• Analysis
    Bucs Drop Pair to Redlegs, Fall Deeper into the Cellar

    It was an ugly day-night double header in Cincinnati. Making up a rained out game, the Pirates were beaten in front of a sparse crowd in the afternoon. They returned for the eveing game and were beaten again. In the opener, the ML debut of Pirates starter Daniel McCutchen was pretty solid....

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    Ngoepe Homers in Bradenton Finale; Owens Named to SAL All-Star Team

    Monday's action in the Pirates' minor league system...

    The Lynchburg Hillcats have a scheduled day off.

    GCL Blue Jays 2, GCL Bradenton Pirates 1

    The Bradenton Pirates wrapped up their season with a loss to the Blue Jays. �The Pirates were held to 6 hits...

  • Analysis
    Ohlendorf deserved better

    The Pirates did not deserve to win yesterday's game in Milwaukee. They managed just one run on nine hits and four walks, stranding eight base runners and hitting into four double plays in the process. This output came against a struggling Jeff Suppan, who lugged a 5.73 FIP into the game. No,...

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    Indians Move Above .500 And Into Second Place


    Indianapolis Indians 6,�
    �� Toledo Mud Hens 3

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    A Walk and 4 Double Plays Sink Pirates as Brewers Sweep

    The Pirates collected a fair share of runners through hits and walks. Unfortunately, they had more double plays than runs. Ross Ohlendorf probably deserved better, but he was involved in his own undoing. With the game knotted at one each (solo homers from Casey McGehee and Garrett Jones - ROY candidates both)...

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    Curve Lose in 12; Lorin Strikes out 8; 4 Hits For Morgan

    Sunday's action in the Pirates' minor league organization...

    The GCL Bradenton Pirates, as usual, do not play on Sunday. �Tomorrow's game will the their last of the season.

    Altoona played an early game in Erie:

    Erie Sea Wolves 7, �Altoona Curve 6

    A walk-off walk in the 12th...

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    Daniel McCutchen Going to Pittsburgh After All

    IMG_0549DMcCutchen.JPGThe Pirates have announced that the plan to have Daniel McCutchen (photo) play on Team USA in the World Cup in September has been scrapped. �McCutchen was supposed to make the start for the Indy Indians today,...

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    Walker and Myrow Bomb the Mud Hens in Shutout

    IMG_9343Walker.JPGIndianapolis Indians 12,

    �� �Toledo Mud Hens 0

    It was all Indians all night at Fifth...

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    Bucs Struggles in Milwaukee Continue

    It is hard to win when you don't do anything particularly well. Kevin Hart started and took the loss after allowing five runs in six innings. Phil Dumatrait and Steven Jackson each allowed a run in their inning of relief. The offense scored three runs, all of which came in the 5th...

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    The Numbers: 11 Wins for McSwain, 27 Saves for Rodriguez, 13 Homers for Alvarez, 51 Steals for De Los Santos

    Lots of action on Saturday in the Pirates' minor league organization, including two afternoon games:

    Williamsport Crosscutters 7, �State College Spikes 4

    Each team posted 10 hits, including 3 by DH Aaron Baker, but the Spikes came up short. �The Crosscutters jumped onto...

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