Minor League Schedule: Taillon and Glasnow Get Starts Tonight
Jun22

Minor League Schedule: Taillon and Glasnow Get Starts Tonight

6/22/13 Starters: Stolmy Pimentel, Jameson Taillon, Orlando Castro, Tyler Glasnow, Isaac Sanchez, Miguel Rosario

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First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton
Jun21

First Pitch: The Pirates Don’t Need Giancarlo Stanton

“Being a consumer is like a job. You have to make sure you get the best one. If you get a Blu-Ray player, you gotta do research. You gotta look at reviews of a player. You’ve gotta go on Amazon and read a really long review, written by an insane person, who’s been dead for months. Because he shot his wife and then himself, after explaining to you that the remote is counter intuitive. ‘It’s got really...

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Polanco, Taillon Could Get Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Pirates Should Do It
Jun20

Polanco, Taillon Could Get Giancarlo Stanton: Why the Pirates Should Do It

The Pirates are 24th in baseball in runs scored. The combined OPS of their right fielder is last in the National League. Giancarlo Stanton is one of baseball’s best right fielders. Even if you didn’t read the headline, you see where I am going with this. ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield put the situation more simply in his first line: “The Pittsburgh Pirates need Giancarlo Stanton.” Check out...

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Top Performers: Several Pitchers Stepping Up Before and After Promotions

Below are the pitching Game Scores* in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The top ten and the bottom five starts are broken down below the chart. The rankings include every pitcher who made a start for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, with no limitations on whether the starting pitcher has prospect eligibility. *Game Score is a stat created by Bill James used to determine how good a pitcher’s...

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Jameson Taillon strong as Altoona wins 5th straight

The Altoona Curve completed a three-game sweep of the Trenton Thunder on Sunday with a 2-1 victory, their fifth in a row.  Top Pirates prospect Jameson Taillon started for the Curve, spreading out six singles over five innings while only surrendering one earned run in the no decision.  Reliever Quinton Miller picked up the win with a scoreless 6th, while Jhonathan Ramos got the hold and Luis Sanz the save in a strong team pitching...

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