Found May 02, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too. The third? Well… A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals — STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012 A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin Mazzaro last year was 1st since 1948. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) May 3, 2012 Everything that possibly could have gone wrong for Burnett did. The Cardinals pounded everything he threw all over the yard, and it was awful. Once it was clear he didn’t have it, the Pirates left him in to try and give their bullpen a bit of rest, in hopes that Burnett could at least settle in a bit and eat up some innings. Instead, he just kept giving up hard hits and he had to come out in the third inning.  Just a nightmare for A.J. Yankees fans certainly won’t be too surprised to see this — after all, New York did pa...

EriKKKKKKKKKKK Bedard, Pedro salvage final game against Cards

Final: Pirates 6, Cardinals 3 WP: Erik Bedard (2-4, 2.65 ERA) LP: Jake Westbrook (3-2, 2.12 ERA) I couldn’t watch this game, but I did listen to it and from what I heard, it had to be one of the stranger starts a pitcher could have. Bedard started off the game way off as he gave up two runs in the first inning and threw over 55 pitches in his first two innings. However, he then...

When it rains it pours. I hope.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have scored 17 runs in their last two games, lead mostly by a scorching hot Pedro Alvarez. How long can Pedro's hot streak last? Can the Pirates keep this sort of offense clicking for longer than a day or two? Would the team actually be kind of good if they could pull that feat off? Tonight we get even more questions as they relate to AJ Burnett. Through...

Guest Column #2: Goals to success for the Pirates – Relegation

In anticipation of Reader Appreciation Week, we asked for article submissions for a guest column spot right here on BB&G.  We got quite a few worthy submissions from which we’ve selected our three favorite.  Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to our selected few.  Today’s guest column is particularly radical and I’m interested to hear everyone’s thoughts...

EriK and El Toro

After last night, and even early on today, it looked like this series would be an absolute disaster for the Pirates. Instead, they were able to pick up a win on getaway day and finish their difficult road trip to Atlanta and St. Louis at 3-4. The two big stars today were Erik Bedard and Pedro Alvarez. I’ll start with Bedard. He allowed three doubles in the first to make it 2-0...

Today in 'Crazy Pedro Alvarez Stats'

How much power do you need to offset a bad on-base percentage and still be a good hitter in 2012? You don't need to look any further than Pedro Alvarez's FanGraphs page to find out! Pedro's .349 ISO is higher than the batting averages of all but five qualified players in the National League. Jose Bautista lead all of baseball with a .306 ISO last year and after Curtis...

GAMEDAY: Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8) 8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at...

Pirates Recall Jared Hughes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled RHP Jared Hughes to take Evan Meek‘s spot on the roster.  Meek was optioned to AAA after last night’s game against the Braves. This is a bit of a head-scrather to me.  Hughes had a pretty good ERA when he went down (1.86), but otherwise he did nothing to impress [...]

Pittsburgh Pirate Parrot costume update with Kate Upton

The Pittsburgh Pirates are rolling into May with 10 wins - and I'm celebrating by presenting Kate Upton doing the "Cat Daddy" -brought to you by Terry Richardson. Via (If video is down - find it at youtube or Terry's site) Kate Upton, SI Swimsuit model,  answered phones on the Dan Patrick Show today and was responsible...

Pirates 6, Cardinals 3

Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Pittsburgh relievers kept piling up the strikeouts, fanning 17 Cardinals overall. Alvarez hit his two-run drive in the sixth...

Cardinals done in by 17 Ks in loss to Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep. Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Alvarez hit his two-run drive in the sixth. Clint Barmes had a pair of RBI doubles for the Pirates, who...

Game 25 Live Chat: Pirates vs Cardinals

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Reds vs. Pirates series preview

The Reds meet the divisional rival Pirates for the first time this season with a trip to Pittsburgh and a three-game set beginning on Friday night. If you like offense, you might not want to check out this series preview…. Cincinnati (12-12)  at Pittsburgh (11-14) We’re all well aware of the Reds’ offensive woes. The Redlegs’...

GIFcap: Jose Tabata’s Scared Of The Baseball + Brennan Boesch’s No-Look Catch

Both lost the ball in the lights. Jose Tabata reacted like the ball was a king cobra waiting to kill him. Brennan Boesch made a catch with one of the highest awesome factors of the year
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