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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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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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...
Via Baseball Professor
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via WHYGAVS?
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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Is Stacy Keibler Having A Boy Or Girl?, MLB/’YES!’ Chants Vdeo

– Stacy Keibler’s first child is going to be a girl, according to this report on ABC News. – After two home runs against the Cincinatti Reds last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates celebrated with a “YES!” chant. Check out a video of this below:
Via WZR Online
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching up

First things first: The Pirates and Reds will play 1 1/3 baseball games at Great American Ballpark tonight, starting at 5:30. The first game will be the resolution of last night’s homerfest, in which the Pirates and Reds combined to hit ten home runs in six innings, only to be tied at seven with the rains came. The Major League record for most home runs by both teams combined in...
Via WHYGAVS?
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Live: Reds vs. Pirates

Welcome to Reds Gameday Live! GAMEDAY INFO Opponent: Pittsburgh Pirates Where: Great American Ball Park TV: FOX Sports Ohio Suspended game tied at 7 in the seventh inning Starting pitchers for scheduled game Mike Leake (1-1, 2.45 ERA) vs. Gerrit Cole (2-0, 3.46 ERA) Game Preview: Click here
Via Fox Sports Ohio
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via FatManWriting
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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...
Via NESN.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

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 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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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...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 14

Whatever that madness was last night it will continue today at 5:30. There are really no words to describe the bizarre nature of just about everything that happened. The game will be carried by Root Sports. Therefore, we could see some weak bullpens tonight. Pirates have Bryan Morris listed but I assume that’s because he…
Via This Is Getting Old
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Holdout Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Six crazy innings

It’s early in the year – and the game isn’t even over yet – but as of now it’s safe to say this has been the craziest Pirates game of the 2014 season. The 16 inning win over the Cubs was a snoozer compared to this one. The Pirates hit back-to-back homers….THREE TIMES. Twice it was the combination of Neil Walker and Gaby Sanchez (Starling Marte and Travis Snider hit the...
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Reds-Pirates April 14 Rain Delay Information

Press release from the Reds: Tonight's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates was suspended at 10:56 p.m. after a 1 hour, 38-minute delay and will be completed tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. prior to the regularly scheduled game at 7:10. Gates will open at 4:30 p.m. The score is tied, 7-7, after 6 innings. Non-premium tickets may be exchanged at the box office for tomorrow's continuation...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Travis Snider Takes Baseball to the Face Attempting to Make Catch

The Pirates’ Travis Snider was hit in the face attempting to catch a foul ball during Monday’s game with the Cincinnati Reds. To make matters worse for Snider umpires initially ruled it a foul ball, but after going to replay they deemed that the ball hit Snider’s face in fair territory. [@bubbaprog] The post Pirates’ Travis Snider Takes Baseball to the Face Attempting to...
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WATCH: Travis Snider takes ball to the jaw going for catch

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider’s face does not catch popups nearly as well as his glove. During the fourth inning of Monday night’s game against the Cincinnati Reds, Snider attempted to make a sliding catch near the right-field foul line, only to have the fly ball just miss his glove and instead nail him right in the jaw. The play was initially ruled a foul ball...
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Series Wrap-up: Ouch

What a horrible weekend. A sweep at the hands of a division rival wipes out all momentum and positive feelings that came from three straight series victories to start the year. To make it worse, the Miller Park woes appear to be back. The Pirates seemed to break that curse by going 5-4 there last season, but this weekend felt a lot like, well, pretty much every other series in Milwaukee...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baby’s reaction perfectly sums up error by Pittsburgh Pirates (Photo)

The Milwaukee Brewers kept rolling right along on Sunday, improving their record to a major league best 10-2, via a 4-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Already with a 2-1 lead, this errant throw by Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez in the sixth inning allowed Aramis Ramirez and Lyle Overbay to score Milwaukee’s final two runs […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregory Polanco is on fire (VIDEO)

It’s only been a couple of weeks, but Gregory Polanco has lived up to the hype so far in Indianapolis. Here’s his stat line through Saturday night (10 games): 19-for-38, 2 doubles, 1 triple, 2 homers, 2 walks, 3 K’s, 1 SB, 2 CS. That’s a ridiculous triple-slash line of .500/.536/.763 Now, of course, that’s 10 games and he isn’t going to hit .500, but everyone expected...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

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