Pirates Take 2-1 Lead Over Cardinals: Five Key Moments From Tonight’s Win
Oct06

Pirates Take 2-1 Lead Over Cardinals: Five Key Moments From Tonight’s Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals tonight 5-3 in a game that featured a lot of resolve from the Pirates. They had to overcome a lot of obstacles, from Francisco Liriano’s struggles with command, to the Cardinals coming back twice, to a few tough breaks and base running mistakes. In the end they won and took a 2-1 series lead in the best of five NLDS. Here are five instances when the Pirates overcame a tough...

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Pirates/Cardinals Game Three Lineups – Liriano Has the Advantage
Oct06

Pirates/Cardinals Game Three Lineups – Liriano Has the Advantage

The Pirates go back to Clint Barmes at shortstop today, opting for defense with Francisco Liriano on the mound. Pirates 1. Starling Marte, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Justin Morneau, 1B 5. Marlon Byrd, RF 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Russell Martin, C 8. Clint Barmes, SS 9. Francisco Liriano, SP Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Yadier Molina, C 5. David Freese, 3B 6. Matt...

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MLB Announces NLDS Game Four and Five Start Times
Oct04

MLB Announces NLDS Game Four and Five Start Times

Major League Baseball has announced the start time for game four of the NLDS on Monday. The game will be played at 3:07 PM EST, and will be hosted at PNC Park. That time could move to 3:37 PM EST if the Braves/Dodgers series ends in three games. Currently the probable pitchers are Charlie Morton for the Pirates and Michael Wacha for the Cardinals. Game five is scheduled to be played at Busch Stadium at 5:07 PM EST, if necessary. No...

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Pirates Beat the Cardinals 7-1 to Even the Series
Oct04

Pirates Beat the Cardinals 7-1 to Even the Series

In a noble quest for more pageviews, we present our Pirates Prospects liveblog of NLDS Game 2. Wait, let me try that again. To better serve our wonderful readers who may not be able to watch this playoff game due to: not having MLB Network, working, not having MLB Network, etc., we present our Pirates liveblog of NLDS Game 2. It’s me, James Santelli, and Tim Williams providing updates throughout the afternoon when 140 characters...

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Pirates/Cardinals Game Two Lineups — Mercer Replaces Barmes
Oct04

Pirates/Cardinals Game Two Lineups — Mercer Replaces Barmes

Only one change in the lineups for either team today, and that’s Jordy Mercer replacing Clint Barmes at shortstop and batting eighth. Thoughts below: Pirates 1. Starling Marte, LF 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Justin Morneau, 1B 5. Marlon Byrd, RF 6. Pedro Alvarez, 3B 7. Russell Martin, C 8. Jordy Mercer, SS 9. Gerrit Cole, SP Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Matt...

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Nothing Goes Right For the Pirates As They Drop Game One 9-1
Oct03

Nothing Goes Right For the Pirates As They Drop Game One 9-1

Coming into this game, you expected Adam Wainwright to be his dominant self. He was. Wainwright threw seven innings, giving up one run on three hits, with no walks and nine strikeouts. The lone run came off Pedro Alvarez, who hit a solo homer in the fifth inning. “We’ve seen him along those lines before,” Clint Hurdle said. “You know, the curveball plays so well.  Every once in a while they get me over for...

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