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By Grant Gordon | July 13, 2006
GLENDALE ? Face time is coming in abundance for Major League Baseball prospect Jason Hirsh. The 2002 St. Francis High graduate and former Burbank resident played in his second all-star game in four days on Wednesday. Representing the Round Rock Express and playing for the Pacific Coast League in its 6-0 loss to the International League at the Triple-A All-Star game, Hirsh, 24, got in one inning of work. The game, which was played at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio, was telecast live on ESPN 2. On Sunday night, Hirsh got the start in the All-Star Futures Game ?
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By From Staff Reports | October 9, 2007
GLENDALE ? The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene. ? HIRSH, SLATEN?S SQUADS TO MEET IN NLCS ?It?s been agonizing,? St. Francis High graduate Jason Hirsh told mlb.com. ?Believe me. I want to be a part of it so bad. As fun as it is to celebrate now, I?d much rather contribute, that way I can feel like I?m part of the celebration.? The agony could end this week for Hirsh, a Colorado Rockies starting pitcher, who was eligible to come off the disabled list on Sunday.
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By Grant Gordon | August 12, 2006
GLENDALE — At 4:05 p.m. PST today, Jason Hirsh will officially become a Major League Baseball player. The 2000 St. Francis High graduate, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound right-handed pitcher, is set to start for the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park against the visiting San Diego Padres. Hirsh's Major League debut will also come in the midst of a pennant race. Both teams are embroiled in the National League wild-card chase, while the Padres are still vying for the top spot in the National League West.
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October 12, 2007
Former St. Francis High pitching standout Jason Hirsh was left off the Colorado Rockies? 25-man roster for the 2007 National League Championship Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which began Thursday. The right-handed starter has been sidelined since Aug. 7 with a fractured right fibula, and has spent the last two months on the Rockies? 60-day disabled list. Eligible to return Oct. 7, Colorado?s sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series had raised the possibility of Hirsh continuing his season in the NLCS, according to mlb.com.
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By Edgar Melik-Stepanyan | June 16, 2006
GLENDALE ? Jason Hirsh has a bone to pick with Roger Clemens. A week ago, Clemens ? who signed a one-year deal with the Houston Astros in May ? struck out a franchise-tying 11 batters for the double-A Corpus Christi Hooks in his second tune-up start. The record just happened to be held by Hirsh, a St. Francis High graduate who pitched for the Hooks last year and is one of the top pitching prospects in the Astros' organization. Hirsh ? the ace pitcher for the Round Rock Express, Houston's triple-A affiliate ?
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By Charles Rich | August 8, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on the area's Major League Baseball players. Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) starting pitcher, Colorado Rockies: Hirsh, a right-hander, allowed three runs (two earned) and three hits Tuesday night to help Colorado post an 11-4 home win against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went six innings and struck out one to cool off the Brewers. Milwaukee built a 3-0 lead with single runs in the first, fifth and sixth innings before the Rockies mounted their comeback with a five-run sixth.
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By Grant Gordon | October 25, 2007
GLENDALE ? ?Shock? was the word Jason Hirsh used to best describe his trade to the Colorado Rockies from the Houston Astros on Dec. 12, 2006. Now, roughly 11 months later, the St. Francis High graduate?s shock has turned to emotions that are bittersweet, surreal, fulfilling and magical. ?If you had told me in December I?d be in the World Series, I would?ve told you you were a liar,? said Hirsh on Tuesday, the day before the Rockies were set to make their first-ever World Series appearance, playing the Boston Red Sox. Unfortunately for Hirsh, while he?
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By Gabriel Rizk | June 11, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes competing in Major League Baseball. Jason Hirsh (St. Francis, 2000) starting pitcher, Colorado Rockies: Pitching Sunday against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards, Hirsh broke out of his eight-start winless streak in a big way. The 6 foot 8 right-hander not only earned his first win since April 22, but pitched the first complete game of his young career, in a...
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By Gabriel Rizk | August 11, 2008
GLENDALE ? The following are updates on area players in minor league baseball. ? Jason Hirsh (St. Francis, 2000) Colorado Springs Sky Sox starting pitcher: The former Golden Knight turned in his second quality start in a row on Friday, allowing two earned runs on seven hits while striking out seven and walking none in 6 1/3 innings of work against the Portland Beavers in Colorado Springs. Hirsh did not factor in the decision after leaving the game with his team trailing, 3-1, but was taken off the hook for the loss when the Sky Sox rallied with a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game, 4-3. On Aug. 2, Hirsh picked up his third win in a Sky Sox uniform, and first since July 7, when he limited the Iowa Cubs to two runs on six hits over six innings.
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By Grant Gordon, grant.gordon@latimes.com | July 2, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing major league baseball. Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) Casper Ghosts relief pitcher: Just over two weeks after being selected 470th overall in the 24th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft on June 8 by the Colorado Rockies, Bergman made his professional debut with Colorado's rookie affiliate. The 2010 UC Irvine graduate was nearly flawless in his first outing with the Ghosts during a June 25 relief appearance on the road against the Idaho Falls Chukars.
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By Charles Rich | May 26, 2010
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes playing minor league baseball. Bill Spottiswood (Glendale Community College, 2005) Visalia Rawhide, relief pitcher: The right-hander pitched a scoreless ninth inning to help Visalia, the Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, earn a 4-3 road victory against the Stockton Ports on Sunday. Spottiswood (2-0) picked up his second save of the season. He walked one, but proceeded to pick off Michael Richard at first base before retiring the next batter.
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By Charles Rich | September 26, 2008
GLENDALE — The following are updates on area Major League Baseball players .   Jason Hirsh (St. Francis High, 2000) starting pitcher, Colorado Rockies: The right-hander is slated to make his first starting appearance today against the host Arizona Diamondbacks. He spent most of the season pitching for the Triple-A Colorado Springs Sky Sox after starting the year on the disabled list. Hirsh hasn’t picked up a decision this season for the Rockies, who have used him in the bullpen three times.
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By Grant Gordon | October 25, 2007
GLENDALE ? ?Shock? was the word Jason Hirsh used to best describe his trade to the Colorado Rockies from the Houston Astros on Dec. 12, 2006. Now, roughly 11 months later, the St. Francis High graduate?s shock has turned to emotions that are bittersweet, surreal, fulfilling and magical. ?If you had told me in December I?d be in the World Series, I would?ve told you you were a liar,? said Hirsh on Tuesday, the day before the Rockies were set to make their first-ever World Series appearance, playing the Boston Red Sox. Unfortunately for Hirsh, while he?
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By From Staff Reports | October 20, 2007
GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.   The Colorado Rockies are set to participate in the franchise’s first World Series after winning the National League pennant Monday. There are a couple of items that still need to be cleared up before the World Series begins Wednesday. It’s not known who the Rockies, who are on a 21-1 stretch, will yet face. The Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox are still battling for the American League flag with the Indians holding a 3-2 lead in the best-of-seven series that will continue tonight in Boston.
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October 12, 2007
Former St. Francis High pitching standout Jason Hirsh was left off the Colorado Rockies? 25-man roster for the 2007 National League Championship Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks, which began Thursday. The right-handed starter has been sidelined since Aug. 7 with a fractured right fibula, and has spent the last two months on the Rockies? 60-day disabled list. Eligible to return Oct. 7, Colorado?s sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League Division Series had raised the possibility of Hirsh continuing his season in the NLCS, according to mlb.com.
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