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A.J. Burnett will make his next rehab start Monday, 4/16 with Class AAA Indianapolis, Hurdle said.
— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) April 12, 2012
A.J. Burnett has made two starts so far for high-A Bradenton and will move his rehab to AAA-Indianapolis. Neal Huntington had said that he hopes to get Burnett’s pitch count up to 100 before having him join the Pirates, so expect two more rehab starts out of him.
In his two starts so far he owns a 8.52 ERA over 6 1/3 innings. He has struck out nine and walked two.
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RHP Rick VandenHurk signed with the Pirates after electing free agency following an outright assignment by the Indians.
— Matt Eddy (@eddymk) April 11, 2012
Matt Eddy from Baseball America reports that the Pirates have signed pitcher Rick VandenHurk to a minor league deal. VandenHurk has been used mainly as a starter but will be used as a reliever in the Pirates organization....
One key question for 15 of the 25 players the Pittsburgh Pirates took north from Spring Training, in order of most relevant to least…
1. 3B Pedro Alvarez- Will this be his breakout year, or is he written off as the middle-of-the-order impact bat the Pirates desperately need to find elsewhere?
Alvarez’s 2010 rookie debut showed Pirates’ fans flashes of what...
Pirates (2-4) at Giants (2-4)
4:35 PM EST–AT&T Park, San Francisco
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
No TV in Pittsburgh // Radio: 93.7
The Bucs will participate in another home opener today as the San Francisco Giants open up this afternoon by the bay. Hopefully this one goes a little better than the first two.
Today’s game isn’t on TV in Pittsburgh, because heaven forbid the...
The final score of this game wasn't so bad, but the Pirates might as well have been down 40-1 by the time it ended early this morning. No one that took the mound last night looked very sharp (notably, Bedard failed to locate the way he did in his first game and was very hittable while Evan Meek's 93 mph fastball is fooling no one), the defense was almost universely terrible...
Final: Giants 5, Pirates 0
WP: Matt Cain (1-0, 3.00 ERA)
LP: James McDonald (0-1, 3.86 ERA)
Not too much to say about this one. The Pirates had one person reach base. One. A James McDonald ground ball single was the only thing that kept Matt Cain from being in a commercial with Kate Upton. I’m sure Cain is devastated.
Everyone is slumping it seems at the exact same time and...
We're only a week into the season, but I'm running out of ways to say, "The Pirates stink at hitting." Let's try this one on for size: In the first two innings tonight, Chris Capuano struck out five hitters and four of them went down looking. Capuano's not a bad pitcher -- most of us in the Pirate bloggerverse had him on the radar as a potential signing...
Swept out of LA. That is very bad news. Now the Buccos need at least two wins in this series to salvage a respectable road trip. Also, I will try to do all the previews this week but if they are lacking in quality or quantity it is because I will be out of state [...]
It's never fun when the Pirates go out west and play super-late games, but at least tonight playing at 10:10 has the added benefit of not going directly head-to-head with Game 1 of the Penguins/Flyers series. Erik Bedard gets his second Pirate start tonight against Chad Billingsley and the Dodgers.We're all waiting to see the first breath of life from the Pirates' offense...
Editor's note: This originally ran in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 1.
Every spring, the ritual repeats itself. As major league baseball teams break camp, managers report that their athletes have never been in better condition, predict that rookies will shine, vow that last year’s underperforming veterans will bounce back and declare that the...
Well, if you were among those of us that thought the offense would finally get going a bit against a mediocre pitcher…you were very wrong. The Bucs were again quiet at the plate in a 3-2 loss to Los Angeles, giving the Dodgers the sweep.
If you watched the first couple innings and decided to go to bed early…I don’t blame you. The Pirates were as bad as I have ever seen them...
Yuck, huh? What a crappy night for Pittsburgh Sports. The Pirates need to start hitting. I know it’s obvious but that’s all their is too it. Neil Walker has just 1 hit in 13 at bats. Unacceptable. Jose Tabata has 3 hits in 18 at bats, slightly better but still unacceptable. Andrew McCutchen has 5 hits in [...]
I have something to show you. You're probably going to want to cover up the computer screen or make the browser smaller, so that nobody sees you looking at this at work. It's bad. Real bad. The kind of thing kids shouldn't be allowed to look at on the internet. It's the Pirates' offense through six games.
Rk Pos G PA AB H ▾ 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP...