James Santelli

  • Analysis
    Wandy Rodriguez Does Not Expect to Go on Disabled List

    Pirates left-handed pitcher Wandy Rodriguez told Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he has inflammation in his left arm and not a more serious injury. https://twitter.com/msanserino/status/343021035676913664 Rodriguez left his start Thursday in the 1st inning with forearm tightness, and he pointed to his left elbow when attended to by a trainer on the...

  • Analysis
    After One-Hitter, Where Will The Pirates Get Offense?

    Russell Martin has been one of the Pirates' best hitters relative to his position. (Photo credit: David Hague) One day after the Atlanta Braves held the Pirates to just five hits in a 5-4 defeat win over Bucs and the day of Julio Teheran twirling a no-hit bid into the 8th inning,...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Lose Another Extra-Inning Game in Atlanta

    In the 6th inning on Tuesday night, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had a decision to make. Starting pitcher Jeff Locke had just made his 103rd pitch, and it was lined by Atlanta Braves’ second baseman Dan Uggla into left for a two-out single. With right-handed-hitting B.J. Upton up to bat and Locke...

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    Projecting NL All-Star Rosters: Grilli, Burnett Could Be Only Pirates

    Andrew McCutchen has the 7th-most votes among outfielders, but can he get in as a reserve? (Photo Credit: David Hague) There is only one month left in the fan voting for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game at New York's Citi Field. Today, MLB released updated ballot results for the National League. The...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Playoff Odds: Hovering Above 50 Percent

    Andrew McCutchen is projected to proved 3.6 wins above replacement for the rest of the season. (Photo by: David Hague) Let's escape from the forest and look at the trees. We are still four months away from the MLB Playoffs, but want to make sure to keep one eye on the postseason...

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    Pirates Call Up Pitchers Ryan Reid, Jared Hughes

    Right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid has been called up by the Pirates and will join the team in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Ryan Reid will make his Major League debut if he appears for the Pirates. Reid, 28, is in his first season in Pittsburgh's system after being added as a...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Ride Jones’ River Shot, Superb Bullpen To 5-4 Comeback Win

    When PNC Park was built in 2001 along the North Shore of the Allegheny River, the Pirates erected a sign on the right-field wall to track how many home runs the Bucs would hit into the river on the fly. Twelve years later: 1. After the Pirates (35-22) missed chances to score...

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    Pirates Apparently Can’t Win Every Game, Lose 6-0 to Reds

    Reds starting pitcher Johnny Cueto pitched eight one-hit innings and Cincinnati smacked two home runs to win the series opener over the Pirates 4-0 on Friday night at PNC Park. “You tip your cap to him. You hate to say those words, but he was really good tonight,” said Pirates second baseman...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Presley Joins at the One-Third Mark

    One-third of the season down, two-thirds to go. The Pirates open up their second third of the season (as confusing as that term looks) against the Cincinnati Reds, a team nearly as hot as the Bucs are. Pittsburgh is 16-4 in its last 20 games and leads Cincinnati (14-6 in last 20)...

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    Pirates Win 1-0 On Martin’s Walkoff, Another Combined Shutout

    The Pirates pitched their 9th shutout of the season, and second 11-inning shutout against the Tigers, and Russell Martin hit a walkoff single off the wall to beat Detroit 1-0 Thursday night. Russell Martin smacked a fastball 400 feet to the North Shore Notch to score Neil Walker and the game’s only...

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