Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Continues Second Half Struggles; Correia Requests Trade

    James McDonald struggled in his first two starts after the All-Star break. He allowed 10 earned runs over 9.2 innings with nine walks to just four strikeouts. McDonald’s last trip to the bump at PNC Park on Tuesday against Chicago was a step forward. Although he allowed five earned runs over six...

  • Prospect Reports
    Kyle McPherson Struggles, Hit With Two Line Drives; Santos Update

    Kyle McPherson started the season on the disabled list after suffering right shoulder inflammation during spring training. The right-hander, who was slated to join Triple-A in 2012, instead was sent to Double-A after finally getting healthy in June. In his first three starts last month, McPherson struggled, posting a 4.76 ERA in those...

  • Prospect Reports
    Altoona Wins Two With Great Performances From Irwin, Cumpton, and Curry

    The Altoona Curve saw back-to-back solid starting pitching performances Friday night in Altoona for the doubleheader against New Hampshire. Right-handers Phil Irwin and Brandon Cumpton shined on the bump combining for just one earned run over 13.0 innings. First baseman Matt Curry drove in four runs on his 24th birthday in game...

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    Pirates Notebook: Team Effort Leads to Another Comeback; McKenry Continues to Hit

    There is a reason why the roster consists of 25 men, and why it takes everyone to pull out a win. The Pittsburgh Pirates proved that to be true on Friday night in Houston. The Pirates tied the game up at four in the seventh inning with a pinch-hit sac fly from...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Shuffle the Rotation With the Addition of Rodriguez

    Wandy Rodriguez joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday and was acquainted with his new team. A strange situation for the left-hander, who was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday in exchange for three prospects, and was officially added to the Pirates roster. Rodriguez arrived to Minute Maid Park just like had for the...

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    Pirates Notebook: Marte Impressive in Debut; Jones Hitting Lefties

    Manager Clint Hurdle always gives the same message to rookies when they first arrive to the big leagues — respect everything and fear nothing. The message must have resonated with the 23-year-old Startling Marte in his Major League debut on Thursday in Houston. Because that’s exactly what he did. The outfielder stepped...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Hoping Starling Marte Can Help Fill The Corner Outfield Void

    The Pirates are hoping Starling Marte can fill the inconsistent production from their corner outfield positions this season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled with consistency coming from their corner outfield positions and the leadoff spot in the lineup so far in 2012. The production they've had in left has combined for just...

  • Transactions
    Marte to Make Debut; Hernandez Optioned

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made several moves on Thursday. Outfielder Gorkys Hernandez was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was added to the 25-man roster. Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday night in exchange for three prospects. He will make his Pirates debut on Saturday in Houston. In order to...

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    Pirates Notebook: Correia Could Be the Odd Man Out of the Rotation

    Kevin Correia took the mound at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon fighting for a spot in the rotation. The Pirates traded for left-hander Wandy Rodriguez on Tuesday night, which will make one of Pittsburgh’s current starters an odd man out. Rodriguez is expected to be added to the active roster on Thursday,...

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    Pirates Notebook: Breaking Down the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were looking to add a starting pitcher and bat by the deadline. And on Tuesday night, the club made a trade in order to improve the ball club on the mound. Left-hander Wandy Rodriguez was acquired from the Houston Astros along with cash in exchange for prospects Colton Cain, Robbie...

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