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Bumgarner, Offense Struggle as Giants Fall to Pirates

The anemic Giants offense was stifled once again, this time by Pittsburgh’s Vance Worley, as he threw a complete-game shutout to beat San Francisco 5-0. After going eight shutout innings in his last start, and enduring an hour-long rain delay, Madison Bumgarner struggled right out of the gate on Monday night. Josh Harrison walked, Jordy Mercer singled, and Andrew McCutchen walked...
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Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
Via WHYGAVS?
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Game 105: Pirates 5 Giants 0

Over the weekend in Colorado, the Pirates scored two runs combined off of Brett Anderson, Tyler Matzek, and Franklin Morales. That seemed to more or less make official the idea that the Pirates just cannot hit left-handed pitching this year, particularly not while Starling Marte is on the disabled list. The first two games of that series against the woeful Rockies were ugly 8-1 losses...
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A week of important late-night baseball

Now that we’re essentially down to two months of regular season baseball left and the National League is still clumped to the point that there are legitimately seven or eight teams that could finish the season in the playoffs (or even with the NL’s best record), the Pirates’ schedule basically breaks down like this: teams that the should beat to pick up as many wins as possible...
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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Giants

Monday, 10:15 (ROOT): Vance Worley vs. Madison Bumgarner Tuesday, 10:15 (ROOT, MLBN): Francisco Liriano vs. Tim Hudson Wednesday, 3:45 (ROOT, MLBN): Charlie Morton vs. Tim Lincecum The Pirates’ second and final west coast swing of the season continues this week at AT&T Park, where they’ll face off in the wee hours (in the East) against the San Francisco Giants – one of...
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Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh interested in Rockies' LaTroy Hawkins

According to Thomas Harding of MLB.com, the Pittsburgh Pirates are believed to be showing interest in Colorado Rockies reliever LaTroy Hawkins.#451928816 / gettyimages.comHawkins, 41-years-old, has a 3.09 ERA in 35 innings this season. He also has 17 saves. On the surface, the 20-year MLB veteran would look like a solid pickup for the Pirates. However, if you are a fan of advanced...
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Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Neal Huntington and “The Big Move”

Pittsburgh Pirates With this year’s trade deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.  What was once an unheard of concept, the Pirates have now been buyers at the trade deadline for the fourth year running. Names such as Ryan Ludwick, Wandy Rodriguez, and Marlon Byrd have all been added to the roster by GM Neal Huntington...
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Pirates’ Josh Harrison Jukes Entire Rockies Infield Avoiding Rundown (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Josh Harrison might want to try out for running back when he’s finished with baseball. Your browser does not support iframes. While this sequence of base running was truly amazing; it wasn’t to be in vain. Harrison went 4-6 on the night against the Colorado Rockies, helping to propel them to a 7-5 victory. The breathtaking rundown didn’t happen...
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Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 7-21-14 thru 7-27-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 7/21/14 thru 7/27/14, the 17th week of the 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 3 wins and 3 Losses, 29 Runs Scored and 34 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Russell Martin. Martin played 5 games this week and only made 6 outs in total. He reached base in 14 of his 20 plate appearances this week. That is a .700 on base percentage...
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Josh Harrison Overslides Bag on Steal, Somehow Evades Tag and Pickle

Pirates outfielder Josh Harrison successfully swiped second base in the 6th inning during his team’s win in Colorado on Sunday, but proceeded to overslide the bag. Instead of simply electing to give up and accept a quick tag from Rockies shortstop Josh Rutledge, Harrison began scampering to third base, initiating a seemingly impossible pickle. Not only did Harrison successfully...
Via Next Impulse Sports
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Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison Escapes Rundown With Crazy Moves (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison can escape a rundown like no other player can. The first-time National League All-Star narrowly avoided getting tagged in a pickle during a June 27 game against the New York Mets. Harrison topped that performance on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies with some elusive moves that any NFL team would like to have in its backfield. Harrison...
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The Late Recap — Game 104: Pirates 7 Rockies 5

This is the game was more or less what I expected the first two games of the series to be like; runs for both teams, with the Pirates taking advantage of altitude and the terrible Rockies’ bullpen to pull out a win. Of course, the Pirates needed to do both things to escape Denver with even one win in this series, but sometimes all you can do is salvage a win, and hop on an airplane...
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Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Francisco Giants – Game 105

I’m as big a baseball fan I know and I wanted to pull my hair out at the length of yesterday’s game.  Even with some offense it was brutal! At least the Pirates got a win out of it, though it was the first series the Pirates lost against the NL West. Vance Worley time! Report Created on Baseball-Reference.com The first half of this short season for Worley was against crappy...
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Pirates 7, Rockies 5

The Pirates were able to escape Colorado without a total disaster, as they navigated through a loooooooong back-and-forth contest and eventually emerged with a series-salvaging win. Seriously, talk about good timing for this Sunday Trib feature on baseball’s slow-pace problem. This was a nine inning game with no rain delays and it took 3:58. By the time a normal game would have...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
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Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez still out with sore knee

The Pittsburgh Pirates fell to 54-49 on the season following an 8-1 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Saturday. The Pirates managed just four hits and scored their only run on a pinch-hit home run by Ike Davis in the ninth inning. The Pirates were without a big bat in the middle of the order, as third baseman Pedro Alvarez sat again with a sore knee. #452340462 / gettyimages.comOur...
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Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh scouting Red Sox relievers

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies yesterday by the score of 8-1, dropping the Pirates to 54-49 on the season. Although in third place in the National League Central, the Pirates are only four games out and are in the thick of things for a playoff run over the final two months of the season.  One area the Pirates are looking to improve upon before the trade deadline...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sunday morning: Roster depth and AJ Burnett

In the wake of these two embarrassing losses in Colorado (which, I dunno, I guess I’ll say more about in the preview for today’s game), there’s been a lot of focus on the Pirates’ current roster construction. That’s because the Pirates have both Michael Martinez and Brent Morel on the active roster, and since the Pirates are facing a slew of left-handed pitchers this week...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Colorado Rockies – Game 104

So, the Pirates are on the verge of getting swept by the Colorado Rockies.  That’s a real thing. Brent Morel started over Pedro Alvarez yesterday.  For real.  Brent Morel has gotten two starts in a row over Pedro Alvarez.  Clint Hurdle thinks that Brent Morel is a better option than Pedro Alvarez.  I’m sure some of the dumber quadrants of the fanbase agree with him but this...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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