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A Tip of the Recap — 5/3 (Cubs 7, Pirates 1)

Cubs Record: 19-7 W: Jake Arrieta (6-0) L: Jonathon Niese (3-1) MVP: Jake Arrieta Jake Arrieta took the mound tonight at PNC park for the first time since the Wild Card game last October in which he led the Cubs to a 4-0 victory that propelled them to the National League Division Series. Arrieta picked up right where he left off with another dominating performance of seven shutout...
Via Cubs Insider
17 hours ago

At some point this year Jake Arrieta will probably lose a game

After laying an egg last night, the Pirates get to face the beard-in-human-form that’s haunted their dreams since last October tonight. This is about as unpleasant as a matchup gets; lose on Monday with your ace on the mound, then send Jon Niese out to face Jake Arrieta in the second game of a series. Arrieta has more or less picked up where he left off last year, although I suppose...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (17-6) at Pittsburgh Pirates (15-10)

The Cubs and Pirates meet for the first time since the Cubs treated the Pirates like the Gatorade cooler in the Pirates dugout. One can hope that tempers are cooler this time around. The Pirates have come out of the gate hot with the best team wOBA in all of baseball. Their pitching, however, has been less good, posting a 4.60 FIP largely fueled by the third-worst walk rate in...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: First month in review

One month of the MLB season is in the books, and the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves second in the NL Central behind the Chicago Cubs. They ended the month of April on a 6-game win streak, which was broken on Sunday afternoon. The Pirates sported a record of 15-9 in baseball’s opening month. Their win record can be mostly attributed to a high scoring offense that averaged 5...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese looks to keep the Pirates rolling

Inside of a week the Pirates have gone from a horrible ball of stress and frustration to a vaunted offense bludgeoned their way towards the upper part of the National League. This is possible because it’s only April, of course, but it’s a welcome change from the week that preceded it. Jon Niese takes the mound tonight to try and keep his perfect record intact, though I’ll admit...
Via WHYGAVS?
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Gray aims to tame Pirates, pick up first '16 win

Coming off a five-run, 10-strikeout performance against the Dodgers, Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray seeks his first win of 2016 on Wednesday, when he opposes veteran Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese at Coors Field.
Via mlb.com
7 days ago

Niese out to lower his Coors Field ERA, best Rox

Coming off a five-run, 10-strikeout performance against the Dodgers, Rockies rookie right-hander Jon Gray seeks his first win of 2016 on Wednesday, when he opposes veteran Pirates lefty Jonathon Niese at Coors Field.
Via Pirates.com
7 days ago

Walker and Cabrera Proving to be Big Pickups

The Mets acquired Neil Walker on December 9, 2015 from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for starting pitcher Jon Niese. Neil is a Pittsburgh kid who came up in the Pirates organization and was loved by the fans. He was drafted as a catcher, then was moved to third in the minors. The Pirates had the power hitting Pedro Alvarez at third, so Walker was moved to second where he settled...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Walker showcasing unprecedented power with Mets

Second baseman Neil Walker in a New York Mets uniform definitely took some getting used to. Walker, otherwise known as “The Pittsburgh Kid,” is a Pittsburgh native and spent his entire career with the Pirates up until the team traded him to the Mets for Jon Niese this past offseason. It’s apparent that parts of western Pennsylvania are never going to die in Walker, who admitted...
Via Today's Knuckleball
8 days ago

The Pirates-Diamondbacks wacky game included a pitcher playing left field

Dusty Baker called the Washington Nationals’ 16-inning victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday the craziest game he’s ever seen. Well, there was another game going on in Major League Baseball on Sunday that was just about as bonkers. The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-10 in 13 innings at Chase Field, in a game that went over five hours, had 43 total...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 29: Pirates 12 Diamondbacks 10

Sometimes it is easiest to let a game speak for itself, so here are a few facts without commentary: The Pirates and Diamondbacks used 43 total players. The Diamondbacks had four different starting pitchers in the box score in some capacity. Shelby Miller played left field after the D’Backs ran out of position players with Nick Ahmed’s 12th inning ejection. Both Jon Niese and...
Via WHYGAVS?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 17: Pirates 8 Diamondbacks 7

OK, now that I’ve had a full night of sleep, woken up, stretched out some, eaten breakfast, and gotten some caffeine inside of me, I’m willing to try and start re-considering this game from last night. The roof was open at Chase Field last night, and as a result the Pirates and Diamondbacks played a game that might as well have been played on the moon. Sean Rodriguez and Gregory...
Via WHYGAVS?
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flipping the switch

This is just a hypothesis at this point, but I don’t think that there’s any more that separates the frustrating Pirates that lost six times in seven games against the Reds, Tigers, and Brewers and the fun Pirates that obliterated the Brewers on Saturday and Sunday than there appears to be at first glance. More succinctly, those six losses in seven games could’ve been ameliorated...
Via WHYGAVS?
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Niese and Nicasio

The Pirates finally got an easy win last night to snap them out of a week-long stretch of ugly baseball, and I don’t think anyone should be surprised by what got them there; a really nice start from their rotation. In last night’s case it was Jon Niese, making the first seven inning start of the season for the Pirates, blanking the Brewers over all seven, scattering three hits...
Via WHYGAVS?
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Common ground: Niese, Bucs' D fuel shutout

From the moment he was traded to the Pirates, Jonathon Niese spoke excitedly about the chance to play in front of Pittsburgh's defense. On Saturday night, he showed why.
Via Pirates.com
17 days ago

Brewers' offense quiet in 5-0 loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH -- Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run of the season and Jon Niese combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Saturday night to end their four-game losing streak.McCutchen's solo shot off Taylor Jungmann in the fifth inning increased the Pirates' lead to 4-0 after they scored three runs in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

McCutchen homers, Pirates blank Brewers 5-0, end 4-game skid

PITTSBURGH (AP) Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run of the season and Jon Niese combined with two relievers on a three-hitter as the Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 5-0 on Saturday night to end their four-game losing streak. McCutchen's solo shot off Taylor Jungmann in the fifth inning increased the Pirates' lead to 4-0 after they scored three runs in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense held quiet behind Jungmann

Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run of the season, Jonathon Niese fired seven scoreless innings and the Pirates ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Brewers on Saturday night at PNC Park.
Via Brewers.com
17 days ago

Cutch connects as Niese, Bucs blank Brewers

Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run of the season, Jonathon Niese fired seven scoreless innings and the Pirates ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Brewers on Saturday night at PNC Park.
Via Pirates.com
17 days ago

Niese takes steps toward adjusting delivery

Jonathon Niese has been working on changing his delivery, and he took another step toward his goal on Monday. Niese allowed three earned runs on five hits over six innings with five strikeouts in a 7-4 win over the Tigers.
Via Pirates.com
22 days ago

Pirates 7, Tigers 4

DETROIT -- Lefty Jonathon Niese checked Detroit on five hits over six innings while Matt Joyce, getting a chance to start because Pittsburgh needed a designated hitter in an American League park, keyed two early rallies with a single plus a double Monday to help the Pirates to a 7-4 victory over the Tigers. Niese gave up a pair of solo home runs to J.D. Martinez, his first, in...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Unexpected afternoon game Bat Signal: get your radios ready

For whatever reason, the Pirates and Tigers are playing three afternoon games in four days this week, so if listening to baseball on the radio/computer at work is your thing, then this is the next best thing to a series at Wrigley Field. The Tigers were snowed out last night, so Justin Verlander’s start is moved back to today, when he’ll face Jon Niese. Verlander’s first start...
Via WHYGAVS?
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Juan Nicasio debuts the day after a long day for the bullpen

In the immediate aftermath of last night’s walkoff win, I think I missed the most important part of the game in my recap; the way that the bullpen bailed Jon Niese (and the defense behind him) out of a subpar start is exactly how the Pirates plan on surviving several months of Niese + Locke + Nicasio (dependent on how those three pitch) in the rotation. The question that I had...
Via WHYGAVS?
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker still totes some Pittsburgh gear

For a long time Neil Walker's story was about a guy getting to live every athlete's childhood dream of playing for his hometown team.The Pirates grabbed the Pittsburgh native in the first round of the 2004 MLB Draft and he enjoyed a successful run there until the Pirates traded him New York Mets for pitcher Jon Niese during the 2015 Winter Meetings. That's just business and life...
Via Fox Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese makes his Pirate debut

After Francisco Liriano’s strikeout bonanza on Sunday, Jon Niese takes his first turn in the Pirate rotation this evening. I wrote a ton about Niese already today and so I’ll simply leave my general pre-game thoughts on him tonight to this: watch where he throws his fastball. Watch where he throws it to both righties and lefties, and see what the Cardinals do with it. If he...
Via WHYGAVS?
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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