Pirates Notebook: Neil Walker Has Been a Hit in August
Aug15

Pirates Notebook: Neil Walker Has Been a Hit in August

While the Pirates’ overall offense is slowly accelerating this month (11th in the NL in runs, 6th in OPS), Neil Walker has shifted gears entirely. Pittsburgh’s second baseman has been one of the league’s most productive players in August, hittingĀ .362 with an .893 OPS. Only Arizona’s hot-hitting Aaron Hill (.391 BA, 1.146 OPS) is performing better than Walker this month among NL second basemen. Walker has built...

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Pirates Fall to Cardinals 4-3 in Miscue-Filled 14-Inning Thriller
Aug14

Pirates Fall to Cardinals 4-3 in Miscue-Filled 14-Inning Thriller

That was an awful way for the Pirates to lose. From dropped fly balls, to missed scoring chances, to standing still at third base, to not taking advantage of near-miraculous bullpen escapes… But the result of Pittsburgh’s 4-3 extra-innings loss to the Cardinals is very simple: instead of leading the National League Central by four games, they lead it by two games. That is the true result of dropping the series opener at...

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Pirates Playoff Odds: Bucs Get Chance to Attack vs. Cardinals, D-Backs
Aug13

Pirates Playoff Odds: Bucs Get Chance to Attack vs. Cardinals, D-Backs

This upcoming week is the most important so far in determining the Pirates’ overall playoff chances and division-winning chances. The Bucs get three games against the St. Louis Cardinals to extend their lead in the National League Central, then they play three against the Arizona Diamondbacks to chip away at their magic number for a playoff berth. Their current playoff odds sit at 98.2 percent. It’s easy to see why this...

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VIDEO: Pirates Roundtable Live — Episode 5
Aug12

VIDEO: Pirates Roundtable Live — Episode 5

Here’s the link if embed is not working. You can download audio of the show by clicking “Download” on the right side of the box below. It is moving day for the Pittsburgh Pirates — Andrew Lambo will join the team in St. Louis for a three-game series against the Cardinals, and Kelly Shoppach heads to Triple-A as the Bucs’ new emergency catcher. Let’s talk about these moves (and MORE!) on the Monday...

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Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers
Aug09

Alex Rios Acquired by Texas Rangers

Outfielder Alex Rios finally found a trade destination. The Chicago White Sox have traded Rios and $1 million to the Texas Rangers for cash or a player to be named later, as first reported by CSN Chicago’s Dan Hayes. Rios was reportedly near the top of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ trade deadline wish list. After the July 31 deadline, the Pirates were too low on the waiver wire to claim Rios before the Rangers did. Reports had...

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