Pirates Notebook: I Love the Bullpen

If there’s one thing I like about the 7-5 start to the season, it’s the bullpen.  I’m very comfortable with this bullpen when the Pirates are holding a lead, or when they’re trying to stay in the game.  That wasn’t exactly the case in years past.  There was Matt Capps bombing last year.  There have been guys like Tyler Yates and Denny Bautista blowing up in the middle innings. One of...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/18/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-6 against Toledo, although most of the game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates.  Kevin Hart got things rolling with a solid outing, going 4.1 innings, and allowing three runs on four hits, with two walks and six strikeouts.  Hart only ran in to trouble in the fifth inning, which could possibly be due to pitching on four days rest.  Hart threw three innings on...

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Game 12 Live Blog: Pirates vs Reds

Lineups: Pirates: Delwyn Young, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFLastings Milledge, LFGarrett Jones,1BRyan Church,RFBobby Crosby, 3BJason Jaramillo,CPaul Maholm, PRonny Cedeno, SS Reds: 1. Drew Stubbs, CF2. Orlando Cabrera, SS3. Joey Votto, 1B4. Brandon Phillips, 2B5. Jonny Gomes, LF6. Ryan Hanigan, C7. Jay Bruce, RF8. Paul Janish, 3B9. Bronson Arroyo, P <p><a...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/17/10

The prospect watch returns to it’s regular nightly schedule… INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 3-2 to Toledo tonight.  Chris Jakubauskas made a nice start, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits, with three walks and seven strikeouts.  Brian Bass came on for three innings of relief, giving up a run on a solo homer, his only hit allowed.  Jean Machi also pitched a perfect inning...

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Game 11 Live Blog: Pirates vs Reds

Lineups: Pirates: Akinori Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFLastings Milledge, LFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CDelwyn Young, 3BJeff Clement, 1BDaniel McCutchen, PRonny Cedeno, SS Reds: 1. Chris Dickerson, CF2. Orlando Cabrera, SS3. Joey Votto, 1B4. Brandon Phillips, 2B5. Jonny Gomes, LF6. Jay Bruce, RF7. Ramon Hernandez, C8. Miguel Cairo, 3B9. Johnny Cueto, P <p><a...

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