Found August 07, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Charlie Morton retired his final 11 batters over seven strong innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates maintained the best record in the majors with a 4-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. Morton (4-3) shook off a shaky beginning in which he allowed six hits over his first three-plus innings to beat Miami for the second time in an 11-day span. Morton, who also had an RBI single, did not walk a batter and had five strikeouts in allowing two runs on six hits. Justin Wilson pitched a perfect eighth, and Mark Melancon was aided by Neil Walker's catch on Giancarlo Stanton's line drive in earning his seventh save. Andrew McCutchen homered for the Pirates (69-44), who have won four straight and are a season-high 25 games over .500.

Charlie Morton Grounds Marlins in 4-2 Pirates Victory

Charlie Morton was dropping his sinker and curveball below the Marlins bats in a winning effort. Charlie Morton is the ground ball. The ground ball, Charlie. Morton played grounders for seven innings of Pittsburgh’s 4-2 win over the Miami Marlins. The Pirates starter faced 25 Marlins batters, saw 20 of his pitches put into play and 15 ground balls to produce a quality start. He...

Prospect Watch: Tyler Glasnow Sets a Record; Kris Johnson Pitches a Gem

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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...

Baseball America Releases Their Best Tools Lists; Several Pirates Mentioned

Baseball America released their Best Tools lists for each level in the 2013 season. Below are the links to each level’s article, along with the Pirates who received recognition. Pittsburgh All of the Pirates awards were NL only. Pedro Alvarez was named as having the third best power, behind Carlos Gonzalez and Giancarlo Stanton. Andrew McCutchen received a lot of recognition in...

McCutchen homers after mom sings anthem

Video: Good night for the Cutch family

The Debate: Should Jameson Taillon Be a September Callup?

Jameson Taillon has only made one start at the Triple-A level. That start was rough at first, with three earned runs in the first inning before Taillon settled down. He has time to make about five more starts before the end of the Triple-A regular season. Therefore, it’s probably too early to talk about him making the jump to the majors. But that discussion started long before...

Minor League Schedule: Pimentel Looks to Recover From Poor Outing

In Indianapolis tonight, Stolmy Pimentel takes the mound trying to bounce back from a poor start in which he gave up seven earned runs to Louisville. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap...

First Pitch: The Bench Has (Almost) Been Fully Upgraded

One of the big areas of need for the Pirates leading up to the deadline was the bench. For a long stretch the Pirates had a weak hitting bench, with Michael McKenry, Brandon Inge, Clint Barmes, and Travis Snider all struggling to hit. The only other hitter on the bench was either Gaby Sanchez, who can’t hit right-handers, or Garrett Jones, who can’t hit left-handers, depending...

DSL Prospect Watch: Henriquez Continues Strong Pitching in Win Over Rockies

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 5, Rockies 2 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (2-1,...

Prospect Watch: Andrew Lambo Adds Two More Home Runs

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 mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...

Pirates 5, Marlins 4

They did it again. Another win. Another comeback. Another Russell Martin walk-off. The result: a sweep, a 9-2 homestand, the best record in baseball, and a four game lead in the division.  Just incredible. Early in the afternoon, this wasn’t shaping up to be a great day for the Bucs. Andrew McCutchen had been scratched with a sore shoulder, Gerrit Cole wasn’t sharp in the first...

Game 112: Pirates 4 Marlins 3

One of my all-time favorite Pittsburgh Pirate memories of the early 1990s is the Curtis Wilkerson Grand Slam game. The name is pretty explanatory, but the Pirates entered the ninth inning down 1-0 against the Cardinals in a mid-September game, and after they tied the game up at one, utilityman Wilkerson stepped up against Lee Smith with the bases loaded and hit a walkoff grand slam...

Pirates sweep Marlins with third-straight comeback win

Russell Martin's RBI single down the left-field line scored Josh Harrison in the 10th inning and gave the Pirates a 5-4 walk-off victory against the Marlins this afternoon at PNC Park. It was the ninth walk-off win of the season for the Pirates and their second in the past three games. Harrison scored the game-winning run both times. He led off the inning off Miami reliever...

Pirates 4, Marlins 3

This team is unbelievable. The Bucs found yet another crazy way to win a wild game, and this time Josh Harrison was the hero. Josh Harrison, Mr. Super Utility, the 25th man who has been back and forth between Pittsburgh and Indy all season, leads off the ninth with an opposite field walk-off homer…just his second of the season. Hey, at this point, why not? J-Hay’s sudden and...

Game 112: Pirates vs. Marlins Recap

Source: FanGraphs Clever, witty, a cool fact, a question. These are normal things that are used to lead into a blog post or any form of writing for that matter. Well not tonight. I got nothing. The Pittsburgh Pirates have left me speechless. Every time you think that they have won a game in every…

The mirror series

This Marlins series is strange. The Pirates and Marlins played each other not even two weeks ago, and this second incarnation of the first series is happening with the same exact pitching matchups that we saw over the weekend in Miami ten-odd days ago. Tonight, Tom Koehler and Charlie Morton match up after giving us the only poorly pitched game in Pirates-Marlins Round 1. The Pirates...
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