Found July 27, 2012 on
This Is Getting Old:
Rod Barajas didn’t have a great week offensively. He only had one hit, but the one hit was a double, and he did score a run after that. Rod scored 3 runs this week, and he was still able to get on base with 2 walks and a hit-by-pitch (his fifth of the season and [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves on Thursday. They optioned outfielder Gorkys Hernandez to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was added to the 25-man roster.
Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros on Saturday night in exchange for three prospects. His next scheduled start is TBA. Rodriguez last started on Monday.
Prospect Starling Marte was also officially...
Starling Marte – One Pitch and Gone!(Photo: deadspin.com)
Welcome to the Majors, Starling Marte! The Pittsburgh Pirates organization and its fans have been anxiously awaiting the Major League arrival of their prospect who hails from the Dominican Republic. Starling Marte wasted little time in showing his talents. While making his debut against the Houston Astros, Marte led off...
Final: Pirates 4, Astros 3
WP: Chris Resop (1-3, 3.10 ERA)
LP: Chuckie Fick (0-1, 6.75 ERA)
SV: Jason Grilli (2, 1.86 ERA)
Wandy Rodriguez was all over the place in his Pirates debut, but was able to labor through six innings to get a “quality start.” I have to imagine that I would feel a little weird and a bit nervous making my debut with a new team against the club I was a...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the mid-season update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 4.85) – DNP
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (5-7, 4.37) – DNP
3. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.318) - 1-for-4, 3B
4. Josh Bell, RF, West Virginia...
That's right America.
You may have to wait another Halloween to see me dressed up in the Pittsburgh Pirates Parrot costume that I so brazenly said I would rock if the Pittsburgh Pirates did NOT win 81 games this year.
Most of you laughed.
Some of you didn't care.
A few of you wanted me to check into a hospital to care for those with delusional thinking.
Final: Pirates 5, Astros 3
WP: A.J. Burnett (12-3, 3.52 ERA)
LP: Dallas Keuchel (1-3, 4.63 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (30, 2.23 ERA)
Starling Marte‘s career couldn’t have started off any better. Making his Major League debut, leading off in left field, Marte homered to left center field on the very first pitch he ever saw in the big leagues.
That was just the beginning of what would...
As you no doubt heard, read or saw, Pirates top prospect Starling Marte homered on the very first pitch he ever saw as a major leaguer. This, of course, means he will be the greatest player ever. Don't believe me? Let's compare the Hall of Fame-bound Marte to the other young stud hitters that have been taking the league by storm this season.
First we have wunderkind...
Let's start out with some self-promotion: Pittsburgh Magazine has put their Ultimate Fan Guide together for the Pirates and Steelers and Penguins and I helped out some with the Pirates/PNC Park section. You should check it out. You've probably seen this by now, but in light of the Wandy Rodriguez trade the Pirates will move Kevin Correia to the bullpen. Correia is not happy...
The Pirates found another way to win (or the Astros found another way to lose, depending on how you want to look at it) as they defeated Houston for the third straight night to improve to sixteen games over .500. SIXTEEN!
Wandy Rodriguez‘s Pirates debut was “meh.” He was uncharacteristically wild (five walks despite averaging just 2.2 per nine innings) but pitched out of trouble...
HOUSTON (AP) -- Rod Barajas hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past Houston 4-3 on Saturday night, sending the Astros to their club-record 12th straight loss.
Wandy Rodriguez pitched six innings in his Pittsburgh debut, allowing three runs and six hits with five walks against his former team. The free-falling Astros, who have lost 25...
- Jayson Stark writes that the Pirates are among four teams that are aggressively pursuing Padres 3B Chase Headley, but does add that they are less motivated to make a deal at the current moment than they were before. Headley might be the best available hitter in this year’s deadline. His .267/.359/.428 line may not seem all that great, but his .277/.374/.497 road splits are. Keep...
The Pirates have taken care of business against the Astros so far this year, but for the most part it hasn’t been easy. A number of their wins over Houston have been close and/or comebacks. Tonight was no different, and possibly the most dramatic of the bunch.
Jeff Karstens didn’t dominate the Astros like he had in the past. He struck out seven, but allowed six hits and lasted...