Archive for the ‘On The Farm’ Category

Jeff Karstens Removed From Rehab Start

According to the Pittsburgh Pirates twitter feed, Pirates’ starter Jeff Karstens was removed from his rehab start with tightness in his groin. He will be treated and evaluated tonight and again tomorrow. Jeff Karstens was removed from rehab start after feeling tightness in R groin.; will be treated and evaluated tonight and again tomorrow.. — […]

Pitching Prospect Locke, Curve Dominate In Altoona

Pitching Prospect Jeff Loche

July 23rd — If you saw the Double-A Altoona Curve for the first time tonight, you wouldn’t believe that they are currently in last place in the Eastern League Western Division. The Curve proved that records mean nothing, defeating the visiting New Britian Rock Cats 7-2 tonight at Blair County Ballpark. A big reason for […]

Alvarez Goes 2-4, Helps Indians Win In Extra Innings

Perdo Alvarez with a Big Night In Indy

July 22nd — It’s been eleven days now since third baseman Pedro Alvarez was reactivated from the DL by the Pittsburgh Pirates, only to find out that he was being optioned to the Triple-A Indianapolis Indians. While he made it no secret to the Pirates Front Office that he was unhappy with the fact he […]

Pirates’ Prospect McPherson Leads Curve To Shutout

#9 Prospect Kyle McPherson

July 20th — It was a hot and humid day all over the Northeastern United States, but that didn’t slow down the Altoona Curve, who blanked the Cleveland Indians affiliated Akron Aeros tonight 4-0 at Canal Park. Kyle McPherson was on the hill to start the game for the Curve, and he showed Pittsburgh fans that he […]

Spikes Drop Another SawBuck Series Match-Up

Courtesy of State College Spikes

July 17th — The State College Spikes returned home tonight to Medlar Field at Lubrano Park, looking to make-up for their 7-0 loss last night on the road in Williamsport, but fell again 3-2. After a scoreless first inning and two outs in the top of the second, Williamsport threatened to take an early lead […]

Minor League Round-Up: July 17th

As a new section here on, we will be bringing you updates throughout the week on all of the Pirates’ minor-league organizations throughout the country. Also, every Sunday we will bring you a new “Minor League Round-Up”, which will update you on where each farm team stands within their own leagues.      Indianapolis […]

Defense and Offense Sinks Spikes against Crosscutters

Last night, I decided to head down to watch the State College Spikes play Williamsport. The same story it has been all season long, a team that struggles in many areas. It was a two-part nightmare for the Spikes last night as the Spikes defense committed three errors that helped set up four of the Williamsport […]