Found May 20, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates #2 - 23.26* seconds [video] For the second time in two days, Pittsburgh's Andrew McCutchen hits two home runs. This time, however, McCutchen two bombs were responsible for all four runs in the Pirates' 4-3 victory over Prince Fielder and the Tigers. Slowest Trot: Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs - 26.12 seconds [video] Soriano walked away with the slowest trot on Saturday, but he wasn't the only one taking his time on the bases. David Ortiz, Carlos Lee, and Asdrubal Cabrera all had 25+ second trots as well, and none had any real excuse for the slow trots. They were just slow. Quickest Trot: David Murphy, Texas Rangers - 15.4 seconds [video] An inside-the-park home run from Murphy, helped immensely by Houston's outfielders. On the drive to right-center, the rightfielder dove for the ball right in front of the centerfielder, forcing the centerfielder to jump over him. The ...

Jason Grilli placed on Bereavement List; Jeff Locke recalled

The Pirates have placed RHP Jason Grilli on the bereavement list. LHP Jeff Locke has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012   Jason Grilli now becomes the 2nd Pirates player to have to be placed on the Bereavement list this season as he will leave the team for at least three days after the death of his wife’s grandfather. Jeff...

Andrew McCutchen blasts Bucs past Tigers

Final: Pirates 4, Tigers 3 WP: A.J. Burnett (2-2, 4.78 ERA) LP: Drew Smyly (1-1, 2.89 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (9, 3.07 ERA) If you hadn’t heard already, Andrew McCutchen likes facing left-handed pitchers. Going into today’s game, he was hitting .314/.390/.539 for his career against southpaws. Well, today he helped out those stats, with not one, but two 2-run home runs off the...

Pirates acquire Drew Sutton from Atlanta

#Pirates acquire infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta organization for cash considerations and assign him to Triple-A Indianapolis. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 20, 2012 The Pirates have acquired 28-year old utility infielder Drew Sutton from Atlanta for cash. With both Chase d’Arnaud and Jordy Mercer in AAA, he will probably serve as a backup unless one of those two...

Pirates 4, Tigers 3

Andrew McCutchen hit a pair of two-run homers and A.J. Burnett pitched six solid innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-3 win over the Detroit Tigers on Saturday. A day after Detroit's Justin Verlander took a no-hitter into the ninth while shutting out the Pirates, McCutchen went deep twice off Tigers rookie Drew Smyly (1-1). It was McCutchen's sixth career multihomer...

Pirates place Grilli on bereavement list

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Friday they have placed right-hander Jason Grilli on the MLB bereavement list. The Pirates have called up left-hander Jeff Locke from Class AAA Indianapolis. Locke has a 3-3 record with a 3.02 ERA in six Class AAA starts this season.

The Pirates' offense is a problem without an immediate solution

The Pirates' offense is bad this year. That's an understatement: they've got 118 runs in 41 games, which is an average of less than three runs per game. They're on pace to score 466 runs. As a franchise, the Pirates have never scored fewer than 567 runs in a 162 game season. Even the brutally bad Pirates of the 1950s never dropped below the 500 run mark. So yes, the...

Game 42 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Mets

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Correia's last stand?

Kevin Correia is taking the mound for the Pirates again this afternoon, even though it seems like everyone everywhere thinks this is a bad idea except for Clint Hurdle (and maybe Neal Huntington, who knows?). The Pirates have better options, most of Correia's starts have generally resembled ticking time bombs, and the Tigers' lineup is absolutely capable of just destroying...

Holy Lineup, Batman! New York Mets (22-19) @ Pittsburgh Pirates (19-22)

The Mets head to Pittsburgh to play a 3-game series against the Pirates at PNC Park.  Game 1 will be tonight, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 pm. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WFAN660AM.  Be sure to follow @MetsWFAN, @dailystache and @Meriwyn as well. That lineup…WOW. Starting pitchers Johan Santana and Erik Bedard have something in common.  Together, they are...

Turn back the clock night

On April 2, 2007, Erik Bedard and Johan Santana faced off on Opening Day in the Metrodome. Both pitchers were 28 years old, with Santana coming off of his second Cy Young Award and Bedard coming off of a breakout year that would help vault him to a career year in 2007. They were among the best the American League had to offer. In 2012, the duo will meet up in PNC Park tonight and...

GAMEDAY: Pirates vs. Mets

Mets (22-19) at Pirates (19-22) 7:05 PM EST—PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports The Bucs are back at PNC Park this week, and will kick off the homestand with a three-game set against the New York Mets. About the Mets: Most people didn’t expect a whole lot from the Mets in 2012, but they’ve been a pleasant surprise so far this year. Their pitching...

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for May 17 by Larry Granillo

Adam Jones hit another home run on Thursday. So it goes. Let's get right to the trots! Home Run of the Day: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates #2 - 22.33 seconds [video] All the talk from this game seemed to center around starting pitcher James MacDonald, who had a fantastic game. He didn't allow a hit until the sixth inning and struck out 11 batters in only 5 â
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