Tom Bragg

  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Martin Back in the Lineup

    Russell Martin is back in the lineup for the Pirates tonight, playing catcher and hitting seventh. Martin said the soreness in his neck that has kept him out of a handful of recent games is gone. "There was soreness in there. you can play through some soreness but when it's your neck...

  • Game Recaps
    The Brewers Just Stole Another Base…

    When the Milwaukee Brewers win games, typically it comes by way of the home run. Monday’s game was not your typical Brewers-Pirates game, except for perhaps the end result. Milwaukee stole six bases, hit no home runs and the Pirates committed three errors (all in the seventh inning with two by A.J....

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Castro, Glasnow Pitching Well for West Virginia

    Through the first few weeks of the 2013 season the West Virginia Power proved it could hit, but the pitching left something to be desired. That trend started to turn recently with Power pitchers starting to pick up the slack — especially Orlando Castro and Tyler Glasnow. Castro leads the team with...

  • Prospect Reports
    Bell, Diaz Come Up Big For West Virginia

    Josh Bell went 3 for 4 with a late home run that provided some breathing room in West Virginia’s 7-3 win against visiting Greenville in the first game of a doubleheader at Appalachian Power Park, but it was catcher Francisco Diaz that knocked in three runs prior to that to give the...

  • Game Recaps
    Gomez Shines on Short Notice in Pirates Win

    With James McDonald a last-minute scratch, it was up to Jeanmar Gomez to pitch on short notice Tuesday night against the Seattle Mariners at PNC Park. Not only did Gomez pitch, but he pitched well as the Pirates beat the Mariners 4-1. Gomez allowed just two hits with five strikeouts and two...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Blow Early Opportunity, Fall to Nats 6-2

    Starling Marte started the bottom of the first inning by parking Gio Gonzalez’s first pitch in the stands. Jordy Mercer followed that with a double before Andrew McCutchen reached on an error and Gaby Sanchez walked to load the bases with nobody out. It appeared as if the Pirates had the Nationals’...

  • Analysis
    Video: Pirates Squander Early Opportunity; Wandy’s Pitch Count Soars

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  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Update on Charlie Morton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates doctors have diagnosed pitcher Charlie Morton with "some shoulder tightness in the back" according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Charlie Morton has "some shoulder tightness in his back" according to Pirates manager Clint Hurdle. Morton left his Friday start for Indianapolis in the third inning and returned to Pittsburgh...

  • Game Recaps
    Nats’ Ninth Inning Rally Beats Pirates

    Saturday was an odd day at PNC Park. For starters, the game was on national television (something that doesn’t happen often to the Pirates). This also happened.  Then the great bullpen debate of 2013 got off and running, and well, it did not end well for the Pirates. Starling Marte did a...

  • Analysis
    Video: Hurdle Talks Locke, Bullpen; Strasburg More Efficient

    Three videos today from the after the Nationals' 5-4 win against the Pirates at PNC Park. Clint Hurdle's interview is broken up into two parts and I was even able to snag some of Stephen Strasburg's clubhouse interview. I'll have a recap of today's game up this evening but for now enjoy...

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