All posts tagged "Garrett Atkins"

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    Atkins Released; Thomas And Nieve To Minors

    The reassignments were not as sweeping as some had thought they'd be, but the Pirates did make three roster moves this morning:

    Garrett Atkins was given an unconditional release.  He had signed with the Pirates as a minor league free agent over the off-season, and had been in competition...

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    Morton Looks Good, As Does Owens

    Pirates  3,  Astros  1
    Starter Charlie Morton continued to show the Pirates' management that he belongs in the starting rotation with a 6-inning shutout performance today in Kissimmee, Florida.  Morton scattered 4 hits over his 6 innings and did not walk a batter.  He struck out 5 Astros....

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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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    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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    2011 Prospect Watching: Harrison, Plus Atkins, Marte, and Fields

    Winding up with the third basemen in the Pirates' organization.  

    Josh Harrison --  R/R,  5' 8",  175 lb
    Harrison was chosen by the Cubs in the 6th round of the 2008 draft, and he came to the Pirates at the trading deadline in 2009.  He hit a solid .270 in...

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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...