Moskos Gives Up Walkoff Homer in 5-4 Loss

CLEARWATER, Fla. — The Pirates lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 5-4 at Bright House Field on Tuesday. Right-hander Chris Resop made his first start of the spring, sixth appearance during Grapefruit League action this spring. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle chose to go with all relievers today against the Phillies in order to get the ‘pen arms work, and allow starter Jeff Karstens to pitch deep into a game in minor league...

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Pirates Release Eight From Minor League Camp

The Pittsburgh Pirates have released eight players from minor league camp. The players are as follows: Cliff Archibald - He made 19 appearances with State College last year, with a 4.11 ERA, although he struggled with his control, putting up a 5.0 BB/9 ratio. Archibald pitched out of the bullpen, and the right-hander was sitting 87-91 MPH most of the year. He was a 36th round draft pick in 2010. Brad Chalk - Chalk was taken in the...

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Moskos Working on Consistency and Improved Breaking Ball

BRADENTON, Fla. — Over the offseason, left-hander Daniel Moskos said he focused on consistency and working on improving his breaking ball. And so far during Grapefruit League action, his hard work has been paying off. Moskos entered Tuesday’s game action with scoreless streak on the line. Over seven appearances, Moskos has tossed 7.1 frames without giving up an earned run, and hitters are hitting just .154 off him....

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Pirates Notebook: Bullpen Battles

BRADENTON, Fla. — With just a week remaining until the Pirates head north for the exhibition series in Philadelphia, and as they get ready to kick off Opening Day in 10 days, the bullpen seems to have only a few locks. The ultimate goal when the starter is taken out of the game is to get the ball to closer Joel Hanrahan. But who exactly will be the six other men looking to keep the game on the line? Other than Hanrahan, it looks...

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Bedard Sharp in Bucs Loss to O’s

BRADENTON, Fla. — The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-1 to the Baltimore Orioles in Bradenton, Fla., on Monday night. Left-hander Erik Bedard made his fourth Grapefruit League start of the spring on Monday night at McKechnie Field. Over six-plus innings, Bedard allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits. Bedard walked one and struck out five and threw 79 pitches. After tossing four hitless frames, which included striking out the side...

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Prospect Notebook: Andrew Lambo’s 2011 Struggles

Once considered one of the top 50 prospects in all of baseball, Andrew Lambo’s value has been on the decline. The outfielder was the top prospect in the Dodgers’ system and the 49th best prospect in baseball, according to Baseball America, prior to the 2009 season. After struggling at the plate, and dealing with a suspension for recreational drug use, the Dodgers traded him away to the Pirates along with James McDonald in...

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