Morning Report: Pirates Haven’t Had Much Success in Australia Yet
Sep22

Morning Report: Pirates Haven’t Had Much Success in Australia Yet

Back in 2011, I took a look at all the amateur free agent players signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of Australia. In the article, which can be read here, I said that it didn’t look like the Pirates signed any top prospects yet out of Australia, but the players seemed to be getting better each year. That stayed true the next year when the Pirates signed shortstop Sam Kennelly and pitcher Nick Hutchings. Those two are the best...

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First Pitch: Pittsburgh Has Become a Prime Destination For Bounce Back Pitchers
Sep22

First Pitch: Pittsburgh Has Become a Prime Destination For Bounce Back Pitchers

On Saturday night, Edinson Volquez pitched a gem, throwing seven shutout innings with three hits, three walks, and six strikeouts. That lowered his season ERA to 3.15 in 185.2 innings. Today, Vance Worley threw eight shutout innings, giving up four hits, no walks and striking out five. His ERA was lowered to 2.93 in 104.1 innings. The recent success, combined with the season-long success raises a simple question: Why should the...

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Vance Worley Sensational in 1-0 Victory
Sep21

Vance Worley Sensational in 1-0 Victory

Whether or not Charlie Morton will be able to pitch again this season remains to be seen. Even if he is, Vance Worley might have just made the decision easy for Clint Hurdle on who to put in the rotation. Worley was sensational, throwing eight scoreless, four hit, five strikeout, and zero walk innings. Worley threw a mere 82 pitches, 63 for strikes, and was taken out solely for the purpose to pad the lead.  Russell Martin drove in the...

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Morning Report: Expect the Hits to Keep Coming
Sep21

Morning Report: Expect the Hits to Keep Coming

If you keep watching the Pirates for the next few years, you should expect the hits to keep coming. I’m talking about the amount of batters being hit during Pirates’ games and it’s mostly due to the philosophy of pitching inside the organization preaches in the minors. With Andrew McCutchen getting hit twice by Matt Garza on Saturday night, now is a time to look back at a subject we covered here during the season....

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First Pitch: Will Pedro Alvarez Have Any Trade Value This Off-Season?
Sep21

First Pitch: Will Pedro Alvarez Have Any Trade Value This Off-Season?

It’s safe to say that Pedro Alvarez’s stock in Pittsburgh is down, at least among Pirates fans. That may even be true for the organization as well. Alvarez has struggled this year at third base, leading to a move across the diamond to first. He has also seen a drop in his power numbers, which led to Josh Harrison and Ike Davis getting playing time over him. Despite the struggles, could Alvarez have some trade value to...

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Andrew McCutchen hit twice in loss against Brewers
Sep21

Andrew McCutchen hit twice in loss against Brewers

The Milwaukee Brewers won today 1-0 by a 9th inning sacrifice fly from Logan Schafer, and Edinson Volquez pitched seven scoreless, but both storylines were out shined by Andrew McCutchen getting hit by pitches twice from Matt Garza. The first came in the 3rd inning and the 2nd came in the 5th, resulting in¬†Garza being tossed from the game. Clint Hurdle wasn’t sure of the intent, though he found it an anomaly for Garza to be...

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