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Dejan Kovacevic is reporting today that Charlie Morton has a torn ligament in his elbow and that it'll likely result in Tommy John surgery and that the Pirates would comment further today. He was following up on a lead from 93.7's Chris Mueller, who said that there would be a "Tommy John announcement" involving Morton today. Morton was obviously not very good this year, but I suspect that the Pirates are going to miss him more than people realize. As good as the pitching staff has been in 2012, I've currently got pretty big questions about 40% of the rotation (Lincoln and Correia) and I'd much rather have a healthy Charlie Morton in there getting groundballs than Rudy Owens, who I've got some reservations about. On the flip side, UCL injuries are always cumulative and never sudden, and so Morton's home run problems and general struggles this year could be attributed to the underlying problems caused by this injury. Morton's still relatively youn...
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Moving On Up: #Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will be promoted to @AltoonaCurve & make his Double-A debut on Wednesday 6/20.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 15, 2012
Not much of surprise here, and honestly, it’s about time. Cole has been posting solid numbers in Bradenton all season, and the two college pitchers that were drafted immediately behind him are already...
#TexasTech CF Barrett Barnes received a $1 million signing bonus from the #Pirates as 45th overall pick in #MLBDraft
— Scott Lacefield (@ScottLacefield) June 14, 2012
This news is a whole lot better than pretty much anything else we’ve been hearing about the Pirates in the past couple days. Barnes, an OF out of Texas Tech, was rated as the 41st best prospect heading into this...
Final: Orioles 8, Pirates 6
WP: Wei-Yin Chen (6-3, 3.68 ERA)
LP: Brad Lincoln (3-2, 3.15 ERA)
SV: Jim Johnson (19, 1.26 ERA)
The Pirates had quite an offensive outburst, but it wasn’t enough to match Adam Jones and the Orioles Tuesday night.
Brad Lincoln had some trouble getting behind hitters. When he did that he threw pitches over the middle of the plate. Those pitches over the...
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Following the surprising and very upsetting news of Charlie Morton‘s Tommy John surgery, the Bucs could have used a nice lift from Erik Bedard and company tonight in Baltimore. They didn’t get it, and were blown out to complete a really awful series.
Bedard was bad from the start in his former home ballpark. The O’s struck for four runs in the first inning…the dagger being...
First it’s with a heavy heart I acknowledge that apparently Root Sports has parted ways with Lacee Collins. She got hit pretty hard, often on this blog, but my god did Pittsburgh fans eat her alive. Hopefully she lands on her feet or heels or sneakers or whatever her preferred choice in footwear may be. [...]
The Pirates played a terrible game all around and dropped their second in a row to the Orioles, this time by a 7-1 blowout score.
Kevin Corriea was bad: 6 innings, 10 hits, 5 runs (4 earned), only 1 strikeout, 1 walk, and 1 homer. We’ve seen him get away with some mediocre outings that could have been a lot worse lately, but that wasn’t the case today. Baltimore took advantage...
Pirates (32-28) at Orioles (35-26)
7:05 PM EST–Oriole Park at Camden Yards, Baltimore
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
During their recent stretch of of solid play, the Pirates have still had their fair share of ugly games. They’ve done a great job of “showering well” (as Clint Hurdle says) and shaking it off the next day, though, and that’s the goal tonight...
Pirates (32-30) at Indians (32-30)
7:05 PM EST–Progressive Field, Cleveland
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs will try and completely forget that awful Baltimore series as they head in Cleveland this week to take on the Indians for the weekend.
About the Indians:
A couple of strange similarities here: The Pirates and Indians have the same record, run differential...
I was always a big Erik Bedard fan - his stuff when he was on was fantastic, and the 15 strike-out game he had against Texas was probably the best pitched game I've ever seen live (batter were literally going back to the dugout shaking their heads). It would have been nice to see him do well tonight (though not quite well enough to win), and it wouldn't have been terribly...
The Indians were just swept by the first place Cincinnati Reds in a 3 game series and hope to turn things around as they return home to play the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates are also coming off a 3-game losing steak after being swept by the Baltimore Orioles. Tribe pitching was not as dominating against the Reds as it had been in the previous series with the Cardinals. Jeanmar...
This is going about exactly as I expected. One guy who is a very questionable starter and another who is in no way a starter going back to back against a really good team is a recipe for disaster. #Hurdled And this has been one of my main criticisms with Clint Hurdle and the Pirates [...]
Here's a running list with injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– According to Todd Zolecki of MLB.com, doctors found a a pars fracture in Freddy Galvis' lower back and he will be in a brace for the next three weeks. “Then we're going to reexamine him and see where we're at,” said the Phillies head athletic trainer Scott Sheridan. “Based on his symptoms...