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An error on a strikeout, and a leaky bullpen allows the Pirates to pull off another walk-off win against the Phils as they lose in the bottom of the ninth, 5-4. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits an RBI double, knocking in Shane Victorino, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Jimmy Rollins’ ground out, 3-unassisted, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils added to their lead in the fourth as, with one man out, Pence hits a solo home run, his first home run of the season, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead. The Pirates got a run back in the fifth as Pedro Alvarez hits a lead-off home run, his first home run of the season, making it a 2-1 Phils’ lead. The Phils increased their lead in the seventh as, with two men on, and with two men out, Juan Pierre hits a two-run single, knocking in Ty Wigginton, who had earlier walked, then went to second base on Freddy Galvis’ sacrifice bunt, before going on to third as sec...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Great Start to Season

Bedard; Image credit Jared Wickerham Even though the cross-state rival Phillies were without star players 1B Ryan Howard and 2B Chase Utley, the Pirates’ found themselves staring down the double-barrel combo of SP Roy Halladay and SP Cliff Lee to kick off their 2012 campaign, not to mention a steadily-improving Vance Worley in game 3. All told, the Pirates stood toe-to-toe with...

Charlie Morton strong in final rehab start

Charlie Morton started for AAA-Indianapolis today in his last step before joining the big league club. In 7 2/3 innings, he gave up just one run, six hits, and one walk. He struck out eight while throwing 98 pitches. Morton is eligible to come off the disabled list this week and is set to be the Pirates’ starter this Sunday against San Francisco, which will be the first time the...

Presley legs out walk off winner

Final: Pirates 2, Phillies 1 (10 Innings) WP: Juan Cruz (1-0) LP: Joe Blanton (0-1) Rod Barajas led off the bottom of the 10th with a double off the top of the wall. Then, with two outs and pinch-runner Michael McKenry on third base, Alex Presley hit a broken bat grounder toward the hole on the left side. Jimmy Rollins back handed it and made the throw to first, but it wasn’t in...

Good news on the farm

The Pirates were off today, but I think we can chalk it up as another good day for the organization based on the minor league results that have been coming in tonight. 2011 first overall pick Gerrit Cole made his pro debut for Bradenton. He allowed one run on four hits in four innings and struck out seven. I would assume he was on a pitch count and could have probably gone deeper...

By the slimmest of margins…

It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pirates found a way to raise the Jolly Roger for the first time this year with a 10 inning 2-1 win over the hated Phillies. Early on, the game looked just like Thursday’s. The Pirate offense was nowhere to be found (again, somewhat excusable against a great pitcher in Cliff Lee–but they were still terrible). Jeff Karstens kept them very much...

GAMEDAY: Happy Easter! Pirates vs. Phillies

Phillies (1-1) at Pirates (1-1) 1:35 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports Happy Easter to all! Let’s hope we can celebrate with a series win over the Phillies. Notes: The Pirates traded minor league pitcher Brian Tallet to San Diego for cash or a PTBNL. Jameson Taillon made his high-A debut last night. He went 3.2 innings, allowed 2 runs, and...

Gerrit Cole's debut (and other minor league miscellanea)

Gerrit Cole makes his first start for the Bradenton Marauders tonight at 6:35, which is one of those moments that you hope we can look back at in five years and say it was meaningful for the Pirates and all of us Pirate fans. I'm not sure who/if anyone will be at the game, in terms of Pirate writers and bloggers and scouting types, but I'll do my best to look for some first...

Game 3 Live Chat – Pirates vs. Phillies

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Game 3: Pirates 5 Phillies 4

When the Pirates fell behind the Phillies 4-1 in the top of the seventh, it was hard to feel that they didn't deserve the deficit. Garrett Jones double-clutched away an inning-ending double play chance in the first inning, which left Shane Victorino on second base with two outs. James McDonald made a bad pitch, and Hunter Pence hammered it for a run-scoring double. In the fourth...

Game 3 Live Blog: Pirates vs Phillies

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Padres acquire Brian Tallet from the Pirates

The 0-3 San Diego Padres have acquired left-handed pitcher Brain Tallet from the Pirates, Corey Brock of reports. Tallet will report to Triple-A initially but will probably be called up at some point this season, and just like must pitchers on the decline that land in San Diego, he will probably pitch lights out and revitalize his career. The Pirates will either receive cash...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies – Game 3

Another close game, but this time the Bucs win! The Bucs win! Seriously though, they can’t afford to lose many games where they only give up one or two runs. And what is more gratifying than a walk-off infield single? It sure was nice of the Pirates to put the Phillies away though, ending a [...]
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