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Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates and their miserable offense will go head-to-head with potential Cy Young candidate Ian Kennedy in Arizona. The game will start a 9:40 PM in the Eastern Time Zone. Can you stay awake for the whole game? Why would you want to?Â Well, I'llÂ probably be awake for the whole game, because that's how I roll. So take the challenge with me and with other crazy Pirate fans. Jeff Karstens goes for the Bucs. Maybe something unexpectedly good will happen!Â
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#Pirates closer Joel Hanrahan (tight hammy) likely not back in action until Friday.
â Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 18, 2012
I guess it could be worse.
The Piratesâ bullpen will already be depleted due to having to pitch eight innings on Tuesday night and will now be without their best pitcher in the series finale against Arizona.
Hanrahan âtweakedâ his hamstring...
Chris Young is off to another strong start, and there's good reason to believe he can keep it going against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Young has keyed the Arizona Diamondbacks' best start in four years heading into the opener of a 10-game homestand Monday night against the Pirates.
Having a hot bat out of the gate is nothing new for Young. He hit .302 with three homers and...
Ian Kennedy has carried his regular-season success from last year over to the beginning of 2012.
The right-hander looks to win his third straight start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks continue their home success against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
Though Kennedy (2-0, 2.84 ERA) went 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts against Milwaukee in the 2011 NL division series...
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 isnât without merit, though. Coleâs heater tops out at 102 mph and he counters with a deadly slider and a plus change. His arsenal...
The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 in front of yours truly and 19,197 other people on Tuesday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona.
ï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żï»żThe win improved the Pirates to 4-7 and moved their magic number to 77 games inÂ pursuitÂ of achieving my lofty preseason expectations of the Bucs- a non losing season after 19 consecutive...
The Pirates found some more two-out magic last night, rallying late in the game to beat the Diamondbacks 2-1Â to win a series for the first time since they opened the year against the Phillies. This was a big game for the Buccos to try to erase what had been a godÂ awful road trip and gain some momentum coming back home.
The Diamondbacks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning after...
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 [...]
Who would have guessed that the lowest scoring team in baseball would only score one run in a 5-1 loss to the Diamondbacks last night? Well, seeing as how the Pirates have scored more than just one run five times this year, it was a pretty safe bet.
For the third straight game, the Buccos scored first but theyâre 1-2 in those games and now 1-6 on the road, and overall theyâre...
It looked like the Pirates were ready to build some momentum coming off an encouraging victory on Sunday, but they werenât able to sustain their early surge and fell right back in to their giant offensive slump.
The Bucs jumped out to a quick lead in the first, but were only able to score once on three hits and a walk. Joe Saunders was not sharp early on, but Neil Walkerâs RBI...
Iâm going to say something out of the ordinary for me.Â Kevin Correia has to stay in the rotation. I can honestly say that I didnât have him pegged for the first win of the season.Â Oh well, I still think he is a marginal pitcher. First Pitch: 9:40 PM EST Where to Watch:Â Root [...]