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Game 152: Pirates 3 Red Sox 2

Last year, Gerrit Cole bore down to make one of his best starts of the season to beat an American League team by one run to earn the Pirates their 82nd win of the season, breaking the longest franchise losing streak in North America and setting off celebrations all over Pirateland. Tonight, Gerrit Cole bore down to make one of his best starts of the season to beat an American League...
Via WHYGAVS?
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap - Sox swept away by Pirates

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Getty ImagesThe Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 3-2 win over Boston on Thursday night at PNC Park.Brandon Workman (pictured) absorbed the loss, charged with all three Pirate runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six.Pittsburgh scored single runs in the...
Via RedSoxLife
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Highlights From Thursday’s Action in the Fall Instructional League

The Fall Instructional League started this week and the Pittsburgh Pirates played their first home game on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees. We posted the schedule for the league and the roster for team one for the Pirates. A second team will begin play on Saturday and an updated roster should be out soon. No scores are kept in these Instructional League games, but I was told...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates Shark Tank Has Been Restored by a Pair of Johns.

In 2013 the Pirates had one of the best bullpens in baseball. Their 2.89 ERA was the 3rd best in baseball. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli were awesome at holding late leads. The Bucs were 80-3 last season when leading after 8 innings. The Pirates’ pen was a devastating unit that earned the nickname the “Shark Tank”. But bullpens are a notoriously volatile component of a baseball...
Via Hidden Vigorish
1 day ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Aside From Francisco Liriano, Who Should Be in the Pirates’ Playoff Rotation?

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t clinched anything yet. But it’s becoming quite clear that this team is going to the playoffs. They currently sit 2.5 games back in the NL Central, 2.5 games back from the first Wild Card spot, and 2.5 games in the lead for the second Wild Card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers are the only threat to their playoff chances, and the red-hot Pirates play...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Jordy Mercer out with back tightness

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 80-70 on the season with a 4-0 win over the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. Six Pirates pitchers scattered seven hits and struck out 11, while Russell Martin and Starling Marte each homered. The Pirates were without shortstop Jordy Mercer, who was out with back tightness. #455259910 / gettyimages.comAccording to the official Twitter page of...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: An Early Look at the Depth Out of Indianapolis in 2015

Today we started our 2014 season recap series by looking at the 2014 Indianapolis Indians. As the Triple-A team, Indianapolis obviously provides the depth for the Pirates throughout the year. This year the depth wasn’t that strong on the position player side, although the additions of Vance Worley, Jeff Locke, and Brandon Cumpton helped the rotation at times throughout the year...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton and the rotation

I have to admit, I was a little surprised over the weekend when the Pirates announced Charlie Morton would be making a start against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Morton’s whole season has been up-and-down as he’s dealt with his sports hernia, but he was in the midst of a really bad stretch before said hernia landed him on the disabled list. In 39 innings over his last seven starts...
Via WHYGAVS?
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lining up the Pirates’ rotation the rest of the way

Monday was the last off day of the regular season for the Pirates. With only thirteen games left, I think we’re at the point where we can reasonably look forward and see what the rotation could look like the rest of the way — since that will be a growing topic as the Wild Card game approaches. The Bucs still have to get there, of course, but let’s take a look at how things...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Pittsburgh Sneak Into The Playoffs?

The 2014 season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After having high expectations going into the year, they have certainly looked like playoff pretenders at times during the year. However, they are heating up at just the right time, and they could sneak in as a wild-card team in the National League. In fact, they might even be able to contend with...
Via More Hardball
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Pirates turn quick triple play

The Pittsburgh Pirates had never turned a triple play at PNC Park heading into Sunday’s game against Chicago. But that all changed in the fourth inning of the National League matchup. With runners on first and second, P Edinson Volquez was in a jam and desperately needed an out or two to prevent what could’ve been a big inning. Thanks to a quick turn by Josh Harrison, Neil Walker...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates go around the horn to turn triple play

During the Cubs-Pirates game on Sunday at PNC Park, Josh Harrison started an around the horn, 5-4-3 triple play for the Pirates in the fourth inning. This was the first triple play the Pirates have turned since April 12, 2009, which was a 6-4-3 triple play initiated by Jack Wilson on a sinking line drive. But today, the play went around the horn from Harrison to Neil Walker to Andrew...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates fans dress up as WWE wrestling superstars (Video)

A small trio of Pittsburgh Pirates fans attended Saturday's game at PNC Park dressed in costume as classic WWE superstars.The fans got the attention of television broadcasters during the fifth inning as fans dressed as Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik and Roddy Piper were hamming it up walking down the aisle to their seats. Not sure why these fans were dressed as the famous wrestlers...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is currently one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball. He showcased that speed in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in which he rounded the bases after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. McCutchen blasted a pitch from Jerome Williams off the wall in center field, and then let his speed...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid writes letter asking for autograph, Pirates reply shamefully (pic)

An eight-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Colin sent an adorable, handwritten letter to the team asking if Neil Walker, his favorite player, would be so kind as to sign a baseball card. Colin even mentions that he hopes Walker feels better, probably in reference to his stint on the 15-day DL back in June after experiencing abdominal pain and later undergoing appendectomy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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