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Joel Hanrahan placed on Bereavement List; Daniel McCutchen recalled

RHP Daniel McCutchen has been recalled from Triple-A to take the place of RHP Joel Hanrahan, who has been placed on the Bereavement List — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 10, 2012   Today, the Pirates placed Joel Hanrahan on the Bereavement List as he will return home due to the death of his Grandmother. Daniel McCutchen has been recalled from AAA-Indianapolis and will take...

Pittsburgh closer Hanrahan on bereavement list

The Pirates have placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the bereavement list and recalled reliever Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A Indianapolis. Hanrahan left the team to be with his family following the death of his grandmother. He is expected to return to the Pirates on Sunday. Manager Clint Hurdle says he's not sure who would serve as the team's closer in place of Hanrahan. Juan...

Pirates P Erik Bedard pulled due to back spasms

Pittsburgh Pirates left-handed pitcher Erik Bedard left Wednesday night's game against Washington in the second inning due to back spasms. Bedard grimaced after his third pitch to Washington's Adam LaRoche in the top of the second. He spent several moments stretching for manager Clint Hurdle before being replaced by Brad Lincoln. Bedard threw just eight pitches in all. ...

Game 30: Pirates 4 Nationals 2

When a team signs a player to a six-year/$52 million contract, you hope that there are a number of reasons why they thought that player deserved the money. I spent some time this winter listing the reasons why I think Andrew McCutchen is worth that kind of money to the Pirates, but really, you'd only have to watch Wednesday night's game to understand the sort of effect he...

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Strasburg vs. Correia ... this is a bit of a mismatch

The Pirates are gunning for their first three-game sweep of the season tonight against the Nationals, but they've drawn an awfully difficult task if they're planning on actually pulling it off. The Nats are sending Stephen Strasburg to the mound tonight, and it seems to me that the Pirates' lineup is more or less full of sitting ducks for the righty. Strasburg isn'...

Game 31: Nationals 4 Pirates 2

If the theme of Tuesday's recap was the impossible complexity of baseball and how it creates games that can be both possible and implausible in one fell stroke, the lesson from the last game of this Pirates/Nats series is that sometimes baseball is incredibly easy to figure out. In Wednesday's game, Kevin Correia pitched a great game on the Kevin Correia scale of possible...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals – Game 31

First off let me just end my condolences to Joel Hanrahan on the loss of his grandmother. Last night was exactly the type of game I wouldn’t expect the Pirates to win.  Usually.  Even though I was worried about Bedard though for some reason it just seemed like the Pirates would pull it out.  Probably [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals – Game 30

Before we get started I would be doing you, my loyal readers, a disservice if I didn’t at least bring this up. Couldn’t happen to a bigger group of scumbags. So last night’s baseball game was kinda exciting huh?  How about that freaking Rod Barajas jacking the game winner?  I will take some credit for [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals – Game 29

When people say that the Pirates can’t spend money, or that they aren’t just one player away I chuckle a bit.  Those same arguments could have been made about the Nationals.  The difference is that while the Nats drafted well, they ALSO spent money on the big league club.  Can you really succeed without doing [...]
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