Found June 29, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
First off, sorry about the outage yesterday.  Things should be all fixed up now.  I’m sure you missed us. The Pirates have struggled thus far against the Cardinals.  They are 2-4 on the season and have lost both series.  St. Louis has outscored the Bucs 34-20 this season. With yesterday’s win the Pirates have not [...]

Baby Birds: Oscar Taveras is a high prized hitting prospect

St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras has been wowing the crowds at Hammons Field in Springfield, Missouri all season. - (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One of the most underrated prospects in minor league baseball is St. Louis Cardinals prospect outfielder Oscar Taveras.   Taveras is making quite a splash with AA Springfield this year. Taveras, who just turned 20, is playing...

GAMEDAY: Scorcher in St. Louis – Pirates at Cardinals

Pirates (40-35) at Cardinals (40-36) 8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports 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...

Current Pirates ace A.J. Burnett was nothing more than a tattooed mental midget with the Yankees in the Bronx

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 →

Cruddy Show recap: Panel believes Chris Carpenter will not return to hill this season

Chris Carpenter (Photo credit: Wikipedia) On Friday night the Cruddy Show made it's debut as a collection of distinguished, but yet very ordinary gentleman discussed recent topics in St. Louis sports. Corey "Cruddy" Rudd led a panel that included Anthony Wiber, Brad Bumpus, and Mike "Big Red" Levin through a "Six Pack of St. Louis Sports" questions...

A.J. Burnett sharp in Pirates win

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...

Barajas likes Bucs chemistry

Catcher Rod Barajas returned to the lineup Friday after sitting out three games with a bone bruise on his left knee. Barajas has been masterful in handling one of the best pitching staffs in the National League and has picked things up offensively. Barajas told's George Von Benko that he really likes the makeup of this Pirates team.

A Line Drive to the Neck is Not a Good Start for A Pitcher, Just ask Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Gerrit Cole

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... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Michael McKenry, Phillie killer

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 [...]

Game 77 Live Chat: Pirates vs Cardinals

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Beltran gets hit 2,000, Cards fall to Pirates

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...

MLB Insiders: St. Louis Cardinals

The Pirates open a three-game series in St. Louis on Friday night. Right-hander Kevin Correia will be on the hill for the Bucs. The Cards will toss right-hander Adam Wainwright.

A big series

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...

Barajas Bombs

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 [...]
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