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Pirates' infielder Brock Holt is batting .400 since being called up from Triple A on September 1. He has eight hits in 20 at bats, with three RBI. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with Holt recently.
BEST OF MAXIM
Outfielder Starling Marte has been recalled from his rehab assignment and activated from 15-day disabled list. He is in the Pirates starting lineup batting second and playing in left field today.
Marte was placed on the disabled list on August 19 due to a right oblique strain that he suffered running the bases. Marte went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts in his first rehab assignment...
Just a disclaimer before I start this post. I'm working on kind of switching up the way I do things here on the blog. Before, a large majority of my posts were dedicated to game recaps and the like. I'm attempting to get away from that. I may still do it occasionally but only when I have writer's block. The big reason I did that for so long is in hopes...
During the 1909 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates won their first World Series title, winning 110 games during the regular season, then defeating the Detroit Tigers 4-3 in the seven game postseason series. The star player on that team was Honus Wagner, but his rookie double play partner that year had a helping hand in getting the Pirates to that first title.
Born on September 9,1886...
The Indianapolis Indians were eliminated from the International League playoffs tonight, ending their season. That also wraps up the minor league season for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The major league season has a little less than a month to go. But do the Pirates have anything left to play for?
I’ve got to be honest here. I didn’t watch much of the last two games. On Friday I was...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Indianapolis (1-0, 4.50) - DNP
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Altoona (3-0, 1.59) - Season Completed
3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (4-2, 2.71) - Season Completed
4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia (.309) - Season Completed
We have six former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that played for the first team in franchise history and another who was part of a father-son combo in team history. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps a record setting game by Roberto Clemente from the 1958 season.
Mike Dyer (1966) Pitcher for the 1994-95 Pirates. He was originally a fourth...
Cubs (51-86) at Pirates (72-64)
7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates welcome the Cubs to town for part two of their homestand against the new cellar-dwellers of the NL Central. This weekend should be another chance for the Bucs to inch closer to that 82nd win and gain ground on some wild card contenders, since the Cubbies have...
Indianapolis lost game two of their playoff series against Charlotte last night, putting them down 2-0 in the best-of-five series. The two teams now switch locations to Charlotte for the rest of the series. Indianapolis will go with Phil Irwin, to try to stave off elimination. The DSL Pirates won their championship yesterday, giving the Pirates another minor league title this year...
Charlotte Knights 6, Indianapolis Indians 4
Kris Johnson started but pitched only one inning.
The Indianapolis Indians’ 2012 season has come to an end, as they lost to the Charlotte Knights at Knights’ Stadium tonight. The Knights won this best-of-five playoff series, 3 games to 1, and they will move on to face the Pawtucket Red Sox in the Governor’s Cup series...
The Pirates had an interesting situation in the fifth inning today. And by “interesting situation” I mean an extremely frustrating series of managing that has become common for Clint Hurdle.
To lead off the inning, Jeff Locke stepped to the plate. He laced a single down the third base line, giving the Pirates a gift runner at first base with the top of the order coming up.