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Pirates hang out with four-year old fan who stuck through 18-inning game

One young, passionate Pittsburgh Pirates fan was rewarded by his favorite baseball team for his patience. Nick, a four-year-old, was in the stands the entire game during the Pirates 18-inning marathon against the Washington Nationals. Nick expressed every emotion throughout the game. He was sad, he was entertained, he was tired, he was hungry and finally, he was happy to see Pittsburgh...
Via The Comeback
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Starling Marte finally getting noticed outside Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — Starling Marte had sufficiently impressed the Pittsburgh Pirates’ scouts on a weed-strewn baseball field on a January morning in the Dominican Republic in 2007. When the workout was over in his hometown of Santo Domingo, the Pirates offered him a professional contract. Marte, who grew up impoverished like so many other in the […] The post Starling Marte finally...
Via Today's Knuckleball
5 days ago

Marte scratched with flu-like symptoms

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte was scratched from Thursday night's lineup shortly before first pitch due to flu-like symptoms.
7 days ago

Young fan shows the emotional ups & downs of an 18-inning baseball game

An 18-inning game isn’t easy on anyone, and especially isn’t easy on a kid who just wants his Pittsburgh Pirates to win. The Nats Park crowd began to dissipate for Sunday’s game between the Pirates and Washington Nationals, but one kid stayed around, and the TV cameras were able to catch his triumphs and trials of an 18-inning game: He dealt with the roller coaster of emotions...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Little Pirates fan steals the show during 18-inning marathon

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Washington Nationals played two full games worth of baseball Sunday at Nationals Park, and Starling Marte hit a game-winning solo home run in the top of the 18th. One young Pirates fan remained in his seat for the entire 5-hour and 48-minute ballgame, and his reactions to Daniel Murphy's game-tying homer that sent the game to extra innings and Marte's...
Via FOX Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte's homer in 18th inning lifts Pirates over Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Starling Marte hit a solo home run in the 18th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Washington Nationals 2-1 Sunday in a marathon game that lasted almost six hours. Pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy homered with two outs in the ninth inning for Washington, and it took a long while until anyone scored again. Marte's seventh home run of the season helped end the series...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte replaces Cespedes on NL roster for All-Star game

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Starling Marte will replace the Mets' Yoenis Cespedes on the National League roster for the All-Star game. New York manager Terry Collins, who will guide the NL team, chose Marte on Saturday. Cespedes left the Mets' game Friday night with a quadriceps injury. Marte will join Pittsburgh closer Mark Melancon as all-stars for Tuesday night...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Curve Balls No Longer Kryptonite for Starling Marte

Starling Marte has been red hot since returning from the Disabled List on August 5th. Over his last 32 games he has a triple slash line of .342/.402/.575. But there is more to these numbers from Marte than just a hot stretch. He seems like a completely different hitter. Marte has made adjustments to cut down on his whiffs considerably. Prior to his stint on the DL with a concussion...
Via Hidden Vigorish
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Starling Marte the strikeout machine

Pirates left fielder Starling Marte The Pittsburgh Pirates’ offensive woes continue, and Starling Marte has not been much help in the leadoff spot. The left-fielder leads all the major league with 37 strikeouts, just one month into the season. That puts Marte on pace for about 236 strikeouts, according to NBC Sports. This would easily smash Mark Reynolds 223 strikeouts in 2009...
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Extending the Marte Partay

The Pirates’ offseason has been extremely disappointing in terms of addressing needs for 2014, but on Tuesday they took another encouraging step for the future by signing Starling Marte to a six year contract extension (with two additional club option years). The deal is worth $31 million and buys out all of Marte’s arbitration seasons and at least one year after he would have...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

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