• Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: When Will Cole and Taillon Move Up?

    It’s a question I get asked daily. Several times a day, even. When will Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon move up to Altoona? Both starters are putting up strong numbers in Bradenton this year. Cole has a 3.18 ERA in 34 innings, with some dominant secondary numbers, including a 10.3 K/9 and...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Shut Out Wastes Owens’ Strong Start

    Norfolk Tides  2,  Indianapolis Indians  0 (Box)   Tribe starter Rudy Owens pitched 8 strong innings at Victory Field this afternoon, but his teammates could not push a run across, giving the Tides the win and Owens his first loss of the season.  The Indians still hold a 2 games to 1...

  • Game Recaps
    Harrison’s Walk off Hit Ends Extra Inning Affair

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After playing over three and a half hours in the rain at PNC Park on Sunday, burning through the bench and most of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates walked off against the Houston Astros in the 12th inning in a 3-2 win. “They never give up,” starter A.J. Burnett...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Alen Hanson and Jose Osuna Homer

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  • Transactions
    McCutchen Placed on DL; Hanrahan Activated From Bereavement List

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-hander Daniel McCutchen on the disabled list prior to the game on Sunday. As a corresponding move, they added closer Joel Hanrahan back on the club's active roster. Hanrahan was placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday due to the passing of his Grandmother. The...

  • Analysis
    Pregame: Lincoln’s the Sharpest We’ve Ever Seen Him; Karstens, Leroux Updates

    Right-hander Brad Lincoln will get the nod on Monday in Miami against the Florida Marlins. It will be his first start for Pittsburgh this season, and first since April 13 with Triple-A Indianapolis. Since being recalled on April 18, Lincoln has been very good from the bullpen. The righty has been scored...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Six

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had a chance to close out their first World Series title in game six of the 1909 series. Just one day after winning game five by an 8-4 score at Forbes Field, the Pirates and Detroit Tigers were back at Bennett Park in Detroit for the sixth game. It...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 13

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date. Also,I take a look back at an interesting pitching match-up on this date from 120 years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland talks about a tough loss from twenty-eight years ago today. Jack Shepard (1931) Catcher for the Pirates from 1953...

  • Prospect Reports
    Hague Gives Indians The Win In the 14th

    Indianapolis Indians  5,   Norfolk Tides  4 (Box)   The Indians’ radio broadcasters had just finished saying that when games go long into extra innings, you start to see strange things happening.  Sure enough, in the bottom of the 14th, with the Indians and the Norfolk Tides tied at 4-4, it got...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: When to Free Jordy Mercer, and What Kind of Impact He Could Have

    There have been two trends involving shortstops in the upper levels of the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization. Clint Barmes has been struggling this year, and Jordy Mercer is on a hot streak. Barmes is hitting for a .158/.192/.295 line on the year in 95 at-bats. He wasn't exactly brought on to be a...

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