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San Francisco Giants
The Bucs broke out the bats to neutralize a pretty ugly night of pitching on Tuesday, and the result was another comfortable victory against the Giants.
We finally saw the Pirates really explode on offense – they pounded a season high 18 hits and scored a season high 12 runs. Barry Zito was bad (as he has been all season on the road), but the Pirates were able to take full advantage and then some. The effort was led by the top of the order – Starling Marte, Jordy Mercer, and Andrew McCutchen went 8 for their first 8 on the night and combined for 10 hits total. Marte added two stolen bases to his 4-for-4 night, and McCutchen took advantage of all the baserunners with 3 RBI’s.
The middle of the order brought home several runs as well – Russell Martin, Pedro Alvarez, and Neil Walker all had hits and RBI’s. Later in the game, Walker and Alex Presley tacked on solo homers over the Clemente wall. The Bucs knocked Zito out of the game in the fifth and kept the attack coming against the Gia...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Pittsburgh Pirates have put left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on the 15-day disabled list because of tightness in his forearm, clearing the way prized pitcher Gerrit Cole to make his major league debut.
The Pirates selected Cole's contract from Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander was set to start Tuesday night against San Francisco.
Rodriguez left his previous start in the...
Pittsburgh Pirates hurler Gerrit Cole struck out the first batter he faced in the majors and then delivered with the stick. Cole came up with the bases juiced and stroked a single to right centre field plating two Pirates in his first major league at bat. The “Cole Train” is gaining steam in Pittsburgh.
The post The Gerrit Cole Train Knocks In A Pair In His First MLB At Bat...
Let's be straight about this: Charlie Morton is probably my favorite Pirate. The guy came through the minors with all of the talent in the world, but couldn't get it right in the big leagues. He completely scrapped his approach and rebuilt himself from the ground up, turning in one of the more pleasantly surprising Pirate performances in recent memory in 2011. It seemed like...
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed staff ace A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list on Thursday evening due to a strained right calf muscle, an injury that Burnett disclosed to Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle on Wednesday.Since the injury was announced, Pittsburgh has not disclosed how the strain came about. Due to a lack of information on the severity of the strain, Burnett’s timetable...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced the signing of ten draft picks. The picks are as follows:
4th Round – Cody Dickson
9th Round – Chad Kuhl
12th Round – Beau Wallace
17th Round – Justin Topa
18th Round – Jeff Roy
19th Round – Brett McKinney
21st Round – Adam Landecker
23rd Round – Cameron Griffin
25th Round – Justin Maffei
27th Round – Michael Fransoso
Giants relief pitcher George Kontos got a double dose of bad news on Wednesday, which also happened to be his birthday.
Giants (33-29) at Pirates (37-26)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
TV: ROOT, MLBN
The Bucs kick off a week-long homestand tonight against the Giants in what has become a marquee game. There should be a big weeknight crowd at PNC Park tonight for the debut of the Pirates’ top prospect. Plus, the Bucs are taking on the defending world champs in an important series...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the pre-season rankings, and links to each prospect writeup can be...
Pittsburgh rookie Gerrit Cole not only beat Brandon Crawford's San Francisco Giants but he's also dating Crawford's smoking hot sister, Amy.
Your browser does not support iframes.Opinion seems to be generally split toward The Wave.Some folks are totally on board with getting up out of their seats and raising their hands on cue, while others simply despise it. Count the Washington Nationals as ones who aren't too fond of it.However, a group of young Pittsburgh Pirates fans tried valiantly to get The Wave going Thursday...
Baseball is full of hard decisions, like whether or not to
send the runner or when to pull a struggling starting pitcher from the game. While
these decisions may affect the rest of the game, Marco Scutaro is facing a difficult decision that may affect the rest of his life. After taking
a pitch to his pinky during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night,
The Pirates couldn’t have asked for a better night on Tuesday, as Gerrit Cole‘s debut went smoothly, PNC Park was electric, and the offense came alive for a big win.
The buzz at PNC Park was evident right away. Fans squeezed and packed themselves all around the bullpen area to see Cole warm up. He got a big cheer when the lineup was announced, then again when he walked in from...
The San Francisco Giants have called up catcher Hector Sanchez and right-handed reliever Jake Dunning.
To make room for the newcomers, San Francisco sent first baseman Brett Pill to Triple-A Fresno and designated reliever Ramon Ramirez for assignment.
Sanchez began the season with the Giants before being sent down. He hit .320 in 19 games with Fresno and gives the Giants added...
As expected, Pablo Sandoval has been sent to the 15-day DL.
Sandoval missed the Giants’ three-game set against the Cardinals last week with a left foot strain but returned to the lineup against the Blue Jays, only to aggravate the injury Saturday while playing the Diamondbacks.
The Giants finally decided this was an injury that needed rest. They’ve recalled Nick Noonan from Triple...
The good news is that Charlie Morton has been added to the roster. The other good news is that Jose Contreras has been unconditionally released. To make room for Charlie Morton on the 25 man roster A.J. Burnett was placed on the Disabled List with a calf strain. Releasing Contreras opens up the 40 man…