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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.
Through 40 games, Clint Barmes is hitting .171/.200/.285. Last night, he drew a walk and doubled his season walk total. It's true that he was mostly signed to play defense, but it's hard to say that his defense has been anything better than about average at shortstop this year. Still, he's started more games than any Pirate other than Neil Walker this year. So how long...
#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...
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.
The Pirates' offense is bad this year. That's an understatement: they've got 118 runs in 41 games, which is an average of less than three runs per game. They're on pace to score 466 runs. As a franchise, the Pirates have never scored fewer than 567 runs in a 162 game season. Even the brutally bad Pirates of the 1950s never dropped below the 500 run mark. So yes, the...
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...
The Detroit Tigers are proving money can’t buy you wins this season. The Tigers are four games back in the American League Central Division and have struggled in games they should have easily put away this season. The Tigers pitching staff have given up some close games in the late innings and the Tigers are in danger of losing the series to the Pittsburgh Pirates today. But wait...
On April 2, 2007, Erik Bedard and Johan Santana faced off on Opening Day in the Metrodome. Both pitchers were 28 years old, with Santana coming off of his second Cy Young Award and Bedard coming off of a breakout year that would help vault him to a career year in 2007. They were among the best the American League had to offer. In 2012, the duo will meet up in PNC Park tonight and...
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...
Mets (22-19) at Pirates (19-22)
7:05 PM EST—PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs are back at PNC Park this week, and will kick off the homestand with a three-game set against the New York Mets.
About the Mets:
Most people didn’t expect a whole lot from the Mets in 2012, but they’ve been a pleasant surprise so far this year. Their pitching...
A gutty win? Homeruns? Offense? Great work from the bullpen? That is everything the Pirates had last night. It looked bleak, but the Pirates chipped away and got the job done. Michael McKenry is basically going to be a lifelong Pirate if he keeps this up. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to Watch: Root [...]
If I was any starting pitcher in the league I would look long and hard at the Pirates lack of offense over the past few years before I decided to sign in Pittsburgh. Nate McLouth continues to get important at bats…… Thank goodness for Triple A pitching depth though. First Pitch: 12:35 PM EST Where [...]