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Morton to see Specialist, Gallardo’s Success against the Pirates

Morton’s Season Dependent on Doctor’s Visit Before today’s game, the Pirates announced that Vance Worley will start Sunday in place of Charlie Morton. Morton pitched Tuesday against the Red Sox, throwing five scoreless, four hit innings. Morton ran up his pitch count to 92 on the game, and was taken out early as a result. Some late pain might have factored in, as well. “Actually...
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This is it (no, really this time)

On August 20th, the Pirates were 64-62. They had lost seven in a row and dropped like a rock in the NL Central and NL wild card races. They were seven games behind the Brewers in the Central and 2 1/2 behind the Giants for the second wild card, though they were in fourth place in the wild card race. On the night of the 20th, the Pirates came back from a 2-0 deficit against the Braves...
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Vance Worley to start on Sunday against Brewers

The Pirates announced that Charlie Morton experienced "increased discomfort" in the latter innings of his last start and again during his bullpen session. He is scheduled to have a follow up exam next week and then a decision will be made how to proceed.
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Vance Worley to Start on Sunday After Charlie Morton Ruled Out

Vance Worley will be starting Sunday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Pittsburgh Pirates’ General Manager Neal Huntington announced. The start was previously slated to go to Charlie Morton, who returned from the disabled list to start on Tuesday against the Red Sox. As we reported yesterday, Morton’s status was up in the air for Sunday. Huntington ruled out Morton in today’s...
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Latest Playoff Odds Have the Pirates as a Near-Lock For the Post-Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been capitalizing on their easy schedule at the end of the 2014 season. They took on the Cubs and the Red Sox in the last week, going 5-1. That follows a week where they went 6-1 against the Cubs and Phillies, leading to a combined 11-2 stretch over the last two weeks. As a result, they’ve seen their playoff odds soar by about 60-70 percentage points...
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Tyler Glasnow Named MLB.com’s Pitching Prospect of the Year

Tyler Glasnow has already won the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year award for the 2014 season. Today, MLB.com announced that the tall right-hander has been named the Pitcher of the Year in all of minor league baseball. Glasnow won the award after finishing first in batting average against (.174), along with finishing third in ERA (1.74). In winning the award...
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Tony Sanchez to Play in Dominican League This Winter

Tony Sanchez has signed a contract to play in the Dominican League this upcoming winter. Sanchez will strictly be catching, stating that he “won’t even be taking his first base glove down there.” He is excited to play against the good competition the league has to offer. “I’ll spend a month in the Dominican, and I’ll be facing some good arms. Hopefully that will put me...
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Morning Report: Bradenton’s Prospect List is Strong at the Top

We continue with the third day of season recaps and top ten lists for each affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Yesterday we took a look at the Altoona Curve and the long-term help that the 2014 squad could provide the Pirates down the line. On Wednesday, it was the Indianapolis prospect recap. Today, we take a look at the Bradenton Marauders top ten prospect list and what impact...
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Pirates Injury Update: Jordy Mercer returns from back problem

The Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 82-70 on the season following a 3-2 win over the Boston Red Sox on Thursday night. With 10 game left to play in the regular season, the Pirates are only two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Central and in good position for a wild card playoff spot. More good news for the Pirates was the return of shortstop Jordy Mercer...
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Milwaukee Brewers – Game 153

Alright, alright! This is the biggest series of the year. I know we’ve said it a million times but when I say it you best believe I mean it. It’s very fitting that we have a late season brawl with the Poo-crew with a playoff spot at stake. Milwaukee is freeeeeeeeeeee, freeeee fallin’! Problem is they’ve absolutely dominated the Buccos this year, as per usual. 5-11. That’s...
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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...
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First Pitch: Remembering When Win 82 Mattered, and the New Expectations

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak featured a lot of desperation from Pirates fans. At times, it felt like the Pirates would never have a winning season again. For so long, fans were convinced that the only way the Pirates could have a winning season would be if everything went right, and the NL Central was weak. Every player had to have a career year. Every prospect had to...
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Game 152: Pirates 3 Red Sox 2

Last year, Gerrit Cole bore down to make one of his best starts of the season to beat an American League team by one run to earn the Pirates their 82nd win of the season, breaking the longest franchise losing streak in North America and setting off celebrations all over Pirateland. Tonight, Gerrit Cole bore down to make one of his best starts of the season to beat an American League...
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Pirates get late break in playoff push, top Bosox

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Pirates got a lucky break when Boston pinch-runner Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball in the ninth inning, beating the Red Sox 3-2 on Thursday night to keep pace in the NL pennant race. The Pirates won their fourth in a row. They began the day 2 1/2 games ahead of Milwaukee for the second wild-card spot, and host the Brewers in a three-game series...
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Recap - Sox swept away by Pirates

Jim MonaghanContributing WriterPhoto courtesy Getty ImagesThe Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Red Sox with a 3-2 win over Boston on Thursday night at PNC Park.Brandon Workman (pictured) absorbed the loss, charged with all three Pirate runs (two earned) on seven hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out six.Pittsburgh scored single runs in the...
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Highlights From Thursday’s Action in the Fall Instructional League

The Fall Instructional League started this week and the Pittsburgh Pirates played their first home game on Thursday afternoon against the Yankees. We posted the schedule for the league and the roster for team one for the Pirates. A second team will begin play on Saturday and an updated roster should be out soon. No scores are kept in these Instructional League games, but I was told...
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Gerrit Cole looks to lead the Pirates to sweep of Red Sox

Even though the Pirates have taken the first two games from the Red Sox in this three-game set with relative ease, the third game of this series is arguably the most important to the Bucs. A win tonight guarantees that the Pirates host the Brewers with at least a 2 1/2 game lead, which would put all the pressure in the world on the Brewers at PNC this weekend. I know the two teams’...
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Red Sox-Pirates Live: Brandon Workman Looks To Find Way Vs. Pittsburgh

It’s been a long time since Brandon Workman won a major league baseball game. The Boston Red Sox enter Thursday’s series finale against the Pittsburgh Pirates looking to avoid a three-game sweep at PNC Park. Workman will receive the nod, though his season has taken a turn for the worse after such a promising start to the year. Workman is 0-9 over his last 10 big league starts...
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Charlie Morton’s Availability For Sunday Start Up in the Air

Charlie Morton is scheduled to throw a bullpen before tonight’s game against the Red Sox. How he feels afterwards will determine whether or not he is able to start Sunday against the Brewers. According to Pirates’ manager Clint Hurdle, Morton felt good throwing off of flat ground since he made his start on Tuesday night. However, his bullpen session will prove whether or not...
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2014 Bradenton Marauders Season Recap and Top 10 Prospects

In 2014, the Bradenton Marauders featured the Pittsburgh Pirates’ minor league pitcher and player of the year. Tyler Glasnow was coming off an incredible season in West Virginia in 2013, when he won the Pitcher of the Year award. He followed that up with another impressive season in Bradenton, taking the award for the second year in a row. Josh Bell started the year in Bradenton...
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The Pirates Shark Tank Has Been Restored by a Pair of Johns.

In 2013 the Pirates had one of the best bullpens in baseball. Their 2.89 ERA was the 3rd best in baseball. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli were awesome at holding late leads. The Bucs were 80-3 last season when leading after 8 innings. The Pirates’ pen was a devastating unit that earned the nickname the “Shark Tank”. But bullpens are a notoriously volatile component of a baseball...
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Boston Red Sox – Game 152

The Pirates look like a team that could win it all right now.  It’s the Red Sox though.  The Red Sox are terrible.  I do think the Pirates are definitely playing great ball, don’t get me wrong, I just want to see them do it against the Brewers before I get too excited……again. You can’t complain about this though.  We harp quite often about having to beat the teams that...
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Pirates hit 3 HRs in rout of Red Sox

Excitement over the Pirates' 81st victory of the season? That is so 2013. Last year, there was a lot of buzz when the Pirates got win No. 81 and secured their first nonlosing season since 1992. On Wednesday, there was barely a ripple when the Pirates reached that mark again by drubbing the Boston Red Sox, 9-1. “That's a good thing because we wanted to get to a point where...
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First Pitch: Aside From Francisco Liriano, Who Should Be in the Pirates’ Playoff Rotation?

The Pittsburgh Pirates haven’t clinched anything yet. But it’s becoming quite clear that this team is going to the playoffs. They currently sit 2.5 games back in the NL Central, 2.5 games back from the first Wild Card spot, and 2.5 games in the lead for the second Wild Card spot. The Milwaukee Brewers are the only threat to their playoff chances, and the red-hot Pirates play...
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Clint Barmes is the Latest Injury Replacement to Step Up and Lead the Pirates to Victory

When one player goes down, there is another player ready to step in and do the job. Jordy Mercer’s back tightened up and has been unable to play the first two games of the series against the Red Sox. But as has been the case all year for the Pittsburgh Pirates, when one player goes down, another player is ready to step in and contribute. Clint Barmes did so in a major way Wednesday night...
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