Prospect Watch: Taillon Strikes Out Six; Polanco Hits 12th Homer
Aug27

Prospect Watch: Taillon Strikes Out Six; Polanco Hits 12th Homer

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Elvis Escobar, HR: Darren Ford, Gregory Polanco, Walker Gourley

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First Pitch: MTV VMAs — The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Version
Aug26

First Pitch: MTV VMAs — The 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Version

I don’t know why, but the MTV Video Music Awards are a must watch for me every year. It’s probably fueled by nostalgic reasons, remembering back when the VMAs were amazing. This year they opened with Lady Gaga. That can’t compare to the year where they opened with The Smashing Pumpkins, which was an amazing performance that didn’t feature Lady Gaga’s ass. I still watch the VMAs for the same reason that I...

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Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits
Aug25

Polanco, Hanson Single as Curve Net Just Four Hits

The Curve’s hot bats didn’t carry over from Saturday night’s double header, as Flying Squirrels starter Edwin Escobar scattered four hits over 6.1 innings, and two Squirrel relievers worked the final 2.2 frames to combine for the shutout. Alen Hanson led the game off with a single up the middle, but was left stranded as Escobar retired the next three hitters, including Gregory Polanco on what amounted to a swinging...

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First Pitch: Is Gregory Polanco’s Move to Right Field a Sign?
Aug25

First Pitch: Is Gregory Polanco’s Move to Right Field a Sign?

The Pittsburgh Pirates can’t seem to catch a break offensively this year. All year the outfield has had one hole: right field. You might not have noticed this, but after standing pat at the trade deadline, the Pirates have seen Jose Tabata hit for a .298/.365/.491 line in 57 at-bats. That’s a small sample size, and Tabata has been known to have streaky performances where he will go on hot streaks, then fail to sustain that...

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Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH
Aug24

Gregory Polanco Doubles Twice, Drives in Two as Curve Sweep DH

Gregory Polanco went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI as the Curve pounded out 16 hits while completing a sweep of Saturday’s doubleheader at Richmond, winning 13-1. (Game One Recap:┬áNick Kingham Labors As Curve Prevail) Andy Vasquez provided the big hit during a seven-run fourth inning, tripling to right field to score three. The Curve managed seven tallies on just three hits during the frame, thanks to the wildness of four...

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