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A.J. Burnett activated, will make Pirates debut tonight

The #Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day DL & he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh vs St. Louis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 21, 2012   Well this is a surprise. Apparently tonight’s scheduled starter, Kevin Correia, is experiencing discomfort in his side and has been scratched. A.J. Burnett, who was scheduled to make his final rehab...

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Bedard is the Biggest Loser

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Cardinals can't score on Burnett, Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A.J. Burnett pitched three-hit ball for seven innings in his injury-delayed Pittsburgh debut and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night. Burnett, who missed the first three weeks of the year while recovering from a fractured right orbital bone sustained during a bunting drill in spring training, walked two and struck out seven. Joel Hanrahan...

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Pirates 2, Cardinals 0

A.J. Burnett pitched three-hit ball for seven innings in his injury-delayed Pittsburgh debut and the Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 on Saturday night. Burnett, who missed the first three weeks of the year while recovering from a fractured right orbital bone sustained during a bunting drill in spring training, walked two and struck out seven. Joel Hanrahan worked out of...

Burnett's debut

AJ Burnett's debut is coming a little earlier than anyone expected, but I'm still pretty excited to see what he can do in a Pirate uniform. His rehab starts were a little dicey, sure, but those are about as meaningful as spring training starts, in my eyes, and as long as he was hitting his velocity targets and his other pitches looked OK (which they did, by most accounts...

The Pirates' offense is so bad ... (How bad is it?)

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GIFcap: Dee Gordon Seems To Have Penchant For Homoerotic Teammate Interaction

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Game 15: Cardinals 5 Pirates 1

I wanted to keep my streak of a recap-for-every-game going since I kind of fell off of the table towards the end of the year last fall and I don't want to head down the rabbit hole again. The problem is that I have nothing unique to say about this game at the moment; Erik Bedard hit some rough spots early but cruised after the fourth inning and pitched generally well. The Pirates...
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