• 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...

  • Bucs Bats Combine for 18 Hits in 10-3 Win

    SARASOTA, Fla. -- After combining for 12 hits over their first two games this spring, the Pirates bats belted out 18 hits off the Baltimore Oriole's pitchers in the 10-3 win at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarastota, Fla on Monday. Leading the hot bucco bats was infielder Matt Hague, who in his...

  • Pirates Defense “Sloppy” in 8-5 Loss to Toronto

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pirates defense was sloppy in the Pirates 8-5 loss in the Grapefruit League home opener on Sunday afternoon. Chase d'Arnaud, Shairon Martis and Starling Marte all contributed to an error a piece as the Bucs fell to an 0-2 record this spring. Marte's error proved to be more...

  • McDonald Gets Butterflies in First Spring Outing

    DUNEDIN, Fla. -- Butterflies. Nerves. Anticipation. That's how right-hander James McDonald felt when he took the mound for his first Spring Training game on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. After going through two weeks of Spring Training workouts, conditioning, and bullpens, McDonald was anxious for his first start this morning....

  • Prospect Sanchez Homers in Intrasquad 4-4 Tie

    Sanchez homered in today's game. BRADENTON -- Catching prospect Tony Sanchez may have had a disappointing 2011 season in his first season at Double-A Altoona, but for his first Spring Training game in 2012, Sanchez made a good first impression. In his first at-bat in game action this spring, Sanchez took the...

  • Game 162 Recap: Season Ends With Loss and 3 HRs Allowed

    The season ended much the way it has gone over the last couple of months. There wasn’t much to write home about from the slab and there wasn’t much offense to speak of. Milwaukee used three homers to support Zach Greinke. Jeff Locke allowed three long balls. The Pirates scored two of...

  • Game 161 Recap: Fielder Hits Three Homers

    Prince Fielder hit three homers and drove in five runs. Starters Ross Ohlendorf and Randy Wolf weren’t particularly effective. Each left the game before it was decided and wound up with a no decision. Fielder’s last homer was a two run shot that broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh. The small...

  • Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

    The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on....

  • Game 159 Recap: Willis Pitches, Hits Reds to Victory

    There were a couple of failures in this one. James McDonald was looking for his tenth win on the year. The Pirates were on the cusp of a sweep. Neither happened as Dontrelle Willis pitched well and broke a tie with a two run double in the sxith. Cincinnati was on McDonald...

  • Game 158 Recap: Bucs Pile On Early, Hold On Late in Win

    The Pirates scored four times in the first three innings agaisnt Travis Wood and then held on to the lead the rest of the way. The attack was balanced as eight different players were involved in the scoring. Brad Lincoln and the bullpen danced out of trouble all game. Cincinnati had the...

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