Found April 16, 2013 on
St. Louis Cardinals
I think that it's usually a pretty ominous sign when in advance of someone's start, a team specifically demotes a tired pitcher in favor of a long reliever. In this case, I'm talking about Bryan Morris being sent back down to Triple-A Indy after throwing three innings yesterday to make room for Vin Mazzaro. It's not that the move doesn't make sense (Jeanmar Gomez, Justin Wilson, and Morris have all had long outings in the last two days thanks to poor starts from Phil Irwin and James McDonald), it's just that the whole thing feels to me like a neon sign blinking, "DANGER ZONE! DANGER ZONE!"
There's not really anything that can be done about this at this point, it's just that I'm not at all comfortable knowing that there's a chance that we as Pirate fans could be living out a Royal fan's nightmare from last year when Jonathan Sanchez makes a bad start and gets relieved by Vin Mazzaro. It's not a secret that aspects of this...
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A.J. Burnett’s almost-perfect outing helped the Pirates to a 5-0 win.
So many events have to go right for a no-hitter to happen. We sometimes lose sight of that, living in this Golden Age of 23 no-hitters in the last six years. Even with no-hitters becoming almost as common an occurrence as Clint Barmes home runs, they still require a potent combination of talent and good fortune...
Sanchez praises batting coaches after productive afternoon
Sneaking a peek at Phil Irwin’s major-league debut on the visiting clubhouse’s television on Sunday afternoon, Tony Sanchez received an urgent summons to action: home plate umpire Jon Sapphire had ejected starting catcher Brian Jeroloman in the fourth inning and Sanchez had to take the field. “That had never happened...
He’s caught over 300 foul balls, but no one ever thinks to pan a camera over on him to get it on video.
Cardinals outfielder Carlos Beltran looks like he though he could’ve caught this one, but it was well out of his reach. Oh well.
Here’s to you, Mr. giant glove wearing man…
MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates purchased the contract of Vin Mazzaro from Tripla-A Indianapolis on Tuesday. His role on the club is expected to be middle relief.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...
Wandy Rodriguez was throwing today during the pregame media session with Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, and apparently things went well.
Wandy Rodriguez will return from injury and start against the Braves on Friday.
Hurdle said he would have more information about Rodriguez’s status after tonight game.
“I’ll definitely have something for you after the the game,” he said....
Wins are for the most part an antiquated statistic in baseball, but sometimes a win can carry a bit of significance.
A.J. Burnett got his first one of the 2013 campaign Wednesday night at PNC Park, but that was not what people will remember about the game. Burnett not only got strikeout No. 2,000 for his career, he flirted with perfection and took a no-hitter into the seventh inning...
The Pittsburgh Pirates finally scored some runs for A.J. Burnett in his most recent outing, and their offense seems to have turned the corner since that victory.
St. Louis' Shelby Miller could be capable of turning it right back around.
Miller looks to build on the best outing of his brief career Wednesday night while Burnett hopes for another offensive boost as he tries to...
Top prospect Gerrit Cole gets his third start of the season tonight, hoping to go at least five innings for the first time. Casey Sadler looks to win his third straight game. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. A full recap of yesterday’s action can be found here.
Gerrit Cole was removed early from his second...
On Monday, the Pittsburgh Pirates optioned pitcher Phil Irwin to Tripla-A Indianapolis after a rough spot start.
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Your browser does not support iframes.Believe it or not, some fans still bring their glove when attending a Major League Baseball game. Because you just never know when you might get a chance to snare a souvenir.Well, the effort paid off for this Pittsburgh Pirates fan (shown above) on Monday, as he managed to engulf a foul ball hit down the first base line using one of the biggest...
Here is something you may have missed on Monday, as Pittsburgh Pirates fan made a huge catch. And when we say huge, we mean HUGE. Check out the grab, or the glove this Pirates fan used to haul in a foul ball off the bat of Climt Barnes I’m not positive what the MLB rule book states on the size of gloves for outfielders, but I would advise all of them to get similar to this guy...
Final: Pirates 5, Cardinals 0 (box)
WP: A.J. Burnett (1-2, 2.63 ERA)
LP: Shelby Miller (2-1, 1.96 ERA)
A.J. Burnett was perfect through 5 1/3 innings and carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning. His only two blemishes were a hit by pitch and a double to Carlos Beltran. He also struck out eight batters in his seven innings. His second strikeout was the 2,000th of his career.
We are going to lose a Jonathan Sanchez start? Nooooooooo! Wow. There isn’t much in the world that sums up the 1980s quite like that. Last night’s game will be rescheduled and it will start over. Sorry Pedro Alvarez, no hit for you. Imagine how different life would be if A.J. Burnett would have signed…