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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...
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Arizona Diamondbacks – Game 108

See, Travis Snider made a mistake.  He didn’t know how many people were on base. Fine.  But Gaby Sanchez?  What in God’s name was he doing?  Was he trying to take a bullet for Snider?  What was going through his mind when he noticed the rundown?  Did he think, “Boy I should wait until they juuuuuuust about have Lunchbox and then I’ll take off too!”? Doesn’t seem...
Via This Is Getting Old
22 hours ago  |  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...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  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...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  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...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates enjoy walk-off win in series finale against Reds

With the bases loaded, two outs and the score tied in the 12th inning Thursday, Pirates catcher Russell Martin jumped back from a 92 mph Tony Cingrani fastball headed for his knees. The remaining fans from a crowd of 30,710 groaned. The PNC Park crowd wanted Martin to endure some pain for the greater good. They wanted to go home and get out of the rain, to end another four-plus...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Sanchez, bench power Pirates in rallying to a road victory over Mets

Clint Hurdle and the Pirates hitting coaches rethought their pinch-hitting program this spring after the club's bench bats struggled last season. The new program, and the new equipment, continued to pay off in a come-from-behind, 5-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday. This season there are new pinch-hit routines and approaches, but the biggest change is the Pirates are now...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 50: Pirates 5 Mets 3

Within the last week or so, I came across an article here or there about Jose Abreu. Seeing his name, I briefly thought about how I had wanted to see the Pirates more involved in the bidding for the Cuban star over the winter. Almost immediately, I realized that Gaby Sanchez and Ike Davis have more or less been good enough this year to render that desire moot. I’m not sure that...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Series Wrap-Up: Elation to devastation

- UGH! The Pirates were so close to what would have been a really big, meaningful series win at “The House of Horrors” in Milwaukee. Three outs away. If the ninth inning goes as planned on Thursday, the Bucs head to New York with four consecutive series wins, the Brewers monkey off their backs, and a much smaller hole to climb out of with a slightly easier schedule coming up...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 40: Brewers 4 Pirates 3

After six solid innings from Wandy Rodriguez, after a Tony Sanchez two-run home run and a Gaby Sanchez solo homer off of a righty, after all of those improbable things came together to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead headed into the bottom of the ninth, Mark Melancon went out and gave up a single to Ryan Braun, then walked back to back hitters before giving up a game-ending two-run...
Via WHYGAVS?
May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 37

Alright. I’m going to preface this by saying that in no way am I rooting for the Pirates to lose or for Neal Huntington to fail. BUT!!!!!! I’m glad the Pirates got some instant karma in the guise of Gaby Sanchez as an outfielder. The Pirates deserved to be put in such a terrible situation…
Via This Is Getting Old
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals offense stumbles again in 6-1 loss to Pirates

ST. LOUIS -- Gaby Sanchez had two RBIs in a four-run fourth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen worked seven strong innings after starter Francisco Liriano left with flu-like symptoms and dizziness in a 6-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday. Matt Holliday had an RBI double for the Cardinals, who have mustered five runs in their last six games. They got three...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Why trading for Ike Davis is a great move for the Pittsburgh Pirates

Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Pirates traded pitching prospect Zack Thornton and a player to be named later to the New York Mets in exchange for first baseman Ike Davis. The Pirates’ current starting first basemen are Travis Ishikawa and Gaby Sanchez. Ishikawa starts once or twice every few days when the Pirates are facing a right-handed starting pitcher, but every time the Pirates...
Via Total Sports Live
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Ike Davis Is Now Pirates’ Ike Davis: Shrewd Move For Buccos

Something shocking happened. You’re not going to believe me. It’s incredible, unbelievable, and totally could not have been for seen: the Pirates plan of platooning Gaby Sanchez and Travis Ishikawa at first base isn’t working out. Crazy, right? As of April 19, Ishikawa is batting a paltry .206 with one homer and Sanchez is raking to the tune of  .226 with 3 bombs. Sanchez’s...
Via Off The Bench
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates trade for 1B Ike Davis

After a full offseason, spring training, and 17 regular season games, the Pirates have finally made a legitimate attempt to solve their first base problem. There have been rumors for months about the Bucs and Ike Davis, and on Friday the speculation finally came to an end with a somewhat oddly timed April trade, announced right before the game. The Pirates sent pitching prospect...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates, Reds Combine For 10 Homers In Suspended 6-Inning Game (Video)

If you dig the long ball, you might want to tune in to the Pirates-Reds game Tuesday afternoon. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati put on an absolute slugfest at Great American Ball Park on Monday, combining for 10 home runs through just six innings of play despite the rain-soaked conditions. A total of nine different players hit home runs, and Pittsburgh alone had three sets of back-to...
Via NESN.com
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Six crazy innings

It’s early in the year – and the game isn’t even over yet – but as of now it’s safe to say this has been the craziest Pirates game of the 2014 season. The 16 inning win over the Cubs was a snoozer compared to this one. The Pirates hit back-to-back homers….THREE TIMES. Twice it was the combination of Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez (Starling Marte and Travis Snider hit the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates fan dives over tarp to snag foul ball (Video)

A Pittsburgh Pirates fan in the front row dove over the tarp to snag himself a foul ball during the seventh inning of Sunday's game against St. Louis.It happened when Pirates batter Gaby Sanchez hit a grounder into foul territory down the third base side. The fan leaped over the tarp and snagged the foul ball with his glove, falling onto the field into the process. Normally...
Via Holdout Sports
April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs make routine pop-up look like anything but routine

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop clotheslined his own catcher, John Baker, during the ninth inning of Thursday’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The two collided violently after they both pursued Gaby Sanchez’s harmless bunt that he popped up just a few feet in front of home plate. While it is usually the pitcher who takes the brunt of the impact in these types of situations...
Via NESN.com
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates win in 16th inning, 4-3, on Tony Sanchez single

Tony Sanchez’s pinch-hit single in the 16th inning gave the Pirates a 4-3 win against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park Wednesday night. The game lasted 5 hours, 55 minutes, making the longest baseball game ever played in Pittsburgh. Jose Tabata reached on a fielder’s choice in the 16th and went from first to third on Starling Marte’s single. Sanchez chopped a ball through the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The two biggest weaknesses of the Pittsburgh Pirates

Starting pitching was not a problem for the Pirates last season, a big reason why they returned to the postseason for the first time in 21 years. Pittsburgh starters finished with a 3.50 ERA in 2013, the fourth-best mark in the NL, while an opponents' .667 OPS led the league. The rotation had depth, getting 19 starts or more from five pitchers, with two of them making 30 starts...
Via The Outside Corner
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates hope Gaby Sanchez is answer at 1B

The longer the Pittsburgh Pirates go without finding a new first baseman, the closer Gaby Sanchez gets to claiming the job. Sanchez, though, does not want to get the spot by default. He'd prefer to earn it. General manager Neal Huntington tried in December to lure free agent James Loney, but he wound up re-signing with the Tampa Bay Rays. Kendrys Morales is still available...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates still in search of a first baseman

Andrew Lambo shuffled to his right and backhanded a hard shot in the hole between first and second base. "Lambo!" Neil Walker called across the diamond in appreciation. Lambo returned to his position at first base. Gregory Polanco was in the box during batting practice, so every ball put in play had some extra juice on it, but those pulled to right field were moving especially...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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