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Pirates (32-30) at Indians (32-30)
7:05 PM EST–Progressive Field, Cleveland
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TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs will try and completely forget that awful Baltimore series as they head in Cleveland this week to take on the Indians for the weekend.
About the Indians:
A couple of strange similarities here: The Pirates and Indians have the same record, run differential (-31), and were both swept on the road this week. The Indians haven’t pitched well at all — their 301 runs allowed are the second-most in the AL, which should bode well for the Pirate bats. Still, the Tribe (just 1.5 back in the AL Central) has been able to hang around despite relatively low expectations, and you may recall the Bucs were swept in Cleveland last season.
Also of note, Cleveland’s Michael Brantley enters the game with MLB’s longest active hitting streak (21).
Gerrit Cole was promoted to AA this afternoon.
Jameson Taillon, however, is still in Bradenton. Tim takes a look at his recen...
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It won't be long before the Pirates' treasured pitching prospects make it to Pittsburgh. Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and the best of those prospects, was promoted to Double-A Altoona just two months into his first professional season. He pretty much left the Pirates no choice, going 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 21 walks in 67 innings...
Everyone in action today.
Indianapolis 5, Charlotte 3 – Jeff Locke started and gave up 2 runs in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out 4 and walked 2. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings in relief. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a double. Jeff Clement went 1 for 4 with a double.
Altoona 7, Trenton 6 – The Curve trailed 6-1 in the bottom of the 9th and came back to win. Nathan...
Pirates (32-29) at Orioles (36-26)
7:05 PM EST–Camden Yards, Baltimore
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TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates will look to avoid a sweep in Baltimore tonight.
Lots of stuff happened today:
It looks like Charlie Morton will need Tommy John surgery.
Everyone’s favorite TV reporter Lacee Collins is no longer working for ROOT Sports.
Jeff Karstens will make a rehab...
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Indians first baseman Carlos Santana tries to make a catch in the stands against the Reds, winds up on top of what very well might be Larry the Cable Guy.
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