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The pitching staff gave the Milwaukee Brewers plenty of chances to score enough runs to win Sunday's series finale in Pittsburgh, but the undermanned unit couldn't even muster a threat.
Almost seven hours after the first pitch, Russell Martin snuck a ground ball up the middle to score Gaby Sanchez and give the Pirates a 2-1 victory, sending Milwaukee to a season-worst 16 games under .500.
Though a rain delay lasting over two hours forced Kyle Lohse out after 1 23 innings, Tyler Thornburg worked five scoreless innings to get the Brewers into the seventh inning with a 1-0 lead.
"It was a tough game for us," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "You have Lohse pitching, he's been pitching so well that you want him out there. Once we got too long with the rain delay, we didn't want him to go back out. Thornburg came in and did exactly what we needed him to do and gave us the innings. Our bullpen was really good again today."
The Pirates were able to...
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
EAT SOME DIRT
Your browser does not support iframes. The Pittsburgh Pirates mascot fell over a railing and landed headfirst onto the field during the ninth inning Sunday's game at PNC Park. The Pirate Parrot was sitting in the front row of the stands in left field at ground level and leaned over the railing to try to snag a foul grounder by Pirates batter Josh Harrison when he suffered...
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...
UPDATE MONDAY 4:17 PM: The Pirates have officially announced the signing. Jones will begin his career in Jamestown.
THURSDAY: According to Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to terms with third round pick JaCoby Jones.
More LSU #mlbdraft news: #Pirates, 3rd-rder JaCoby Jones agree to $612k. Best athlete in college crop, VG speed & raw power, future...
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. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
While it will still be some time before Ryan Braun returns to the active roster, he has finally been cleared to start swinging a bat. Braun has been unable to do so for the entirety of his time on the disabled list so far. Yesterday, we covered Braun's expected timetable for return, but the fact that he can swing a bat slightly earlier than originally reported is good news...
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...
Big day, as not only do Jameson Taillon and Tyler Glasnow take the mound, there are some other interesting pitchers on the schedule. Altoona was suspended in the first inning of Monday’s game. They will finish that game today, prior to the regularly scheduled game, which will now be seven innings. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up as part of a doubleheader...
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...
This comes straight from the Pirates themselves, as everyone that covers the team tweeted out something along these lines almost simultaneously:
#Pirates LHP Wandy Rodriguez has been given a PRP injection and will be on a rest, treatment and rehab plan for three weeks, per team.
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) July 1, 2013
PRP stands for platelet-rich plasma....
Pinch-hitter Russell Martin singled home the winning run in the 14th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates earned their ninth straight victory, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 Sunday.
The Pirates extended their longest winning streak since 2004, when they took 10 in a row. Pittsburgh reached the midpoint of its season with the best record in the majors at 51-30.
Gaby Sanchez led...
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…
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...
A month ago, I wrote that it was time to take the Pirates seriously, as their 33-20 record was a strong enough start to put them squarely in the playoff mix, even if we didn’t think they were going to keep playing like a .622 team going forward. Well, since that post was published, the Pirates have gone 18-10, which translates into a .642 winning percentage. Rather than beginning...
It appears the Hunstville Stars organization gave into the pressure.
The Brewers’ minor league affiliate team has cancelled their “Second Amendment Night” promotion, according to AL.com. The team had planned to raffle off gift certificates for guns, but apparently that idea didn’t sit well with Minor League Baseball.
“It’s in the best interest of baseball,” general...