Tom Bragg

  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Mercer’s Role and Hurdle on Strasburg

    Jordy Mercer will start at second base again today when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Washington Nationals. Mercer, as many of you probably know by now, was called up Friday afternoon when Neil Walker was placed on the disabled list and hit what proved to be the game-winning home run in the...

  • Game Recaps
    Status Quo for Burnett, Bullpen; Mercer Homers in Pirates Win

    The moments that turned out to be the vital ones for the Pirates in Friday’s 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals pretty much summed up Pittsburgh’s season in a nutshell. With Neil Walker officially being placed on the disabled list, the team had to call Jordy Mercer up from Indianapolis on Friday...

  • Analysis
    Video: Hurdle talks Mercer, Burnett After Pirates Beat Nats

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about Jordy Mercer's big night in his return to Pittsburgh from Triple A Indianapolis and about A.J. Burnett's nine-strikeout performance in the Pirates' 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals.   ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our...

  • Prospect Reports
    Wood Walks Off, Barnes Hurt in West Virginia Win

    West Virginia squandered an early opportunity but escaped Appalachian Power Park with a win against visiting Greensboro in the most exciting of ways. The Power managed just one run from a bases loaded, no outs situation in the first inning but got a walk off home run from third baseman Eric Wood...

  • Game Recaps
    Real Thing that Happened: Pirates win in Milwaukee

    In what has almost become a trend, the Pirates used late-game heroics to win a game. What has not been a trend is Pittsburgh winning at Miller Park, which thanks to a four-run eighth inning they did on Wednesday with a 6-4 win against the Brewers. With the Pirates trailing 4-2, Travis...

  • Analysis
    All’s Well with Allie in West Virginia

    His story has been told several times, but it just gets more interesting with seemingly every at-bat. Stetson Allie has an OPS of 1.093 in 19 games so far this season with West Virginia. Stetson Allie was drafted by the Pirates in the second round in 2010 and the club handed the...

  • Analysis
    A Lot Being Asked of Pirates’ Bullpen

    Consistency has been a problem for the Pirates this season. The offense needed more than a week to find its stride and the starting pitching (outside of A.J. Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez) has been hit and miss. One aspect of Pittsburgh's club that actually has been consistent has been the strong work...

  • Prospect Reports
    Castro Sharp in West Virginia Win

    Orlando Castro had another solid outing for West Virginia on Sunday, getting the win in the Power’s 11-2 win against visiting Hagerstown at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va. Castro (2-1) went five innings, allowing two runs on six hits while strikeout three and allowing one walk (his first of the season)....

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: First-Pitch Strikes Key for Rodriguez

    Wandy Rodriguez returned from injury Friday for the Pittsburgh Pirates and promptly mowed down the hottest team in baseball. Rodriguez was sharp from theĀ beginning and allowed just one hit in seven innings and combined with Mark Melancon and Vin Mazzarro to face the minimum of 27 batters in the Pirates’ 6-0 win...

  • Analysis
    Video: Wandy Rodriguez Postgame

    Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Wandy Rodriguez speaks to the media (through Heberto Andrade, who is usually a bullpen catcher for the club but serves as an interpreter here) about what made him successful in Pittsburgh's 6-0 win against Atlanta on Friday.   ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today...

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