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North Side Notch:
Final: Pirates 10, Brewers 3 (box)
WP: Gerrit Cole (4-0, 3.70 ERA)
LP: Johnny Hellweg (0-1, 27.00 ERA)
SV: Ryan Reid (1, 1.00 ERA)
I guess we will start with Gerrit Cole. He seemed like he was going to be in for a long day after allowing six of the first seven batters to reach base, leading to a three-run deficit to start the game. But he settled in quite nicely after that and didn’t allow a run the rest of the way as he finished up six innings. He picked up his fourth win in his fourth start of his career and became the first Pirate pitcher to do so since Nick Maddox in 1907. Yup. 1907. That was a long time ago.
As mentioned earlier, it seemed like we were going to be in for a long day, but then something glorious happened. Something called the second inning. An inning in which 12 Pirates made it to the plate and seven of them scored. It was highlighted by a two run double by Neil Walker, and some awful defense from Jean Segura. It was fun.
Ryan Reid finished the game off with thre...
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I am 21-year-old college student, and I was six months old the last time the Pirates had a winning season. So technically I was alive last time the Pirates had a winning season, but for argument’s sake I have never seen a winning season. I have witnessed the likes of Brian Giles, Jason Kendall, Jason Bay, Kris Benson, Aramis Ramirez, and plenty of others come and go while showing...
Episode 11 of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports), James Santelli (@JamesSantelli) and myself (@timwilliamsP2) on the Pirates. Highlights of the show include:
**The show has new intro music! It’s ‘Let’s Get it Started’ by Oh No Not Stereo. Courtesy of BeatPick.com
**We talk about...
With a 10-3 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates (49-30) won their seventh straight game, took sole possession of first-place in the National League Central with a one-game lead over the mighty Cardinals, and to the surprise of almost everyone outside of the city of Pittsburgh, now own the best record in all of
Starling Marte was just a few feet short of hitting for the cycle. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pirates needed to come back from an early deficit to grab their seventh-straight win. Once they did, the Bucs tacked on another. Then another. Then another. Then one more. Now they have the best record in Major League Baseball.
The Bucs’ half of the 2nd inning had everything: six...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have signed their 30th round pick from this year’s amateur draft, left-handed pitcher Will Kendall out of Auburn. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Kendall was a junior this season, coming off Tommy John Surgery, which cut short an impressive sophomore season. He was 4-0, 1.88 in six starts and three relief appearances when the injury occurred last year...
Luis Heredia will get his second start of the season tonight, trying to build off the five shutout innings he threw in his debut. Bradenton was rained out last night. They will make it up today as part of a doubleheader. Altoona will also play a doubleheader today. Jamestown had their game suspended in the third inning. They will finish the game the next time they meet up against...
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed top draft pick Austin Meadows on Friday.
The 18-year-old outfielder from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga., was the ninth overall pick. He gets a signing bonus of $3,029,600, which is the slot value assigned to the pick.
''It's overwhelming,'' Meadows said. ''I've been playing baseball since I was a 3 years old...
Nearly half way through the Major League Baseball season, the Pittsburg Pirates 49-30 record is the best in the league.
Take that in for a second. The Pittsburg Pirates, who haven’t been relevant for the past two decades, have the best record in baseball right now.
The Pirates started off last season strong as well, but ended the season losing 35 of their last 15 games and ended...
Austin Meadows is close to signing. – Image Credit: Getty Images
Austin Meadows had the following tweet a few minutes ago:
In the Burgh!
— Austin Meadows (@austin_meadows) June 27, 2013
Pretty straight forward: he’s in Pittsburgh. I think a lot of people hope that means he’s about to sign. That’s not necessarily the case. Seventh round pick Buddy Borden went to Pittsburgh...
As the Pittsburgh Pirates continue to roll, the Milwaukee Brewers find themselves in another slide.
Alone atop the NL Central, the Pirates look to extend their longest winning streak in nine seasons to eight games while trying to hand the Brewers a fourth consecutive defeat Saturday night.
Pittsburgh (49-30) won six straight to conclude a 7-2 trip, then used a seven-run second...
Brewers (32-46) at Pirates (49-30)
7:15 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The first place Pittsburgh Pirates go for eight in a row tonight against the last place Milwaukee Brewers. PNC Park should be sold out for the fifth straight game (it’s Fireworks Night, after all) and it should be a great atmosphere on the North Shore.
Tonight’s game is on FOX, but only...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are playing so well that they have to feel they can earn a rare win over Kyle Lohse.
Lohse is 9-2 in his career against the Pirates, who will try for their ninth straight victory Sunday and a three-game home sweep of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Pittsburgh (50-30) owns baseball's best record thanks to its longest win streak since a 10-game run June 26-July...
The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin a six-game homestand Friday night with a share of the best record in baseball.
The Pirates can extend their longest win streak in nine years to seven games when they send Gerrit Cole to the mound to face the last-place Milwaukee Brewers.
Pittsburgh (48-30), tied with St. Louis atop the NL Central, went 7-2 on a trip against Cincinnati, the Los...
The Pirates are the first team to 50 wins in all of baseball for the first time since 1960. Here are some morning links before Sunday's game post goes up.
Wandy Rodriguez threw his bullpen session yesterday and it did not go well. He's still bothered by the forearm tightness that put him on the disabled list at the beginning of the month and is going to be reevaluated...
God, 50 wins already? I celebrated by showing my boobs to everyone like it was Mardi Gras. Can you believe they threw me out of McDonalds? Can’t a grown man be excited about his favorite baseball team having the best record in baseball? It’s nothing that playplace full of kids hasn’t seen before. They weren’t…