All posts tagged "Clint Hurdle"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Updates on Morton, Liriano, Karstens

    Greetings from Dodger Stadium, where it should be another beautiful Los Angeles night. Here’s a link to Friday’s recap if you missed it. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle provided updates on some of the team’s injured pitchers: Charlie Morton (elbow) will throw two innings in an extended game Monday after a 36-pitch bullpen...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates’ Bats Stay Cold in L.A. as Bucs Lose 3-0

    Jonathan Sanchez avoided his regular command issues, but the Pirates’ starter came apart in the sixth inning as his offense provided no support in a 3-0 loss at Dodger Stadium on Friday night. The Buccos’ left-handed starter allowed only one walk in his Pirates debut, but was charged with all three runs...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Jonathan Sanchez Making Pirates Debut

    Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez will be making his first regular season start for the Pirates on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. “Jonathan has made as good a stride as anyone we had in camp, with the command, with the four-pitch mix,” Hurdle said. “He’s excited. He’s in the best place he’s been: physically,...

  • Game Recaps
    Rodriguez, Bullpen lead Pirates past Cubs

    On Opening Day the Pittsburgh Pirates offense could not get anything to go right, spoiling a 10-strikeout performance by starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. Wednesday the team got another stellar performance from its starting pitcher and this time the bats did just enough to push Pittsburgh to their first win of the season....

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Liriano, Karstens, Morton

    Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle addressed the status of several of the team's injured pitchers prior to today's game against the Chicago Cubs. Francisco Liriano threw off a mound yesterday and Charlie Morton threw a simulated game today, Hurdle said. "All our guys are making progress," he said. Jeff Karstens is still nursing...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: On the Hurdle Extension and the First Day of Minor League Camp

    When I looked at my calendar for a potential move to Bradenton, I had two choices. The week of January 20th would get me here a month before Spring Training, and I'd be settled in when pitchers and catchers reported. A month later would get me in after the first week of...

  • Transactions
    Hurdle Officially Extended Through 2014

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially confirmed the news we heard yesterday about the contract extension for manager Clint Hurdle. He is now signed through the 2014 season and the club holds an option for the 2015 season. His contract was due to expire at the end of this year. Under Hurdle, the...

  • Transactions
    Pirates To Extend Hurdle Through 2014

    According to Rob Biertempfel on Twitter, the Pittsburgh Pirates will extend the contract of manager Clint Hurdle through the 2014 season, with an option for 2015. https://twitter.com/BiertempfelTrib/status/303540715064016896   UPDATE 12:29 PM According to Bill Brink, the Pirates are expected to announce the extension sometime this week. UPDATE 1:28 PM Biertempfel has said...

  • Analysis
    Pirates using Grilli, Hanrahan poorly

    The Pirates lost to the San Diego Padres 7-5 on Tuesday night when Chase Headley launched a two-run, 10th inning home run. In the bottom of the eighth, with the Bucs trailing 4-3 and facing one last chance to tie the game, Clint Hurdle sent Chad Qualls to the mound. Qualls entered...

  • Analysis
    In-game strategy too predictable

    With the Pirates leading 1-0 tonight, Rod Barajas led off the seventh inning with a double. On the next pitch, Clint Barmes tried to sacrifice him to third. The bunt was mediocre and the slow-footed Barajas was easily thrown out at third on the play. Yamaico Navarro flew out for the second...

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