Found September 26, 2012 on
New York Mets
From the start of things on Tuesday in New York, it didn’t look as if the efficient Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound. He’s shown two different sides since the Pirates acquired him from Houston at the trade deadline. At the beginning he was trying to do too much and justify the trade resulted in him struggling. But once he got more comfortable, Rodriguez went on a solid streak for Pittsburgh.
After tossing two innings in the Pirates’ 19-inning win in St. Louis, Rodriguez went on to allow three earned runs or less in five of his next six starts. Two of those were shutouts, and the lefty only struggled in one during that stretch, a four-run four frame outing against Milwaukee.
“Initially he was just overcharged and over-amped,” Manager Clint Hurdle said. “He’s settled in very well. He’s pitched good ballgames. He’s mixed his pitches well, especially against some teams that are very tough against left-handers…He’s pitched very effectively. I actually think that he’s getting the ball in
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Baseball America released their top 20 prospects for the 2012 Gulf Coast League season, with the Pittsburgh Pirates placing four players in the rankings. The four players were Wyatt Mathisen, Dilson Herrera, Tyler Glasnow, and Jin-De Jhang. Scouting reports can be viewed here, and the list for non-subscribers can be seen here.
Mathisen came in ranked 5th on the list. The catcher...
Last week the Pirates and State College did not renew their affiliation agreement for 2013. This forced the Pirates into accepting a two year affiliation agreement with Jamestown in the New York-Penn League, a confusing misnomer considering that there are teams in Ohio, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, and Vermont, as well. Jamestown is widely regarded as having a sub-par...
The Pirates lineup continues to struggle to be consistent over their last several weeks. After belting out 18 hits in the win on Sunday, it looked as if maybe the team had found a spark to finish off the season strong. That wasn’t the case against the New York Mets on Monday at Citi Field.
Not until the eighth inning were the Pirates able to plate a run off the Mets bullpen. Andrew...
I want you to imagine, just for one second, that on April 1st someone would've told you that by September 26th, Pedro Alvarez and Andrew McCutchen would both have 30 home runs and Garrett Jones would have 25. After you had some time to process that information, that same person would tell you that Wandy Rodriguez would have five wins as a Pittsburgh Pirate on that same date. ...
While I started gathering thoughts for my post about Neal Huntington's future with the Pirates over the weekend, I kept getting stuck on the idea of how much blame a front office (or a coaching staff, or the players, or anyone really) should get for a collapse like the one the Pirates have endured this season. This is not to say that no one deserves blame for this sort of thin...
The Pirates struck early tonight, Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones each homered, and the pitching was just good enough to give Wandy Rodriguez and the Pirates a 10-6 win over the Mets. Wandy had a very rough start to the game, giving up 3 consecutive hits to start off the 1st inning, 2 of them [...]
Pirates (75-77) at Mets (69-83)
7:10 PM EST–Citi Field, New York
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TV: ROOT Sports
Once again, the Pirates’ schedule is giving them a great opportunity to pick up some wins against a bad team. The Mets have been awful lately; they’re coming off a sweep of the Marlins, but before that they lost 11 of 12. They’re miserable at home, too (they have fewer...
The Pirates and Mets play again tonight, as the Pirates gun for their second straight win, which is apparently something that baseball teams are capable of doing from time to time. Jeremy Hefner is starting for the Mets. You may remember him as that guy that was on the Pirates' 40-man roster for no reason anyone could understand for two weeks this winter, then was gone. He'...
Another recap for your reading pleasure. Please, take pleasure in reading the recap, since you couldn’t possibly take any out of watching the game. First Pitch: 7:10 PM EST Where To Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, SNY Collin McHugh, RHP (25) Time to get another pitcher their first win. This is something the whole team can [...]