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Welcome to tonight’s edition of the biggest game of the year

I really hate dwelling on bad losses while there’s still a playoff race. I mean, the last two days have sureyl both been deflating days to be a Pirate fan and the Pirates’ situation in said pennant race is awfully precarious because of how these two games have gone, but if the Pirates close this series with the Cardinals out with two wins, Monday’s loss will seem well behind...
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4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The longest homers of the week

This week’s list has a bit of a Mets vibe to it…of course, New York only benefited from the first homer you’re going to see on this list. 1. Lucas Duda vs Kevin Correia, 457 feet (August 24th) Lucas Duda’s power stroke this season is one of the best things to happen in years for the Mets. He hit this one a long way up the Dodger Stadium bleachers. 2. Mike Napoli vs Sergio...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates take series from Cardinals with 3-1 win

The Pirates got a stellar start from Jeff Locke Wednesday afternoon, who bested Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, at PNC Park as the stakes continued to climb. They also got another big swing from Ike Davis, whose two-run homer in the second inning stood as the winning hit. He delivered at three-run homer Tuesday night in the eighth to provide the winning margin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 133: Pirates 3 Cardinals 1

After two days of ugly bullpen work from the Pirates, this game was pretty much exactly what they needed. Ike Davis hit a looooooong home run in the bottom of the second inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead and Andrew McCutchen hit a sac fly in the third after the Cardinals cut the lead in half, then Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, and Mark Melancon cruised through the game’s final six...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Adam Wainwright, offense continues to struggle in 3-1 loss to Pirates

Ike Davis would continue to hurt the Cardinals this series in the finale Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. He homered on the first pitch he saw, giving the Pirates a 2-0 lead in the Bottom of the 2nd, following up his pinch hit three-run shot in yesterday night’s 5-3 win. The home run by Davis was two of the three runs Adam Wainwright would give up this afternoon in six innings...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ike Davis homer lifts Bucs over Cards, tightens NL wild-card race

  Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the National League wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals 3-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Long Davis homer lifts Pirates over Cardinals, 3-1

PITTSBURGH -- Ike Davis hit a two-run homer off a speaker above the seats in right-center field, Jeff Locke outpitched Adam Wainwright and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-1, Wednesday to close in the NL wild-card race. Pittsburgh took two of three from the defending NL champions and has won five of seven overall. St. Louis (71-61) leads the NL wild-card race...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates top Cardinals, 5-2, on Davis' homer; Alvarez, McCutchen hurt

Ike Davis understands why he has lost playing time to Pedro Alvarez. “Petey hit something like five home runs in two days,” Davis said with a smile. “He deserves to play. You can't really argue with that.” In a tense eighth inning Tuesday, Davis made a case that maybe he has earned another look. He smacked a pinch-hit, three-run, homer that lifted the Pirates to a 5...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 5, Cardinals 2

This game was following almost the exact same script as Monday’s loss for a while, but the Pirates were able to flip it in the end for a thrilling win. This feels like a big, big win – after dropping two straight tough ones and facing a very difficult matchup in the series finale, another loss here would have been a bad look…especially if it came via another late inning collapse...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ike Davis’ three run blast in the 8th lifts Pirates past Cardinals 5-2

Lance Lynn was looking for his 15th win of the season Tuesday night at PNC Park, which would put him tied atop the lead in wins in the majors. His outing would give the Cardinals a chance to win. But this night would belong to Pirates’ starter Gerrit Cole through the first six innings. He threw six scoreless innings, only to allow one hit. A two-out double by Kolten Wong would...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 132: Pirates 5 Cardinals 2

Despite my obvious devotion to Andy Van Slyke as a kid, the iconic early 1990s Pittsburgh Pirate memory for me has always been Barry Bonds’s walkoff home run off of Lee Smith. I’m sure that almost every Pirate fan that remember 1991 remembers that home run; Bonds crushes a ball to right center and throws his arms in celebration before slowing starting his trot to first base....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis homer in 8th lifts Bucs over Cards; McCutchen exits with injury

  Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder ran...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis homer in 8th lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis homer in eighth lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH -- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Davis homer in eighth lifts Pirates over Cardinals

PITTSBURGH -- Pinch-hitter Ike Davis launched a tiebreaking, three-run homer off Seth Maness in the eighth inning Tuesday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2. The Pirates won after reigning NL MVP Andrew McCutchen left in the fifth inning because of discomfort in his left ribs. Recently on the disabled list because of a rib problem, the center fielder...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda Over Ike Davis, a Mets Decision That Seems to Have Payed Off

By BTS Team The New York Mets were left with a tough decision in the beginning of this 2014 season.  Who would be their starting first baseman?  Only a few seasons ago was it that Ike Davis did fans and the Mets organization see a bright future for their corner fielder.  Along with many spectacular fielding plays, Ike Davis made his impact with the lumber, sending moon shots out...
Via Beyond The Spread
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Lucas Duda A Star Now?

It almost seems funny now, but for the entirety of spring training and into the first few weeks of the season, the Mets were unable to resolve the issue that had been hanging over their head for more than a year: Ike Davis or Lucas Duda? Davis had hit 32 homers in 2012 and had certainly had […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

The often soft spoken Lucas Duda is turning into a solid first baseman right before our eyes. After the trade of Ike Davis, the job was handed to him and he hasn’t looked back since. We knew he could hit the long ball and his defense has looked more refined each and every day. Now he’s actually leading this team. On Sunday, Duda crushed a pair of home runs, his 25th and 26th...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s day has come

For years the debate raged on. Should the Mets keep Ike Davis or Lucas Duda as their first baseman?  Some thought that Duda was the clear-cut better choice, while others steadfastly defended Davis.  I flip-flopped my stance on Davis more times than your average Washington politician. Coming into this season, my stance was I thought that Davis had the higher potential, but Duda...
Via Mets360.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 129: Pirates 10 Brewers 2

When idiot bloggers say things like it’s “insane and inexcusable” to play Pedro Alvarez at first base in the pennant race, it sort of circumvents an entire discussion about Pedro Alvarez and Ike Davis. Ike Davis isn’t really hitting like an ideal first baseman, he’s consistently on base and Pedro Alvarez isn’t consistently anything. Alvarez, though, has more raw power...
Via WHYGAVS?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Clint Hurdle throws up hands in frustration, starts Pedro Alvarez at first base

Ike Davis has not been a particularly great acquisition for the Pirates this year. I guess he’s provided the Pirates some Garrett-Jones-level production for slightly less money than Garrett Jones would’ve cost, but Garrett-Jones-level production these days is about replacement level, which is squarely where Davis sits in his few months with the Pirates. You don’t trade potentially...
Via WHYGAVS?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats 6, Pirates 5

What a crushing weekend for the Pirates. Three one-run losses, two walk off losses, two blown-leads by their best relievers, a season-long losing streak (longest since 2012), and a lot of ground lost in the various playoff races. This game was a wild one, and wasn’t exactly well-played by either side at several points. Edinson Volquez and Doug Fister both looked great, but both...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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