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The #Pirates have traded minor league catcher Kris Watts to Washington in exchange for cash considerations. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 8, 2012   A lot of talk was going around about the Indianapolis Indians having four catchers on their roster after Tony Sanchez was promoted earlier this week. That situation seems to have been taken care of as the Bucs are shipping Kris...

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Game 54 Live Chat: Pirates at Reds

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Game : Pirates 5 Reds 4

Here is the scoring progression from tonight's Pirates/Reds game:  1-0 Reds 2-1 Pirates 2-2 3-2 Pirates 3-3 4-3 Pirates 4-4 5-4 Pirates win Pirates win  Here are the scoring plays for the Pirates tonight: Neil Walker doubles in Alex Presley Garrett Jones sac fly to score Walker Garrett Jones singles in Alex Presley Mike McKenry sac fly to score Jose Tabata...

Game 56 Live Chat: Pirates vs Reds

Battlin’ Bucs best Reds

Every win is enjoyable, but this one really meant a lot for the Pirates. It was a back-and-forth contest on the road with the division leader, and they ended up pulling it off in improbable fashion to win the series (their fourth in a row) and complete a winning road trip.  Awesome. For some reason, all the Pirates wins on this road trip started off pretty poorly. This game was...

Bailey struggles in Reds' loss to Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 55

Did anyone really see homers from Neil Walker, Casey McGehee, and Alex Presley coming?  I sure didn’t. That said for how bad the offense has been they haven’t been completely inept at hitting the long ball.  I mean tied for 20th is no great shakes but it’s much better than the 28th their SLG ranks. [...]

Appel Leads 12 NECBL Alumni Drafted in First Five Rounds

From the NECBL June 5, 2012- With the eighth pick of the 2012 Major League Draft, the Pittsburgh Pirates selected Mark Appel. Appel, a 6’4” junior right handed pitcher from Stanford, was a First Team All-American and a First Team All-Pac 12 selection. This spring, Appel helped to lead the No. 13 Cardinal to a Super Regional berth while leading the Pac-12 in strikeouts and...

GAMEDAY: Rubber match – Pirates at Reds

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The Pirates' figured out one of their long-time Cincinnati nemeses last night when they tagged Homer Bailey for a bunch of runs, tonight they try to get their second win against Johnny Cueto in eight days. They drew some walks off of Cueto last Wednesday, taking four in his seven innings, and eeked out a 2-1 win behind AJ Burnett. Instead of Burnett tonight, the Bucs send Brad...
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