Found April 18, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
Well I guess the question of what spot A.J. Burnett will take has probably been answered with Jeff Karstens being pulled due to shoulder inflammation. Some of these guys finally looked like Major League hitters, and if not for Jason Grilli giving up the lead would have beaten a very, very good pitcher in Ian [...]

Jeff Karstens to DL; Brad Lincoln recalled

#Pirates place RHP Jeff Karstens on 15-day DL and recall RHP Brad Lincoln from Class AAA Indianapolis. — Michael Sanserino (@msanserino) April 18, 2012   As you know, Jeff Karstens was pulled after just one inning in yesterday’s game at Arizona due to “shoulder inflammation.” He will be evaluated by team doctors tomorrow to determine just how bad the injury is. Obviously...

Bucs lose arms, win game

The Pirates were able to come away with a win in a very strange ballgame late Tuesday night in Arizona. They had to do so without two key pitchers, but got the job done. Jeff Karstens got two outs to start his night, then allowed three hits (two of them doubles) for two runs. That marked the third straight start in which Karstens allowed runs in the first inning. Still, it seemed...

Gerrit Cole and Oscar Taveras: Scouting the Unknown

Gerrit Cole | RHP, Pirates | Born: 9/8/1990 As the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, signed out of UCLA to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a bonus worth $8 million, Gerrit Cole has arrived in pro baseball with large expectations. The hype isn’t without merit, though. Cole’s heater tops out at 102 mph and he counters with a deadly slider and a plus change. His arsenal...

A.J. Pollock Benefits from Chris Young Injury

The Arizona Diamondbacks have gone fishing for a replacement for injured outfielder Chris Young. The organization purchased the contract of prospect A.J. Pollock from triple-A. Prior to the 2012 season the outfielder ranked as the 13th best player in the minor league system, which has one of the strongest collection of prospects in the game. He was the club’s first round pick...

Diamondbacks place Young, Blum on DL

The Arizona Diamondbacks placed outfielder Chris Young and infielder Geoff Blum on the 15-day disabled list before Wednesday's game against Pittsburgh and brought up outfielder A.J. Pollock and infielder Cody Ransom. Young, an NL All-Star in 2010, injured his right shoulder crashing into the padded wall in center for a catch in the fourth inning Tuesday. An MRI confirmed he...

Bottom of the Ninth: That Heath Crunch

Pittsburgh Pirates: Surprisingly, Juan Cruz toed the rubber in the ninth to earn the save for the Pirates Tuesday night. Initially there was no word as to the why. Eventually, we heard that Joel Hanrahan tweaked his hamstring on the last pitch of his outing against the Giants on Sunday. Hanrahan says he’s not going to be able to go until Friday or Saturday, at which point he could...

Young leaves in 4th after crash into wall

Arizona center fielder Chris Young has left the Diamondbacks' game against Pittsburgh after crashing hard into the wall. Young was injured in the fourth inning Tuesday night while tracking down a fly ball by Pittsburgh's Pedro Alvarez in left-center. Young made the catch, but hit the wall with his right shoulder and his arm in front of his body. He went down on the warning...

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Diamondbacks fan catches foul ball, saves his pizza and his girlfriend (Video)

An Arizona Diamondbacks fan caught a foul ball with his bare hand while holding a pizza in the other hand during Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Your browser does not support iframes. It happened in the bottom of the fourth inning as Diamondbacks outfielder Jason Kubel hit a foul ball behind home plate. The fan held his box of pizza with his left hand...
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