Found March 08, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Phillies 5, Pirates 4 (10 innings) WP: Michael Schwimmer LP: Michael Dubee Didn’t get to watch this one, but it is available on in the archives if any subscribers are interested in checking it out. Starling Marte homered in his first AB for his 2nd long ball of the spring. It also extended his hit streak to 8 straight AB. He did, however actually record an out later on in the game to finish 1 for 2. James McDonald started for the Bucs and gave up 1 ER over 3 innings. He gave up 2 hits and struck out a batter. Daniel Moskos added 2 scoreless innings of relief. Bryan Morris and Michael Crotta also each added a scoreless frame. Justin Wilson struggled a bit giving up 3 walks and a hit in 2/3 of an inning while giving up a run. Jared Hughes also gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and a walk in his inning of work. Rod Barajas went 2 for 3 with a double and is hitting .500 so far this spring. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley both singled and stole a base. The Pirates play tomorrow ...

Starling Marte is on fire (and the long term implications)

The biggest buzz out of Bradenton through the first week of spring training games is that Starling Marte, who's generally been ranked somewhere in the 50-100 portion of people's Top 100 prospects lists, is absolutely on fire. He's played in five games, he's 8-for-11 and he's got a double and a homer, he stole a base, and he hasn't struck out yet (update as...

Phillies 5, Pirates 4

The Bucs fell to the Phillies in the 10th inning today, 5-4. At the plate: Starling Marte homered again, giving him 8 hits in as many at bats. The impressive streak ended next time up when he flew out to right. Rod Barajas had two hits, including a double. On the mound: James McDonald allowed a run on two hits in three innings of work. Justin Wilson walked three and couldn...

Pirates Round Table Podcast: Episode 6

Jon from McEffect, Brian from Raise the Jolly Roger, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, and myself are back at it with the sixth of our weekly installments of the Pirates Round Table Podcast. This week we discuss Andrew McCutchen‘s extension, Neil Walker, the first week of spring training games, wOBA, and other things going on in the world of Pirates baseball. Click here to listen...

‘Cutch mashes Red Sox in Pirates win

Final: Pirates 7, Red Sox 4 WP: Shairon Martis (1-1, 0.00 ERA) LP: Clay Buchholz (1-1, 3.60 ERA) SV: Tim Wood (1, 0.00 ERA) Andrew McCutchen went 3 for 3 with 2 doubles off the replica green monster with 2 RBI. Videos of all three hits are here. He tattooed the ball in each at bat. Jose Tabata went 2 for 4 with 2 doubles [video of his first] and 2 RBI. Clint Barmes also went 2 for...

Pirates bring out boom sticks in loss to Jays

Final: Blue Jays 8, Pirates 6 WP: Deck McGuire (1-0, 0.00 ERA) LP: Jeff Locke (0-1, 13.50 ERA) SV: Robert Coello (1, 9.00 ERA) This game is a perfect example why winning or losing Spring Training games do not matter. The Bucs lost this one, but there are a lot of really good things to take out of it. Pedro Alvarez, after starting off the spring 0 for 5, went 2 for 3 with an opposite...

Pirates 7, Red Sox 4

Andrew McCutchen had two RBI doubles and also singled in three at-bats to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Boston Red Sox 7-4 in exhibition play Friday night. McCutchen just missed two homers, doubling off the Green Monster replica in the third and fifth innings. Right-hander Clay Buchholz started for the Red Sox. He went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits, with...

Should Anyone Sign Derrek Lee?

Derrek Lee hasn’t retired just yet. According to Ken Rosenthal, Lee is looking to play during the upcoming season, but he’s looking for the “right opportunity.” Lee struggled early on last season, but managed to turn his season around upon being traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates — albeit, in a very small sample. Still, Lee’s resurgence with Pittsburgh hasn’t led to a...

Spring Training: The Phils even their grapefruit league record with a walk-off home run in extra-innings, as they defeat the Pirates, 4-3.

A lead-off, walk-off home run in the bottom of tenth leads the Phils to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates, as they even their grapefruit league record to 3-3. The Phils took the lead in the second as, with one man on, and with nobody out, Ty Wigginton hits an RBI double, knocking in Hunter Pence, who had just singled, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils increased their lead in the...
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