Brewers Jump Past the Pirates in the Latest Playoff Odds
Apr14

Brewers Jump Past the Pirates in the Latest Playoff Odds

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a tough week, getting swept by the Milwaukee Brewers over the weekend to drop to 2-4. That also saw a drop in their playoff odds across the board. At this point in the season, the playoff projections are going to be extremely volatile. A big week will see a big jump in the projected standings, while a bad week will see a big drop. As an example of how small sample sizes can dominate early season analysis,...

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The First Look at the Pirates Playoff Odds in 2014
Apr08

The First Look at the Pirates Playoff Odds in 2014

The Pittsburgh Pirates made the post-season for the first time in 21 years last year, winning 94 games during the regular season, winning the Wild Card game, and losing in five games to the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS. This year the Pirates are hoping to get back to the playoffs, and are off to a good start. After the first week of the season, the Pirates are 4-2, taking series victories against the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis...

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Gerrit Cole Will Start For the Pirates in Game Five
Oct07

Gerrit Cole Will Start For the Pirates in Game Five

The big question about a potential game five was whether the Pittsburgh Pirates would start Gerrit Cole instead of A.J. Burnett. Burnett struggled on the road in St. Louis in Game 1, while Cole dominated the Cardinals in Game 2. Both will be available on normal rest for Game 5 on Wednesday, and after Michael Wacha mowed down the Pirates today, there will be a Game 5. Clint Hurdle announced after the game today that Gerrit Cole would...

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Pirates/Cardinals Game Four Lineups – The Lefty Challenge For Morton
Oct07

Pirates/Cardinals Game Four Lineups – The Lefty Challenge For Morton

Here are the lineups for the Pirates and Cardinals this afternoon at PNC Park. Thoughts are 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. Clint Barmes, SS 9. Charlie Morton, SP Cardinals 1. Matt Carpenter, 2B 2. Carlos Beltran, RF 3. Matt Holliday, LF 4. Matt Adams, 1B 5. Yadier Molina, C 6. Jon Jay, CF 7. David...

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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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