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Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 5-11-15 to 5-17-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 5/11/15 thru 5/17/15, the 6th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 3 Wins and 4 Losses, 29 Runs Scored and 27 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: A.J. Burnett notched two wins while allowing just 1 earned run in 14 innings and tallying 12 strikeouts. On Sunday against the Cubs, Burnett played the...
Via Hidden Vigorish
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 Fantasy Baseball: Middle Relievers to Target

View image | gettyimages.com Not every fantasy league has an owner that tries to utilize middle relievers heavily, but when someone does employ it, it’s often fun to watch. If executed correctly, a team can get by with just a couple starters, a couple closers, and a host of shutdown relievers. While the drafting process is over, there are still relievers that can be picked...
Via The Fantasy Fix
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 4-27-15 to 5-3-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 4/27/15 thru 5/3/15, the 4th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 1 Win and 5 Losses, 14 Runs Scored and 18 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Jung Ho Kang. Kang started just two games but made the biggest offensive impact of any Pirates hitter this week. He provided the club with two game tying...
Via Hidden Vigorish
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Bucs’ Watson, Rox McMahon, Belle the Beast, much more

Tony Watson was an All-Star last season. If you’re a casual fan and the Pirates aren’t your team, you maybe weren’t aware of that. The 29-year-old left-hander isn’t exactly a household name. Opposing hitters know who he is. Working as a set-up man in the City of Bridges, Watson had a 1.63 ERA in 78 […]
Via Fangraphs
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Stealing one late

The Pirates were able to win the type of game they struggled with just a week or two ago – low-scoring, good starting pitching, nervous moments with the bullpen, etc. They weren’t getting the late breaks in, say, the Cincinnati series, but this time they did and now they’ve won four in a row. Stop me if you’ve heard this one before…A.J. Burnett is not getting any run...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 26, 2015  |  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
April 26, 2015  |  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
April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 13: Pirates 4 Cubs 3

Well, that was exhausting. With Mark Melancon “unavailable” last night (we’ll see where things go from there), it seemed like the Pirates were in great shape after Rob Scahill got the last out in the sixth inning for Vance Worley. Caminero in the seventh, Hughes in the eighth, Watson in the ninth with a 4-1 lead seemed like a solid enough route, even after Caminero had trouble...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Polanco, Worley help Pirates hold off Cubs

PITTSBURGH (AP) Tony Watson had a save that was reminiscent of bygone days. The Pirates' left-hander inherited a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning and got the final six outs Wednesday night for his first save of the season and fifth of his five-year career as Pittsburgh held off the Chicago Cubs 4-3. Gregory Polanco hit his first home run of the season and Vance Worley (2-1...
Via AP on Fox
April 23, 2015  |  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!
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 1: Reds 5 Pirates 2

There is no room for context on Opening Day, which is probably the best and worst part about the whole thing. In a few weeks, this game will be just another data point, but for today, it’s all we have and so it’s hard to not scrutinize everything that happened in it. There was plenty of good, of course. Josh Harrison more or less picked up where he left off in 2014 and the top...
Via WHYGAVS?
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates lose, McCutchen still awesome

The Pirates are 0-1. For a while it looked like just another (regular season) game against nemesis Johnny Cueto. The Reds were able to grab a lead, and, well, that was gonna be that. But with Chapman looming in the ninth, manager Bryan Price opened the door a crack in the eighth by bringing new reliever Kevin Gregg, and the Pirates jumped right through. Everyone’s already said...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Antonio Bastardo < 500

With most of the early spring training talk about the Pirates being extremely positive, their bullpen is sort of the elephant in the room. Obviously Tony Watson and Mark Melancon are great and John Holdzkom was promising down the stretch last year, but the Bucs’ bullpen blew a lot of leads last year. They did so especially when asked to throw more than two or three innings in a...
Via WHYGAVS?
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The 2015 Altoona Curve Giveaways Are Awesome

The Pirates have a pretty good track record when it comes to fan giveaways. For a long time, it was one of their best marketing tool to draw fans to the games. The promotions/giveaways at the major league level, while still occasionally exciting, have dropped off a bit lately now that attendance is great even without them. The schedule is now largely dominated by T-shirts and fireworks...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Tony Watson < 500

We are headed into murky territory for the Tony Watson was excellent for the Pirates last year. He struck out a ton of hitters, he had a microscopic ERA, and he did most of his work in the seventh inning or later in close games. The Pirates had bullpen issues last year, but those issues mostly existed in getting the game to Tony Watson and Mark Melancon. On the occasions that the...
Via WHYGAVS?
February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates finalize 4-year deal with Korean SS Jung Ho Kang

PITTSBURGH -- Even though the Pittsburgh Pirates employ one of the largest analytics departments in baseball, they are not exactly sure how Jung Ho Kang's outstanding statistics in South Korea will translate to the major leagues. They are willing to find out. Pittsburgh and the 27-year-old infielder finalized an $11 million, four-year contract on a busy Friday for the Pirates. The...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – welcome to the playoffs

The MLB Postseason is here, and the season is over for 20 of the 30 teams in MLB. For ten, the dream of a championship will continue for at least one more game. Nine of those clubs will end their year disappointed. The playoff race came down to the final day of the regular season, with the Seattle Mariners becoming the final team to bow out of contention. We know the matchups that...
Via The Outside Corner
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Dugout Digest – welcome to the playoffs

The MLB Postseason is here, and the season is over for 20 of the 30 teams in MLB. For ten, the dream of a championship will continue for at least one more game. Nine of those clubs will end their year disappointed. The playoff race came down to the final day of the regular season, with the Seattle Mariners becoming the final team to bow out of contention. We know the matchups that...
Via Bloguin Best
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 3, Reds 1

Good news and bad news: First, the good. The Bucs won, of course, and San Francsico lost. That means PLAYOFF BASEBALL IS RETURNING TO PNC PARK! There will be at least one more blackout. We’ll get to scream our heads off. And the Pirates will have a chance to advance in a place where they have played extremely well all season. After experiencing the intensity, bedlam, and sheer...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 3, Braves 2

Your browser does not support iframes. Buctober is back. We knew that was coming, of course. After the Brewers series, it was only a matter of time. And I wondered that with the division still in play, a fight for WC home field coming down to the wire, and it not being the first playoff berth in 20 years would result in a more subdued celebration this time around. Of course there...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 1, Brewers 0

The 2014 regular season home finale was pretty darn perfect. Nice day, sellout crowd (to break the franchise attendance record), an absolute gem from an unexpected source, a go-ahead hit from the most popular man in town right now, and a victory to put the Bucs in a really good spot going into the season’s final week. Probably more satisfying than all of that combined, though...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 9-15-14 thru 9-21-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 9/15/14 thru 9/21/14, the 25th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 5 wins and 1 Losses, 21 Runs Scored and 6 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Russell Martin. The Pirates scored just 5 runs in the weekend series against the Brewers. Martin drove in 4 of those runs. His clutch hitting was just...
Via Hidden Vigorish
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates 3, Red Sox 2

The celebration of the 82nd win was just a little different this year. Instead of relief from the players, satisfaction from those within the organization, and pure joy from the fans, it was just another win.  It happened on the road, but if the 82nd win had been at home last year, the scene at PNC would have been nuts. On Thursday, it was almost shockingly subdued given the situation...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

With a win today, the Pirates could be back in the playoff picture

It’s funny how simple things can be sometimes, isn’t it? The Pirates have played roller coaster baseball the entire second half, and it seems like almost every single time they’re able to string a few wins together, they find themselves back in a playoff spot, no matter how ugly things looked a few days before. The Pirates have beaten the Cubs twice to start this series in...
Via WHYGAVS?
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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