Pirates Go With Unusual Lineup in B Game

The Pittsburgh Pirates played a seven inning B-game against the Minnesota Twins today at Pirate City. As with any B-game, the contest was extremely informal. Innings ended if a pitcher reached his pitch count, regardless of how many outs there were, or how many runners were on base. Players batted out-of-order, and often a player was thrown in to the batting order at random spots. Throughout the game, players who weren’t...

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Hot Bats Continue for Bucs in 7-4 Win over Red Sox

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The Pirates bats continue to heat up this spring. The Buccos plated seven runs off 10 hits off the Boston Red Sox’s pitchers at jetBlue ballpark under the lights in Fort Myers, Fla. on Friday. For the fifth straight game, the Pirates have had at least 10 hits. “It’s a good sign,” Manager Clint Hurdle said. “We were challenged last year offensively. Guys are working hard. They have been...

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McDonald Getting Feel for Changeup, New Turn in Delivery in Loss to Phillies

CLEARWATER, Fla. — Right-hander James McDonald looked sharp in his second outing of the spring against the Philadelphia Phillies tough lineup. His only run allowed over his three inning outing came in the 2nd frame. McDonald gave up a leadoff single to Hunter Pence, who scored on a RBI double into deep center by Ty Wigginton. The reasons for his success is from getting the feel of his changeup and a new turn in his delivery....

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Karstens Sharp in Bucs 8-6 Loss to Toronto

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Jeff Karstens tossed three scoreless innings in his first Grapefruit League start of the spring. After tossing two scoreless frames on Friday’s intrasquad game at McKechnie, Karstens cruised through his outing, needing to throw extra pitches afterwards and finished by riding the stationary bike. “Usually I try and work as quick as possible. It’s just one of those things where I was able...

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Morton Throws B Game at Pirate City

BRADENTON, Fla. — Right-hander Charlie Morton threw in an intrasquad scrimmage held at Pirate City on Wednesday morning. The 28-year-old was pulled after throwing 1.1 innings due to reaching his pitch count, but continues to progress back from offseason hip surgery. “It was okay,” Morton said of his outing. “I got a little out of sync. I think I was trying to do a little too much when I walked [Andrew] Lambo,...

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Correia Solid in Bucs 7-4 Win Over Yankees

BRADENTON, Fla. — The New York Yankees sent out a tough top of the order against the Pittsburgh Pirates today at McKechnie Field. But it didn’t faze the Bucs pitching staff. The Yankees were held to four runs on eight hits in the Pirates 7-4 win in Bradenton on Tuesday. “They brought a good ball club over here,” Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said. “I thought our guys were very efficient off the mound. We...

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