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Gorkys Hernandez recalled; Evan Meek optioned to AAA

OF Gorkys Hernandez (#62) has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis and RHP Evan Meek has been optioned to Indy. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 18, 2012   This a pretty surprising move. We all knew that Meek was most likely going to be sent back down to AAA-Indianapolis for this weekend’s series, but Gorkys Hernandez is not a name that was being thrown around by anyone...

Jason Grilli placed on Bereavement List; Jeff Locke recalled

The Pirates have placed RHP Jason Grilli on the bereavement list. LHP Jeff Locke has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012   Jason Grilli now becomes the 2nd Pirates player to have to be placed on the Bereavement list this season as he will leave the team for at least three days after the death of his wife’s grandfather. Jeff...

Pirates acquire Drew Sutton from Atlanta

#Pirates acquire infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta organization for cash considerations and assign him to Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012 The Pirates have acquired 28-year old utility infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta for cash. With both Chase d’Arnaud and Jordy Mercer in AAA, he will probably serve as a backup unless one of those two...

Game 39 Live Chat: Pirates at Tigers

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Pirates place Grilli on bereavement list

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Friday they have placed right-hander Jason Grilli on the MLB bereavement list. The Pirates have called up left-hander Jeff Locke from Class AAA Indianapolis. Locke has a 3-3 record with a 3.02 ERA in six Class AAA starts this season.

Game 39 Live Chat: Pirates vs Tigers

Andrew McCutchen blasts Bucs past Tigers

Final: Pirates 4, Tigers 3 WP: A.J. Burnett (2-2, 4.78 ERA) LP: Drew Smyly (1-1, 2.89 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (9, 3.07 ERA) If you hadn’t heard already, Andrew McCutchen likes facing left-handed pitchers. Going into today’s game, he was hitting .314/.390/.539 for his career against southpaws. Well, today he helped out those stats, with not one, but two 2-run home runs off the...

Pirates Promote Gorkys Hernandez, Demote Evan Meek

I’m just going to come right out and say it.  I love the promotion of Gorkys Hernandez.  He should be given every opportunity to earn a starting role.  I also love Evan Meek being demoted.  Only because he just doesn’t have it. This was the correct move.  In fact this was the only move.  The [...]

Nearly a no-no

Despite their famous streak of futility, the Pirates somehow haven’t been no-hit since Bob Gibson did it in 1971. That’s the second-longest active streak in the league, behind only the Cubs (go figure – not that it means anything). You’d think that with all the terrible lineups they’ve sent out and all the great pitchers they’ve faced, it would happen eventually. They...

Correia's last stand?

Kevin Correia is taking the mound for the Pirates again this afternoon, even though it seems like everyone everywhere thinks this is a bad idea except for Clint Hurdle (and maybe Neal Huntington, who knows?). The Pirates have better options, most of Correia's starts have generally resembled ticking time bombs, and the Tigers' lineup is absolutely capable of just destroying...

Pirates 4, Tigers 3

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. A day after Detroit's Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth while shutting out the Pirates, McCutchen went deep twice off Tigers rookie Drew Smyly (1-1). It was McCutchen's sixth career multihomer...

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 19 by Larry Granillo

Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates #2 - 23.26* seconds [video] For the second time in two days, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen hits two home runs. This time, however, McCutchen two bombs were responsible for all four runs in the Pirates' 4-3 victory over Prince Fielder and the Tigers. Slowest Trot: Alfonso Soriano...
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