TONY WATSON NEWS

Bucs pitcher Watson says chasing Cards has him 'somewhat frustrated'

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been on quite run in August and are on pace to win nearly 100 games this season. Still, unless the St. Louis Cardinals stumble in September, it won't be good enough for Pittsburgh to win the NL Central. If the Pirates can't catch the Cards, they know what that means, a one-game, do-or-die playoff to advance to the divisional series. That's a scary proposition...
Via Fox Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-24-15 to 8-30-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/24/15 thru 8/30/15, the 21st week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 2 Losses, 25 Runs Scored and 21 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Andrew McCutchen. Andrew McChutchen is making another late push for an MVP award. This week he picked up 12 hits in 26 ABs (.462 AVG) and drove in 6...
Via Hidden Vigorish
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keeping their cool

The Pirates were able to pull off a sneaky-tough win on Thursday and get out of Miami with three out of four. You may have thought that the Bucs could coast again with Cole on the mound and the Marlins looking as awful as ever, but it’s rarely that easy. Cole did his job, no doubt about that. His last two starts have been exactly what we wanted to see following a bit of a rough...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Believing in Charlie

I understand it’s Faith Night at PNC. pic.twitter.com/0YWtY7Gs7m — Brett Huston (@BHuston_STATS) August 20, 2015 Games like this are why Charlie Morton drives us nuts….because you know *that* is what he’s capable of. Efficiency. Quick outs. Strikeouts with that huge curveball. Ground ball double plays to clean up the occasional baserunner. When it all works, it’s a thing...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Report, Week 20: Raising The Jolly Roger In Relief

When your team is battling for a playoff spot, what's the most important thing?  Winning.  Winning out of the bullpen is a thing that is not predictable, I get it, but when your team goes 7-0 from the bullpen in the last 14 games, that is just a damn near beautiful thing if you love bullpens as much as I... I mean, you may not, but that's cool (maybe).  You have your love interests...
Via Razzball
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 112: Pirates 10 Cardinals 5

It wasn’t as easy as it should’ve been and it wasn’t all that pretty, but the Pirates managed to escape St. Louis last night with their first win since July of 2014. To be perfectly honest, my main concern with last night was Francisco Liriano. That being said, seeing the Pirates explode for seven first inning runs and destroy Lance Lynn with a barrage of hits starting with...
Via WHYGAVS?
18 days ago  |  Discuss

It turns out seven run first innings are good

…and don’t lie, for a couple minutes there you thought it was just a setup for the latest and greatest disastrous Busch Stadium loss. But it wasn’t – the Pirates held on and eventually added on, and managed to actually escape town with a win. A tough weekend lies ahead, and cutting the deficit to six (and maintaining a suddenly slim 1.5 game WC lead) may not really be celebration...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-3-15 to 8-9-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/3/15 thru 8/2915, the 18th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 4 Wins and 1 Loss, 31 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Andrew McCutchen. Cutch caught fire this week picking up 8 RBIs while going 9 for 16. Among his hits were two 2 long balls and 2 doubles. He also drew 6...
Via Hidden Vigorish
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Benches clear in Pirates-Reds shoving match

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Both benches and bullpens cleared and there was some shoving after Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson in the eighth inning on Sunday. The Pirates were leading 3-0 when Reds reliever Pedro Villareal hit All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the top of the inning. Watson appeared to retaliate by hitting Phillips...
Via AP on Fox
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Benches clear in Pirates-Reds shoving match

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Both benches and bullpens cleared and there was some shoving after Cincinnati's Brandon Phillips was hit by a pitch by Pittsburgh left-hander Tony Watson in the eighth inning on Sunday. The Pirates were leading 3-0 when Reds reliever Pedro Villareal hit All-Star center fielder Andrew McCutchen in the top of the inning. Watson appeared to retaliate by hitting Phillips...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates trade for Joakim Soria

Thursday featured some more legitimate trade deadline action for the Pirates as they went out and dealt for Detroit’s closer: Joakim Soria. The Pirates have acquired RHP Joakim Soria from Detroit in exchange for minor league INF JaCoby Jones. pic.twitter.com/23A6bWNfuP — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 30, 2015 I’ve been saying for a while now that the Bucs needed some...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers’ reboot continues, Joakim Soria traded to Pirates

One day after the Detroit Tigers accepted reality regarding their non-existent postseason chances and made the decision to “reboot” their roster, general manager Dave Dombrowski hasn’t wasted any time in moving two of his pending free agents. Hours after David Price was dealt to the Toronto Blue Jays, Detroit traded another top trade piece to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Closer...
Via The Outside Corner
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates close to acquiring Joakim Soria from Tigers

Jon Heyman says the deal is done, though I haven’t seen any sort of return from the Pirates mentioned yet. You can check out MLBTR for the full reporting tree. My hunch is that the Pirates won’t be giving up much here; Soria’s a rental and he would be the Pirates’ third-best reliever at the absolute best. He strengthens the bullpen, of course, but I doubt the Pirates would...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

A big dose of clutch

That has to be one of the best Pirate wins of the year. How many times have we seen them come up big late in a tight game on the road like that? Not very many. Well, on Tuesday they did it several times on the same night. First, Gregory Polanco. The kid seems to be all right after all – he’s turning the disappointing stat line around, he has had a ton of clutch hits lately, and...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Kevin Jepsen edition

Over the past few weeks fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates know that one of the main problems for this year’s team is an average bullpen. The back end of this bullpen is solid featuring Mark Melancon, Tony Watson and even Jared Hughes. As for the rest of the bullpen, they have shown inconsistency and cannot be relied on in clutch situations. Vance Worley, Antonio Bastardo, Arquimedes...
Via isportsweb.com
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 76: Pirates 5 Tigers 4

Somehow, a game that Gerrit Cole left in the seventh inning with a 4-2 lead turned into a story about Deolis Guerra and Gorkys Hernandez. Actually, “somehow” is the wrong word because we know exactly how it happened: a two-run JD Martinez home run off of Tony Watson in the seventh inning. Regardless, on to Guerra, Hernandez, and a little bit of Neil Walker. The Pirates have played...
Via WHYGAVS?
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

At long last

It took them a loooong while to do it this season, and it certainly took a loooong while tonight, but the Pirates finally managed to win an extra inning game on the road. Aside from the lack of sleep that comes as a result, wins like that feel pretty great, and this was no exception. Had the Pirates lost, the story would have been about how Gerrit Cole and Tony Watson couldn’t...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon Phillips takes strike while rubbing his eyes (Video)

Brandon Phillips took a strike while rubbing his eyes as he stepped out of the batter's box during his eighth inning at-bat in Thursday's Cincinnati Reds game at Pittsburgh. Phillips called for time after Pirates pitcher Tony Watson had already began his delivery. The umpire did not grant the timeout, but Phillips stepped out so he could clear his eyes. The pitch was thrown right...
Via Holdout Sports
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Watson escapes, Cole wins again

Saturday’s game wasn’t quite as mind-numbingly dull as Friday’s, but it was sort of another snoozer after the Pirates jumped out to a quick lead. Sean O’Sullivan is about as unremarkable of a major league pitcher as you’ll ever see, and while I wouldn’t say he pitched well, the Pirates weren’t exactly hitting him hard. (They scored early largely thanks to some infield...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A new stopper?

There was a lot to be irritated about in this game – the Pirates had numerous chances to give themselves a lot more breathing room and cruise to a win….but some awful baserunning and a failure to score on a bases-loaded/no-out situation limited the offense to two runs. One came immediately, mostly thanks to the speed of Polanco and Marte, and the other came on this monster Pedro...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 5-25-15 to 5-31-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 5/25/15 thru 5/31/15, the 8th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 2 Losses, 33 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Charlie Morton. Morton returned from the DL by giving the Pirates two wins in a pair of solid starts this week in which he pitched a full 7 innings both...
Via Hidden Vigorish
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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
May 18, 2015  |  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
May 04, 2015  |  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
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Underdogs: Hopefuls that can shock in the World Cup

Manfred digs Shoeless Joe a deeper grave

Why Mike Trout ain't right

The Opening Drive: Jamal Anderson warns UM fans before heading to Salt Lake City

Best and worst MLB players in August

RG3 blames intern for liking Instagram post trashing owner

Four most surprising roster cuts from NFL teams

Raiders cut Trent Richardson

Caroline Wozniacki smoking cover of ‘Rhapsody’

Everett Golson named FSU's starting QB

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker