Found March 10, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Pirates 7, Red Sox 4 WP: Shairon Martis (1-1, 0.00 ERA) LP: Clay Buchholz (1-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Tim Wood (1, 0.00 ERA) Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles off the replica green monster with 2 RBI. Videos of all three hits are here. He tattooed the ball in each at bat. Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles [video of his first] and 2 RBI. Clint Barmes also went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Shairon Martis started for the Bucs and pitched 2 scoreless innings. Chris Resop, Daniel McCutchen, and Tim Wood also all added a scoreless frame. Tony Watson pitched 2 innings and gave up 2 runs, one of which being a David Ortiz homer. Pedro Alvarez was 0 for 3. However, he did manage to make contact all three at-bats. Nick Evans went 0 for 4.

Marte homers again in extra innings loss

Final: Phillies 5, Pirates 4 (10 innings) WP: Michael Schwimmer LP: Michael Dubee Didn’t get to watch this one, but it is available on in the archives if any subscribers are interested in checking it out. Starling Marte homered in his first AB for his 2nd long ball of the spring. It also extended his hit streak to 8 straight AB. He did, however actually record an out later...

Trade With Juuust a bit outside: My First Andrew McCutchen Autograph.

I completed my first trade with Kyle of Juuust a bit outside. Kyle was in need of some Trifecta assistance, and posted some bait. A certain young centerfielder's autograph appealed to me, and we had ourselves a trade.My first signature of the Pirates' stud centerfielder, who was just rewarded for his stellar play and significant upside with a long-term deal. McCutchen'...

Starling Marte is on fire (and the long term implications)

The biggest buzz out of Bradenton through the first week of spring training games is that Starling Marte, who's generally been ranked somewhere in the 50-100 portion of people's Top 100 prospects lists, is absolutely on fire. He's played in five games, he's 8-for-11 and he's got a double and a homer, he stole a base, and he hasn't struck out yet (update as...

Erik Bedard look good today (and other stray observations

This is a little late, but here are my observations from this afternoon's Pirates/Twins broadcast: As everyone's already said, Erik Bedard looked quite good. He seemed to be locating the ball well and he was changing speeds nicely. The stat line was great, but that's not really all that important early in the spring.  Casey McGehee absolutely pounded a couple of...

Spring Training Gameday: Pirates vs. Twins

Twins (3-5) at Pirates (3-4) 1:05 PM EST–McKechnie Field, Bradenton TV: ROOT Sports Here is the Gameday Bucs and Twins in action today at McKechnie. Sorry for the late post – internet was giving me trouble. Erik Bedard is on the mound for the Bucs, and it’s on ROOT today. ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..

Presley and Bucs outfield back to the future

With Andrew McCutchen's six-year, $51.5 million extension out of the way, it was signed March 6, the Pirates can reasonably take a look far down the road at what looks like the franchise's most dynamic outfield since Barry Bonds, Andy Van Slyke and Bobby Bonilla.

Phillies 5, Pirates 4

The Bucs fell to the Phillies in the 10th inning today, 5-4. At the plate: Starling Marte homered again, giving him 8 hits in as many at bats. The impressive streak ended next time up when he flew out to right. Rod Barajas had two hits, including a double. On the mound: James McDonald allowed a run on two hits in three innings of work. Justin Wilson walked three and couldn...

Pirates 7, Red Sox 4

Andrew McCutchen had two RBI doubles and also singled in three at-bats to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 in exhibition play Friday night. McCutchen just missed two homers, doubling off the Green Monster replica in the third and fifth innings. Right-hander Clay Buchholz started for the Red Sox. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with...

Casey McGehee’s big day not enough to beat Twins

Final: Twins 4, Pirates 2 WP: Jared Burton (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Jo-Jo Reyes (1-1, 7.71 ERA) SV: P.J. Walters (1, 0.00 ERA) Casey McGehee went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles and an RBI [video of 2nd double]. McGehee was 1 for 8 going into today’s game, so this is a good thing to see. Erik Bedard started and pitched 3 scoreless innings. He struck out 3 and gave up just 1 hit. Jason Grilli...

30-1 MLB countdown #18: Pittsburgh Pirates

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Spring Training: The Phils even their grapefruit league record with a walk-off home run in extra-innings, as they defeat the Pirates, 4-3.

A lead-off, walk-off home run in the bottom of tenth leads the Phils to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates, as they even their grapefruit league record to 3-3. The Phils took the lead in the second as, with one man on, and with nobody out, Ty Wigginton hits an RBI double, knocking in Hunter Pence, who had just singled, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils increased their lead in the...
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