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Taillon, Irwin headed to Arizona Fall League

P2 is reporting that Jameson Taillon and Phil Irwin have been added to the Pirates' AFL contingent.  That's especially good to hear about Irwin, who evidently is nearly ready to go following...

Jamestown loss ends Pirates' minor league season

Jamestown dropped the deciding game of its best-of-three series with State College, 6-0, ending the season of the last Pirate affiliate that was still alive.  The Pirates had five affiliates...

Power, Jammer staffs get hammered in losses

One more season ended Saturday: -- West Virginia lost the deciding game of its three-game series with Hagerstown, 6-2.  Luis Heredia (pictured) and Jason Creasy combined to allow 16 hits in just...

Wandy survives, Meadows goes deep again

Another team's season comes to an end: -- Indianapolis lost to Durham, 2-1, giving the Bulls a sweep of the best-of-five series.  Wandy Rodriguez made his first rehab start, allowing two runs,...

Sands HRs twice but Indy loses

In the only action on Thursday, Indianapolis lost, 6-5, to fall behind Durham, two games to none, in the International League playoffs.  Starter Graham Godfrey failed to retire any of the four...

Wandy Rodriguez to start in IL playoffs

Per P2. He'll slap some chewin' tobacco on it and gut it out. Seriously, though, I sure wish this was happening three weeks ago.  All I expect to come of it is another report that he's being shut...

Pirate pitching prospects go inside

Never let it be said that the Pirates' development people don't have a plan.  This is a good piece on the Pirates teaching their pitching prospects to own the inside part of the plate.  The...

Meadows goes deep, playoff teams lose

Indianapolis and West Virginia lost their playoff openers and Jamestown concluded its regular season. -- Brandon Cumpton pitched a complete game but got no support in a 2-0 loss to Durham. ...

Dickson, Meadows do well but Jammers lose

In the only Pirates-related minor league action on Tuesday, Jamestown missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot by losing to State College, 3-1.  Cody Dickson started and tossed five shutout...

Pirates activate Grilli, recall four others

The Pirates have activated closer Jason Grilli from the disabled list and recalled catcher Tony Sanchez, outfielder Andrew Lambo, and pitchers Jeff Locke and Jared Hughes

Grilli fans three, Hague tries to close

Teams continued wrapping up their regular seasons on Monday.  Bradenton finished yesterday and Altoona today.  West Virginia's regular season is over, but the Power is in the playoffs. --...

Dickerson goes 4-4; good days for Borden, Creasy

Still plenty of minor league action on Sunday: -- Indianapolis dropped a 3-0 decision to Louisville.  Jameson Taillon dominated for five innings.  In the 6th, though, he loaded the bases on a...

Grilli rehabs, Meadows goes deep in NYPL debut

Gregory Polanco left Altoona for AAA and the playoffs, and Jamestown got reinforcements on Saturday. -- Indianapolis lost to Louisville, 8-4.  Duke Welker, in possibly his last outing for the...

Strong outing for Kingham, hitless one for Glasnow

One more season came to an end Friday, but not for Austin Meadows and Reese McGuire.  The Pirates' two first round draft picks were promoted to Jamestown after the GCL Pirates lost their one-game...

Harold Ramirez has a four-hit game

Lots of action on Thursday: -- Indianapolis dropped Toledo, 3-2, in eleven innings.  Andy Oliver had a standard sort of Oliver start, allowing only three hits and fanning eight in five innings,...

Scoreless outings for Cumpton, Heredia

The last DSL action took place Wednesday as minor league seasons start winding up. -- Indianapolis edged Toledo, 1-0, in ten innings.  Brandon Cumpton (pictured) allowed just two hits and two...

Taillon solid, Borden fans seven

Tuesday's action: -- Indianapolis lost to Toledo, 6-2.  Jameson Taillon went seven innings, giving up three runs on eight hits and two walks.  He struck out six.  Robert Andino and Jared...

Pimentel struggles, Dickerson goes deep

Jamestown was rained out, West Virginia was off, and the DSL Pirates1 have finished their season. -- Indianapolis lost to Toledo, 7-4.  Stolmy Pimentel had a rough outing, giving up five runs on...

Hague gets three XBHs, Jimmy Rider gets four hits

All the non-rookie level affiliates saw action on Sunday. -- Vic Black blew a two-run lead in the 9th, but Indianapolis scored four in the top of the 10th and held on for an 8-5 win over...

Kingham struggles, Meadows goes deep

I'm going to have to post this with several games still in progress.  I've been traveling today and can't stay awake any longer.  I think the links will still be good after the games end --...

McGuire has four hits, Heredia goes five scoreless

Altoona was rained out on Friday. -- Indianapolis rallied for six runs in the 9th to beat Rochester, 7-6.  The Indians couldn't do much for eight innings against recently demoted Scott Diamond,...

Glasnow fans 13 in five hitless innings

Bradenton was rained out, and a couple other affiliates could have used some rain after the 8th inning. -- Indianapolis beat Rochester, 6-1.  Jameson Taillon could have been more efficient, but...

Creasy continues pitching well, Bell goes deep

Indianapolis was off on Wednesday. -- Altoona got stomped by Reading, 8-0.  Jarek Cunningham went 3-4 with a triple.  Gregory Polanco went 0-3 with a walk and Alen Hanson 1-3 with a double and a...

Stolmy Pimentel throws seven scoreless innings

The DSL Pirates1 were rained out.  MiLB.com has no indication one way or the other, but it's likely the Pirates2 were, too.  Everybody else played. -- Indianapolis blew a late two-run lead and l...

Minor League Thread

The Pirates will be playing late again, trying to win with Not-Liriano on the mound.  Meanwhile . . . Indianapolis (Stolmy Pimentel (pictured) - 2-5, 3.30) visits Syracuse at 7:00pm. Altoona...

James McDonald struggles in rehab

Monday's action, with Bradenton off: -- Indianapolis lost to Syracuse, 6-2.  Graham Godfrey gave up four runs in five innings.  Duke Welker gave up a run on three hits in two innings.  He...

Minor league thread

The Pirates won't be playing tonight until late in San Diego, when they'll be hoping Francisco Liriano gives up negative runs so they'll have a chance to win.  Meanwhile, there's minor league...

The Collapsening . . . or the Panickening?

Here it comes. Collapse III. Son of Son of Collapse. The Pirates are doomed. They haven’t had a significant slump all year, unless you count the 1-5 start, but now they’ve lost seven of...

Jin-De Jhang HRs twice, drives in six

No rookie level teams were in action on Sunday and Bradenton's game was suspended with the Marauders ahead, 2-0, after three innings. Just a brief comment on Kris Johnson -- He was a supplemental...

Howard goes deep twice, Polanco once

Lots of action on Saturday. -- Indianapolis beat Syracuse, 3-1.  Brandon Cumpton gave up just an unearned run in eight innings, taking only 88 pitches to make it that far.  He gave up six hits...

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