Game 26 Recap: Correia Tosses Gem in Denver

It was snowing off and on in Colorado last night. That just doesn’t seem right this late in April. It didn’t stop Kevin Correia from pitching well and the Pirates as a team from holding the Stones scoreless. Correia was pulled with two outs in the seventh after allowing a single to Seth Smith. Jose Veras got the last out in the seventh. Chris Resop struck out the side in the eighth and Joel Hanrahan needed four batters to...

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Game 24 Recap: McDonald Gets Going

James McDonald tossed six plus innings of shutout baseball and the Pirates offense got just enough as the Pirates blanked San Francisco 2-0. It wasn’t all that pretty, but McDonald was effective. San Francisco had at least one runner on base in every inning except the eighth. But they were unable to come up with a key hit to push a run across. The Pirates collected three straight hits off of Madison Bumgarner to start the...

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Game 23 Recap: Ford’s Speed Costly to Bucs

Giants rookie came into the game with no Major League hits and two career runs. He didn’t add any knocks. But he equaled his career total in runs with some daring baserunning which proved to be the difference in the game. Garrett Jones got things started with a solo homer off of San Francisco starter Matt Cain in the second inning. San Francisco tied it up using some old school playing. Aaron Rowand doubled and moved to third...

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Game 20 Recap: Pirates Beat Up on Hernandez

After last night’s game was postponed and this one was delayed, the Pirates quickly gave the fans in attendance what they wanted: an early lead. Pittsburgh batted around and scored five runs on six hits in the first inning, giving a nice cushion to starter Jeff Karstens. Andrew McCutchen singled and Jose Tabata doubled to put Nats starter Livan Hernandez into trouble early. Lyle Overbay’s single scored one run. Garrett...

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Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from complete.  Today, I updated the future payroll commitments chart, with the salaries, years of control, and arbitration years for the 2012-2015...

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