• Pirates Notebook: Pirates Will Make History by Using 26-Man for Doubleheader

    Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Pirates will have the opportunity to expand their roster to 26 on Wednesday for the doubleheader at PNC Park against the Colorado Rockies. According to the new baseball collective bargaining agreement, teams will be allowed to have 26 active players for day-night doubleheaders. The roster expands before the game, and goes back...

  • Pirates Rally Off Rockies Bullpen in 5-4 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates bats have struggled for most of the season. Entering game action, the Bucs were hitting at just a .202 clip, which is worst in the Majors. But the bats came out swinging off the Colorado Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night at PNC Park. For the first just...

  • Pirates Notebook: Another Lefty Could Join the Bullpen

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — When the Pittsburgh Pirates broke camp from spring training in Florida, skipper Clint Hurdle said he was going to go with the best seven arms in the bullpen, despite only one of them being a left-hander. Most Major League teams have the luxury of having two southpaws in the...

  • Bedard Battles, but Runs not Coming for Bucs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Despite making a quality start on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, left-hander Erik Bedard got the tough luck loss (his fourth of the season) after the Pirates bats were able to push only one run across home plate. While posting a 2.63 ERA, Bedard has received a total...

  • Burnett Solid in Debut, Alvarez Knocks in Two in Shutout Over Cardinals

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Plans changed quickly for right-hander A.J. Burnett on Saturday. Originally slated to make his final rehab start with Double-A Altoona, the 35-year-old was reinstated from the 15-day disabled list and made his 2012 Pirates debut at PNC Park against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2-0 shutout. Burnett took the mound...

  • Presley Hits an Inside the Parker, But Bucs Fall 4-1

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Bucco bats remained quiet combining for just one run on four hits off the St. Louis Cardinals pitchers at PNC Park on Friday night in the 4-1 loss. They entered game action with a National League worst .205 team batting average. After plating a run on two hits in the...

  • Pirates Notebook: Burnett Set to Make Final Rehab Start; Hanrahan, Karstens Updates

    Right-hander A.J. Burnett will take the mound at Peoples Natural Gas Field in Altoona for the Double-A Curve on Saturday, baring any setbacks, for his final rehab start before rejoining the Pirates rotation. Burnett, who threw 81 pitches during his third rehab start on Monday, will shoot for as close to 100...

  • Strong Pitching Nabs Series Win vs. Dbacks

    The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their first road series victory on Wednesday after beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 2-1, at Chase Field. It also marked the first time the Bucs won back-to-back games since winning two straight during their Opening Series against the Philadelphia Phillies on April 7-8. In all three starts during...

  • Pirates Notebook: Barajas Getting to Know Pirates Pitchers

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter game action on Wednesday with a team ERA of 2.97, which ranked No. 6 best in the Majors, fifth in the National League. Over the 11 games so far this season, Rod Barajas has been behind the dish starting in eight of those games manning the club’s pitching staff....

  • Clutch Hitting From McCutchen, Jones, and Walker Leads Pirates to Win

    The Pittsburgh Pirates picked up their fourth win of the year tonight, thanks to some clutch two-out hitting from the middle of their lineup, and eight strong innings from the bullpen. Jeff Karstens left the game in the second inning with right shoulder inflammation after giving up two runs in the first....

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