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’ number with one run already in and several more sure to come from the bases loaded, no outs situation, but that is not how...

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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. Morton left his Friday start for Indianapolis in the third inning and returned to Pittsburgh on Saturday to be examined by the team’s medical staff. “Nothing more significant or serious than that so we’re going to slow him down, have him play some...

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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 very Starling Marte thing and hit a two-run home run in the third inning to put the Pirates ahead 2-1, and then with the score tied in the...

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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 the...

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