Nick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail

Nick Kingham struck out eight in 4.2 innings. A double to deep center field in the top of the seventh by Carlos Paulino plated Drew Maggi from first for the eventual winning run, as the Curve beat the Flying Squirrels 3-2 in the first of two games Saturday night. Starter Nick Kingham lasted just 4.2 innings while throwing 103 pitches. He allowed four hits, walked five and hit one...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

First Pitch: The New Draft System is Growing on Me

This is the second year that the MLB draft has operated under the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. The Pirates didn’t really experience the new system last year, mostly because Mark Appel fell to them and didn’t sign. This year was more of a “normal” draft under the new system, if you can say anything is normal after just two years. Because it was a more common draft...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Aeros Stay Behind Curve All Night, Lose 7-0

Akron, OH- With the Eastern League All-Star break in their rear-view mirror, the boys from the Rubber City returned home to Canal Park Thursday night, but looked a step behind the visiting Altoona Curve, falling 7-0. All night, Akron’s pitchers were a constant battle of falling behind hitters in the count and keeping runners off the base paths. Mix in that with the patience...
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July 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Aeros split doubleheader with Curve

Akron, OH – The Akron Aeros and Altoona Curve played two games on Saturday night, and each team claimed a win apiece. In the first game, and picking up where they had left off from the night before, the Aeros took off with an early lead, scoring four runs in the first inning and held on as they defeated the Curve 7-6. The game was only 7 innings, as it was the first game of a back...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Oliver Really Struggling With Control; Dickerson Homers

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today.  Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
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June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron wins game one before rains washes away doubleheader

AKRON – The Akron Aeros defeated the Altoona Curve in the first of a seven-inning game on Friday night. Originally scheduled to be part of a double-header, the rain impeded the second game from even starting. Aeros’ All-Star Matt Packer (6-5, 2.56) took the bump to counter Altoona righty David Bromberg (3-8, 3.29). Packer received the win during his last outing as he tossed...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Day Three Preview: You Don’t Need Over-Slot Deals to Find Talent

In the past, day three for the Pittsburgh Pirates was all about taking tough to sign players. In 2008 they took Jarek Cunningham, Wes Freeman, and Quinton Miller, giving all three over-slot deals. In 2009 it was Jeff Inman. In 2010 there was Drew Maggi, Ryan Hafner, and Jared LaKind. 2012 didn’t see a lot of over-slot signings, with Candon Myles and Jordan Cooper being close to...
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June 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Aeros hold off late comeback from Altoona, win 5-4

ALTOONA- Despite a late comeback bid from Altoona, the Akron Aeros were able to secure their 12th win of the season 5-4. Altoona started their late inning rally in the eighth off of Aeros pitcher Bryce Stowell. After Stowell got Curve shortstop Drew Maggi to ground out to first baseman Chun Chen, centerfielder Mel Rojas doubled and gave Altoona their first base runner. Left...
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May 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Bradenton Marauders 2012 Season Recap: Top Prospects

Complete Bradenton Coverage The Hitters The Pitchers Top Prospects Going through all of the players at the Bradenton level, and coming up with a top ten list of prospects was difficult. For one, a lot of players were promoted quickly, and didn’t qualify for this list. Guys like Jeff Inman or Kyle Kaminska might have qualified for the top ten, but neither had enough innings. Colton...
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September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Bradenton Marauders 2012 Season Recap: Hitters

The hitting in Bradenton this year was bad. The top prospect, Alex Dickerson, had some good results in the second half, but his overall year was inconsistent. A lot of the high upside guys with raw tools didn’t pan out, with some of them starting to flame out. No one really broke out, unlike last year with guys like Robbie Grossman or Ramon Cabrera. Looking through the list of...
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September 19, 2012  |  Discuss

6/6 MiLB Recap: Chris Leroux makes first rehab appearance

Everyone in action today. Pawtucket 6, Indianapolis 5 – Rick VandenHurk gave up 5 runs (3 earned) over 5 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 innings of relief giving up just 1 unearned run. He struck out 6 and didn’t walk a batter. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 5 with a home run, his 1st of the year. Gorkys Hernandez went 2 for 3 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, and 2 stolen bases. Jeff Clement...
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June 06, 2012  |  Discuss
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