STARLING MARTE NEWS

Baseball Profcast: Tulo on the Move?

In Episode 194, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Tuesday and one big star who could be on the move. Topics include: What more playing time will do for Scott Van Slyke’s fantasy value How a Troy Tulowitzki trade might impact his value How worried we are about Jeff Samardjiza Whether Starling Marte has...
Via Baseball Professor
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Business trip to Philly

As I mentioned in Sunday’s wrap-up, the Pirates have a chance to really get on a roll this week. They rode high in to Philly after taking a series from the best team in baseball, and now they get to throw their top three pitchers in a row at one of the worst teams in baseball. Monday’s series opener wasn’t quite as easy as I would have liked given those circumstances, but a...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cole helps Pirates edge Phillies 4-3

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Gerrit Cole pitched seven effective innings, Starling Marte hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-3 on Monday night. Cole (5-1) allowed two runs and six hits, struck out six and walked two, shaking off his first loss in 10 starts with another good outing. The right-hander had won four straight before Wednesday's 3-0 home...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Marte's blast backs Cole's solid start as Pirates down Phillies

View image | gettyimages.com One swing turned the tide for good. Starling Marte connected on a 1-2 curveball that stayed up in the zone. It sailed over the left-center field wall in a hurry. The Pirates never looked back. Behind a strong outing from Gerrit Cole, the Pirates used the...
Via Philliedelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates slip past Cards for 4-3 victory

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jung Ho Kang went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 Sunday. The Cardinals dropped two of three in Pittsburgh, their first series loss of the season. With the game tied 3-3, Kang hit a go-ahead RBI single in the seventh inning. Kang hit his second home run of the season in the first inning, a shot to left...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 28: Pirates 7 Reds 2

This is how you break out of an extended losing streak/slump: Neil Walker singles to center, Gregory Polanco scores. Starling Marte out on a sac fly to right, Neil Walker scores. Pedro Alvarez doubles to center, Andrew McCutchen scores. Starling Marte singles to center, Neil Walker scores. Chris Stewart singles to center, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte score. Andrew McCutchen...
Via WHYGAVS?
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Marte’s Ceiling

In Episode 190, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Dan Marcus (@DanMarcus3) discuss some fantasy baseball news from Wednesday. Topics include: Updates on some injured pitchers Bryce Harper’s three-homer effort and where he ranks among all OF Where Starling Marte and George Springer could be drafted in 2016 A potentially surprising evaluation of Manny Machado You can...
Via Baseball Professor
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates lose, McCutchen rants

If you were like me, maybe you thought that returning to PNC Park – following an off day – and facing a rookie (making his second career start) would help the Pirates snap out of this funk a little bit. It didn’t. Starling Marte hit a solo homer in the second, but once again the Pirates went an entire game without driving in a runner that was on base. And they didn’t get...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Look To Ride A Solid April To The Postseason

When you look at the Pittsburgh Pirates, they are going to finish the month of April above .500. No, they are not going to be in the driver’s seat as far as the National League Central is concerned. In fact, they are not even technically a playoff team right now. However, they are right where they need to be to try to make their 3rd consecutive trip to the postseason. They have...
Via We Should Be GM's
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Starters will get their rest ... later

  So far the Pirates lineup has seemingly consisted of the same players day after day. There has not been a lot of shuffling of players or rest in the early going as the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review points out. "Neil Walker entered play Wednesday having played in all 21 of the Pirates' games. Fellow regulars Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, Pedro Alvarez and Josh Harrison played in...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 21: Cubs 6 Pirates 2

It’s amazing how quickly two ugly losses can make you forget about a five-game winning streak. The Pirates played bad, bad baseball against the Cubs tonight; they threw the ball around, they ran the bases poorly, they hit poorly against a bad pitcher, they pitched poorly, they got thumped. In short, it was hard to watch. There’s not much else to say. Jeff Locke looked really...
Via WHYGAVS?
24 days 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
27 days 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
27 days 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?
28 days 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
28 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
29 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...
Via WHYGAVS?
29 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
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  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?
April 19, 2015  |  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!
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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
April 18, 2015  |  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...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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