Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Rotation Could be Shuffling Again; Marte and Mercer Injury Notes

    The Pirates had opportunities to capitalize and rally back against St. Louis on Saturday. But their several failed attempts dropped them to seven games out of the National League Central in a big series against the Cardinals. The red birds moved within one game behind the Pirates for the second spot in the Wild...

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    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Tosses Best Outing of Second Half

    After getting six days of rest and throwing two sides since his last start on Friday against San Diego, the Pirates were looking for James McDonald to take a big step forward towards getting back on track. The right-hander did just that in St. Louis facing a tough Cardinals lineup, and scattered...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Announce Post-Season Ticket Information

    The Pittsburgh Pirates announced 2012 Post-Season ticket information today. Current Pirates Season Ticket Holders will receive the first priority for Post-Season ticket availability, as well as the greatest value in post-season ticket pricing. All current full-season, half-season and 20-game plan holders will be offered a discount ranging from 16 to 30 percent over the...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Hoping Extra Side Helps McDonald Get Back on Track

    Photo by Mark Olson The second half of the 2012 season has been a struggle for James McDonald. The right-hander went into the All-Star break with an impressive 2.37 ERA over 17 starts. He whiffed 100 batters over 110.0 innings while holding opposing hitters to just a.196 average and a 0.97 WHIP....

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    Pirates Notebook: Jones Breaks Out Big Bat; Burnett Gets Gritty

    The Pirates have struggled on both sides of the game over their recent rough stretch. But Pittsburgh showed a gritty performance on Thursday to snap their three game skid against Los Angeles. It wasn’t a pretty performance, but it was a needed win for the club. Two big swings of the bat...

  • Injury Updates
    Snider Progressing Through Hamstring Injury

    Travis Snider continues to battle a right hamstring injury, which he suffered in Saturday night's game. The outfielder didn't start in the Pirates game on Thursday, but continues to have pinch-hit at-bats over the last two days. Snider connected for a pinch-hit double in the loss on Wednesday, then scored after Clint...

  • Injury Updates
    Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

    Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning. After undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated, Walker said that it was all good news. "I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me," Walker said....

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    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Struggling Since Trade; Do Pirates Need to Look For Help?

    Since the Pirates acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for three prospects, the left-hander hasn’t pitched well. After allowing five earned runs to Los Angeles in the Pirates third straight loss and their sixth of their last seven games, Rodriguez hasn’t posted numbers as expected. Since the trade, Rodriguez has a...

  • Injury Updates
    Walker Exits Game with Dislocated Right Pinky

    Neil Walker was removed from the game in the top of the first inning on Wednesday after suffering a finger dislocation on his right hand. Walker suffered the injury when Mark Ellis hit a broken bat grounder up the middle. Walker fielded the ball, then ran to the bag to get the runner...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Likely to Go Back to Five-Man Rotation

    After the stretch of 20 games without a day off ends on the 23rd, the Pirates will likely go back to a normal five man rotation. Pittsburgh still has eight more starts lined up before the off day after traveling to St. Louis and San Diego starting on Friday. The club will...

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