BUCCO Fans is now Pirates Prospects

When I first started this site, one of my intentions was to create a Pittsburgh Pirates site similar to what Sox Prospects does with the Boston Red Sox.  It started with coverage of the prospects in the system, as well as the potential draft prospects.  That expanded with interviews, videos, and live game reports, and in the last few months, has expanded to individual player pages. When I started the site, I considered using the name...

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SPIKES SET RECORD WITH 1-0 SHUTOUT WIN OVER SCRAPPERS

BOX SCORE GAME LOG NILES, OH – Adalberto Santos tripled in Gift Ngoepe with the game’s only run in the sixth inning, and a trio of State College Spikes pitchers combined for a historic shutout as the Spikes defeated the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, 1-0, on Sunday evening at Eastwood Field. The win marked the first back-to-back shutouts for a Spikes (19-18) pitching staff in team history. Casey Sadler, Brooks Pounders (2-2),...

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LONGBALLS LIFT KNIGHTS OVER TRIBE 3-2

Reed Blasts Two-Run Bomb, Rodriguez Connects On Game-Winning Solo Shot INDIANAPOLIS — Second baseman Luis Rodriguez hit the go-ahead solo home run in the top of the sixth inning after first baseman Jeremy Reed blasted Charlotte out to an early advantage with a two-run shot in the second and the Knights claimed a 3-2 victory over the Indianapolis Indians on Sunday afternoon at Victory Field. The loss drops Indianapolis’ record to...

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Pirates option Lincoln, DFA Donnelly

The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned starting pitcher Brad Lincoln to AAA after today’s start, and have designated Brendan Donnelly for assignment.  Lincoln was called up in the middle of June, but struggled in his debut.  Lincoln posted a 6.29 ERA in 44.1 innings heading in to today’s outing, with an 18:12 K/BB ratio.  Four of his eight starts prior to today were quality starts, although three of those were the three runs...

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Carrasco Is Cashing In

D.J. Carrasco plays many roles in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen.  He pitches long relief when a starter goes down early.  He’s a mop up guy when the team is either really far behind, or really far ahead.  He pitches in both clutch situations or less important middle relief roles.  He can also start, although he has yet to do that this year.  Carrasco is basically a utility pitcher, and a good one at that. This explains...

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