Kristy Robinson

  • Analysis
    Tabata Cleared to Play Today vs. Reds

    Outfielder Jose Tabata was removed from the Pirates 10-4 win on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park after six innings due to cramping in his left leg. Prior to the game, skipper Clint Hurdle said that he wasn't sure whether the injury was a short-term or long -term injury for the outfielder. After...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bats Break Out for Season-High 10 Runs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled to score runs this season. But on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park, the bats came out swinging against the Chicago Cubs. The club pounded out 10 runs — the most they’ve scored in a game during the 2012 season. It passed their previous...

  • Injury Updates
    Tabata Exits Game Early With Leg Cramp

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Outfielder Jose Tabata was removed from the Pirates game against the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park on Sunday in the top of the sixth inning due to tightness and cramping in his left leg. The left fielder was examined by trainers after running from first to third base on...

  • Analysis
    Bedard Hasn’t Been as Sharp Since Back Spasms, But is Healthy

    Since left-hander Erik Bedard exited his outing on the 9th of May with back spasms, he hasn't been as sharp. Over his last two starts, Bedard has allowed four runs in each of those outings. Prior to the injury, Bedard hadn't allowed more than two earned runs over his previous six starts....

  • Analysis
    Jared Hughes Thriving in Reliever Role

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Jared Hughes started the 2011 season in the Altoona rotation, making 11 starts before being turned into a reliever. He has since thrived in the reliever role. Hughes went on to make 35 relief appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis where he posted a 2.11 ERA, before getting a September callup with...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hague’s First Major League Walkoff Comes In Odd Fashion

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Growing up playing baseball, kids always dream of their first walk off hit. For rookie Matt Hague, his was not quite the way he envisioned  it. “No. But I’ll take it,” Hague said with a smile. In the bottom of the ninth inning in a 2-2 tie, the first baseman...

  • Analysis
    Hurdle Impressed By Alvarez’s Hard Work at Third

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- When Pedro Alvarez was coming up through the system, after being drafted in the first round of the 2008 draft (second overall), he was projected to eventually move to first base due to his range and size. But so far in 2012, Alvarez has made some sparkling plays at...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Continues to Shine

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Pittsburgh’s pitching staff continues to shine this season. Entering game action, the staff ERA of 3.33 ranked No. 3 in the Majors, second in the National League trailing only the Washington Nationals (2.90). The bullpen’s 2.47 ERA is the best in the N.L. “Very impressive pitching all night tonight...

  • Analysis
    Matt Hague Getting Immediate Playing Time After Call-Up

    'The hit collector' got recalled by Pittsburgh on Friday. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Infielder Matt Hague has had an exciting 12 hours. After connecting for a walkoff single for the Indianapolis Indians on Thursday night in the bottom of the 15th inning, Hague was greeted by his teammates on the field for the...

  • Transactions
    Matt Hague Recalled; Nate McLouth DFA’d

    Hague spent the Majority of his playing time at third base to become more versatile for the Pirates. PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled infielder Matt Hague from Triple-A Indianapolis and have designated outfielder Nate McLouth for assignment. Hague, 26, broke camp with the Pirates after a huge spring in which...

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