All posts tagged "aj burnett"

  • Game Recaps
    Burnett Solid, But Bullpen Struggles in Loss to Atlanta

    The Pittsburgh Pirates (8-11) lost to the Atlanta Braves (13-7) at Turner Field on Friday night. After battling in a one-run game through six innings, the Bucco bullpen allowed four runs to Atlanta in the 6-1 loss in game one of the three-game set. The Pirates starting pitching continues to shine in 2012....

  • Game Recaps
    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...

  • Transactions
    Hughes Optioned to Triple-A with Plans of Returning Soon

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Righty reliever Jared Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon in order to activate right-hander A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list. Hughes' stay in Indy, however, won't last long. "It’s been a great opportunity. It will continue to be when I get back here. Right now,...

  • Transactions
    Burnett to Make Debut Tonight; Reinstated From DL

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates have reinstated RHP A.J. Burnett from the 15-day disabled list and he will start the game tonight in Pittsburgh against St. Louis. Right-hander Kevin Correia is experiencing discomfort in his left side and will not be starting the game tonight. Burnett was originally scheduled to make his final rehab start for Double-A Altoona tonight....

  • Pirates Notebook
    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...

  • Pirates Notebook
    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....

  • Prospect Reports
    A.J. Burnett Crumples In Indy

      Toledo Mud Hens  9,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)   Rehabbing starter AJ Burnett made his much-anticipated start for the Indianapolis Indians this evening, but it was not all that the Pirates had hoped it would be.   The Toledo Mud Hens beat the Indians at Victory Field, giving the teams a split...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Positive McCutchen Can Do This

    He’s been ranked as one of the top center fielders in baseball. And rightfully so. Despite the club struggling with offense to start the 2012 season, Andrew McCutchen has been doing his share. The 25-year-old entered game action on Wednesday with a .333/.405/.394 line in 33 at-bats, with four runs, two doubles, an RBI,...

  • Prospect Reports
    Indians Split Double Header — Win For Reyes, No Decision For Owens

    Indians’ Double Header Indianapolis Indians 9,  Toledo Mud Hens  2 (Box)   Toledo Mud Hens  4,  Indianapolis Indians  3 (Box)     GAME 1 The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of timely hitting and the gift of 8 walks from the Toledo pitching staff to win the first half of this afternoon’s double...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Two More Starters to Join Club By End of April

    PITTSBURGH, PA. — The Pirates starting pitchers so far this season have been impressive. But two more...

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