Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Game One Against Reds Ends in Emotion From McCutchen; Pirates Shuffle Rotation

    The three game set against Cincinnati is arguably the biggest series to date for the Pittsburgh Pirates this season and in years. Both clubs have been hot, too. Since May 25, the Pirates (40-20) and Reds (39-22) have the two best records in the Major Leagues. Pittsburgh entered game action in second place just...

  • Analysis
    Ryan Hafner Struggling With His Control This Year

    Coming out of his first full professional season in 2011 since being drafted, Ryan Hafner was one of the State College Spikes best starters. The right-hander, who was a overslot 17th round pick out of Lee's Summit West High School in 2010, posted a 3.10 ERA over 14 starts (65.2) innings. Hafner...

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    Pirates Notebook: McKenry Taking Advantage of Opportunities

    During the 2011 offseason, Michael McKenry went down to the Fall Instructional League to work on his hitting with Manager Clint Hurdle. Working with his skipper continued throughout spring training when McKenry focused on some adjustments at the plate. McKenry is already sound behind the plate, earning the nickname “The Fort” for...

  • Transactions
    Daniel McCutchen Optioned; Chad Qualls Added

    The Pittsburgh Pirates optioned right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen to Triple-A Indianapolis to make room on the active roster for Chad Qualls. Qualls was acquired from the New York Yankees yesterday for first baseman Casey McGehee. McCutchen was recalled on Tuesday but did not make a relief appearance.... This content is for Pirates...

  • Analysis
    Gerrit Cole Has Lots of Weapons, But Which One Will He Focus On?

    Gerrit Cole has a 3.00 ERA in 99 innings this year, with a 101:29 K/BB ratio. If you look at Gerrit Cole's numbers since being promoted to Double-A Altoona in June, you'd likely be disappointed from the Pittsburgh Pirates No.1 overall pick in last years draft. Heading in to his start last night, he sported...

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    Pirates Notebook: Profiling the Trade Deadline Additions

    In the past 24 hours the Pittsburgh Pirates have added three big league players and a minor league pitcher to their club. On a busy trade deadline day, the Pirates continued with their plan since General Manager Neal Huntington took over 2007 — to improve the Major League team without sacrificing the future. The...

  • Transactions
    Daniel McCutchen to Join Pirates Bullpen

    According to a source, right-handed reliever Daniel McCutchen is expected to join Pittsburgh to replace Brad Lincoln's spot in the bullpen. McCutchen posted a 3.40 ERA over 45.0 innings this season at Triple-A. Lincoln was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays last night in a deal that sent outfielder Travis Snider to...

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    Pirates Notebook: Bedard Is the Latest Starter to Struggle; Cruz Working His Way Back

    After seeing James McDonald’s post All-Star break struggles continue on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates needed the Erik Bedard that — after some adjustments — has been dominant his first two starts in the second half of the season on the mound in Chicago on Monday. And over the first three innings, it...

  • Top Stories
    Pirates Trade Brad Lincoln to Toronto for Travis Snider

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for right-hander Brad Lincoln. The 24-year-old Snider was Toronto’s first round selection in the 2006 First Year Player Draft and made his Major League debut with the Blue Jays in 2008. The left-handed hitter entered tonight’s action with a.235...

  • Analysis
    Victor Black Dominating With an Upper 90s Fastball and Plus Slider

    Vic Black has been dominant in his first season at the Douhle-A Level. When spring training broke camp, the Pirates decided to promote Victor Black aggressively to the Double-A level, despite just 6.2 innings in high-A. Black, Pittsburgh's first round supplemental pick in the 2009 draft, had only compiled 71.2 innings over parts of...

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