• Analysis
    Hague’s Homers Power Indians

    Indianapolis Indians  5,  Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3 


    IMG_5113A sudden storm drove the Indians and the Iron Pigs from the field with one out and two runners on base in the bottom of the...

  • Analysis
    Marte In Futures Game; Marauders Win In The 14th

    Two Pirates' minor leaguers have been chosen to play in the MLB Futures game, which is held during the All-Star festivities.  OF Starling Marte will be on the World team, and INF Chase d'Arnaud was named to the USA team -- though that might change if d'Arnaud is indeed called...

  • Analysis
    Starling Marte Selected for the MLB Futures Game

    Marte has been selected to the MLB Futures Game. Pittsburgh Pirates outfield prospect Starling Marte, who rated as the second best prospect in the system in our pre-season rankings, has been selected to play in the MLB Futures Game.  Marte will play on the World roster, and would have been going up...

  • Analysis
    Brandon Cumpton Promoted to Bradenton

    Cumpton has been promoted to Bradenton. The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted right handed pitcher Brandon Cumpton to high-A Bradenton from West Virginia, according to a West Virginia press release.  Cumpton was a ninth round draft pick last year out of Georgia Tech, and had a 4.30 ERA in 67 innings with West...

  • Analysis
    Harrison Down, d’Arnaud Up

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    The Pirates have optioned infielder Josh Harrison back to the Indianapolis Indians today.  Harrison has been with the Pirates for about 3.5 weeks, and has appeared in 16 games in that time, playing mostly...

  • Analysis
    Pirates winning games, not necessarily making progress

    On June 8, 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Paul Maholm was on the hill for the Bucs. Zach Duke, who was making his first appearance against his former mates, would take the ball for the D-Backs. The Pirates scraped across a run in the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates to Call Up Chase d’Arnaud, Alex Presley, Brad Lincoln

    D'Arnaud will be called up on Friday. The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today that they will be calling up Chase d'Arnaud on Friday.  To make room for the addition, Josh Harrison has been optioned to Indianapolis.  D'Arnaud is in the middle of a strong season at the AAA level, with a .280/.347/.418 line...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 6/23/11

    For an in depth review of yesterday’s games please check out our minor league wrap-up which can be found here. West Virginia had off yesterday finishing up their all-star break. They resume play today with a three game series in Hickory. Altoona was rained out last night. They play a doubleheader today....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 74 Recap: Bucs Use Error to Move Back to .500

    It wasn’t pretty. The offense relied heavily on an error by Orioles second baseman Blake Davis, who was making his Major League debut. Kevin Correia was nicked enough to not have a 1-2-3 inning, but danced out of enough trouble to last six frames. The 5-4 win puts the Pirates back at...

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 6/22/11

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