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Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Pirates (8-11) at Braves (13-7)
7:10 PM EST–Turner Field, Atlanta
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Bucs and Braves will be back in action tonight for game 2 of a four game set in Atlanta.
If you’re looking for some Pirates talk before the game, check out Episode 11 of our podcast.
Erik Bedard (0-4, 2.63) vs. Randall Delgado (2-1, 5.74)
Bedard has ended up with a loss in all four of his starts despite pitching pretty well each time. He hasn’t matched his strong Opening Day performance, but has still been solid and certainly doesn’t deserve to be 0-4. Last time out, he struggled early but got things together and managed to go 7 innings against the Cards.
Delgado made seven starts for Atlanta last year and has made three so far this year. He’s been OK, but hasn’t made it past 5.1 innings so far this season. The Bucs need to find a way to make some noise against him.
Braves vs. Bedard:
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Everyone in action.
Indianapolis 13, Durham 2 – Jo-Jo Reyes gave up 2 runs over 6 innings. Bryan Morris pitched 3 scoreless innings of relief. Starling Marte went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles and 2 walks. Matt Hague went 4 for 6 with a double. Jake Fox went 2 for 5 with a homer and a walk. Nick Evans was 4 for 6 with a homer and a double. Jordy Mercer went 2 for 3 with a double...
Tim Hudson's fastball wasn't great. His sinker sometimes stunk. His cutter didn't always do what he wanted.
None of that mattered on Sunday. It was a great day for Hudson.
Seven months to the day after his last big league start which ended in a season-ending loss to the Phillies -- and five months after back surgery, Hudson returned to a big league mound.
5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 9 K, 2 BB Pitch TypeVelocH-BreakV-BreakCountStrike%4-Seam 89.1 4.49 11.28 24 54.17% Change78.2 3.88 7.92 17 58.82% Curve 75.6 -6.94 -6.93 20 65.00% Cutter 87.6 -2.49 5.62 3 66.67% 2-Seam 88.1 8.40 9.25 32 75.00%
ATLANTA (AP) -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night.
Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double.
Bedard (1-4) gave...
Three Pittsburgh Pirates farmhands combined on a no-hitter in the Indianapolis Indians' 2-0 victory over the Durham Bulls on Sunday in the International League.
Winning pitcher Justin Wilson struck out nine in 7 1-3 innings for the Indians before he was relieved in the eighth by Jose Diaz, who retired the only two batters he faced. Doug Slaten got three groundouts in the ninth...
Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann is not starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night but is available for emergency duty one day after straining a muscle in his right side.
McCann said his side feels ''a lot better than I thought'' when he left Friday night's game in the fifth inning. He says he hopes to start Monday.
David Ross is starting...
I'm not even sure where to start handing out blame for this one. Kevin Correia was pretty awful today; he couldn't get out of the fifth inning, he walked five hitters, and he struck out no one. He was the picture of a guy that couldn't fool anyone. Braves hitters just stood in against him and took their hacks until he either walked them or they hit a ball hard. It'...
AAA Indianapolis | Indianapolis 13 Durham 2The Indians brought the bats to Durham and pounded out 18 hits and 13 runs. Matt Hague and Nick Evans led the charge with four hits a piece. They joined Jake Fox with three RBI on the night, and Evans and Fox had home runs. Starling Marte had two doubles and scored three runs while driving in one. Jordy Mercer, Anderson Hernandez, and Brandon...
ATLANTA (AP) -- Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits...
6 IP, 2 ER, 2 R, 6 H, 3 BB, 8 K Pitch TypeVelocH-BreakV-BreakCountStrike%4-Seam 93.2 -4.81 8.04 45 64.44% Sinker 93.6 -9.47 3.87 9 66.67% Change 88.9 -6.46 1.50 13 69.23% K-Curve 82.5 4.64 -6.70 21 42.68% You can view all the season's pitch f/x posts by clicking here
Tim Hudson survived five tough innings to win in his return from offseason back surgery and the Atlanta Braves held on in the ninth to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-3 on Sunday.
Hudson (1-0) pitched in the majors for the first time since his operation last November to repair a herniated disc. The right-hander threw 96 pitches while giving up two runs on six hits and two walks. He...
Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the seventh of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast.
This week we discuss the continued hitting woes, the strong pitching, Josh Bell, and, of course, Pedro Alvarez.
Click here to listen/download.
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Please enjoy this video from CNNSI.com where the Iron Man discusses how amazing Jonny and Kimmie are...
"When the bullpen comes in for the Atlanta Braves, I think your night's just about over." :D
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Took this on opening day - haha, Kimmie's bag
If you're as amused by pitcher hijinks as I am, you'll like...