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Pirates announce full September call-up list

When the Pirates announced that Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel would join the team on Labor Day, it was understood that there would be a number of additional call-ups in the next 24 hours after Indianapolis’s season officially ended with yesterday’s game. They announced the rest of the call-ups today and while there were two obvious call-ups (Gregory Polanco and Jeff Locke...
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3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Does The Cole Train Stop After 6 Innings?

For the second time in a week Gerrit Cole, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ ace in training, faltered in the 7th inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. On August 26th Cole pitched 6 shutout innings before the Cards led off the 7th with a pair of hits. With his pitch count elevated to 108 manager Clint Hurdle pulled Cole from the game. Tony Watson would later allow the inherited runners...
Via Hidden Vigorish
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Listen: Interview with director of new Dock Ellis documentary film

There are some stories that are so unbelievable that they have to be true. The tall tale perpetuated by Dock Ellis regarding June 12, 1970 in San Diego most definitely qualifies as such. On that date, the late Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander pitched a no-hitter against the Padres. And for years, he claimed to have completed this feat while under the influence of LSD. But Ellis...
Via The Sports Daily
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Stolmy Pimentel activated

The Pittsburgh Pirates begin a series against the St. Louis Cardinals today with a record of 71-65, two games behind the Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Pirates are geared to make a push at the division title during this final month of the season, as Gerrit Cole will start today and Stolmy Pimentel has been activated from the disabled list....
Via Sports Injury Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

OK, so now THIS is the biggest series of the year

The late afternoon yesterday was not kind to the Pirates: in Pittsburgh, Chris Heisey hit his second home run of the afternoon (and only his seventh of the year!) to help the Reds steal a 3-2 win from the Pirates. In St. Louis, the Cardinals turned a 6-4 deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning into a 9-6 win over the Cubs. The effect was dramatic: instead of being tied with the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-25-14 thru 8-31-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/25/14 thru 8/31/14, the 22nd week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 2 Losses, 17 Runs Scored and 12 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison just continues to amaze everyone. He is the spark plug at the top of the order. Harrison had 10 hits in 24 ABs this week including two...
Via Hidden Vigorish
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 137

Workers of the World Unite! Happy Labor Day ya’ll! And now a quote form the Communist Manifesto! You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach...
Via This Is Getting Old
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reds 3, Pirates 2

Just like the last time they faced him, the Pirates appeared to have Johnny Cueto on the ropes early in a game at PNC Park, but – again like last time – Cueto was able to grind out a win after the Bucs failed to add on. Things were looking swell when Josh Harrison homered to lead off the game (of course) and Jordy Mercer added a solo bomb in the second. Francisco Liriano...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates really could use a sweep

This is approximately how the Pirates’ season has gone: a stretch of solid play that makes you hopeful, followed by a stretch of bad play that goes on a few days beyond the point where you think, “If they don’t start playing better here, the season will be over,” which is then immediately buoyed by more good play that coincides with a rival falling on their face, re-starting...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider

Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to pull out a victory against the Cincinnati Reds while not playing at full strength.  Both Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider were unable to be in the lineup due to their respective injuries.It sounds like both Travis Snider (hamstring) and Pedro Alvarez (foot) will not be available tonight for #Pirates— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) August...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Harrison turns spectacular double play

There’s turning the conventional 5-4-3 double play and then there’s what Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison seems to do on a daily basis. With runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the seventh inning, Harrison made a great diving stop on a hit down the line by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Kris Negron. Quickly tapping third base with his throwing...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte’s Emergence

Of all the “breakout” talk going around the Pittsburgh Pirates, I think it’s safe to say Starling Marte’s breakout has been the most impressive lately. When a lot of the talk has been about Josh Harrison and Travis Snider having surprising seasons, Starling Marte has shown a huge, more impressive breakout of his own. Maybe he slides through because he was a highly rated prospect...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Travis Snider exits with hamstring discomfort

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider left Wednesday's win early after running out a bunt single, reports Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com. The team later confirmed that Snider had departed with left hamstring discomfort and would be evaluated further on Thursday:Travis Snider left today's game with left hamstring discomfort. He will undergo treatment and be reevaluated...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen: ‘I’m not 100 percent, and I realize that’

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen left the team’s 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals with left rib discomfort. McCutchen left Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because his ribs were feeling “just sore” and to “take a little break” that will allow him to return for Wednesday’s finale against the Cardinals. “The plan is to play [Wednesday],”...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Polanco down, Tabata up, Nix gone, Barmes back

The headline covers the Bucs’ notable roster moves on Monday: Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Jose Tabata back up from Indy, Jayson Nix designated for assignment, and Clint Barmes activated off the DL. Polanco going to the minors is a bit of a shock – especially if you’d have told me this would be happening a couple months ago – but it does make some sense. The rookie has...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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