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The Bucs didn’t get off to a good start to their quest for a rare series win at Miller Park, as the bats fell silent in a tough 2-1 loss on Friday night.
This wasn’t a typical Pirates loss in Milwaukee. It was no slugfest, the Brewers weren’t hitting the ball all over the park or parading around the bases, and nothing strange really happened at all. The Bucs just couldn’t get the bats going – which is rare even for them in Milwaukee. For some reason, the Bucs continue to have problems against Marco Estrada – who the rest of the league has no problem with at all. Estrada breezed through seven innings and allowed just one run. He carried a perfect game into the fifth and struck out eight. The Pirates scored five runs against him in late April, but he posted a similar outing against them at PNC last week and has never lost to the Pirates. They just can’t seem to solve him.
A.J. Burnett was a tough luck loser yet again. He allowed a mere five baserunners in seven innings, but unfortunat...
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A.J. Burnett has pitched like a staff ace so far in 2013 but does not have the record to show for it.
The Pirates scored three or fewer runs in seven of A.J. Burnett’s 10 starts prior to Friday. Photo Credit: David Hague
Granted, wins and losses are not good statistics to judge a pitcher’s performance but what is troubling has less to do with Burnett and more to do with the Pirates...
MILWAUKEE Marco Estrada wanted to take the ball and go back out there for the eighth inning. With the lack of depth the Brewers' starting rotation has been giving the bullpen, it's hard to blame him.
For the first time since May 13, a Milwaukee starting pitcher went seven innings, as Estrada set down the first 14 batters he faced en route to a 2-1 victory over the Pirates...
No matter how poorly the Milwaukee Brewers have played this month, they continue to fare well against the Pittsburgh Pirates at home.
Looking to win consecutive games for the first time in May, the Brewers hope to continue that home success against the Pirates on Saturday.
Milwaukee (19-27) is 5-16 in May and has not won back-to-back contests since April 29-30 at home against Pittsburgh...
MILWAUKEE The Milwaukee Brewers reinstated Tom Gorzelanny from the 15-day disabled list prior to Friday's game against Pittsburgh, adding the left-hander back into their bullpen.
Gorzelanny's return will only help strengthen the relief corps as the 30-year-old has a 2.30 ERA in 15-23 innings this season.
To free up a 25-man roster spot, Milwaukee placed right-hander Hiram...
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee Brewers closer Jim Henderson's hamstring injury will be evaluated Saturday afternoon by team physician Dr. William Raasch, but early signs indicate a trip to the disabled list could be likely.
"It's going to be awhile," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. " ... Anytime you pull a hamstring, it's not a day-to-day thing. He's limping...
It’s a big Friday night in college baseball as the draft is now just 13 days away. With the Pittsburgh Pirates picking #9 and #14, they are getting some last looks in at the players in their range. A lot of the talk recently has centered around players that have either dropped in the rankings, like Georgia HS outfielders Clint Frazier and Austin Meadows, or we have heard about...
MILWAUKEE Milwaukee Brewers closer Jim Henderson left Friday's 2-1 victory over Pittsburgh with a right hamstring strain after recording the first two outs of the inning.
Francisco Rodriguez came on and got Pirates second baseman Neil Walker to ground out to end the game. It was Rodriguez's first save of the season and the 295th save of his career.
Henderson, who is a...
Pirates (29-19) at Brewers (19-27)
4:10 PM–Miller Park, Milwaukee
The Bucs and Brew Crew play the middle game of this series at a strange 4:10 start time this afternoon. The Bucs will look to get back on track and even the series.
Jeff Karstens felt discomfort in his shoulder during a throwing program and has been shut down. This is getting...
The new Collective Bargaining Agreement brought changes to the draft and the international markets, with the big changes being harsh penalties for teams who go over their allotted draft or international bonus pools. On the international market, if a team goes over their allocated pool, they would receive harsh penalties the following year, including a tax and the loss in the ability...
Jeanmar Gomez represents the biggest strength of the 2013 Pirates. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
After recording the podcast today, I was talking with James and Tom about depth. We were specifically talking about the Dodgers, and how despite their mega payroll, they don’t really have a good team. They’ve had a lot of injuries, but who do they have behind those big salaries? Hanley...
“There’s nothing much like playoff hockey,” said Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “We’re just getting into the spirit.” Hurdle, Pirates players and coaches are all getting into the playoff spirit by sporting Pittsburgh Penguin jerseys on the road. With a playoff state of mind it’s no surprise that the Pirates didn’t allow for the one-hour and forty-seven minute rain delay
Travis Snider flashes the Zoltan after his RBI triple in the second inning. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Only Mother Nature could stop the Pirates’ offensive barrage on Edwin Jackson.
In the first two innings, the Bucs smacked six hits and brought in four runs on the opposing starting pitcher, en route to a 4-2 Thursday afternoon victory and sweep over the Chicago Cubs. While Jackson...
Much has been said and written about Paul Molitor’s messy breakup with the Milwaukee Brewers back in the early 1990s, but the organization retired his No. 4 in 1999 and he remains a well-respected icon of the franchise to this day. Of course, he’s been mostly affiliated with the Minnesota Twins for the last decade, the team with whom he played his last years in the big leagues...
The Pittsburgh Pirates are tied for the second-best record in the NL, but Andrew McCutchen thinks they can be even better.
McCutchen looks to continue his hot hitting and help the Pirates post a rare win in Milwaukee on Friday night in the opener of this three-game series.
Pittsburgh (29-18) is a season-best 11 games over .500 and is tied with Cincinnati for second in the Central...