Game 18 Live Blog: Pirates at Astros

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B2. Andrew McCutchen, CF3. Lastings Milledge, LF4. Garrett Jones, RF5. Ryan Doumit, C6. Jeff Clement, 1B7. Andy LaRoche, 3B8. Charlie Morton, P9. Bobby Crosby, SS Astros: 1. Michael Bourn, CF2. Jeff Keppinger, 2B3. Carlos Lee, LF4. Lance Berkman, 1B5. Hunter Pence, RF6. Pedro Feliz, 3B7. J.R. Towles, C8. Tommy Manzella, SS9. Brett Myers, P Game 18:...

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Pirates call up Brian Burres and Brian Bass

UPDATE 12:24 PM: The 2010 40-man roster/payroll page is updated with the moves.UPDATE 12:12 PM: Rob Biertempfel reports that Brandon Jones has been designated for assignment. That clears a spot for Bass on the 40-man roster.UPDATE 12:04 PM: Rocco DeMaro reports that Daniel McCutchen was optioned to AAA, and Chris Jakubauskas was placed on the disabled list to make room for Burres and Bass on the 25-man roster.  No...

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Pirates Notebook: Rotation Woes

The Pirates have some interesting situations coming up in the next week with their starting rotation.  Charlie Morton is scheduled to make the start tomorrow against the Astros, and Zach Duke is scheduled to go up against Milwaukee on Monday.  After that, things get kind of tricky. Tuesday’s starter is scheduled to be Daniel McCutchen.  However, McCutchen isn’t exactly going on five days rest.  After...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/24/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis was postponed due to rain. ALTOONA CURVE (AA) Altoona got a strong start from Michael Crotta, but lost 4-3 to Erie thanks to a three run home run given up by reliever Dustin Molleken.  Crotta pitched another strong outing, going six innings and allowing one run on three hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Crotta now has a 1.78 ERA on the season.  If you’re interested...

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Game 17 Live Blog: Pirates at Astros

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B2. Bobby Crosby, 1B3. Andrew McCutchen, CF4. Garrett Jones, RF5. Lastings Milledge, LF6. Andy LaRoche, 3B7. Jason Jaramillo, C8. Chris Jakubauskas, P9. Ronny Cedeno, SS Astros: 1. Michael Bourn, CF2. Jeff Keppinger, 2B3. Pedro Feliz, 3B4. Lance Berkman, 1B5. Hunter Pence, RF6. Cory Sullivan, LF7. Tommy Manzella, SS8. Humberto Quintero, C9. Wandy...

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