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  • Analysis
    Pirates Notebook: First Inning Runs off Bucs Unfortunate Trend

      Photo by Mark Olson The Pittsburgh Pirates first inning woes continued on Wednesday after James McDonald allowed San Diego to plate three runs in the opening frame. The first inning struggle has been somewhat of a trend for the Bucs as of late. In each of the opening frames against the Padres over...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Garrett Jones Has Been a Key to the Pirates’ Season

    Garrett Jones has been huge for the Pirates all season, but his big swings of the bat on Tuesday night in San Diego gave the team a chance to battle back and win. Jones entered game action having gone 48-for-151 (.318 avg ) with 10 doubles, two triples, nine home runs and 35...

  • Transactions
    McPherson, Wilson Optioned; McCutchen Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-hander Kyle McPherson and left-hander Justin Wilson to Triple-A Indy on Tuesday. In order to make room on the roster, the Pirates recalled righty Daniel McCutchen from Triple-A, and activated Chad Qualls from bereavement list. McPherson and Wilson both made their Major League debuts on Monday in San...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McPherson and Wilson Shine in Debuts; Upcoming Rotation Set

    McPherson and Wilson Shine in Debuts by Tim Williams After yesterday’s 19-inning game depleted the bullpen, and made Wandy Rodriguez unavailable for today’s start, the Pittsburgh Pirates opted to make a few roster moves to bring up some help from Indianapolis. The Pirates called up left-hander Justin Wilson and right-hander Kyle McPherson,...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Promote McPherson, Wilson; DFA Cruz

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made the recall of Kyle McPherson and Justin Wilson official. Pirates Prospects learned about their promotion early this morning. In order to make room on the roster, the club designated Juan Cruz for assignment, and placed infielder Jordy Mercer on paternity leave for the birth of his first child....

  • Analysis
    Alvarez Showing Good Signs After Lengthy Session With Hurdle

    A 162 game season is a lengthy one. Staying consistent throughout the entire year is tough. There's hot streaks and slumps, and Pedro Alvarez has recently been on the downside of things. But after a lengthy session with Manager Clint Hurdle, who also served as a hitting coach with the Texas Rangers...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs on Winning End of 19-inning Game

    Not since the heartbreaking 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves in 2011, which began the slide for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, had the club played a game that lasted this long.  The Bucs have played just four extra-inning games in the 2012 season, the longest lasting 12 frames. That was until...

  • Injury Updates
    Starling Marte Placed on DL; Jose Tabata Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates placed rookie Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list with a right oblique strain. Jose Tabata has been recalled from Triple-A. Pirates Prospects learned late last night that Tabata was heading to St. Louis to Join the team. Tabata has hit for a .297 average with Triple-A Indianapolis since being...

  • Analysis
    Jose Tabata to Join Club in St. Louis

    Jose Tabata is heading to join the Pirates in St. Louis according to a source. The outfielder has hit for a .297 clip with Triple-A Indianapolis since being demoted in early July. No word on the corresponding roster move yet. Both Starling Marte (right oblique strain) and Jordy Mercer (right wrist) were...

  • Analysis
    Should Pirates Promote Chris Leroux to be the Long Man?

    After Erik Bedard was pulled from the game on Saturday having pitched just 4.2 innings and allowing five runs, a question was raised -- who will pitch from the bullpen for length? The Pirates optioned Jeff Locke to Triple-A on Thursday, who made two appearances in his stay in the Majors in...

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