• Game Recaps
    Lack of Offense Spoils McDonald’s Impressive Outing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates entered game action hitting for just a .225 average, ranking 15th in the National League. The lack of offense resulted in several missed opportunities on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Bucs had a runner on third with no outs twice but failed to drive him in...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Acquire Jeff Larish

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first base/third baseman Jeff Larish for cash considerations from the Boston Red Sox. Larish will be assigned to Indianapolis. Larish, 29, has a career .224/.308/.380 line in 245 at-bats in the majors, with eight homers. He was rumored to be involved in a potential Jack Wilson trade...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Gift Hits His Fourth Homer

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  • Pirates History
    Pittsburgh Pirates VS Cy Young

    If you’re anything like me with baseball history, some numbers just instantly bring baseball players to mind because of historic stats. If I see 7:14 or 7:55 on a clock, I always think of Aaron or Ruth. My dad was a big Mickey Mantle fan, so 5:36 always stands out for him....

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Bedard, Karstens Injury Updates; Beating One’s and Two’s, Alvarez Hitless In Four Spot

    Pirates skipper Clint Hurdle and staff will have a meeting after batting practice this afternoon to discuss the status of lefty Erik Bedard and whether he will be able to make the start on Monday in Miami. During Hurdle's pregame meeting with media, Bedard was in the training room getting treatments on his...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 11

    We have five Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including teammates from the 1990 squad that were born on the exact same day. Earlier this morning, we had a special feature on Rip Sewell, one of the best pitchers in team history, which can be read here. The other four players...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Astros’ 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...

  • Injury Updates
    Pirates Notebook: Presley Working to Regain Last Seasons Swing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- After starting the season off hot -- hitting for a .303/.321/.395 line in 76 at-bats over his first 19 games of the season, Alex Presley has since fizzled off. The left fielder spent the majority of the season batting leadoff, but was bumped to the two spot in place...

  • Pirates History
    Pirates Pitching Great, Rip Sewell

    Truett “Rip” Sewell was born on May 11,1907 in Decatur,Alabama. He came from a family with plenty of baseball tradition. His cousin is Hall of Fame infielder Joe Sewell. Joe also had two brothers who played in the majors,Tommy, who played for the 1927 Cubs and Luke, who played twenty seasons in...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/11/12

    Just a note on when the short-season teams begin their play. The two teams from the Dominican Summer League will begin their 72 game schedule on June 2nd. The State College Spikes will begin their 76 game schedule on June 18th. The Gulf Coast League Pirates will begin their 60 game schedule...

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