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Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Throws Six Shutout Innings

Friday night was a slow night for Pittsburgh Pirates news in winter league, but one big story came out of the Dominican. Stolmy Pimentel threw six shutout innings, giving up two hits, no walks and he struck out six batters. Pimentel faced one batter over the minimum. It was a big rebound game for him after he gave up five earned runs over 1.2 innings in his last start. Pimentel has...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Tony Sanchez Sent Home From Dominican, Stolmy Pimentel Gets Hit Around

Monday was a very slow day for winter league action. There were only two games on the schedule and one Pittsburgh Pirates player saw action. There was big news however from the Dominican. Tony Sanchez was sent home due to poor performance. That isn’t surprising as he was hitting .100, having issues on defense, and in his last game, he batted ninth and was pinch-hit for in the seventh...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Joely Rodriguez Outpitches Stolmy Pimentel

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced they signed Gorkys Hernandez and Deibinson Romero on Monday. Both players are taking part in winter ball, with Hernandez playing in Venezuela and Romero seeing time in the Dominican. Neither player is hitting well so far. Hernandez plays for Caribes de Anzoategui and he is hitting .242/.326/.282 in 36 games. Romero is on Leones del Escogido, where...
Via Pirates Prospects
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Joely Rodriguez Makes Debut, Stolmy Pimentel Throws Gem

Three days worth of winter ball below, as the first two days this week were slow. Action picked up Wednesday, as Stolmy Pimentel had his second straight strong outing and Joely Rodriguez made his winter debut. Monday’s Action In the only game in the Dominican on Monday, Gustavo Nunez went 2-for-5 with an RBI and three strikeouts. Two other players that spent time in the Pirates...
Via Pirates Prospects
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Strong Performance From Stolmy Pimentel

Coming into Thursday night, Stolmy Pimentel had made four starts and failed to go longer than two innings in three of those games. He had a .364 BAA in those four starts, with seven walks and just four strikeouts. Except for the strikeouts, he really turned things around in his fifth start. Pimentel allowed one run on three hits and a walk in five innings. He had nine ground ball...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Struggles Again, Mel Rojas Jr. Doubles Again

On Friday night in the Dominican, Stolmy Pimentel made his fourth start and continued to struggle. In two innings of work, he gave up just one run, but allowed three hits and three walks. In 9.1 innings, he has given up ten runs on 16 hits and seven walks, while striking out four batters. Pimentel has now made three starts in which he failed to go longer than two innings. Wirfin...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Gets Hit Around in the Dominican

Stolmy Pimentel is looking to make up for some lost innings this year by pitching in the Dominican, but he didn’t get much time in on Saturday night. Pimentel gave up five earned runs on six hits and a walk in 1.1 innings. He threw a wild pitch and failed to pick up a strikeout. This was the third winter start for him and his ERA now sits at 11.05 through 7.1 innings. Pimentel...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Goes Four Innings in Second Start

Some recaps from the Thursday night west coast games before getting into Friday’s action, which included Stetson Allie returning to the lineup and Stolmy Pimentel going two more innings than his first start. From very late Thursday night in the Mexican League, Carlos Munoz made his winter debut and struck out as a pinch-hitter. He spent the season in the GCL, so this winter league...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues: Stolmy Pimentel Makes His Winter Debut

In the Dominican Saturday night, Stolmy Pimentel made his winter league debut as the starting pitching for Estrellas de Oriente. He went three innings, giving up two runs on three hits and a walk, with four strikeouts. Willy Garcia was in the opposing lineup against Pimentel. He walked in the only meeting between the two Pirates in the game. Garcia finished 2-for-3 with a double...
Via Pirates Prospects
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Report: A New Focus For the 2014 Draft Picks

Yesterday we focused on the excellent control shown by all 14 college pitchers that the Pittsburgh Pirates drafted. On the offensive side, it looks like they focused on some hitters that could take walks. Jamestown had four batters in the top 21 in the league in walks, while the only college hitter from the 2014 draft on Bristol(Jerrick Suiter) finished second in the league in walks...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates announce full September call-up list

When the Pirates announced that Tony Sanchez and Stolmy Pimentel would join the team on Labor Day, it was understood that there would be a number of additional call-ups in the next 24 hours after Indianapolis’s season officially ended with yesterday’s game. They announced the rest of the call-ups today and while there were two obvious call-ups (Gregory Polanco and Jeff Locke...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning Report: Pirates Draft Picks Are in Control

The Pittsburgh Pirates went heavy with college pitchers this year and they all seemed to have something in common, they could throw strikes. Some of the pitchers they drafted displayed exceptional control, especially the starters at Jamestown. Duncan throws a nice four-pitch mix, topping out at 93 MPH Tyler Eppler, Montana DuRapau, Alex McRae and Frank Duncan led Jamestown in innings...
Via Pirates Prospects
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates recall Cole to start Monday

ST. LOUIS (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates recalled right-handed pitcher Gerrit Cole from rookie-level Bristol to start Monday's game against St. Louis. Right-handed relief pitcher Stolmy Pimentel has returned from rehab with Double-A Altoona and has been activated from the 15-day disabled list. Catcher Tony Sanchez was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis. Sanchez hit .235 with 17 doubles...
Via AP on Fox
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Stolmy Pimentel activated

The Pittsburgh Pirates begin a series against the St. Louis Cardinals today with a record of 71-65, two games behind the Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers in the National League Central. The Pirates are geared to make a push at the division title during this final month of the season, as Gerrit Cole will start today and Stolmy Pimentel has been activated from the disabled list....
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

OK, so now THIS is the biggest series of the year

The late afternoon yesterday was not kind to the Pirates: in Pittsburgh, Chris Heisey hit his second home run of the afternoon (and only his seventh of the year!) to help the Reds steal a 3-2 win from the Pirates. In St. Louis, the Cardinals turned a 6-4 deficit in the bottom of the eighth inning into a 9-6 win over the Cubs. The effect was dramatic: instead of being tied with the...
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September 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates put RHP Pimentel on DL, add RHP Axford

WASHINGTON (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and activated right-handed reliever John Axford. The Pirates made the moves before Friday night's game at Washington. Pittsburgh claimed Axford off waivers Thursday from the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 3.92...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

This Baseball is out for Blood

Here’s something you don’t see everyday: an animate object that may or may not be possessed by demons. Last night’s Tigers/Pirates game featured one peculiar play. I’m not one to believe in the supernatural but this is quite the oddity. Watch here as a pitch thrown by Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel proceeds to bounce off the dirt, strike catcher Russell Martin in the...
Via Sports Mockery
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Jordy Mercer, Stolmy Pimentel, Neil Walker

The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to stay in contention for a playoff place but they are going to have to overcome a few injuries if they are going to be playing come October. With Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker currently sidelined, Jordy Mercer joined them as a concern during Thursday's game when he exited with right forearm tightness, while Stolmy Pimentel is heading to the...
Via Sports Injury Alert
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates acquire famous mustache-haver, occasionally effective reliever, John Axford

After watching Stolmy Pimentel and Brandon Cumpton turn close games into sure-fire losses on back-to-back days, the Pirates acquired John Axford from the Indians this evening. It doesn’t appear that the Indians will get anything in return for Axford other than salary relief, as the Pirates are now on the hook for what’s left of the $4.5 million the Indians owed him this year...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers 8, Pirates 4

The Pirates had a good chance to stay hot as they rolled in to Detroit on a two game winning streak, facing a young pitcher making his debut while their best starter in the second half took the mound. Things were going along quite well for about half the game, but then it all fell apart and their recent momentum came to a halt. The offense was good enough against Buck Farmer, generating...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals 5, Pirates 2

Unlike the last two nights, this was a plain old loss that you can’t really complain too much about. It had its frustrating moments for sure, but the Pirates were outplayed from start to finish and that’s going to happen from time to time. The thing is, that’s what makes the two walk off losses with all the men LOB with RISP hurt so much. You’re going to get flat-out beat...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The trouble with the bullpen

If you want to look at the first two games of this Pirates/Cardinals series with absolutely zero emotion and only with cold logic, the conclusion that you would probably draw is this: the Pirates have continued to play well this week, but a combination of bad luck and a thin bullpen has cost them two games that could have been wins. The Pirates play a lot of close games: three of...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

TWIBB Notes for Week of 6-23-14 thru 6-29-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 6/23/14 thru 6/29/14, the 13th week of the 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 5 wins and 2 Losses, 31 Runs Scored and 22 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Edinson Volquez. Volquez made two terrific starts this week and picked up the Win in both games. He surrendered just 1 run in 14 innings. That is some pretty solid work...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday morning (recaps, previews, ruminations, etc.)

Let’s start with last night’s game: I’m inclined once again to ignore the ninth inning debacle, because it was different than Friday’s ninth inning debacle and Stolmy Pimentel giving up two two-run home runs in the ninth inning of a six-run game feels like an isolated incident. I won’t pretend like Jason Grilli coming in and serving up a single to the first hitter he faced...
Via WHYGAVS?
June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The day after yesterday

Here’s all we know right now: Francisco Liriano is on the disabled list and Stolmy Pimentel is back with the Pirates. The Pirates did not stretch Pimentel out that much on his rehab assignment, so he’s unlikely to start in Liriano’s place on Sunday. We’ll have to wait until later to see who is likely to start in his place, though smart money would be on Casey Sadler or Vance...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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