Found September 04, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
State College is the only Pirates affiliate that has yet to wrap up their schedule. They have two games remaining. Altoona and West Virginia finished their schedule yesterday. Indianapolis also wrapped up their regular season schedule yesterday. After an off-day today, they will begin their best-of-five playoff series against Charlotte. The DSL Pirates tied up their best-of-three series for the DSL title yesterday. The deciding game will be played today. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here. Glasnow gets the call for State College tonight after a strong GCL season Triple-A: Indianapolis (87-55) vs Charlotte (83-61) 7:05pm 9/5 Probable starter: TBD Yesterday’s Result:  Indianapolis 2 Louisville 0 (game story) Indianapolis finished their regular season yesterday. They will begin a best-of-five game series against Charlotte on Wednesday night. The first two games will be played in Indianapolis, while the third game will be played in Charlotte. If necessary, the fourth an...
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