Found July 29, 2013 on
St. Louis Cardinals
I'll admit it: this series has been looming on the calendar for a long time, terrifying me. Obviously the Pirates are a good baseball team this year, and obviously they've played pretty well against good teams all year, but the prospect of five games against the best team in baseball right at the trade deadline has always been right there. I don't expect this Pirate team to fold up the way last year's team did, but thinking about laying an egg in this series has been hanging out on the outside of my conscious mind for a couple of months now.
And so there was no better way to kick this five-game set off than with four Pirate runs in ten pitches. Jose Tabata drew a walk, Neil Walker got hit by a pitch, Andrew McCutchen singled Tabata home, and Pedro Alvarez cleared the bases off with a three-run blast. Francisco Liriano cruised through the Cardinals lineup the first time through, needing only 34 pitches to set the first nine hitters of the game down, and all of th...
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AROUND THE WEB
Per USA Today Sports: You never know who’s gonna show up to a pirates game. Check out this unlikely pair, seating close enough for a great photo op: a priest in a Hard Rock Cafe hat and a shirtless guy in a leather jacket wearing a Crocodile Dundee hat…
@fsmikey @FSBigBob "Hey a priest. (Glance behind him) Oh My God!" #mansweat #bucs pic.twitter.com/ABHASg9bv1
Travis Snider has been placed on the DL. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed Travis Snider on the 15-day disabled list due to discomfort in his left big toe. Tony Sanchez has been recalled to take Snider’s spot.
The expectation was that Sanchez could have replaced McKenry or Martin, who both experienced left knee injuries this weekend. The announcement...
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...
The story of the Pirates’ win Monday night may really just come down to the opinion of who you ask; some may say Francisco Liriano’s dominant seven innings were the key while others may dissent in favor of the four-run first inning and five-run seventh inning.
Liriano was dominant Monday night, pitching seven innings and allowing a run on four hits. Photo Credit: David Hague...
Francisco Liriano allowed one run over seven dominant innings, Pedro Alvarez hit his NL-leading 27th home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 9-2 Monday night.
Liriano (11-4) struck out eight and walked just two to win his fifth straight start. The Pirates kicked off the key series at PNC Park by sending the Cardinals to their fourth straight loss to pull...
Gerrit Cole was good today, but Jose Fernandez was better. (Photo Credit: David Hague)
Gerrit Cole vs Jose Fernandez. That was the matchup today. One was a first overall pick in the 2011 draft. The other was taken 13 picks later. Both have progressed to the point where they look like they could be future number one starters. Unfortunately for the Pirates, Fernandez looks like he...
Pittsburgh Pirates Director of Minor League operations Larry Broadway updates the progress of prospects in the Pirates minor league system.
The Pittsburgh Pirates wrested control of the National League Central from the St. Louis Cardinals with a doubleheader sweep Tuesday.
They'll look to expand their lead with a sixth straight win over the reeling Cardinals on Wednesday night.
The Pirates (64-42) have won eight of 11 behind a starting staff that has posted a 1.95 ERA during that span. They've compiled a 1...
The first half of double-headers are always a little strange. When AJ Burnett got into a bases-loaded/no out jam in the third inning, my first concern was about the bullpen and now about Burnett blowing the 1-0 lead he'd been handed by Pedro Alvarez's first inning double. Burnett escaped the jam with only one run scored, though, and he cruised through the next five innings...
Cardinals (62-41) at Pirates (62-42)
4:05–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
MLB.com Gameday: Game 1 // Game 2
TV: ROOT (both), MLBN (Game 1)
After a great start to the series, the Pirates are back at it today against the Cardinals in a doubleheader – making up a rainout in April. The Pirates are within a half game of first place, but they’ll need to sweep the DH to hold the top spot at...
A rookie pitcher a fiery veteran a couple outfield bloopers and Alex Presley's wild walk-off single in the 11th inning of the opener lifted the Pirates to a doubleheader sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday that also gave them the best record in baseball.
The Pirates beat the Cardinals in the first game 2-1 and 6-0 in the second turning a half-game deficit in the National...
Free agent right-hander Brian Wilson recently threw in front
of several teams. He reportedly looked good, garnering interest from roughly a
half-dozen suitors. At this point, Scott Miller of CBS Sports reports that
Wilson has narrowed the list and is close to signing his next contract, and Jim
Bowden of ESPN says the San Francisco Giants, Pittsburgh Pirates and Los
Gerrit Cole and Jose Fernandez will face off this afternoon in Miami, in what has to be one of the more exciting matchups between young pitchers in 2013. Fernandez is just 20 years old and was the 14th pick in 2011 draft that Cole went #1 overall in. He's been excellent for the Marlins this year, striking out 111 batters in 111 2/3 innings. He's also unintentionally walked...
Source: FanGraphs Source: FanGraphs Marlins series? What Marlins series? I have no idea what you’re talking about. Just two days have passed and it feels like losing two out of three over the weekend never happened. The Pittsburgh Pirates took both games of today’s doubleheader with the St. Louis Cardinals which resulted in three things.…