• Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Continues to Shine

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh’s pitching staff continues to shine this season. Entering game action, the staff ERA of 3.33 ranked No. 3 in the Majors, second in the National League trailing only the Washington Nationals (2.90). The bullpen’s 2.47 ERA is the best in the N.L. “Very impressive pitching all night tonight...

  • Prospect Reports
    Alderson Struggles, But Altoona Tops Bowie

    Altoona took an early 4-0 lead on Friday in the first of four games at Bowie, then held off the Baysox for a 5-3 win.  The Curve scored two in the first on RBI singles by Brock Holt and Matt Curry.  They added two in the second when Quincy Latimore and Robbie...

  • Analysis
    Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

    'The hit collector' got recalled by Pittsburgh on Friday. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Infielder Matt Hague has had an exciting 12 hours. After connecting for a walkoff single for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night in the bottom of the 15th inning, Hague was greeted by his teammates on the field for the...

  • Transactions
    Matt Hague Recalled; Nate McLouth DFA’d

    Hague spent the Majority of his playing time at third base to become more versatile for the Pirates. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment. Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which...

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Cubs’ 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
    A Near-Certainty For The 2012 Draft

    There's been a lot of debate lately about who the Pirates should take at the 1-8 position of the 2012 draft.  Should they take the light-hitting Marrero, who is a near-lock to stay at SS?  What if Carlos Correa falls into their lap?  How does Max Fried (I think he was a...

  • Analysis
    No Ego in the Pirates Bullpen

    Right-hander Brad Lincoln has been solid out of the 'pen - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- While the Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled for the majority of the season to score runs, the Bucco bullpen is a different story. The bullpen's combined 2.47 ERA is ranked No. 3 in all...

  • Prospect Reports
    Presley And Hague Win The Indians’ Marathon In The 15th

    Indianapolis Indians  2,  Louisville Bats  1 (Box)   They had already played “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” again, for the 14th inning stretch.  There had been no scoring for longer than a ballgame usually lasts — 9.5 innings.  And the managers were running out of bullpen options.  Finally, in the bottom...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: May 25

    Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including one from the pre-NL days of the franchise. We also have a trade from the 1950’s as well as a game recap from John Fredland. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John covers a big day at Forbes Field by baseball’s greatest hitter....

  • Schedule
    Minor League Schedule: 5/25/12

    Today’s schedule is highlighted by starts from Justin Wilson, the 14th ranked player in the Pirates system, and Tim Alderson, making his first start since a seven inning shutout appearance last week. West Virginia is playing a split-doubleheader today. One game will start in the morning, the other at night. A full...

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