• Pirates Notebook: Locke Gets First Big League Win in Final Start

    It took a while –10 big league starts and 67.2 innings to be exact — for Jeff Locke to notch his first Major League win, but the lefty rookie was able to get that notch that in his solid final start of the 2012 season. Locke has come a long way from the left-hander...

  • Pirates Notebook: Twenty

    Heading in to 2012 it was 19-consecutive losing seasons since the Pirates have fielded a winning team in Pittsburgh. And after a painful loss from a blown save and a bad base running blunder, that streak was extended to twenty. From where the Pirates were on July 28th — sitting at 58-42...

  • Pirates Notebook: McPherson Makes A Lasting Impression

    Kyle McPherson may have only thrown 20.1 innings in the Majors before taking the mound on Saturday night in Pittsburgh, but the 24-year-old looked nothing like a rookie against the National League Central best Cincinnati Reds. Looking to make a lasting impression in his final start of the 2012 season, and to put himself...

  • Pirates Notebook: Bailey Tosses No-Hitter to Ensure Bucs Losing Season

    The only thing that could have been worse for the Pirates than losing their 81st game of the season to ensure a losing year would be if it was lost in grand fashion. And that’s exactly what happened at PNC Park on Friday night in Pittsburgh. Facing the Reds’ Homer Bailey, who...

  • Pirates Notebook: Rough Start From Correia Sends Club 80th Loss; McCutchen, Walker Updates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates needed a strong start from Kevin Correia on Thursday for their final road game of the 2012 season. Facing a Cy Young Award candidate in New York’s R.A. Dickey, and their 20th consecutive losing season on the line, Correia gave the club the chance to notch their 77th win...

  • Pirates Notebook: Locke Struggles in Start; Walker Could Get Shut Down

    With the Pirates taking ample looks at Jeff Locke in the rotation for the final month of the season, the rookie has shown flashes of good stuff. Pittsburgh’s rotation heading into the offseason has several possible vacant spots and Locke has an opportunity to prove that he belongs in it. In two...

  • Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Settles; Club Makes History in Homers and Strikeouts

    From the start of things on Tuesday in New York, it didn’t look as if the efficient Wandy Rodriguez was on the mound. He’s shown two different sides since the Pirates acquired him from Houston at the trade deadline. At the beginning he was trying to do too much and justify the trade resulted in...

  • Pirates Notebook: Offense Struggles to be Consistent

    The Pirates lineup continues to struggle to be consistent over their last several weeks. After belting out 18 hits in the win on Sunday, it looked as if maybe the team had found a spark to finish off the season strong. That wasn’t the case against the New York Mets on Monday...

  • Pirates Notebook: Bucs Spark Hit Parade; Huntington Addresses SEALs Criticism

    The Pirates offense has been struggling to hit consistently in the month of September. Pittsburgh entered game action Sunday with a five game skid, and having scored more than just one run in only one of those games. In back-to-back games against the 100-plus lost Houston Astros, the Pirates were only able...

  • Pirates Notebook: Correia Racking Up the Strikeouts; McPherson Remains in Rotation

    Kevin Correia was dealing against Houston before a costly error was taken advantage of by the Astros in the eventual loss, which sailed the Pirates to three games below .500 and their fifth straight. Correia retired four straight before Jed Lowrie singled into shallow center field to lead off the seventh inning....

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