Found June 02, 2013 on This Is Getting Old:
Sunday is kids day at PNC Park!  Maybe they can let some kids bat! A potential sweep at home?  Not good guys. At least the Pirates let fans watch another team not score. It falls to Jeanmar Gomez.  Undefeated Jeanmar Gomez.   Mr. Pirates don’t lose when I start Jeanmar Gomez.  Seven innings of three…

2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Dominican Summer League Preview

The 2013 Dominican Summer League begins play on Saturday, with both Pittsburgh Pirates affiliates in the league taking the field, one of them as the defending champions. The league has a 72 game schedule and runs through the end of August. While the Pirates have two different teams in the league, known as Pirates1 and Pirates2, the players they have in the Dominican Training Facility...

Pirates player hits home run out of ballpark, nearly hits a bicyclist

Pirates first baseman Garret Jones became only the second player ever to hit a home run ball out of PNC Park and into the Allegheny River. The eighth inning 2-run shot, which traveled a reported 468 feet, nearly took out a bicyclist on its way to the water. The only other blast to reach Allegheny River was by Daryle Ward of the Astros in 2002.  Pittsburgh would eventually win...

Pittsburgh Pirates Garrett Jones river home run nearly hit a cyclist (Video)

Yesterday, Pirates outfielder Garrett Jones became one of the few players to hit a home run out of PNC Park in Pittsburgh and into the Allegheny River behind the stadium. Jones blast came in the 8th inning against the Cincinnati Reds and keep eye on the below GIF as a cyclist riding along the street nearly gets hit by the long ball: (Courtesy of SB Nation)

Reds' Cueto overpowers Pirates

Neil Walker eyed Johnny Cueto's fastball and turned on it. Before the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman could get the bat out of his hands, the ball was nestled into the glove of Cincinnati first baseman Joey Votto. In one motion, Walker flipped his bat in faux disgust, then turned back toward the dugout. ''You hit a ball hard and sometimes you see that it's the...

Game 56 Preview: Pirates vs. Reds

Reds (34-21) at Pirates (34-21) 7:15 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gameday TV: FOX The Bucs look to bounce back tonight against the Reds in front of the first Saturday concert crowd of the season. Kool & the Gang will perform after the game and these things tend to draw huge crowds regardless of who’s playing, so expect a near sellout despite the Pens game across town tonight...

Minor League Schedule: McDonald Gets His Second Rehab Start

James McDonald will be on the hill tonight for Altoona, hoping his second rehab start goes much better than his first. Two new teams on the schedule today as the Dominican Summer League season gets under way. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page...

First Pitch: Who Should the Pirates Consider For an Extension?

Rob Biertempfel of the Trib reported tonight that Scott Boras would be open to a long-term deal involving Pedro Alvarez and the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the article, Biertempfel quoted Frank Coonelly and Scott Boras, who both said they’d be open to the discussions. That doesn’t mean much, since discussions are far from a deal. The more important thing is what is said during the...

Reds OF Chris Heisey making good progress

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Chris Heisey may be ready for a second attempt at a rehab assignment shortly after doing some running over the weekend with no problems. Mark Sheldon of reports that Heisey ran on Saturday to test the injured right hamstring and was delighted that he had no problems on Sunday.  "It felt incredible," Heisey said on Sunday. "...

Minor League Schedule: Morton On Rehab, Glasnow Tries To Bounce Back In Lakewood

Charlie Morton will make a rehab start for Indianapolis tonight, in what should be his last outing before joining the Pirates. In Lakewood today, Tyler Glasnow will try to get back on track after a shaky outing earlier in the week that saw him walk seven batters. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make the game up today as part of a doubleheader. Two new teams on the schedule...

Reds hold steady in latest power rankings

The Reds held steady at No. 3 in the latest batch of MLB Power Rankings unveiled Monday by Cincinnati has now sat there for three weeks in a row. Entering play on Monday, Dusty Baker's bunch is tied for the third-best record in baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates at 35-22, a team in which they nearly swept over the weekend if it hadn't been for a late-game meltdown...

2013 MLB Draft Scouting Reports Part Four

Taking a look at another five potential Cincinnati Reds draft picks.

Arroyo goes 8 innings, Reds beat Rockies 3-0

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo limited the NL's most prolific offense to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a two-run homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Monday night. The Reds have three shutouts in their last four games. They've blanked out six of their last 21 opponents, tying them with...

Reds 2, Pirates 0

Mike Leake continued his recent run of strong pitching by working six scoreless innings Saturday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0. Leake (5-2) scattered seven hits as the Pirates stranded seven runners during his six innings. He had five strikeouts and one walk. In his last four starts, Leake has gone 3-0 with a 0.27 ERA, allowing only one run in 33 innings...

Minor League Game Review – 6/2/13

Tony Cingrani threw 7 innings for Louisville but took a no decision in an eventual Bats loss on Sunday.

Surviving and Thriving

In recent months there have been a couple of possible threats to Mike Leake’s spot in the Cincinnati rotation. After his last four starts he’s not only solidified his spot, but he’s now becoming one of the more reliable pitchers in a very reliable rotation.
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