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A season that was once filled with so much hope ended like it always has for the Pittsburgh Pirates since 1993 -- with a record under .500. The Pirates finished 79-83. While that marked their top win total since they also had 79 victories in 1999, it also extended the franchise's streak of losing seasons to 20, the major North American professional sports record for futility. After beating the Arizona Diamondbacks on Aug. 8, the Pirates were 63-47. The talk in the clubhouse and among fans wasn't whether the Pirates would break their streak of losing seasons but if they would get to the postseason. Alas, everything went awry as the Pirates collapsed. They went 16-36 the rest of the way. "Nobody saw this coming," first baseman/outfielder Garrett Jones said. "Everybody is pretty ticked off." Having the most wins in 13 years provided little consolation for Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen, who figures to finish high in the National League Mos...
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A.J. Burnett didn’t have his best stuff in the final game of the 2012 season on Wednesday, but that didn’t stop the home crowd from giving him a standing ovation when he walked off the mound in the two-run sixth inning.
The frame was highlighted with a pinch-hit single to leadoff the inning from veteran Chipper Jones in his last regular season at-bat before hanging up his cleats...
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Kevin Correia walked off the mound with two-outs in the seventh inning to a warm applause from the home crowd at PNC Park. The right-hander held the postseason bound Atlanta Braves to just one run in what is likely his final start as a Pittsburgh Pirate.
“I don’t think about any contract stuff or where I’m going to be at until after my last...
At the start of the year I ran a few polls, asking for over/under predictions on several key topics for the 2012 Pirates season. Now that the season is over, I thought it would be a good time to look back and see the results of some of those key story lines.
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There’s been a lot of frustration with the Pittsburgh Pirates in recent weeks. The team went from 16 games over .500 at the end of July, to clinching their 20th losing season in a row on Sunday. The frustration has brought on a lot of criticism. A lot of that criticism is warranted. But some of the criticism has been a bit of a reach, which is confusing. There are things you can...
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.
A day after being eliminated from the NL East division title race, the wild-card Braves rested several regulars and shuffled players in and out of the lineup...
The Pittsburgh Pirates insist they're headed in the right direction even after the franchise's record streak of consecutive losing seasons hit 20.
The Pirates finished 79-83, matching their best record in 20 years, but the players know they let a promising season slip away.
Manager Clint Hurdle pointed to the breakout season for All-Star centerfielder Andrew McCutchen,...
Kevin Correia pitched effectively into the seventh inning, Garrett Jones homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates won consecutive games for the first time in four weeks, beating the Atlanta Braves 5-1 Tuesday night.
A day after being eliminated from the NL East division title race, the wild-card Braves rested several regulars and shuffled players in and out of the lineup throughout the...
One of the side effects of the Pirates losing for 20 years in a row is that baseball carries on without them once the regular season is over. For that reason, I usually try to find a post-season team to pull for, as I’m sure any other baseball fan does.
I usually go with the underdogs or the small market teams. That seems to be another common trend. This year, that’s the Oakland...
They are going to finish 80-82. That is actually quite funny. They are going to end the season with a sweep of the Braves and just one win away from breaking the losing streak. I hate them all. It’s the last game though, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t think it was [...]
The Bucs’ 2012 season ended with a bit of whimper on Wednesday afternoon, as they lost in a lifeless fashion that was representative of much of their play in August and September. The loss dropped their final record to 79-83.
A.J. Burnett had an uninspiring final start, as the Braves singled him to death and stole three key bases. He ended up allowing all four runs in just 5.2...
Well the 2012 season is coming to an end today as the Pirates are getting ready to try and finish their campaign off with a three game sweep of the Atlanta Braves, who will be playing in the one-game Wild Card playoff on Friday after a season in which they won 93 or 94 games. The fact that a 93/94 team might be eliminated by the 87/88 win Cardinals in a one-game playoff is absolutely...