Found August 29, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
Where the hell did that come from? Recap.   First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where To Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, ESPN, FS-M   Joe Kelly, RHP (24) Whatta we have here? A 24 year old rookie contributing for the defending World Series champions? A young gun in a big role for a team in the [...]
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Pirates Weighing Options on Bedard’s Spot in Rotation

With Erik Bedard out of the rotation, the Pirates have several days to figure out how they plan on moving forward. The club has an off day on Thursday before opening up a three-game set in Milwaukee on Friday. Bedard’s spot in the rotation doesn’t come up until Saturday,  which is also September 1st when the Pirates can expand the rosters. “We’re still working through...

Gerrit Cole up to AAA, more promotions imminent

The Pirates have promoted top prospect and 2011 #1 overall pick Gerrit Cole to Triple-A Indy. The move came late last night and seemed somewhat unexpected, although upon further examination it makes plenty of sense. Cole won’t be joining the Pirates this year, but a number of Indianapolis arms will. The Indians are headed to the playoffs, and will have their roster purged a bit...

Pittsburgh Pirates September Callups Preview

As September 1st approaches, the Pirates organization is currently in a position unlike they have seen in the past. The club sits eight games over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second Wild Card Spot. When looking at which players to bring up to join the club in Pittsburgh, instead of just bringing up prospects to take a look at them, they could still possibly be...

First Pitch: It’s Time to Stop Playing it “Safe”

The Pirates have made some questionable roster moves during their playoff stretch. A lot of those moves seem as if the Pirates are afraid of playing younger players, and are more comfortable with veterans, even if the veterans aren’t putting up strong numbers. Consider that the Pirates stuck with Kevin Correia up until the trade deadline, even though Jeff Locke, Justin Wilson,...

Yadier Molina injured after being run over at home plate by Josh Harrison (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. During the second inning of the Cardinals game against the Pirates on Wednesday night, Pittsburgh’s Josh Harrison was trying to score on a single to right and decided to run through Yadier Molina to do so. While it looked vicious, the play was completely clean. Molina also happened to hold onto the ball and record the out. As you can see from...

Erik Bedard has been released, finally some accountability

Last year when the Pittsburgh Pirates released Lyle Overbay, I was surprised but I just took it for what it was worth. While Overbay was due a lot of money last year, there was a decent amount of roster turnover last year and once Derrek Lee was acquired there really was no need for Overbay. Now the Pirates have released Erik Bedard. I am honestly stunned that...

Irwin Pitches Six Scoreless Innings As Indians Shut Out Toledo

Indianapolis Indians  5,  Toledo Mud Hens  0 (Box)     Phil Irwin earned his second win tonight. Indians’ Phil Irwin made his third start since joining the Indians this evening at Fifth Third Field in Toledo, Ohio.  It was his most successful start of the three, as Irwin earned his second win with 6 scoreless innings of work, while striking out 7 batters.  His teammates...

Pirates Notebook: Pitching Blanks Cardinals; Weekend Rotation Set

The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff shined at PNC Park on Wednesday night. Wandy Rodriguez and the bullpen blanked St. Louis, which extended their consecutive scoreless streak to 21 frames. Not since the sixth inning of Monday night’s loss had the Cardinals plated a run off Pittsburgh’s arms. The feat was impressive considering the Cardinals entered game action on Wednesday...

Cardinals 4, Pirates 3

Matt Holliday hit a tiebreaking home run and Kyle Lohse won his eighth consecutive decision, leading the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. Holliday led off the sixth inning with his 24th homer, a drive to right field off A.J. Burnett that put St. Louis ahead for good at 3-2. Lohse (13-2) pitched five innings before being lifted following...

Pedro, JMac, lead Pirates to 9-0 win

The Pirates needed a win tonight.  They needed James McDonald to step up, and they needed the offense to step up.  Both sides took that seriously.  JMac pitched 7 shutout innings, and the Pirates’ 9 runs were highlighted by Pedro Alvarez’s 2 homeruns. JMac simply shut down the Cardinals lineup tonight.  He gave up just [...]

This Date in Pirates History: August 30

We have four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus two trades made during the Pirates run of NL East pennants from the early 1990′s. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland recaps an offensive battle between the 1951 Pirates and the team that went on to the World Series, the New York Giants. Later today, we will pay tribute to a Hall of Famer, who spent seven...

Minor League Schedule: 8/30/12

Luis Heredia will start tonight during State College’s doubleheader. It will likely be the next to last start of the season for Heredia, with six more days left in SC’s schedule after today. The second game of West Virginia’s doubleheader yesterday was suspended in the third inning. They will resume the game, prior to the start of today’s regularly schedule contest. The GCL...

I Think We See Signs of a Spine

Well helllloooo there Cardinals. Nice to meet you. Winning one run games? Coming from behind? Beating winning teams?After 5 months of playing opossum you've finally decided to come outside, did you? Nobody here is going to complain. That's for damn sure. Guess we just weren't expecting 3 of 4 from the Reds and Pirates on the road. I suppose we hoped for it, but definitely...

Nobody Likes Yadi When He's Angry (Except For Us, You Sillies!)

Oh, boy.   Man, oh man, oh man, they've really just gone and done it now, haven't they?  Hasn't anyone told the Pittsburgh Pirates about what happens when Yadier Molina feels the slightest bit disrespected or even just SORT OF pissed off??? NO ONE???  Really? That seems unfair, but I'm not here to complain. Because if history has anything to say about it, ...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.