Kristy Robinson

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McPherson Makes A Lasting Impression

    Kyle McPherson may have only thrown 20.1 innings in the Majors before taking the mound on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, but the 24-year-old looked nothing like a rookie against the National League Central best Cincinnati Reds. Looking to make a lasting impression in his final start of the 2012 season, and to put himself...

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    Pirates Notebook: Bailey Tosses No-Hitter to Ensure Bucs Losing Season

    The only thing that could have been worse for the Pirates than losing their 81st game of the season to ensure a losing year would be if it was lost in grand fashion. And that’s exactly what happened at PNC Park on Friday night in Pittsburgh. Facing the Reds’ Homer Bailey, who...

  • Injury Updates
    Neil Walker Shut Down for the Season

    Neil Walker tried to help his team as much as he could in the final month of the season after suffering a low back injury. But after a difficult decision, Walker said that it would best serve himself and the Pirates for him to be shutdown the remainder of the season. "I wont play...

  • Analysis
    Marte Takes Big Strides in His Rookie Season

    When rookie Starling Marte was promoted to the big leagues for his long awaited debut on July 26th, Manager Clint Hurdle gave the young outfielder advice -- to respect everything and fear nothing. The message seemed to have soaked in when he stepped to the plate for the first time in the...

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    Pirates Notebook: Rough Start From Correia Sends Club 80th Loss; McCutchen, Walker Updates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a strong start from Kevin Correia on Thursday for their final road game of the 2012 season. Facing a Cy Young Award candidate in New York’s R.A. Dickey, and their 20th consecutive losing season on the line, Correia gave the club the chance to notch their 77th win...

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    Pirates Notebook: Locke Struggles in Start; Walker Could Get Shut Down

    With the Pirates taking ample looks at Jeff Locke in the rotation for the final month of the season, the rookie has shown flashes of good stuff. Pittsburgh’s rotation heading into the offseason has several possible vacant spots and Locke has an opportunity to prove that he belongs in it. In two...

  • Analysis
    Huntington, Stark, Smith Will Be Retained for 2013

    General Manager Neal Huntington, along with Assistant Kyle Stark and Greg Smith will be retained for the 2013 season, according to Pirates President Frank Coonelly. Despite Pittsburgh seeing a second straight second-half collapse, the front office will remain intact. Stark and Smith were also recently criticized for the training methods they used...

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    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Settles; Club Makes History in Homers and Strikeouts

    From the start of things on Tuesday in New York, it didn’t look as if the efficient Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound. He’s shown two different sides since the Pirates acquired him from Houston at the trade deadline. At the beginning he was trying to do too much and justify the trade resulted in...

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    Pirates Notebook: Offense Struggles to be Consistent

    The Pirates lineup continues to struggle to be consistent over their last several weeks. After belting out 18 hits in the win on Sunday, it looked as if maybe the team had found a spark to finish off the season strong. That wasn’t the case against the New York Mets on Monday...

  • Analysis
    McPherson Ready to Make an Impact in the Majors

    It's been a whirlwind season for rookie Kyle McPherson. From starting the season on the minor league disabled list, to getting his arm back healthy in Double-A, then dominating in his short stay at the Triple-A level, McPherson saw the deserving jump to the Majors. The hard work that McPherson put in...

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