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It appeared that the girls on the Baldwin (Pa.) High School softball team’s dreams of tournament glory would be snuffed out before they even had the chance to take the field. After raising $10,000 so the team could attend and participate in the Cal Ripken Experience softball tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. this coming weekend, [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Final: Pirates 6, Red Sox 5
WP: Evan Meek
LP: Andrew Bailey
SV: Juan Cruz
Matt “The Hit Collector” Hague went 2 for 3 with a 2-run homer, his 3rd of the spring. Hague survived the last round of cuts and is still in the running for an outside shot at nabbing one of the club’s final bench spots.
Josh Harrison, who is also competing for one of the last bench spots went 2 for 3...
I was going to do a list of “predictions for this season,” but I figured something like this deserved a post of its own.
Last season, Andrew McCutchen hit .259/.364/.456 with a WAR (Wins Above Replacement) of 5.7 at age 24. Statistically, it was the best season by a Pirate since Jason Bay hit .306/.402/.559 with a WAR of 6.1 in 2005. Some may look at those numbers and say...
I have written a lot of positive things about Garrett Jones this offseason. I have made claims that he is much better than people think and can actually be an above average league hitter if used correctly (in a platoon role). The complaints about the Pirates not signing Derrek Lee or Carlos Pena are foolish because the Pirates could very well get similar production out of Jones...
As the season draws nearer, I'll be running a loosely affiliate series of posts that look at the things that most interest me in the upcoming 2012 season.If you'll forgive the science analogy, Jose Tabata has always reminded me of a stem cell. That's because for a very long time, people have looked at him and projected any number of things onto him, making it seem like...
Pittsburgh Pirates righthander A.J. Burnett is scheduled to throw a simulated game Saturday.
Burnett, who is recovering from surgery to repair a fractured right orbital bone, threw 52 pitches in a bullpen session Wednesday.
He was injured when he was struck in the right eye by a ball during a bunting drill on Feb. 29. Burnett underwent surgery March 2, with his recovery time estimated...
Let's go back to 2009. The Pirates starting infield was Adam LaRoche - Freddy Sanchez - Jack Wilson - Andy LaRoche. Sanchez and Wilson would be traded in the middle of that season, which then left Ronny Cedeno and some combination of Ramon Vazquez, Delwyn Young, and Luis Cruz to handle the second base position. While Cedeno seemed to be a guy that could be competent at...
Pirates (6-9) at Yankees (8-9)
7:05 PM EST–Steinbrenner Field, Tampa
TV: YES, MLB.TV, MLB Network (on delay at midnight)
Radio: 93.7 The Fan
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
The Bucs are in Tampa for a prime time contest against the Yanks tonight. You can watch on MLBTV if you have it, or on the MLB Network at midnight.
Today’s lineup could be the Opening Day lineup…
The Bucs defeated Boston today at McKechnie Field.
At the plate:
Matt Hague and Nate McLouth homered.
Hague also had another hit and is up to .429 this spring.
Josh Harrison had two hits, including a double.
On the mound:
Kevin Correia finally had a rocky outing: 5 innings, 8 hits, 4 runs, 1 strikeout.
Joel Hanrahan and Juan Cruz pitched scoreless innings.
Evan Meek pitched two...
Last week Southern Sky Air & Tours LLC., the parent company of Myrtle Beach, SC based airline Direct Air, filed for bankruptcy protection. Direct Air stopped service earlier in the week partially due to not being able to pay fuel bills and reportedly will not take to the skies again until the middle of May. The smaller airline [...]
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Final: Yankees 10, Pirates 3
WP: Mariano Rivera (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Erik Bedard (0-1, 6.23 ERA
Andrew McCutchen looks like he’s ready for the season. He went 2 for 3 with a 2-run shot off Michael Pineda in the 1st inning. I am really excited about Cutch’s 2012 season and will have an article up tomorrow morning about just that.
Erik Bedard gave up 4 runs over 3 2/3 innings. He...
Here’s the seventh episode of the Roundtable Podcast with me, Jon from McEffect, Jim from North Side Notch, and Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog.
This week we discussed:
March Madness brackets
Thoughts on the last two bench spots
Evan Meek‘s struggles
Stat of the week: FIP
Predictions and projections for the position players
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New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates7:05Lineup1. Alex Presley, LF2. Jose Tabata, RF3. Andrew McCutchen, CF4. Neil Walker, 2B5. Garrett Jones, 1B6. Rod Barajas, C7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B8. Clint Barmes, SS9. Erik Bedard, SPPitchersErik BedardDaniel McCutchenDaniel MoskosJared HughesRyota Igarashi
The Pirates got beaten pretty badly last night by the Yankees. Erik Bedard made the starter, Andrew McCutchen homered, but the team lost 10-3 when all was said and done. Here's the recap. I wrote this piece on Garrett Jones late last night, so you probably missed it. If you haven't read the post I wrote the other day on Pedro Alvarez yet, you should check it out now.The Pirates...