• Burnett Roughed up by Cardinals in 12-3 Loss

    Right-hander A.J. Burnett looked sharp in his first two starts for the Pittsburgh Pirates allowing just two runs over 13.0 innings while striking out 15. But on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, the Cardinals pounded out 12 runs off Burnett and chased him after just 2.2 innings in the...

  • Big Night From Alvarez Can’t Overcome Rough Start From Morton

    The Pittsburgh Pirates scored seven runs tonight, which was only the second time this season they’ve scored more than five runs. Pedro Alvarez had another big night at the plate, going 2-for-4 with his sixth homer of the year. Unfortunately for the Pirates, they also gave up ten runs, which was the...

  • McDonald Solid, Bucs Bats Break Out in 9-3 Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging on Monday night in Atlanta in the Bucs 9-3 win over the Braves at Turner Field. For the first time this season, the Pirates scored more than five runs in a game. The last time they plated five runs or more was on September 26th, 2011....

  • Pirates Notebook: Young Arms Learning from Burnett

    Right-hander A.J. Burnett has been solid in his two starts with the Pirates so far this season. After coming off the disabled list on April 21, he blanked the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park by tossing seven scoreless innings, holding them to just three hits while striking out seven. In his...

  • Poor Day From Pirates Defense Leads to 4-3 Loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12) lost 4-3 to the Atlanta Braves (14-8) at Turner Field on Sunday in the third game of four-game set. Right-hander Kevin Correia allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 4.1 innings. He walked five and didn’t strike out a batter while throwing 101 pitches, 53 strikes....

  • Bedard Strikes Out Nine in 4-2 Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-11) beat the Atlanta Braves (13-8) 4-2, at Turner Field in Atlanta on Saturday night. Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed one run on five hits over 5.0 innings in his fifth start of the 2012 season. He walked one and struck out nine batters while throwing 96 pitches, 62 for...

  • Burnett Solid, But Bullpen Struggles in Loss to Atlanta

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) lost to the Atlanta Braves (13-7) at Turner Field on Friday night. After battling in a one-run game through six innings, the Bucco bullpen allowed four runs to Atlanta in the 6-1 loss in game one of the three-game set. The Pirates starting pitching continues to shine in 2012....

  • Pirates Notebook: The Bats of Alvarez, Tabata Are Taking Big Steps Forward

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been putting in early work in the cages, working on his swing with hitting coach Gregg Ritchie. And over the past several games it looks like the hard work is starting to pay off. The Pirates faced a lot of criticism for starting Alvarez...

  • Bats Come Out Swinging in Game Two of Doubleheader

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — In game one of the doubleheader on Wednesday at PNC Park, the club was only able to plate one run off the Colorado Rockies pitchers as right-hander James McDonald flirted with a no-hitter. In game two, however, the Bucco bats came out swinging. “I thought we played good baseball...

  • McDonald Pitches One-Hit Gem in Game One of Doubleheader

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander James McDonald took the bump for game one of the double-header at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon and pitched a gem. The right-hander took a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies into the seventh inning, where he also allowed his first and only run of his outing. “Once I got...

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