Game 15: Reds 4 Pirates 0

One of the difficult things about the early part of the baseball season is that it’s relatively easy to swap causes and effects with each other and end up tumbling down a rabbit hole of overthinking that can drive a fan crazy. Let’s start with a simple statement: the Pirates are 7-8, and they have not played very well at any point in this young season. You could twist that statement...
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Cueto rises to challenge, shuts down Pirates

CINCINNATI -- Johnny Cueto says he wasn't thinking about last October, that he hasn't thought about that National League wild card game disaster in Pittsburgh. Maybe he has truly put the four runs on eight hits in just 3 1/3 innings that he gave up to the Pirates in a 6-2 loss out of his mind. Or maybe he's just not going to let anyone really know how good it must have...
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Screengrab Snafu: We finally found a way to clone Jose Tabata

.@awfulannouncing Twice The Tabata. pic.twitter.com/xywg6JlBfj — Ali Thanawalla (@Ali_Thanawalla) April 16, 2014
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Fantasy Baseball – Hardball High: Week One

Paul Goldschmidt Alright, class, school is in session. With the first two full weeks of Fantasy Baseball (and in the case of head-to-head leagues, the first matchups) in the books, we’re starting to get a better idea of the Fantasy Baseball 2014 outlook, separating contenders from pretenders. For the most part, those who invested in bats early have reaped the rewards. First round...
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Francisco Liriano tries to get back on track

One of the big questions surrounding the Pirates all winter was whether Francisco Liriano would be able to replicate his fantastic 2013 season, given that he’s never managed to put together two good seasons at any other point in his career. Through three starts, Liriano turned in a solid Opening Day performance against the Cubs, and two middling, homer-riddled starts after that...
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A Look at the Pittsburgh Pirates Minor League System

Looking at the division rival Pittsburgh Pirates farm system.
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Gameday Live: Reds vs. Pirates

GAMEDAY INFO Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates Where: Great American Ball Park TV: FOX Sports Ohio Starting Pitchers Johnny Cueto (0-2, 2.14 ERA) vs. Francisco Liriano (0-2, 4.00 ERA) Game Preview: Click here
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Rubber game for Reds and Pirates

Judging by the first two games of this series, it may be difficult to believe that the Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates have had trouble providing run support for their top starters. Cincinnati and Pittsburgh look to change that Wednesday at Great American Ball Park as Johnny Cueto and Francisco Liriano square off for the first time since October's NL wild-card game. The...
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 15

You can ***** about all the platoons and all the fringey players playing positions. ***** about the “punchless offense”, and the low averages. The Pirates have given up four or more runs in seven of the last eight games. In that eight game span they are giving up an average of 5.25 runs a game.…
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Pirates conclude wild suspended game with win, drop 2nd of series

Mike Leake and Gerrit Cole met once before. When Cole was a freshman at UCLA and Leake a junior at Pac-10 rival Arizona St., Leake outdueled Cole late that May en route to leading the Sun Devils to a conference title. They might not remember their first meeting well, but they long will remember their past two days at Great American Ball Park. On Tuesday, Leake once again got the...
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Baseball Profcast: Strasburg, Cole Struggling

In Episode 34, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) are back to recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Got a few seconds? Rate and review the show on iTunes! Consider it a nice way of saying, “Thanks!” Today’s topics include: Stephen Strasburg‘s and Gerrit Cole‘s...
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Game 13: Pirates 8 Reds 7 / Game 14: Reds 7 Pirates 5

Please excuse me while I try to get back into the swing of writing recaps. Before I get there, let me say this: a lot of you said a lot of exceptionally nice things about the piece I wrote about my grandfather last week. I didn’t have time to respond to everyone individually since the whole weekend was kind of a blur, but I want to take a second now to thank everyone for all of...
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The Tuesday Split

The Pirates got a quick victory late Tuesday afternoon, but let a chance to wrap up a series win slip away in the nightcap as the Reds bounced back with a win. The two teams will meet for the third time in less than 24 hours at 12:35 — a rematch of the Wild Card Game, Francisco Liriano against Johnny Cueto. The completion of Monday’s crazy game was pretty uneventful. Andrew McCutchen...
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Pirates quietly finish off Reds 8-7 in suspended game

CINCINNATI -- After a wild Monday night, the Reds and Pirates quietly finished off their suspended game in dryer, colder conditions Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. It did nothing to change Cincinnati's fortunes as Pittsburgh won the first game of the three-game series 8-7. The Reds, now 4-9, have now dropped the first game of all five series they have played so far this...
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Rikishi To Appear On Total Divas (Video), YES!/MLB Update, More

– Hulk Hogan is scheduled to appear at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo on April 26th. – As noted earlier, the Major League Baseball website has the following images from a Pittsburgh Pirates game in which they celebrated several home runs with Daniel Bryan’s “YES!” chant. You can see the article here. – Here is a new WWE Total Divas preview clip featuring the...
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2014 Fantasy Baseball: Pedro Alvarez’s Improving Eye

For the past few seasons Pedro Alvarez has been a huge tease – a solid performer, but a tease nonetheless. He has been a pain to own in head-to-head formats at times, but he’s also likely won your team’s match-ups singlehandedly a few times. Read the rest of this article by logging in or purchasing The Fix's "Front Office" package.
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WATCH: Pirates Outfielder Travis Snider Catchs Foul Ball to the Face

This is why I didn't play baseball. My hand eye coordination was (still is) terrible so things like what happened to Travis Snider here were always in danger of happening to me. via Twitter Loading...
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Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended after six innings (video)

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates combined to set a Great American Ball Park record on Monday by smacking 10 home runs. To make the impressive display of power even more impressive is the teams accomplished the remarkable feat in a game suspended due to inclement weather. By the time the game was suspended in […] The post Reds, Pirates combine for 10 homers in game suspended...
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Pirates, Reds Combine For 10 Homers In Suspended 6-Inning Game (Video)

If you dig the long ball, you might want to tune in to the Pirates-Reds game Tuesday afternoon. Pittsburgh and Cincinnati put on an absolute slugfest at Great American Ball Park on Monday, combining for 10 home runs through just six innings of play despite the rain-soaked conditions. A total of nine different players hit home runs, and Pittsburgh alone had three sets of back-to...
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Martin put Bucs over the edge

Catcher Russell Martin has been a tremendous addition for the Pirates. Martin's arrival coincided with the Pirates' starting rotation lowering its earned run average from 4.21 to 3.50, 4th best in the NL. The 31-year-old Martin is batting .257 with two home runs and six RBI, while continuing his strong play defensively. PiratesDugout.com's George Von Benko caught up with...
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Travis Snider hit in face by pop fly (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Pittsbirgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider had a scary moment in the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds when a pop fly hit him right in the face. Reds third baseman Todd Frazier hit a fly ball down the right field line and Snider tried to […]
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Cole, Leake will look to keep ball in the park

Gerrit Cole has made 21 starts in the regular season and two more in the postseason since making his major league debut 10 months ago, facing three of the Pittsburgh Pirates' NL Central rivals three times apiece. He's yet to get a look at the Cincinnati Reds. Following the conclusion of Monday's homer-heavy contest that was suspended by rain, Cole will hope to keep the...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Travis Snider Uses His Face Instead Of Glove

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider who is affectionately known as “Lunchbox” for his admiration of meat decided to use his face as a lunch bucket. Snider slid for a dying quail on the right field foul-line and the ball inadvertently landed on his beak. The ball was ruled fair as it struck Snider in the face in fair territory sending the outfielder back to his position...
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Travis Snider drilled in face by popup while trying to make sliding catch (video)

Travis Snider did his best to make a spectacular sliding catch during Monday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds but ended up with a face-full of baseball as a reward for his efforts. During the bottom of the fourth inning, Reds third baseman Todd Frazier blooped a popup down the right field line. […] The post Travis Snider drilled in face by popup while...
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Travis Snider fails to catch fly ball with his face (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Travis Snider had a bit of a mishap in the outfield when he was hit in the face with a fly ball during Monday night's game in Cincinnati.In the bottom of the fourth, Reds batter Todd Frazier hit a popup down the line into short right field. Snider made a sliding attempt to catch the ball as he crossed into...
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