Game 129 Live Blog: Pirates at Reds

Game 129: Pirates at Reds

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Improvement Since the Trades

The Ryan Doumit situation has brought up a lot of speculation, with the biggest theories suggesting that the starting catcher for the Pittsburgh Pirates is disgruntled over the trades that have been made this season. Personally I don’t want to speculate on what the disagreement between John Russell and Doumit was. However, that won’t stop me from looking at whether or not there is any reason to be disgruntled over the...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 8/30/09

Today’s Prospect Feature: Diego Moreno played the last two seasons in the VSL, making his pro debut in the states this year in State College. Moreno combined for a 1.52 ERA and a 37:9 K/BB ratio in 53.1 innings pitched in the VSL prior to his time in State College. This year Moreno has really stepped up. In his short time with the Spikes, Moreno pitched five innings, allowing one run on four hits, with a walk and four...

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Game 128 Live Blog: Pirates at Brewers

Game 128: Pirates at Brewers

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Daniel McCutchen to be called up

According to Dejan Kovacevic at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Daniel McCutchen will be called up tomorrow to start the first game in the double header against Cincinnati. McCutchen was originally scheduled to start today in Indianapolis. He was also slated to pitch for Team USA in the World Cup next month, but the Pirates have removed him from the event. McCutchen struggled to start the year, with a 4.41 ERA, and a 63:23 K/BB ratio in...

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