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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 start,” Correia said after picking up the win. “It really doesn’t even feel like the season is going to be over in a couple days when you’re coming into today knowing you’re going to pitch. I’ll take a few weeks to kind of not think about baseball and then I’ll figure whatever’s going to happen out. It really doesn’t enter your mind when you’re pitching.”
After putting up zeros over his first three innings and holding Atlanta to just one hit over that span, the Braves were able to scratch across home plate in the fourth. Doubles did the damage against Corriea, whose second extra-base hit to left field by Ju
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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...
Last week the Pittsburgh Pirates placed four prospects in the top 20 of Baseball America’s 2012 Gulf Coast League list. This week their lower level prospects received more recognition from Baseball America, placing three prospects on the 2012 New York Penn League top 20 list. The list can be seen here, and scouting reports can be read here for subscribers.
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It took a while –10 big league starts and 67.2 innings to be exact — for Jeff Locke to notch his first Major League win, but the lefty rookie was able to get that notch that in his solid final start of the 2012 season.
Locke has come a long way from the left-hander that made his Major League debut with Pittsburgh last September against the now Miami Marlins. Locke tossed 16...
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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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...
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...
Starling Marte broke into the Major Leagues with a bang. The Pirates outfielder homered on July 26 to deep left-center field in Houston on the first swing of his major league career.
The Pirates came up with a nice victory on Monday night…and while it didn’t matter for them, they set off a celebration in Washington D.C. because the Braves loss clinched the NL East for the Nationals. So it was kind of relevant.
Jeff Locke finally earned his first major league win, and he certainly deserved it. He was uncharacteristically wild (five walks) but for the first...
I hope the Pirates sweep the Braves. Not because I want their record to improve. At this point that doesn’t matter. Mostly because I can’t stand the Braves or that d-bag Chipper Jones. I want the Chipper Jones retirement tour to go bad. I want his career to end on a sour note. I know, [...]
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...