• Game Recaps
    Game 139 Recap: Lee Slams Cubs in Ninth

    Derrek Lee returned from the disabled list and knocked in five runs. The big blow was a grand slam of Carlos Marmol with two gone in the ninth. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the first. Alex Presley doubled. He moved to third on a passed ball. Andrew McCutchen walked. Derrek Lee...

  • Top Stories
    Three Stories of Stats and Fastball Command

    Fastball command has kind of taken on a life of its own in Pittsburgh.  The Pirates stress fastball command in the minors, especially at the lower levels when players are just getting in to the system.  The approach is aimed so that players get to the point where they can locate the...

  • Transactions
    Drew Maggi Promoted to Bradenton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have promoted shortstop Drew Maggi from the West Virginia Power to the Bradenton Marauders.  The move comes at the end of the season, right when Bradenton will be moving to the Florida State League playoffs.  Maggi is hitting for a .267/.361/.357 line this year, with 32 stolen bases.  He...

  • Analysis
    Matt Hague Named Indianapolis Indians 2011 MVP

    The Indianapolis Indians will be announcing their 2011 award winners tonight, including the announcement that first baseman Matt Hague has been named the team's 2011 MVP.  Hague has collected the fourth most hits among Indianapolis hitters over the last 40 years.  He leads the 2011 Indians in hits, games played, at-bats, runs,...

  • Pirates History
    Ed Doheny: Tale of Tragedy

    Before getting into the start of the 1903 World Series for the regular Sunday history article, I thought it was important to cover one aspect of it that really hindered the Pirates going into the series, and that was the absence of star pitcher Ed Doheny. Without him the Pirates were down...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 9/3/11

    Today's probable starter: Nelson Figueroa, Aaron Pribanic, Nate Baker, Jameson Taillon and Matt Benedict

  • Analysis
    Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

    Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 Pedro Ciriaco singled in the 1st inning.   Louisville's Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats' players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as...

  • Prospect Watch
    Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 9/2/11

    Zack Von Rosenberg has a strong finish to his 2011 season, and Quincy Latimore has a big day at the plate.

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