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Some leftovers from yesterday…
First round pick Mark Appel had a rough game yesterday in his second postseason start. He allowed 5 earned runs in 4 innings in what ended up being an awful 17-1 loss to Florida State. Appel completely lost his control late in his outing – he walked five (two with the bases loaded), hit two batters, and threw a wild pitch. His college season will end this weekend unless Stanford takes two in a row from FSU.
Bad outing from Appel, but one rough start (against the third-ranked team in the nation) doesn’t change anything in regards to his value or negotiations.
Appel hasn’t even said anything about being drafted by the Pirates, but a few other draft picks have already agreed to terms with the team.
It turns out that Jeff Karstens didn’t hurt his groin in his rehab start Thursday…he strained his hip flexor instead. He’s day to day…no word yet on whether or not he’ll make another rehab start in AAA, but that would be my guess at the moment.
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Indianapolis 8, Rochester 1 – Rudy Owens started and gave up just 1 run over 6 innings. He struck out 3 and walked 1. Chris Leroux pitched a scoreless inning of relief while on rehab. Daniel Moskos also tossed a scoreless inning. Gorkys Hernandez was 3 for 5. Starling Marte went 1 for 4 with a double. Jake Fox was 1 for 3 with a home run, his 2nd...
Even if the Pirates' superb pitching begins to sputter -- and it surely didn't through the 5-4 victory Thursday night in Cincinnati -- they have no shortage of solutions. Yes, even with Jeff Karstens getting reinjured in a rehabilitation start Thursday night. Prospect Rudy Owens, a 24-year-old lefty, is banging down the door at Triple-A Indianapolis with a 4-2 record...
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Andrew McCutchen leads the Pirates in virtually every relevant statistical category. He is batting .325 with 10 home runs and 33 RBI and is one of three players with 10 homers and 10 stolen bases this season. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with McCutchen recently.
Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won three straight and are 11-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh also moved four games over .500 at 31-27.
Clint Barmes drove in Pedro Alvarez with...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Kansas City Royals 5-3 on Saturday night.
The Pirates have won three straight and are 11-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh, which hasn't had a winning season since 1992, also moved four...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Andrew McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Kansas City Royals 3-2 Sunday.
McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third, giving Burnett (6-2) and three relievers enough...
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...
After last night’s game, I got this tweet and thought it raised a very valid point:
Today was the complete opposite, but the end result was the same. The Pirates knocked off the Royals again, completing a sweep and moving within a half-game of the Reds (who play tonight vs. Detroit).
Andrew McCutchen was the only offense this afternoon. He doubled home a run in the first inning...