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If the Pittsburgh Pirates are to finish over .500 this season for the first time since 1992, fans may point to the 7th inning of last night’s 11-7 Pirates’ win over the Philadelphia Phillies as a turning point. The situation was bleak. Losers of 3 in a row, and on the verge of being swept by their cross-state rivals. Having seen their 6-run lead shrink to only 1, runners on 1st and 2nd, and still no outs for the Phillies.
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The Pirates called on RP Brad Lincoln, recently demoted back to the bullpen to clear a spot for SP Jeff Karstens’ return from the DL. With a tenacity as fierce as a vampire hunter, Lincoln promptly struck out Hunter Pence, forced Shane Victorino to fly out, and struck out pinch-hitter Jim Thome on 3 pitches, culminating in an extended staredown of Thome as he walked off the field. Boom. The Pirates added 3 more runs- 2 courtesy of CF Andrew McCutchen’s 1...
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The #Pirates have claimed INF/OF Oscar Tejeda off waivers from Boston and have assigned him to Double-A Altoona; LHP Doug Slaten DFA.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 27, 2012
It’s pretty amazing that the Pirates have cut ties with two left-handed reliever in two days, but I guess that just shows how much they thought of them. Yesterday, Daniel Moskos was DFA’d to make...
A.J. Burnett guided the Pittsburg Prates to a 5-4 triumph over the Phillies yesterday at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. The 35-year-old Burnett, who has gone 9-2 with a 3.31 ERA in 13 starts, managed to become the first Pirates … Continue reading →
A new catcher didn't affect A.J. Burnett's groove.
Burnett threw 6 2-3 sharp innings to win his eighth straight start, Casey McGehee hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 Thursday.
Pedro Alvarez also went deep for Pittsburgh, which split the four-game set in Philadelphia by winning the last two. The surprising Pirates, seeking...
Pittsburgh Pirates prospect (and last year's #1 pick) Gerrit Cole took a line drive to the face in the Altoona Curve's game against the Harrisburg Senators on Tuesday at Metro Bank Park. He stayed in...
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Tonight’s win was crazy, but it was a win nonetheless. It felt good to take a game in Philly. James McDonald pitched well; not perfectly, but he got the job done. Brad Lincoln was tonight’s savior out of the bullpen. Michael McKenry continued his offensive tear, going 2-4 with 4 RBIs. Offensively, he has more [...]
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Clint Barmes, pinch-hitter Alex Presley and Garrett Jones each homered in a four-run sixth inning that snapped a tie, and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 14-5 in a game that began in 101-degree heat Friday night.
Andrew McCutchen had four of the Pirates' season-high 19 hits, the last a three-run homer off Marc Rzepczynski in the ninth. McCutchen...
Pirates (40-35) at Cardinals (40-36)
8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis
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The Pirates are in St. Louis to finish out this road trip against the Cardinals.
This figures to be an extremely tough series for the Bucs, at least to me. They won’t get to send Burnett or McDonald to the hill (although avoiding Burnett in St. Louis may be a...
Chase Utley homered in his first at-bat of the season, but the Pittsburgh Pirates spoiled his return by connecting three times and beating the Philadelphia Phillies 11-7 Wednesday night.
Michael McKenry hit a three-run homer and Andrew McCutchen and Casey McGehee also went deep for Pittsburgh.
Utley missed the first 76 games this year because of a chronic problem in both knees...
What a fun game to watch. In honor of John Wehner’s birthday, the Pirates pounded out nineteen hits and scored 14 runs. Kevin Correia’s start wasn’t great, but it was all the Buccos needed. The scoring started early with a 1st inning 2-run single from Neil Walker. Andrew McCutchen was just a triple short of [...]
At the 75 game mark, the Pirates are a game behind the Reds and a half-game ahead of the Cardinals in the NL Central heading into Busch Stadium Mark 3 for a weekend series. This is about as big as baseball gets for a team that hasn't had a winning season since 1992. Unfortunatey for the Buccos, AJ Burnett and James McDonald both pitched to close out the Phillies series, which...
Unfortunately, Rod only played in 2 games this week. One was great, the other not so much. Monday’s 1st-inning injury cut Rod’s week short. Last Friday, June 22, Rod was 2-3 with a run scored. He followed Pedro Alvarez’s leadoff single with a single of his own to center field, and then AJ Burnett came [...]