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Raise the Jolly Roger!:
THOSE were the Pirates we came to know and love during the past few weeks. After falling behind yet again at Miller Park, the Bucs pulled off a big comeback and managed to shut Milwaukee down late to get out of Wisconsin with a rare victory.
Jeanmar Gomezâs start went about how most expected it to go. He labored early on and only managed to go four innings and gave up a couple runs, but at least managed to keep the Pirates in the game. After allowing an early run and loading the bases in the first, he got out of it without further damage and followed with zeroes in the next two innings. In the fourth, Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt hit back-to-back homers. Whatever, 3-1. Justin Wilson took care of the next two innings with relative ease, getting the Bucs to the seventh down just two.
The more frustrating thing early on in the game was the Bucsâ inability to do much off rookie Hiram Burgos. Well, except for Pedro Alvarez and Michael McKenry, who crushed solo homers in the secon...
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Each week we run our âTop Performersâ series, looking at the best pitchers and hitters from the previous week. This year we will also be recapping each month in order to award the Pitcher and Player of the month.Â Below are the average pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Piratesâ farm system from the month of April. The rankings include every pitcher who made at least four...
The PNC Park jumbotron has introduced the Piratesâ lineup with some strange and cheesy videos in the past (such as this one), but when I saw this new one on Youtube I couldnât stop laughing:
So much awkwardness. Some players (Gaby Sanchez) embraced the silly Saturday Night Live theme, some (Pedro Alvarez and Clint Barmes) clearly wanted nothing to do with it, and some (Wandy...
MILWAUKEE -- Rickie Weeks was frustrated, so he picked up the phone and called Brewers hitting coach Johnny Narron.
He doesn't usually like to get early work in unless it's after a day off, but Weeks met Narron at the park at 12:30 and went to work in the cage and then on the field during batting practice.
It's hard to know if his diligent efforts paid off Tuesday night...
Fransisco Liriano is scheduled to make his season debut with the Pittsburgh Pirates on May 11. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle delivered the news to reporters on Wednesday.
Liriano signed a one year deal with the Pirates in the offseason but has been working his way back from a fractured right arm. The pitcher reportedly injured himself while trying to scare his kids on Christmas morning...
We are now in the 12th weekend of the college season and the start of the amateur draft is now just five weeks away. The Pirates have the #9 and #14 picks in the upcoming June draft. Throughout the college/HS season, leading up to the draft, we will cover the interesting players that are being discussed in the Pirates draft range. There will also be daily notes on past picks by the...
In Altoona this morning, Jameson Taillon will get the start, trying to get back on track after two subpar outings. Today in Indianapolis, Phil Irwin will make his first appearance since his major league debut on April 14th against the Reds. Bradentonâs game Tuesday night was suspended in the seventh inning with the score tied 4-4 and Brevard County batting. They finished the game...
Pirates (15-11) at Brewers (13-11)
8:10 PMâMiller Park, Milwaukee
The Bucs will look to get rid of the Miller Park demons tonight as they take on the Brewers in game two of this series. The recent trend for the Pirates has been losing the first game of a series and coming back to win it, so hopefully that continues. I think even one win in the next two...
(Photo: Mike McGinnis)
Listening to yesterdayâs Brewers/Pirates game on the radio, it was pretty hard to ignore fans turning on John Axford, who took the loss after giving up four runs in the eighth inning.Â Given the circumstances, reports like this one by Adam McCalvyÂ indicate Axford was pretty magnanimous about the whole thing:
âFans are fans,â Axford said. â...
In what has almost become a trend, the Pirates used late-game heroics to win a game. What has not been a trend is Pittsburgh winning at Miller Park, which thanks to a four-run eighth inning they did on Wednesday with a 6-4 win against the Brewers.
Pedro Alvarez hit his fifth home run of the season in Wednesdayâs win against the Brewers. Photo credit: David Hague
With the Pirates...
The Milwaukee Brewers have activated infielder Jeff Bianchi from the 15-day disabled list.
The Brewers made the move Thursday. A day earlier, they sent outfielder Khris Davis to Triple-A Nashville.
The 25-year-old Bianchi started the season on the disabled list after dealing with a case of bursitis in his left hip. During a 15-game rehab assignment with Double-A Huntsville and...
This game looked like it was going to be a disaster. Jeanmar Gomez struggled through the first inning with some awful defense behind him, but somehow escaped with only a 1-0 deficit. Pedro Alvarez erased that quickly with one swing of his bat, but then Gomez served up back-to-back homers to Carlos Gomez and Yuniesky Betancourt (the second time in this series they've gone back...
MILWAUKEE -- It was just one of those days for Wily Peralta. One inning filled with a whole lot of bad luck left him with a pitching line unworthy of how he pitched.
While Peralta didn't pitch great, he didn't deserve to give up six runs and 11 hits in just 4 13 innings. The Cardinals scored all six of their runs in a 6-5 victory off Peralta with two outs in the third inning...
MILWAUKEE -- The game of baseball offers quite a few moments that are bizarre and sometimes just plain unlucky.
Michael Gonzalez's relief pitching debut with the Brewers on April 3 certainly qualified as both. After Gonzalez walked the leadoff hitter, a perfect bunt single followed putting two on with nobody out. Rockies left fielder Carlos Gonzalez followed with a broken bat...
If itâs not enough to fall on your ass in front of a stadium full of people while retrieving a bat from Ryan Braun, thereâs always Aramis Ramirez to point it out to everybody.
Trey Hillman and Don Mattingly want to phone the Dodgers bullpen, get dog instead
Umpire Ron Kulpa and the pump fake strike three call, Carlos Villanueva confused
Hereâs Justin Sellers showing...
Jeanmar Gomez will start on Wednesday. Photo credit: David Hague
According to Michael Sanserino and Rob Biertempfel, the Pirates will move Jonathan Sanchez to the bullpen and have Jeanmar Gomez start on Wednesday.
#Pirates move Jonathan Sanchez to bullpen. Jeanmar Gomez will start Wednesday.
â Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 29, 2013
Gomez will start Wed for #pirates. JSanchez...