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The Pirates found some more two-out magic last night, rallying late in the game to beat the Diamondbacks 2-1 to win a series for the first time since they opened the year against the Phillies. This was a big game for the Buccos to try to erase what had been a god awful road trip and gain some momentum coming back home.
The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after Willie Bloomquist hit a leadoff triple off of James McDonald and Jason Kubel hit him in with a single. After that it was a pitcher’s duel with neither team giving up a run till the seventh inning.
J-Mac made it four innings before getting pulled in pinchhit situation for recent call up Brad Lincoln. J-Mac pitched well, only giving up three hits and one earned run, but he threw 79 pitches through four innings which is way too many. Lincoln step in and pitched a scoreless fifth, sixth and seventh, only giving up one hit and striking out four – see what he can do when he doesn’t have to worry about throwing in ...
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#Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan (tight hammy) likely not back in action until Friday.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 18, 2012
I guess it could be worse.
The Pirates’ bullpen will already be depleted due to having to pitch eight innings on Tuesday night and will now be without their best pitcher in the series finale against Arizona.
Hanrahan “tweaked” his hamstring...
#Pirates place RHP Jeff Karstens on 15-day DL and recall RHP Brad Lincoln from Class AAA Indianapolis.
— Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 18, 2012
As you know, Jeff Karstens was pulled after just one inning in yesterday’s game at Arizona due to “shoulder inflammation.” He will be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow to determine just how bad the injury is. Obviously...
Gerrit Cole | RHP, Pirates | Born: 9/8/1990
As the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, signed out of UCLA to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a bonus worth $8 million, Gerrit Cole has arrived in pro baseball with large expectations. The hype isn’t without merit, though. Cole’s heater tops out at 102 mph and he counters with a deadly slider and a plus change. His arsenal...
Cardinals (9-4) at Pirates (5-7)
7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: none in Pittsburgh // Radio: 93.7
The Pirates are finally back home tonight and will finally meet their first divisional opponent tonight when they play the Cardinals.
No TV in Pittsburgh tonight because of the Pens. If you’re around, go to the game and get yourself a lovely free...
The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in front of yours truly and 19,197 other people on Tuesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
The win improved the Pirates to 4-7 and moved their magic number to 77 games in pursuit of achieving my lofty preseason expectations of the Bucs- a non losing season after 19 consecutive...
AAA Indianapolis | Columbus 5 Indianapolis 1The Indians were only able to plate one run on Tuesday despite seven hits. Brandon Boggs and Kris Watts both went two for four. The only RBI of the night came from outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and Starling Marte didn't get any hits while striking out three times. Justin Wilson took the mound for the team and worked through six innings...
Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates and their miserable offense will go head-to-head with potential Cy Young candidate Ian Kennedy in Arizona. The game will start a 9:40 PM in the Eastern Time Zone. Can you stay awake for the whole game? Why would you want to? Well, I'll probably be awake for the whole game, because that's how I roll. So take the challenge with me and with other...
Jeff Karstens was removed from tonight’s start after giving up two runs in the first inning. He batted in the top half of the 2nd but did not go back out to pitch.
The Pirates’ Twitter page states that Karstens was pulled from the game due to “inflammation in his right shoulder” and will be evaluated when the team returns to Pittsburgh. More information will be made available...
We kind of had a feeling that after Jeff Karstens had to leave last night’s game after the first inning with an inflamed shoulder that things might get worse. Well, things just got worse – Karstens has been placed on the disabled list. He’s the third Pirates starter to hit the DL within the first two weeks of the season (AJ Burnett and Charlie Morton started the year there...
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The Pirates open a three-game series with St. Louis on Friday night at PNC Park. Right-hander Charlie Morton will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Cardinals will toss right-hander Lance Lynn.
The Pirates won their rubber match with the Diamondbacks today, 2-1. It was a solid team effort with some great bullpen pitching. The Pirates ran through a lot of their bullpen yesterday and needed a deep start by James McDonald, but they didn't get anything close to it. JMac threw over thirty pitches in the first inning and finished the game with over seventy pitches, only going...
The Pirates went out west for a nine game road trip, and the result was equal parts infuriating and weird. The Pirates played awful baseball and lost the first five games of the trip, then they went ahead and played marginally improved but still pretty bad baseball and won three of the next four games. As a result, they return home for a six-game homestand against the Cardinals and...