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Prior to the season we heard word that the State College Spikes weren’t satisfied as a Pittsburgh Pirates affiliate, and were considering looking for a new organization after the 2012 season when the deal expired between the two teams. According to Rob Biertempfel, the Spikes have signed a two year deal with St. Louis, making them a Cardinals affiliate. Earlier today, Biertempfel...
James McDonald has been removed from the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation.
McDonald has fallen off considerably since a strong first half. The 27-year-old right-hander has allowed 14 runs in his last three starts -- a total of 12 innings pitched. He walked four batters and allowed four runs in just 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
Manager Clint Hurdle...
Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, including one that was related to a United States President. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look back at a game from 1978 with a big hit from Scrap Iron.
Rich Robertson (1968) Lefty reliever for the 1993-94 Pirates. He was a ninth round pick by the Pirates in the 1990 draft out of Texas A&M. Rich was drafted...
The Pittsbugh Pirates certainly don't seem to have a sense of urgency for a team that still has a chance to reach the postseason for the first time in 20 years. The Pirates lost their seventh consecutive game Friday, falling 7-4 to the Cubs in Chicago at Wrigley Field. They entered the game three games behind St. Louis for the second National League wild card before losing...
Pittsburgh Pirates Live Game Chat
The Pirates continue to plummet, as they lost their seventh in a row on Friday to fall within one game of .500. I’m honestly at a loss for words besides simply describing the action, so here goes.
James McDonald was disappointing yet again, continuing a personal second half free-fall that won’t seem to end. He was shaky early on, but was able to pitch out of trouble for a few...
Today is a popular day in team history for lefty relievers, three of them were born on this date, including one that pitched for the last team in franchise history to have a winning season and another that pitched for the 1960 Pirates team that won the World Series. We also have a player who took part in the first game in franchise history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland...
On Aug. 1, the Pirates were 60-44 and three games out of first place in the NL Central. They’ve since lost 27 of 35 games and are in danger of falling under .500 which would extend their record for consecutive lossing seasons to 20. Pirates' first baseman outfielder Garrett Jones told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko the Bucs are struggling to right the ship and finish strong.
Pirates (72-70) at Cubs (56-87)
2:20 PM EST–Wrigley Field, Chicago
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports, WGN
Well, the Pirates have gotten chance after chance after chance to stay in the wild card hunt despite their awful play recently. And here comes another chance, as they still somehow sit only three games out.
The Pirates are in Chicago for a four game set against...
The Pittsburgh Pirates lost their seventh straight game Friday and kept fading in the NL wild-card race as Starlin Castro hit a three-run homer that sent the Chicago Cubs to a 7-4 win.
The Pirates have dropped 11 of 13 overall. They began the day three games behind St. Louis for the final NL playoff spot.
Chris Rusin (1-2) notched his first major league victory, allowing two runs...
So getting swept by the Cubs a week ago wasn’t enough for the Pirates? THey lost to the second-worst team in baseball again 7-4. THe Pirates are 3-7 against the 57-88 Cubs in the second half. Their season-long losing streak hit 7 games too. Nice start to the weekend.
In case you’re just joining us, we’ve pretty much given up on the season so we’re not going to throw a...