Kevin Hart the starter for Saturday

According to Dejan Kovacevic, Kevin Hart will be the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starter on Saturday against the Houston Astros.  DK mentions that Chris Jakubauskas will be called up tonight to help out the bullpen, which we heard as a possibility from Jennifer Langosch yesterday.  This means that Indianapolis will have to look for a new starter tonight, as Hart was scheduled to make his regularly scheduled start. Hart has...

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Pirates Notebook: Problems go beyond the pitching staff

I’m not calling anyone out with this post.  Over the last few days I’ve seen a similar message repeated by many people, whether it’s in the live blogs, Twitter, or message boards.  The message varies, but it’s usually focused around the need for pitching in the Pirates rotation. It’s obvious that the Pirates have seen pitching struggles.  The 36 runs they allowed in the last three games...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 4/22/10

INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis lost 7-1 to Louisville, with Aroldis Chapman making the start for the Reds’ AAA team.  Jeff Karstens pitched five innings, allowing three runs on six hits, with no walks and five strikeouts.  Steven Jackson came on in relief, but only pitched to two batters.  Jackson gave up a solo homer to the first batter, then was ejected after hitting the second batter.  Jackson...

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Jakubauskas to start Saturday?

Chris Jakubauskas was pulled from his start tonight in Indianapolis and replaced with Jeff Karstens, which means he could very well be the starter on Saturday.  No official announcement has been made, although let’s consider the options: D.J. Carrasco – Pitched today, probably wouldn’t be ready to start Saturday Current Rotation – No one would be able to go on five days rest. Brian Burres – Was just...

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Game 15 Live Blog: Pirates vs Brewers

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Akinori Iwamura, 2B2. Andrew McCutchen, CF3. Lastings Milledge, LF4. Garrett Jones, 1B5. Ryan Church, RF6. Ryan Doumit, C7. Delwyn Young, 3B8. Daniel McCutchen, P9. Ronny Cedeno, SS Brewers: 1. Rickie Weeks, 2B2. Carlos Gomez, CF3. Ryan Braun, LF4. Prince Fielder, 1B5. Casey McGehee, 3B6. Jim Edmonds, RF7. George Kottaras, C8. Alcides Escobar, SS9. Randy Wolf, P...

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