DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Nationals, Rain Shortens Both Games
Aug10

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Drop Nationals, Rain Shortens Both Games

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Rangers 3, Pirates 0 in 5 innings Starting Pitcher: Jandy Vasquez, RHP (2-5, 5.25) – 3.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K, 0...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Beat Rockies In Extras, Rain Halts Pitchers’ Duel
Aug09

DSL Prospect Watch: Pirates Beat Rockies In Extras, Rain Halts Pitchers’ Duel

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 7, Rockies 5 in 10 innings Starting Pitcher: Jose Regalado, RHP (3.03) – 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HR...

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The Fixes That Will Help Jeff Locke Avoid the Dreaded Regression
Aug08

The Fixes That Will Help Jeff Locke Avoid the Dreaded Regression

Jeff Locke may just be the story of the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates. The left-handed rookie starting pitcher went 8-2 prior to the All-Star Break with a 2.15 ERA. He was the only starter from the Opening Day rotation to not miss a scheduled start until he sat out of the final game before the All-Star Break. And to be fair, he sat only as a precaution to take advantage of the upcoming break to rest his stiff back. In the post-All Star...

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DSL Prospect Watch: Henriquez Continues Strong Pitching in Win Over Rockies
Aug08

DSL Prospect Watch: Henriquez Continues Strong Pitching in Win Over Rockies

For a season preview of the Pittsburgh Pirates two Dominican Summer League teams, check out our article here.  For a recap of the DSL All-Star game, check out our article here. Throughout the year, we will provide the recaps of both teams, as well as highlight one player each day. PIRATES1 Box Score Result: Pirates 5, Rockies 2 Starting Pitcher: Christian Henriquez, LHP (2-1, 1.69) – 5.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 2 K, 0 HR Top...

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The Debate: Should Jameson Taillon Be a September Callup?
Aug07

The Debate: Should Jameson Taillon Be a September Callup?

Jameson Taillon has only made one start at the Triple-A level. That start was rough at first, with three earned runs in the first inning before Taillon settled down. He has time to make about five more starts before the end of the Triple-A regular season. Therefore, it’s probably too early to talk about him making the jump to the majors. But that discussion started long before this article. Back in 2008 the Rays were the biggest...

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Why the 2015 Pirates Could Be a 100-Win Team
Aug07

Why the 2015 Pirates Could Be a 100-Win Team

This is your chance. Neal Huntington heard it from multiple teams leading up to the 2013 Trade Deadline. More than one competing front office told the Pirates general manager to “act properly,” as this was his chance to end 20 years of losing. “Reminding us how important it was to the city for us to win and how long it had been,” Huntington said. “We understand it. You know it’s part of the...

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