Pirates rally to beat Reds, 6-5

Neil Walker's bloop single to right field scored Russell Martin in the ninth to give the Pirates a 6-5 walk-off victory against the Cincinnati Reds Monday night at PNC Park. The Pirates trailed, 2-0, early, led, 4-2, after a dramatic Ike Davis broken-bat grand slam, then trailed, 5-4, before Andrew McCutchen tied the score with a homer in the eighth. The win snapped a three...
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Cubs’ 1st Game Shows A Deeper Meaning

Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Shelly Tsirulik In another close Opening Day for the Cubs, the Pirates emerged victorious by the score of 1-0. Neil Walker’s 10th inning blast off of Carlos Villanueva had the home crowd celebrating what is sure to be a successful season for the Pirates. Cubs fans immediately found themselves wishing for more time, knowing that sooner or later the...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Neil Walker blasts home run out of stadium

Your browser does not support iframes.It's only spring training, but Neil Walker blasted a home run out of the stadium on Sunday.It came when the Pirates second basemen smashed the drive against the Phillies in Clearwater at Bright House Field. As you can see, the ball clears the tiki bar en route to flying out of the stadium corridors.Pretty impressive display of power, eh?
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

No switch in plans this season for Pirates second baseman Walker

The Pirates are going to send Neil Walker to minor league camp. Don't panic. The Pittsburgh Kid still is the starting second baseman. There's logic behind having Walker play some innings against the Triple-A Durham Bulls or Double-A Trenton Thunder on a day the Pirates are facing the New York Yankees. Blame a lack of left-handed pitchers. Walker scuffled last year against...
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February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: The future of Neil Walker

Neil Walker is congratulated by manager Clint Hurdle (Photo Courtesy of Al Behrman- AP) Neil Walker signed a one-year $5.75 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates last week, which is a raise from the $3.3 million salary he made last season. With that in mind, is Walker’s value becoming too high for the Pirates? Should Pittsburgh try and lock Walker up with a long-term deal? After...
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Neil Walker treats teammates to special bottle of scotch

Pirates 2nd baseman Neil Walker was 7 years and a month old when Sid Bream of the Braves beat a Barry Bonds throw home in Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS. As a 28-year-old, he helped his hometown team finally break a 20-year streak of sub-.500 baseball since that game. And it didn't end there, as Walker and the Buccos clinched a playoff spot, showing the improvements made in the 2013...
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Wasted money

(Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug) One of the consistent excuses to explain the Pittsburgh Pirates’ lack of competitiveness over the past two decades is the “small market, low payroll” answer.  That in itself should frustrate to fans, because when Pirates’ ownership financed the building of $216,000,000 PNC Park- a large portion of which using taxpayer dollars- fans were...
March 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Neil Walker Shut Down for the Season

Neil Walker tried to help his team as much as he could in the final month of the season after suffering a low back injury. But after a difficult decision, Walker said that it would best serve himself and the Pirates for him to be shutdown the remainder of the season. “I wont play the rest of the season,” Walker said in front of his locker prior to the game on Friday. “I...
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September 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning and said after undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated that it was all good news. “I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me,” Walker said. “It’s really on me now, the pain tolerance and what not. The swelling is down considerably...
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August 16, 2012  |  Discuss

The Case For Walker’s Extension

Right after the Andrew McCutchen extension in the spring, I posited that Neil Walker may be the next Pirate signed to a long-term extension.  There were some discussions between the two sides, but it has been suspected that the Pirates were leaning more towards a Jose Tabata-style of deal and Walker wanted to be paid on a more moderate scale. That post was prior to the start of...
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July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

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