Cumpton threw six and two-thirds innings, allowing three runs on six hits and no walks, with three strikeouts.  Cumpton left with two outs in the 7th...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/31/14


The farm system saw several offensive outbursts, including a two-HR game by Jose Osuna.

Pirates claim RHP Angel Sanchez


CORRECTION:  The Pirates claimed RHP Angel Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox. This particular Sanchez hasn't been pitching all that long, apparently.  He was involved in the Ricky Nolasco...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/30/14


So will there be big changes for the Pirates? I don't know, this is the minor league report. West Virginia was off, Jamestown was rained out and no report was available for the DSL Pirates.

Trade deadline thread


It's certain to be a day of empty speculation, unfounded rumors, conspiracy theories, loony trade ideas and Peter Gammons posts.  Discuss it all here!

The Matt Morris Report: 7/29/14


No report yet on the DSL Pirates.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/28/14


Gerrit Cole made a rehab start and Tony Sanchez, Stetson Allie and Tito Polo provided the offense in wins. Jamestown was rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/27/14


-- Indianapolis lost to Rochester, 6-3, their seventh straight defeat.  Brandon Cumpton sailed along for four innings, but gave up a grand slam in the 5th.  He gave up the four runs in five...

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