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First Pitch: No One to Blame For Pirates’ Wild Card Game Loss

Heading into the Wild Card game, there was a lot of debate about whether the Pittsburgh Pirates should have held Gerrit Cole back on Sunday, yielded the division to the St. Louis Cardinals, and saved Cole for the Giants. Cole ended up dominating, but the Pirates lost. Things didn’t go well tonight for Edinson Volquez tonight, and anyone saying Cole should have been the starter...
Via Pirates Prospects
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Official Wildcard Roster Set!

Pitchers Edinson Volquez Mark Melancon Tony Watson John Holdzkom Jeff Locke Jared Hughes Justin Wilson Vance Worley Bobby LaFromboise Catchers Russell Martin Chris Stewart Tony Sanchez Infielders Ike Davis Gaby Sanchez Neil Walker Jordy Mercer Josh Harrison Clint Barmes Brent Morel Outfielders Andrew McCutchen Starling Marte Travis Snider Gregory Polanco Jose Tabata Andrew Lambo...
Via This Is Getting Old
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates and Giants played some crazy games this year

The Pirates will meet the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night in the NL Wild Card game. The game will be at PNC Park because the Pirates won the season series 4-2 (taking two of three at PNC and at AT&T). The two teams finished with identical records, and amazingly enough, identical run differentials (+51). I’ll be looking at this matchup in a number of posts before the...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 3, Reds 1

Good news and bad news: First, the good. The Bucs won, of course, and San Francsico lost. That means PLAYOFF BASEBALL IS RETURNING TO PNC PARK! There will be at least one more blackout. We’ll get to scream our heads off. And the Pirates will have a chance to advance in a place where they have played extremely well all season. After experiencing the intensity, bedlam, and sheer...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 4, Phillies 1

When the Pirates left St Louis after getting swept, things were looking bleak. It looked like their divisional hopes were toast and it seemed possible that the three devastating losses could help knock them back in the wild card race. But, the one thing that you could look at optimistically was the upcoming schedule, and the Pirates took full advantage of their next seven road games...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chemistry Russell Martin Brings to the Pirates’ Pitching Staff

You’ve probably heard all about Russell Martin’s work with his pitching staff. It seems that following every good outing, there is a quote made from one of his pitchers about how Martin impacted the game that night. In most cases, these would seem like throwaway lines made out of courtesy from the pitcher to share the success with his teammates. But the comments are made so often...
Via Pirates Prospects
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals 3, Pirates 2

You can just add this one to a long list of gut-punch losses the Pirates have suffered at the hands of NL Central teams this year. They failed to add to their early 1-0 lead despite numerous chances, lost the lead and then the game with two outs in the seventh, and came up just short with a comeback attempt. All that in a crucial game to start off a series against a division competitor...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Holliday's hit lifts Cardinals over Pirates 3-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Matt Holliday's two-run single in the seventh inning off Jared Hughes capped a late rally, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 on Monday night. Jon Jay's pinch-hit single tied the game with two outs in the seventh and Holliday followed with a sharp single to left off Hughes (6-4) to score Jay and Matt Carpenter. John Lackey (13-8)...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-11-14 thru 8-17-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/11/14 thru 8/17/14, the 20th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 2 wins and 5 Losses, 33 Runs Scored and 36 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Travis Snider. Lunch Box hit safely in every game this week going 11 for 26. Snider found his power stroke against the Detroit pitching staff. He took...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 18, 2014  |  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...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 124: Nationals 6 Pirates 5

Look, I don’t know what to say other than that this game was beyond exasperating. The Pirates scored two runs in the top of the sixth, but after they did that they still managed to score zero runs after loading the bases with nobody out. The umpires didn’t help, as Ike Davis took a pitch up around his neck with a full-count and was called out on strikes to end the inning, but...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Detroit Tigers – Game 121

I will likely never understand Clint Hurdle.  Why go with a done Vance Worley when you have a fresh,  warmed up Jared Hughes?  The world may never know.  Weirdest part was that he could have gotten Hughes to start a clean inning,  something he has a massive purple boner about. Last night was the game to win.  We’ll likely see Chris Stewart instead of Russell Martin and this...
Via This Is Getting Old
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 120: Tigers 8 Pirates 4

For all of the good things that Neal Huntington and his front office have done for this Pirate franchise in the past few years, it’s easy to wonder if maybe they aren’t a victim of their own hubris when it comes to the Pirate bullpen in 2014. The Pirates have had plenty of luck finding relievers in all kinds of places over the past couple of years, but in the past 12 months...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Marlins 6, Pirates 3

Day one of the McCutchen-less stretch was looking pretty good for seven innings. Charlie Morton dealt with some wildness to deliver a very solid start, and an ugly lineup was able to scratch out two runs and put him in position for a hard-earned victory. Then the Pirates bullpen let the collective air out of a packed PNC Park as the game slipped away in slow, miserable fashion....
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-28-14 thru 8-3-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/28/14 thru 8/3/14, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 3 Losses, 36 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison. JHay was on fire this week. He smashed 4 homers and sparked late inning come from behind wins on Friday and Saturday night against the...
Via Hidden Vigorish
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending July 22nd

Short week? That’s OK. There was still plenty of great defense to hold us over. July 19th, Rockies vs Pirates – Jared Hughes’ quick double play. This line drive off the bat of Charlie Blackmon was just mere inches away from tying the game. Instead, Jared Hughes snared the liner and fired it over to third to finish the inning ending double play. Talk about bad luck for the...
Via Bloguin Best
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

The best defensive plays for the week ending July 22nd

Short week? That’s OK. There was still plenty of great defense to hold us over. July 19th, Rockies vs Pirates – Jared Hughes’ quick double play. This line drive off the bat of Charlie Blackmon was just mere inches away from tying the game. Instead, Jared Hughes snared the liner and fired it over to third to finish the inning ending double play. Talk about bad luck for the...
Via The Outside Corner
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-7-14 thru 7-13-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/7/14 thru 7/13/14, the 15th week of the 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 2 wins and 5 Losses, 27 Runs Scored and 30 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Andrew McCutchen takes “Hero of the week” honors for the second week in a row. Cutch’s heroics on Saturday night might just be the signature moment of his career thus...
Via Hidden Vigorish
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-hitting Harrison, Pirates beat Nationals for 4th straight victory

Ace pitchers Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg caught everyone's attention Saturday, but an unheralded trio of Pirates — Josh Harrison, Jose Tabata and Jared Hughes — stole the show. Harrison and Tabata drove in key runs off Strasburg in the seventh inning, and Hughes got three huge outs to push the Pirates past the Washington Nationals, 3-2, for their fourth consecutive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates option Jared Hughes, recall Casey Sadler

The Pittsburgh Pirates are currently in fourth place in the National League Central and are without their primary catcher, Russell Martin. Martin was placed on the 15-day disabled list just yesterday, so his absence isn’t going unnoticed. It’ll be a long 15 days (or however long he’s going to be out), but Pirates fans are hoping their team doesn’t fall too far behind in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez (knee) on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have place left-hander Wandy Rodriguez onto the 15-day disabled list because of inflammation in his right knee and recalled Jared Hughes from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill in the roster spot. The Pirates made the announcement mid-afternoon on Wednesday.RHP Jared Hughes has been recalled from @indyindians & Wandy Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Wandy Rodriguez on 15-day DL

RHP Jared Hughes has been recalled from @indyindians & Wandy Rodriguez has been placed on the 15-day DL due to right knee inflammation. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) April 21, 2014
Via WHYGAVS?
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates send Andrew Lambo, among others, to minor league camp

The Pirates reassigned Andrew Lambo, Jared Hughes, Jaff Decker, and a eight other players were all sent to Triple-A or other minor league camps this morning. There isn't really much news beyond Lambo's reassignment, which has only really seemed like a possibility in the last week or so. I wrote quite a bit about this and why I think time spent on Ishikawa is just wasted...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Recall Locke, Hughes, Lambo, Sanchez; Activate Grilli

Jason Grilli has been activated from the disabled list. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates made the expected moves to recall Jeff Locke, Jared Hughes, Andrew Lambo, and Tony Sanchez from Altoona today. They also activated Jason Grilli from the disabled list, which was a bit unexpected since there was talk that he could make one more rehab appearance. All five players...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Pirates Call Up Stolmy Pimentel, Option Jared Hughes and Andrew Lambo

Stolmy Pimentel has been called up to the majors. The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up Stolmy Pimentel, and have optioned right-hander Jared Hughes to Altoona. They also optioned Andrew Lambo to Altoona to make room for Justin Morneau. Pimentel being added to the roster today means that he would be on the playoff roster, while Hughes and Lambo won’t be eligible. They could always...
Via Pirates Prospects
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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