Found April 19, 2013 on WHYGAVS?:
For almost the entire night, the Pirates had to play catch up in this game against the Braves. For most of the game, they did just that. BJ Upton lead the game off with a home run, the Pirates tied it on a sac fly. After the Pirates took a 2-1 lead on a long Russell Martin home run, the Braves took a 3-2 lead on a Chris Johnson homer. The Pirates tied the game back up on a moster Pedro Alvarez home run that hit most of the way up the batter's eye in center, only to fall behind again immediately when Justin Upton hit the rotunda with a solo homer of his own. The Pirates tied the game again on a Garrett Jones double, but then gave the Braves their final lead of the game when Evan Gattis hit the Braves' fourth home run of the night.  A few salient points: it is difficult to win baseball games when you walk eight hitters and give up four home runs. Frankly, when you walk eight hitters and give up four homers, only allowing six runs is probably the best possible result. This ...

Pedro Alvarez hits home run out of park

Tweet   The Pittsburgh Pirates entered play on Friday with nine home runs on the season, the third fewest in Major League Baseball. In the second inning against Tim Hudson Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez took the total to double-digits with a shot that didn’t waste much time leaving the building. Your browser does not [...]

The Case of Pittsburgh Pirates Slugger Pedro Alvarez

Pedro Alvarez has gotten off to a very slow start offensively this season for the Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates have started to find their bats the last few days and it is coming along with the fine starting pitching that they have been getting from their rotation combined with a great bullpen. One persons bat who has still not had any impact on a ball game whatsoever...

Pirates Release Alex Valdez

The Pirates have released Alex Valdez. The Pittsburgh Pirates have released infielder Alex Valdez, Pirates Prospects has learned. Valdez was signed over the off-season as a minor league free agent after spending a year in the Mexican league. He played a lot of shortstop in Spring Training, playing for the Triple-A squad. Valdez showed off a great glove, but didn’t hit a lot, and...

Video: A pair of ducks hang out with B.J. Upton during Braves-Pirates game

Your browser does not support iframes.The Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Atlanta Braves, 6-0, at PNC Park on Friday thanks to a little help from their feathered friends.Seen here is a pair of adorable ducks hanging out with Braves center fielder B.J. Upton during the bottom of the fifth. As you can see, Upton appears to be both amused and fascinated by the winged creatures. And...

Report: Brandon Inge Has Peanuts Thrown at Him, Teammates Attempt to Fight Perpetrator

Poor Brandon Inge. Not only is he toiling away in the minor leagues, but now fans are throwing peanuts at him. A fight nearly broke out after a Toledo Mud Hens fan was throwing peanuts at the former Tigers third baseman on Tuesday, according to the Toledo Blade. The fan and Inge, now playing for the Pirates Triple-A affiliate, the Indianapolis Indians, exchanged words before “a...

Minor League Schedule: 4/20/13

Francisco Liriano will make his second rehab start tonight, moving up from Bradenton to Altoona. Jose Contreras is expected to join Altoona as well.  The Curve will play a doubleheader today, due to their Friday night game getting rained out. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. We have added a Recent Transactions...

Pirates' Rodriguez dominant in 6-0 win over Braves

Wandy Rodriguez pitched so well, he made his manager almost consider giving him 10 days rest between all his starts. Rodriguez faced the minimum while throwing seven innings of 1-hit ball to and help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 6-0 on Friday. Scratched from his most recent scheduled start after leaving his previous outing in the third inning because of a strained...

Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves are 11-1. They just swept the Nationals and won 9-0 last night. Justin Upton is hitting .340 with 7 home runs. Chris Johnson, Paul Maholm, and Jayson Heyward are hot all while Freddie Freeman is on the DL. “It’s early,” manager Fredi Gonzalez said. “I don’t think we’re going to play .998 baseball the rest of the way, but it sure is better than 1-11...

Marte fantasy stock on the rise

Fantasy baseball's stock market, the free agent waiver wire, possesses many of the same speculative practices performed at the New York Stock Exchange. The key, as with all investments, is to hop on the roller coaster on the way up, but bail before the first dip in production. Any baseball fan can review a series of recent box scores and report "he's doing well ... he...

Cardinals/Pirates: Three things to walk with

The Cardinals leave out of Pittsburgh with essentially a split series due to the rain out of Tuesday evening, and also with a series that’s a tale of two halves. After an offensive eruption in game one, which they won 10-6 on Monday, they could barely find their way into the hit column two days later, dropping the final game of the series 5-0 to AJ Burnett. Now, as they depart...

Behind Home Plate, Doug Eddings will straight F–k you up!

So you probably heard about the Atlanta Braves second loss of the season yesterday, a 1-0 defeat in Atlanta at the hands of mighty Wade Davis and the Royals. In actuality, this win was gifted to Davis by none other than the most pitcher-friendly son of a ***** in on earth. That’s right, when this asshole is behind home plate; a pitcher is sure to get healthy in a hurry. He has...

There Is A Very Real Chance That The Braves Have Already Won The NL East

They Hit The Ball Real Hard Tonight in Atlanta, the Braves won their 10th straight game with a late power barrage -- Justin Upton, Jason Heyward and Dan Uggla -- to move to 12-1. Their only loss this year was to Cliff Lee; they've beaten everyone else they've faced. And the thing about hot starts like this is that they frequently speak to a team that really is at a different...
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