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...
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18 days ago  |  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...
19 days ago  |  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....
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20 days ago  |  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...
20 days ago  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
August 14, 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...
July 09, 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...
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...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Stolmy Pimentel sent on rehab assignment

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered last night's game against the Washington Nationals five games under .500 and in fourth place in the National League Central. Below the middle of the pack in runs scored and earned run average, the Pirates could be getting help soon in the pitching department as Stolmy Pimentel is ready for a rehab assignment.#490680747 / gettyimages.comOur...
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May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates' Stolmy Pimentel (shoulder inflammation) placed on DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed reliever Stolmy Pimentel (RHP) on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, sent Brandon Cumpton (RHP) to Triple-A Indianapolis, and recalled relievers Jared Hughes (RHP) and Vin Mazzaro (RHP), reports Tom Singer of Pimentel had appeared in only six games this season, allowing 10 hits and four runs in 11 innings, with...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates place Stolmy Pimentel on 15-day disabled list

The Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves in a little bit of a hole to start off the 2014 regular season. The Bucs (11-18) are currently a half game behind the Chicago Cubs and sit at the bottom of the National League Central. They lost their primary catcher in Russell Martin for a little while longer after placing him on the 15-day disabled list back on April 26. Now it appears...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster moves

The Pirates shuffled the roster around on Saturday as the pitching staff continues to change quite a bit: #Pirates put Pimentel (shoulder) on DL, option Cumpton to Indy. Recall Hughes, select Mazzaro from @indyindians — Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) May 3, 2014 We hadn’t heard much about a shoulder issue for Stolmy Pimentel, but that’s somewhat concerning – and his...
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May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 Altoona Curve Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

Altoona had an impressive group of prospects throughout the year, although they didn’t start off with a good looking team. The breakouts of Andrew Lambo and Stolmy Pimentel, plus the mid-season promotions of Gregory Polanco, Alen Hanson, and Nick Kingham, turned the Altoona Curve into one of the most talented teams in the minors throughout the 2013 season. Below is a recap of the...
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October 18, 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...
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August 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Holmes and Pimentel Make Last Regular Season Starts

The Pirates have four affiliates that have made the playoffs this year so far. Two of them were already eliminated, the GCL and DSL affiliates. There is still another team that could make the playoffs. Jamestown lost three games over the last two days to first place State College, putting them four games back for the division title. They are the NYPL leader in the Wildcard race,...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Pimentel Struggles in Latest Start; Dickerson Hits 16th Homer

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Pimentel Gets Start Tonight in Indianapolis

The minor league season is winding down and there is a chance that five Pirates affiliates could make the playoffs. The DSL Pirates2 made the playoffs on Friday, Indianapolis clinched Saturday night and the other three still have some work to do. Bradenton has a doubleheader today. West Virginia is off today. The GCL Pirates had off yesterday. The DSL regular season ended Saturday...
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August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Stolmy Pimentel Tosses Seven Shutout Innings

TOP OF THE SYSTEM A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. If a player is in the majors, he will be removed, everyone below him will be shifted up a spot, and a new player will be added to the bottom of the list. Rankings are from the mid-season rankings, and links on each name go to their Pirates...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Important Game For West Virginia Tonight In Playoff Race

West Virginia lost last night, dropping them into second place in their division for the second half title. They are still in the playoff lead because Hagerstown is the team that overtook them Monday night and they already clinched a playoff spot with their first half title. The Power lost to Hickory last night, the team they are 1.5 games ahead of for the second playoff spot. Check...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Kuhl Has Been Flawless on the Road

The Pirates affiliates have five teams that are either in first place or still close in their playoff race. The hottest team is the one looking for a wildcard spot, the DSL Pirates2, who have won eight straight games. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of...
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Pimentel Looks to Recover From Poor Outing

In Indianapolis tonight, Stolmy Pimentel takes the mound trying to bounce back from a poor start in which he gave up seven earned runs to Louisville. For a look at the possible starters over the next few weeks, please check out our Probable Pitchers Chart. Check out the Recent Transactions section to the bottom of this page, for all Pirates minor league transactions. A full recap...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Minor League Schedule: Pimentel, Holmes and Kingham Set For Sunday

Three top pitchers are on the mound today as Stolmy Pimentel, Nick Kingham and Clay Holmes all take the hill. All three have pitched well recently, with Holmes turning his season around after a slow start. Bradenton was rained out yesterday. They will make up the game today as part of a doubleheader. The GCL Pirates and both DSL affiliates are off today. For a look at the possible...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss
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