Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli tied a record that was over 100 years old on Wednesday when he caught his 56th consecutive scoreless inning.
However, Cervelli wasn't willing to take the credit.
"It's not me. It's them," Cervelli said to Pirates.com, referring to the pitchers. "All I do is put down my glove and catch the ball."
Cervelli went on and continued to parise the pitching...
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Francisco Cervelli entered the 2015 season on a team team with a new role.
For the first time in his career, Cervelli was going to be asked to be the everyday starting catcher.
It was a role he wanted, he just had to make sure he produced and was ready for it.
So far, so good.
"He's looking to maximize opportunities, give us the best at-bat he can to work us down to the next guy...
Francisco Cervelli has been a pleasant surprise for the Pittsburgh Pirates at the catcher position this season.
Cervelli leads the Pirates with a .333 batting average and a .405 on-base percentage (All while not wearing batting gloves). He is also playing fantastic defense and catching for a pitching staff that has been overpowering this season. The Pirates’ team Earned Run Average...
Ask Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli about the key to his hot start on offense and the answer is a simple, obvious one.
"Swinging at good pitches," Cervelli told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's it. Working deep in the count, doing my thing. I'm not trying to do too much."
It may be an obvious answer, but it's the right one and so far it's been working for Cervelli.
New York Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli took a foul tip straight to the groin, but toughed it out and stayed in the game Wednesday night in Detroit.Cervelli went down in the bottom of the fifth as Tigers batter Rajai Davis fouled the 0-1 pitch right into his sensitive area. We would venture to guess that Cervelli was wearing a cup, or else there's no way he would have been able...