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TOn September 27, 2006, two friends of mine and I went down to PNC Park for a Pirates/Astros game. The season was beyond over for the Pirates; they were 65-92 headed into the game and they were already five games into what was ended up being an eight-game losing streak. The Astros were in the middle of a desperate run at a collapsing Cardinal team; they'd won seven in a row to shrink an 8 1/2 game deficit to a 1 1/2 game deficit with five games left. Mostly, we went to the park to see PNC one last time before another long winter.
The Pirates had a 6-1 lead after the fifth inning, but coughed up four runs in the top of the sixth and one more in the top of the ninth to allow the Astros to force extra innings. The paid crowd that night was only about 16,000, but it emptied out after the ninth inning REAL quick; it was a weeknight, it was cold, and it was a hopeless game anyway. By the time the 13th and 14th innings rolled around, the only people left were college students with...
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Pittsburgh Pirates rookie hurler Gerrit Cole will start Game 2 of the NLDS against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The rookie hurler posted a 3.22 ERA in 117.1 innings, with a 21.3% strikeout rate and a 6.0% walk rate. His FIP of 2.91 was even with teammate Francisco Liriano and just a shade behind A.J. Burnett.
Cole has gotten better as the season has progressed. His second half...
Tweet I am not anti-old people, but truth be told those decomposing corpses of theirs scare the heck out of me. Still, because I am a solid member of the human species, every once in awhile an old person will come along and steal my heart. Case in point, a 95-year-old usher for the Pittsburgh […]
Gerrit Cole and the Pittsburgh Pirates played like veterans.
Cole gave up two hits in six dominant innings and had an RBI in his postseason debut, Pedro Alvarez homered for the second straight day and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 Friday to even their NL division series at a game apiece.
After taking advantage of several Cardinals mistakes, the Pirates...
Fan-freaking-tastic. A young Pittsburgh Pirates fan would have had to miss watching his favorite team’s Game 2 showdown with the St. Louis Cardinals if it weren’t for a note that excuses him from school just before game time as he has “Bucco fever” and has an appointment scheduled with Dr. McCutchen, as in Pirates center […]The post Young Pirates fan has note excusing him...
That. Was. Incredible. The Pirates are moving on to the NLDS after defeating the Reds in the wildest, most emotional, powerful sports environment you will ever witness. After being a part of it, I’m confident that is not hyperbole. This was an absolutely epic evening that no Pirate fan will ever forget.
The blackout – which was a tremendous success. The countless rousing ovations...
Editor's note: Old Hoss Radbourn might be the best pitcher in baseball history that you have never heard of.
And rightfully so, since he pitched in the late 1800s .
The Hall of Famer put up legendary numbers in his 11-year career, with his best season coming in 1884 when he pitched the last 27 games for the Providence Grays. He won 26 of those outings and then picked up three...
The way Pirates manager Clint Hurdle sees it rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole is an old-school guy.
That's why Hurdle was not worried about putting the 23-year-old newbie on the mound Friday a day after the St. Louis Cardinals won the first game of the best-of-five National League Division Series.
“The fact we're one (game) down — Cole is kind of old-school this way...
Well, it turns out this postseason thing isn’t always as fun as it was for Bucs fans on Tuesday night. Today the Pirates had the tables turned on them, and the Cardinals were the ones enjoying an easy victory to the delight of the home fans. The difference, of course, is that it wasn’t a one game playoff and the Pirates will have the opportunity to bounce back in a matter of...
First and foremost, the atmosphere was electric. The Pirates hadn’t hosted a post-season game in 21 years, and their fans were in a mood to party. They chanted, they cheered, they hoisted cans of Iron City. Most were adorned in black, but they didn’t come for a funeral. In the end, it was Cincinnati’s season that died. Pittsburgh won 6-2 and will go on to face St. Louis in...
Starters A.J. Burnett Gerrit Cole Francisco Liriano Charlie Morton Bullpen Jeanmar Gomez Jason Grilli Vin Mazzaro Mark Melancon Bryan Morris Tony Watson Justin Wilson Catchers Russell Martin John Buck Infielders Pedro Alvarez Clint Barmes Josh Harrison Garrett Jones Jordy Mercer Justin Morneau Gaby Sanchez Neil Walker Outfielders Marlon Byrd Starling Marte Andrew McCutchen Jose Tabata…
Pirates shortstop Clint Barmes says the Pirates have come a long way this season. Down 0-1 to the Cardinals in the NLDS, Barmes told PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko after Wild Card win over Reds that the Bucs will battle adversity.
Major League Baseball’s postseason euphoria is already in high gear and the first series hasn’t even started yet. This is due in large part to the expanded Wild Card format and the tiebreaker game.
After a postseason drought that had reached the legal drinking age of 21 years the Pittsburgh Pirates made a triumphant return Tuesday night defeating the Cincinnati Reds, 6-2. Backed...
The Bucs are coming home after a split on the road, and despite Thursday’s disaster, they’re back in great shape after a victory Friday that was the polar opposite of Game 1. After an off day Saturday, the Bucs will have the opportunity to win this series without going back to St. Louis – it’s now a best-of-three and they have home field. Francisco Liriano will take the hill...
Pittsburgh took down the Cincinnati Reds in the wild card round for the Pirates’ first playoff win since 1992. Here are 13 insane stats from their 2013 wild card win.
In a battle of National League Central foes, the St. Louis Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Division Series starting this evening at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals earned the division crown, overtaking the Pirates over the last two weeks of the regular season. The Redbirds have the experience while the Pirates have a feeling of destiny after reaching...