• Prospect Reports
    Indians Break Scoreless Streak, But Still Lose To Buffalo

     Buffalo Bisons  11,  Indianapolis Indians  6 (Box)   The Indians added their fifth loss in a row at Coca-Cola Field in Buffalo, NY tonight.  The bit of good news is that the Indians were finally able to score some runs — 6 of them.  While the pitching had been mostly strong while...

  • News and Rumors
    Adam Lind Wouldn’t Help the Pirates

    The Toronto Blue Jays placed Adam Lind on outright waivers yesterday, which means that any teams that wants him can just claim him and assume his full salary. My first thought when I saw this was probably similar to the thought process of a lot of Pirates fans. The thought was "the...

  • Pirates History
    The 1909 World Series: Game Seven

    After the Pirates took a three games to two lead in Pittsburgh, Detroit was able to pull out a close one in game six behind the pitching of their ace, George Mullin. For the pivotal game seven, the Tigers went with Wild Bill Donovan, winner of game two in Pittsburgh. The Pirates...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McCutchen’s Power is Just Fine

    A month into the 2012 season, all eyes were on Andrew McCutchen and the fact that he had not yet gone deep for a home run. Game after game, McCutchen continued to pick up hits, doubles, swiping bases, but his lack of long ball power started to raise some concern outside the...

  • Analysis
    Duke Welker Lighting Up the Radar Guns in Altoona

    Duke Welker ALTOONA, Pa. -- Standing at 6' 7", 260 pounds, Duke Welker is a big man. But he's got an even bigger arm. The right-hander has seen his fastball light up the radar guns throughout the Eastern League touching 98, 99 and even 100 in relief from the Altoona Bullpen. Welker...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 19

    Two former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and I take a look back at a very bad day for baseball in Pittsburgh, from many years ago. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look back at a game very similar to the one the current Pirates just played....

  • Pirates History
    The 2012 Pirates vs Baseball History

    Major League baseball has been around since 1871 when the National Association was first formed. At times there have been two or three leagues(1884,1890,1914-15) all active at the same time. Over the 141 seasons that have been completed, only five times has the team with the lowest amount of runs scored, actually...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Pirates Can Contend With a Below Average Offense

    After every Pirates loss, the reaction is usually panic and mass hysteria. After every win, the reaction doesn't really meet the same levels on the opposite side. If you didn't look at the team's record, and just looked at how people were reacting to the season and each individual game, you'd think...

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/19/12

    Justin Wilson gets the start tonight, just five days after leaving his last start early. He threw on the side three days ago and reported no problems. The four affiliates have a combined record of 70-92. Indianapolis was just shutout in the entire four game series against Lehigh Valley, although their pitchers...

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