• Prospect Reports
    Jameson Taillon Live Report: 5/4/12

    Jameson Taillon and the Bradenton Marauders played the Tampa Yankees at classic Legends Field Friday night. Following are my notes regarding Taillon’s performance (since he was easily the most interesting of the players involved in the game). Overall, Taillon had a very good night. He ended up pitching 6 innings, throwing 77...

  • Prospect Reports
    Tides Wash Over Indians In Late Inning Rally

    Norfolk Tides  10,  Indianapolis Indians  5 (Box)   Two late-inning rallies by the Norfolk Tides washed away the Indians’ early 5-run lead, earning a split of the 4-game series.  Reliever Danny McCutchen was charged with the loss, though he allowed the fewest runs (one, unearned) of the three Indians’ pitchers who pitched...

  • Game Recaps
    Reds’ Cueto Pitches Complete Game as Bucs Fall, 6-1

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Cincinnati Reds Johnny Cueto proved his sub two ERA to be legit on Friday night at PNC Park. Over the last two seasons, Cueto’s 2.15 ERA has lead the Major Leagues (with a minimum of of 150 innings pitched) as the right-hander tossed his fifth complete game in the Pirates’ 6-1...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Taillon Goes Six Innings Again, Third Homer in Four Days For Garcia

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  • Analysis
    The Encouraging Attendance Numbers

    Heading into Friday night's game, the Pirates had played 9 home games in 2012.  Their average attendance in those 9 games (tied for fewest in MLB with Seattle) was 22,577, good for 23rd overall in the league and 15th of 16 National League teams. So why did I title this post "encouraging"?...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: EriKKKKKKKKKKK Bedard

    Left-hander Erik Bedard was impressive in the strikeout department in the Pirates 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday. Over 5.0 innings, Bedard struck out 11 Cardinals, which included a span of seven straight batters. "It was so fun to watch because all last year we had a pitch to...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Reds’ Probable Starting Pitchers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2011. These charts are from the catcher’s point of...

  • Analysis
    Bench Role An Adjustment For Josh Harrison

    Photo by Mark Olson Infielder Josh Harrison learned a lot from his rookie season in the majors in 2011 with Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old began the season with Triple-A Indianapolis before making his Major League debut at third base on May 31 against the New York Mets. Harrison went on to appear in 65...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 4

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one that played one game for the first Pirates team to go to the World Series. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers the other end of the spectrum, a memorable game from the last Pirates team to go to the...

  • International News
    The Viability of an International Draft

    Is a truly blended worldwide draft in the near future for Major League Baseball?

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