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Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including a player who was around for just one game, and a shortstop for the first team in franchise history to win an NL pennant. We also have one trade of note and John Fredland, in his Jolly Roger Rewind, takes a look at an extra innings affair from 35 years ago against the Cubs.
On this date in 1971, the Pirates traded pitcher Ed Acosta and outfielder Johnny Jeter to the San Diego Padres in exchange for pitcher Bob Miller. Jeter was 26 at the time, coming off a season in which he served as a backup outfielder for the Pirates, hitting .238 with 12 RBI’s and 27 runs scored in 85 games. He had also played briefly for the Pirates in 1969, but in 1971, he had spent the entire year in AAA for the Pirates, hitting .324 with 36 steals and 17 homers in 138 games. Acosta was a 27 year old, tall righty, with only three games of major league experience, those coming with the 1970 Pirates. He was also in AAA in 1971 for the ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jeff Locke will serve as the long man in the Pirates’ bullpen.
Jeff Locke was promoted to Pittsburgh on Wednesday to provide the club with a volume of innings if the team needs him. With Correia making the spot start against Arizona, and Jason Grilli deemed unavailable in relief due to pitching on back-to-back nights, the bullpen was short arms.
The left-hander has been a starter...
Jeff Locke was impressive in his 2012 debut for the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. The left-hander, who was recalled on Wednesday, was promoted to serve the club with length from the bullpen — a role that he’s never been called upon to do in his professional career.
But the 24-year-old looked nothing like a rookie on the mound in Pittsburgh.
“I think there’s nerves anytime...
Indianapolis Indians 3, Charlotte Knights 0
It still counts.
Justin Wilson pitched a no-hitter.
Even though the game was cut short, after 7.5 innings due to a thunderstorm, Justin Wilson still gets to count this game as a no-hitter.
Wilson pitched eight no-hit innings, including one in the pouring rain, before the game was halted. In fact, he simply mowed down the...
Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the man who held the single season AB record for 33 years. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a big comeback by the Pirates from the 1979 season.
Al Pedrique (1960) Shortstop for the 1987-88 Pirates. He was signed by the Mets in 1978 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. For a time, it looked like...
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James McDonald has struggled the second half of the season. The McDonald that Pittsburgh saw in the first half of the season was impressive. He entered the break with just a 2.37 ERA and looked to be the club’s ace of the staff. His evolution drew so much attention that some were surprised he wasn’t chosen to pitch in the All-Star game for the National League...
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The website was up and gone so quickly that if you weren’t talking Pirates’ baseball today, you probably missed it. Luckily, at first gazing upon the sheer idiocy of the concept myself, I immediately preserved a screen shot, like an astronomer wtinessing the sudden, unexpected beauty of a collapsing...
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.93) - DNP
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP
3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) - DNP
4. Alen Hanson, SS, West Virginia...
Twenty years ago this season the Pittsburgh Pirates were the team to beat. With two straight seasons (’90-’91) of winning at least 95 games, the Pirates entered the 1992 season with the hopes of continuing their dominance and hopefully a World Series championship. What they didn’t expect was that the ’92 season would be their last season as one of the top...
It’s been two weeks since the last time Kevin Correia made a start for Pittsburgh. He was moved into the bullpen when the club acquired Wandy Rodriguez a few days before the trade deadline. Correia made one appearance during that span in relief, where he struggled and allowed four earned over two frames, in adjusting to the new role. Not since when he was with the San Francisco...
Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, plus we have a transaction of note, that involved a future Hall of Fame manager. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a Pirates no-hitter from 36 years ago.
On this date in 1919, the Pirates traded outfielder Casey Stengel to the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for utility fielder Possum Whitted. Stengel...
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Based on how they've performed at PNC Park coupled with San Diego's play on the road, the Pittsburgh Pirates should be able to end their lengthy home losing streak to the Padres.
Of course, if scheduled starter James McDonald's struggles continue, another defeat could be imminent.
McDonald again hopes to break out of his second-half funk and help the Pirates avoid losing...