All posts tagged "Brian Friday"

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    Fields Traded, Pirates Lose Last Florida Game

    Twins  4,  Pirates  3
    The Pirates finished their Grapefruit League action with an 11-20 record, as they now head north to Pennsylvania, where they will play 2 games against the Philliies in Philadelphia.  Reliever Anthony Claggett suffered a Blown Save and the Loss, as he gave up 2 runs in...

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    Six-Run Inning Stops Pirates, But Indians Get A Win

    Orioles  13,  Pirates  3
    Indianapolis area native C Jake Fox beat up on the Pirates' pitching this afternoon in Bradenton, with two booming home runs and 4 RBI.  The first homer capped a 6-run 3rd inning, when Pirates' starter Ross Ohlendorf gave up four singles and a double before the...

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    2011 Prospect Watching: Friday, D’Arnaud, Mercer

    The rest of the Pirates' middle infielders.... So much of what is going to happen with these players is going to depend on what the Pirates elect to do about their back-up infield roster spots.  Ciriaco?  Rodriguez? Wimberley?

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    Two More Rounds Of Reassignments, Plus Game Notes

    Catching up after being away for a few days...

    On Saturday, the Pirates sent four pitchers to minor league camp:
    RHP Bryan Morris and RHP Kyle McPherson, both on the 40-man roster, were optioned down, with Morris going to AAA Indianapolis and McPherson going to A+ Bradenton.   
    Two...

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    Pirates Shut Out By Jays

    Blue Jays  5,  Pirates  0
     
    The Pirates were held to just 4 hits in this afternoon's game against the Blue Jays at McKechnie Field.  3B Pedro Alvarez had two of the hits --  a two-out single up the middle in the 1st inning, and a single on a pop...

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    Walker Homers In Karstens’ Win

    Pirates  4,  Phillies  3
     
    A 2-run homer by 2B Neil Walker in the top of the 6th gave the Pirates the go-ahead run and one more for insurance, as the Pirates beat the Phillies in Clearwater, FL.   A solo homer by Phillies' DH Ben Francisco off Pirates' starter Paul...

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    Pirates’ Pitchers Rule

    Pirates  4,  Blue Jays  1
    Pitchers were the story for the Pirates this afternoon in Dunedin, Florida.  Five Pirates' pitchers combined to hold the Blue Jays to 4 hits this afternoon in Dunedin, Florida.  Charlie Morton made his second strong start in the Grapefruit League.  He gave up one run...

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    Nice Pitching By Dubee, Crotta, and Boleska

    Twins  4,  Pirates  2
    The Pirates fell to a 3-3 record in Grapefruit League play this afternoon at McKechnie field.  Both teams posted 9 hits, but the Twins did a better job of pushing runs across.  Ross Ohlendorf made the start and was charged with the loss, but the only...

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    Pirates Shut Out Yankees

    Pirates  2,  Yankees  0

    Six Pirate pitchers combined to shut out the Yankees at McKechnie Field this afternoon.  James McDonald and Aaron Thompson each pitched 2 scoreless innings, and each allowed 2 hits.  That was all the hits the Yankees could get.  Daniel McCutchen pitched 2 innings, retiring 6...

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    Durham And Atkins Both Homer For Pirates

    The Pirates played two split-squad spring training games this afternoon (Monday):

    Orioles  6,  Pirates  4
    The Pirates were held to 5 hits at McKechnie field this afternoon, but one of the big ones was a 2-run homer over the left field wall in the bottom of the 9th by...