Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 142

How bout dem Buccos takin’ care of business, eh! I’m not sure where the Pirates would be without the ****** Cubs inflating their record or the ****** National League keeping some semblance of a pace with the ********** of the Pirates but I’ll take it! Going for the sweep today and let’s be honest, they need to do it. None of that Sunday lineup ********. Russell Martin...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Giants Manage to Turn the Oddest Double Play You’ll Ever See after Issuing a Walk

All the fathers and little league coaches in attendance at the Giants-Pirates game on Wednesday were given an excellent free teaching opportunity on how not to act like a functional baseball player. In the 6th inning, Giants reliever Jean Machi issued a walk to the Pirates Chris Stewart, which would have loaded the bases, as Travis Snider and Gaby Sanchez were on second and third...
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates get picked off, run themselves out of inning like a bunch of ding dongs (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. The Pirates turned back the clock to (anywhere from 1993-2012 take your pick) with this embarrassing blunder on Wednesday. Pittsburgh was up 5-4 on the Giants and Chris Stewart walked to load the bases with one out. It was looking like Pittsburgh was in for a big inning to […]
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July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Somehow Run Into Inning-Ending Double Play After Drawing Walk (Video)

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a great opportunity into an absolute nightmare Wednesday evening. The Pirates were the victims of the ol’ inning-ending double play on a walk, and if you haven’t heard of that one before, it’s because it might be the first time it’s happened in baseball history. We’ll break the shenanigans down for you. With Travis Snider on second base and...
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pirates ran themselves into an embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates ran themselves into embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Stewart solid backup for Bucs

Chris Stewart had his biggest day as a member of the Pirates in 5-3 win over the Rockies on July 20, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a RBI. Stewart is the backup to catcher Russell Martin and has to take advantage of opportunities when he gets them. Stewart told's George Von Benko that he and Martin have developed into a nice tandem behind the plate.
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins' ninth-inning rally falls short in loss to Pirates

MIAMI -- Andrew McCutchen hit a three-run homer and Jody Mercer also went deep, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-6 victory over the Miami Marlins on Saturday. Josh Harrison and Chris Stewart had three hits apiece, and the Pirates finished with 18 overall in their sixth consecutive game in double digits. Touted rookie Gregory Polanco had two hits and two RBIs. Marcell Ozuna...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Send in the Clowns

LoHud's blow-by-blow:UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Ouch. Gardner starts the bottom of the first with a triple to right-center, but then gets picked off at third base by Chris Stewart. Not good. Blown opportunity, which lets the Pirates basically pitch around Teixeira before striking out Johnson. Scoreless after one.UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.: Former Yankees prospect Jose Tabata is out of the game...
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Late charge pushes Pirates past Brewers

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Backup catcher Chris Stewart's single keyed a three-run burst in the ninth inning against Francisco Rodriguez and sent the Pittsburgh Pirates past Milwaukee 4-1 Wednesday night, ending the Brewers' three-game winning streak. Rodriguez (1-1) had given up only one run in 21 innings in his first 21 games. But the Pirates tagged the Milwaukee closer for four...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Sean Marshall, Denard Span and Chris Stewart all activated off DL

A trio of NL clubs welcomed players back from the DL on Saturday. Lefty Sean Marshall (Reds), center fielder Denard Span (Nationals) and catcher Chris Stewart (Pirates) were all activated. Marshall, 31, started the season on the DL with a shoulder issue. He had a similar problem last year and was limited to 10 1/3 innings. In his last full season (2012), Marshall had a 2.26 ERA...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates activate Chris Stewart, demote Tony Sanchez

The Pirates officially announced today that Chris Stewart has been activated from the disabled list and Tony Sanchez will be sent back to Triple-A. There has been a lot of discussion about this move over the course of the season since Sanchez is off to a hot start with his bat. I’m personally a bit torn; Stewart’s defense reputation is pretty incredible, and Sanchez really has...
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Stewart comes off DL, Tony Sanchez to Indy

The @Pirates reinstate C Chris Stewart from the 15-day DL; option C Tony Sanchez to Triple-A Indianapolis. — MLBRosterMoves (@MLBRosterMoves) April 19, 2014 New Pirates catcher Chris Stewart has finished his rehab in the minors and has joined the team, meaning Tony Sanchez is headed back to Indianapolis to play every day. When Stewart was acquired, I wasn’t a fan of the move...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 6: Pirates vs. Cardinals Recap

You know what’s really going to suck? When Tony Sanchez gets sent down to AAA in a week in favor of Chris Stewart who blows. Sanchez has been the Pirates’ savior not once, but twice, just in the first week of the season and he’s a backup catcher. But catching every day in AAA is…
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April 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Jeff Locke and Chris Stewart on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have set their 25-man roster for Opening Day with backup catcher Chris Stewart and All-Star left-handed pitcher Jeff Locke on the 15-day DL, according to Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Both are eligible to return on April 5. Stewart required surgery after injuring his knee in a game on March 12, and is expected to be out until mid- to late April...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates make several roster moves

The Pittsburgh Pirates will open up their 2014 campaign against the Chicago Cubs on Monday, March 31st. As a Cubs fan myself, I’m very excited to watch these two National League Central Division rivals go at it to kick off the year. Now before the Pirates prepare themselves for their first home series of the year, they have announced several roster moves. The first move made was...
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March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Yankees And Pirates Make A Trade

Another Yankees’ catcher may soon find himself packing his bags for a move to Pittsburgh. According to a report from Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the two teams match-up well for a possible deal. Two former Yankees catchers, Russell Martin and Chris Stewart, are now donning the Pirates’ gold and black uniform. Martin left New York for Pittsburgh via free agency after the...
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March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Reserve catcher Stewart sidelined after knee surgery

The Pirates will be without backup catcher Chris Stewart for at least the first month of the season. Stewart underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday to have the meniscus in his right knee repaired by Dr. James Andrews. Stewart injured the knee March 12 against the Twins and has not played in a game since. The Pirates estimated Stewart's recovery time will be between four and...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

News and notes: Trade rumors, Stewart/Sanchez, Lambo

This looked like it was going to be a mostly drama-free spring for the Pirates — and to this point, I would say it still has been — but recently a few issues have popped up that could cause the Bucs to make some last minute changes. Opening Day is less than two weeks away now, so it’s getting close to roster-crunch time. There are some trade rumors surrounding Vin Mazzaro...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates catcher Chris Stewart needs knee surgery

The Pirates acquired Chris Stewart from the Yankees to serve as Russell Martin‘s backup, but now the 31-year-old catcher is likely headed for surgery after injuring his knee in a game last week. Stewart didn’t figure to play much for the Pirates considering he’s a career .214 hitter and Martin started 117 games last year. In his place 25-year-old former first-round draft pick...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Chris Stewart expected to undergo knee surgery

Facing a grim prognosis following a knee injury last week, Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews for a second opinion which is expected to result in surgery.#Pirates announce that C Chris Stewart will visit Dr. James Andrews to evaluate right knee injury. Surgery "probable."— Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) March 17, 2014The 32-year old was considered...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday Morning Required Reading: Harry Pavlidis and Dan Brooks on Pitch Framing

In the 15+ months since the Pirates have signed Russell Martin, there's been plenty of Pirate-related discussions about pitch-framing, its actual value, if it can truly be quantified, etc. The Pirates' trade for Chris Stewart and the subsequent immediate decision to put Stewart on the roster as the back-up catcher instead of Tony Sanchez have again started talks about pitch...
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Quick and Lazy Team-by-Team 2014 Framing Projections

Just because there aren’t any pitches being framed these days doesn’t mean we can’t still talk about pitch-framing. When the Yankees picked up Brian McCann, it got me thinking about how well they’re going to frame as a team. When the Pirates picked up Chris Stewart, I tweeted out they might be the best framing […]
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings: Time for some moves?

So far, it’s been a slow offseason for the Pirates. I don’t think most people had much of an issue with this until the last week or so, when a flurry of big moves took place around the league. Meanwhile, the only thing the Bucs have done at the major league level is the trade for light hitting backup catcher Chris Stewart. I understand the impatience, but it’s important to...
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December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yanks in Exile - Say Farewell to Chris Stewart

By Yanks in Exile Insider, Ethan Illers Farewell to Chris Stewart. Sources confirmed Monday that the Yankees have traded Stewart to the Pittsburgh Pirates for a player to be named later. Stewart, who played in a career-high 109 games for the Bombers finished his 2013 campaign with a batting average of .211, four homeruns, and 25 RBIs. Stewart also threw out 17 base...
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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