STARLING MARTE NEWS

Game 18: Pirates 2 Diamondbacks 1

It’s nice to see this Pirate team start to win some baseball games in different ways. They came into this game having lost quite a few pitchers duels (almost all of them with AJ Burnett or Francisco Liriano on the mound — six of their eight losses have been started by those two, even though they’ve pitched quite well), so it was really good to see Burnett make another solid...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

D-backs squander opportunities, fall to Pirates

PHOENIX -- Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night. Walker doubled to the center-field wall against Addison Reed (0-1), his second double of the game, before Marte hit a grounder past diving shortstop Cliff Pennington. Tony Watson (1-1) pitched out of trouble in the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Marte's single in 9th lifts Pirates over Diamondbacks 2-1

PHOENIX (AP) Starling Marte singled home Neil Walker with two outs in the ninth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Saturday night. Walker doubled to the center-field wall against Addison Reed (0-1), his second double of the game, before Marte hit a grounder past diving shortstop Cliff Pennington. Tony Watson (1-1) pitched out of trouble in the...
Via AP on Fox
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

A return to the scene of the crime

After a reasonably successful opening home stand, the Pirates are headed out for their first extended road trip of 2015. They’re in Arizona tonight, which you probably remember as the place where a bad baseball team full of ******** machismo injured Andrew McCutchen last August because Ernesto Frieri was bad at baseball. Kirk Gibson is gone now, but Tony La Russa is still overseeing...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What’s Wrong With Marte’s Average?

Starling Marte has had an interesting season this far, producing numbers you may have expected more from a power hitting first baseman such as Lucas Duda or Chris Carter. Currently, Marte has as many as home runs as Paul Goldschmidt, Adam Jones, and J.D. Martinez. Of course, that’s not a bad thing. However, he also has just two stolen bases and isn’t inspiring anybody with a...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The longest home runs for the week ending April 23rd

Talk about a dramatic week at the top of the charts – we’ve got a brand new top three for the season, and a new leader on THE LIST for the season. 1. Alex Rodriguez vs Nathan Karns, 477 feet (April 17th) I love this homer. I’ve never seen anyone smash a ball up to the Captain Morgan bar at the Trop. A-Rod absolutely killed this baseball. 2. Josh Donaldson vs Chris Tillman,...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 16: Pirates 5 Cubs 4

When the lineups were announced before this game and I saw Starling Marte on the bench with his hand problem and Andrew McCutchen out with a scheduled off day, I thought to myself, “Well, this is doable if Gregory Polanco does everything by himself.” As it turned out, he almost did, though he got a helping hand from Josh Harrison. With the Pirates down 4-1 in the sixth inning...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte listed as day-to-day

Getting hit in the hand always has the potential for disaster, but it appears Starling Marte will be just fine. According to Pirates.com, Marte is dat-to-day after he was hit in the hand Wednesday. “X-rays on the hand were negative, and Marte was diagnosed with a soft tissue injury. The club will see how he feels for Thursday's matinee finale.” (h/t: Pirates.com)
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

A wintry win

It was another weird night at a mostly-deserted PNC Park on Wednesday, but through a mini-snowstorm and more rough moments for the bullpen, the Pirates were able to pull-out a much needed win. Yes, you read that right, a mini snowstorm. Oh the weather outside is weather. pic.twitter.com/wMfnPe6Zpp — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 23, 2015 The “snow” only lasted a half inning ...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Apr 20

Welcome back to Week 3 of our Daily DraftKings Picks! I hope everyone had a fun and profitable weekend. Personally I did moderately well with no huge gain to speak of, however, I’m kicking myself (hard) because last night I made a last minute change that cost me a $20,000. Originally I had Nelson Cruz and Austin Jackson in my lineup, but eventually I swapped them out for Bryce...
Via Baseball Professor
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte shoulders the load, Cole looks to lead Pirates to sweep

There’s something particularly wonderful and gratifying about what’s happened at PNC Park the last two nights: the Pirates came into this series against the Brewers mired in a terrible offensive slump with an ugly record. The starting rotation got off to an excellent start, but there just weren’t many runs to go around. Two games in a row, it’s been Starling Marte and Gregory...
Via WHYGAVS?
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday night Partay

Starling Marte came in to this series in a slump. It’s safe to say he’s no longer in a slump: Marte and the Pirates broke out the bats for the second straight night for another big win over the struggling Brewers. He hit that big blast – his second in as many nights – and also capped a three-run first with a two run single. The Pirates used to be absolutely terrible against...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte homers, drives in 5 runs as Pirates beat Brewers

  Starling Marte homered for the second game in a row and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Saturday night. The Brewers lost their fourth straight game and are off to their worst start since also going 2-9 in 2002. Marte hit a two-run single to cap a three-run first inning that included an RBI double by Gregory...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte's big day at plate leads Pirates past Brewers

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Starling Marte homered for the second game in a row and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Saturday night. The Brewers lost their fourth straight game and are off to their worst start since also going 2-9 in 2002. Marte hit a two-run single to cap a three-run first inning that included an RBI...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte homers, drives in 5 as Pirates beat Brewers 6-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) Starling Marte homered for the second game in a row and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 Saturday night. The Brewers lost their fourth straight game and are off to their worst start since also going 2-9 in 2002. Marte hit a two-run single to cap a three-run first inning that included an RBI double...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to string some wins together

There were a lot of positives in last night’s game for the Pirates; with the offense mired in a pretty ugly funk, both Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte had multi-hit games to help spark the Pirates to score some runs against a pitcher that shut them down just a few days ago. Polanco had three hits including a double, Marte had two hits including a monster homer in the eighth...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers vs. Pirates preview

The high-powered offense that was expected to be a strength for Pittsburgh has eluded the Pirates. That is, except when they play the Milwaukee Brewers. The Pirates look to beat the Brewers for a fourth time in five tries and send Kyle Lohse to a third loss in as many starts to open a season for the first time in his 15-year career on Saturday night. After totaling five hits in back...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Offense is fun

The Pirates remembered how to hit the baseball on Friday, and it was good: Every starting position player reached base at least once. Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte both had huge games, which they both badly needed. Polanco had three hits including a double and was motoring around the bases all night. Marte had an infield hit, a steal, and a colossal blast to put the game away...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: early offensive struggles

After finishing their series with the Detroit Tigers, the Pirates have shown their weakness. So far this season the starting pitchers have performed at a very high level, minus one start by Vance Worley. In back-to-back games Pittsburgh has failed to score a single run while producing only five hits. While some might downplay this as only two games, it doesn’t appear that this...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Bold Predictions

After a long and cold winter, spring has finally arrived bringing baseball with it. Monday is Opening Day and the start of the season is almost here. With the season set to start, it’s time for bold predictions to be made. In this article I will make three bold predictions for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 season. Neil Walker finally makes an All-Star appearance Neil Walker The...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte doesn’t need to break out to be good; he’s already there

This is an oft-repeated pre-season 2015 Pittsburgh Pirate trope: If Starling Marte can play like he played in August and September last year, he’ll be a star.  This is a list of the outfielders in Major League Baseball to have more than 10 WAR (Baseball-Reference WAR, at least: UZR haaaaates the Pirates’ outfield defense and so both McCutchen and Marte score quite a bit lower...
Via WHYGAVS?
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Liriano strikes out six as Pirates tie Red Sox 2-2

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Francisco Liriano struck out six in four scoreless innings and Starling Marte had two hits in the Pirates' 2-2 tie with the Boston Red Sox on Saturday. Marte entered the game with eight hits in his previous 15 at-bats and went 2 for 3 with a single and a double. Pirates pitchers combined for 15 strikeouts. Liriano scattered two hits and three walks. Boston's...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates hit three home runs, beat Tigers 8-7

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) -- Tony Sanchez, Starling Marte and Willy Garcia homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Wednesday night. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen missed his fifth straight game because of lower body soreness. Outfielder Jose Tabata fouled a pitch off his left foot in the third inning and left the game on a golf cart. Marte also doubled...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates hit 3 HRs, beat Tigers 8-7

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) Tony Sanchez, Starling Marte and Willy Garcia homered, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Detroit Tigers 8-7 Wednesday night. Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen missed his fifth straight game because of lower body soreness. Outfielder Jose Tabata fouled a pitch off his left foot in the third inning and left the game on a golf cart. Marte also doubled...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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