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The Pirates in June: an improbable return to relevance

On May 31st, the Pirates got smoked by the Dodgers. The 12-2 loss ballooned Brandon Cumpton’s ERA up to 6.85. The Pirates were 25-30 and Pirate fans were attempting to talk ourselves into May being a good month due to the Pirates’ 15-14 record, though that meant ignoring their 111/137 run differential that month. We didn’t realize it at the time, but Gerrit Cole would go down...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' Cumpton keeps Cubs at bay for 2-1 win at Wrigley

Brandon Cumpton pitched seven shutout innings Sunday, working his way through the Chicago Cubs lineup on the way to a 2-1 win at Wrigley Field. The Cubs made things interesting in the ninth, scoring a run off closer Mark Melancon. The Pirates (37-38) got a third-inning home run by Travis Snider and an RBI single by Josh Harrison to take the series, 2-1, from last-place Chicago...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates bring up Brandon Cumpton; Tony Sanchez injured?

The Pirates have called up Brandon Cumpton as their 26th man for Sunday’s doubleheader in New York, according to Dan Zangrilli of 93.7 the Fan.  For doubleheaders scheduled at least 48 hours in advance, teams are allowed to add an extra player to the roster, and it makes sense to add a pitcher since there isn’t much need for additional bench players with the DH in an AL park...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton to start today

The Pirates are calling up righty Brandon Cumpton to start Thursday afternoon’s game in place of the injured Wandy Rodriguez. Cumpton will oppose lefty Tony Cingrani at 12:35 as the Pirates try and split the series. Cumpton, who doesn’t profile as a big time prospect but did a very nice job in the spot starter role last season, has earned this callup with a strong start to the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates baseball: Brandon Cumpton should start for the Pirates

The Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Wednesday night to win the third game of a four game series. This loss marked another shaky start for Charlie Morton who allowed three runs in six innings. The Pirates have been inconsistent thus far into the season. With a record of 9-13, their pitching has been the main issue thus far. The starting pitchers have a combined...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton To Start Game Two of Today’s Double Header

Brandon Cumpton has been named the starter for game two of today’s double header. Earlier today David Todd of ESPN 970 first reported today that he was hearing Cumpton would be joining the Pirates. Source tells me Brandon Cumpton joining #Pirates today. If verified he would start game 2. Expect Martin to catch AJ. Sanchez to catch Cump. — David Todd (@DTonPirates) July 30, 2013...
Via Pirates Prospects
July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Cumpton survives first start but Pittsburgh Pirates fall in extra innings

Brandon Cumpton Neil Walker and Travis Snider helped the Pittsburgh Pirates come from behind and forced extra innings, but Vin Mazzaro surrendered 2 runs in the 11th inning that allowed the Dodgers to knock off the Pirates 5-3. Brandon Cumpton was not expected to move mountains in his spot start for the Pirates, but he gave them a chance to beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Notebook: Why Brandon Cumpton Over Andy Oliver?

Brandon Cumpton faces Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers for his MLB debut. Brandon Cumpton makes his Major League debut for the Pirates on Saturday afternoon facing the Los Angeles Dodgers at PNC Park. If his promotion came as a surprise to Pittsburgh fans, it was even more surprising for Cumpton. “I was shocked. I had no idea,” Cumpton said Friday. “I didn’t see it coming...
Via Pirates Prospects
June 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Book on Brandon Cumpton

Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut tomorrow. Earlier today we heard a report that Brandon Cumpton would be starting for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday. Later, Clint Hurdle confirmed the report, which means it’s time for another installment of “The Book”. Or “The Book on”. I don’t know, I’ve only done this twice, and after the first time Phil Irwin...
Via Pirates Prospects
June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Brandon Cumpton Will Start for Pirates on Saturday

Cumpton has posted a 3.31 ERA for Triple-A Indianapolis. Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make Saturday’s start for the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Chelsa Messinger, Sports Anchor for the NBC affiliate in Columbus, Georgia. Congrats to Former @GT_Baseball Pitcher Brandon Cumpton will make his major league debut on Saturday for the #Pirates — Chelsa Messinger (@ChelsaMessinger...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss
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