All posts tagged "Jared Hughes"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 4

    The nation’s birthday is also a popular day for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays. We have seven former players, one current player and one manager. We also have one trade to mention as well as a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland that looks back 110 years ago. The Transaction On this date in...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Not a Good Return For Karstens

    Jeff Karstens was activated off the disabled list on Monday and made his first start of the season since April 17 against Arizona. However, the right-hander struggled, and the sloppy defense behind him didn’t help the cause. Three of the four runs scored in the first frame were charged to Karstens in...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Rotation Still Has Questions; Moves on Horizon

    PITTSBURGH, PA — After the Pirates lost 3-2 to the Detroit Tigers on Sunday at PNC Park, Manager Clint Hurdle said that Jeff Karstens would get the ball on Monday in Philadelphia. Karstens was originally scheduled to make his final rehab start today in Triple-A, but was pulled from the start. Prior to the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Correia’s Luck is Running Out

    A day after right-hander Brad Lincoln struggled in his third spot start of the season, the Pirates saw another rough outing from a starter in Kevin Correia. While the starting staff has been very solid this season, Correia, the club’s fifth starter, has posted an ERA over 5.00 since the end of...

  • Injury Updates
    Pirates Notebook: Morton Not in the Same Place as Last Year

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Charlie Morton has been struggling with leaving the ball up during the month of May. After posting a 2.65 ERA over his first three starts in April, Morton has a posted a 5.70 ERA after his eighth start of the season on Tuesday at PNC Park against Cincinnati. "There were...

  • Analysis
    Jared Hughes Thriving in Reliever Role

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Jared Hughes started the 2011 season in the Altoona rotation, making 11 starts before being turned into a reliever. He has since thrived in the reliever role. Hughes went on to make 35 relief appearances with Triple-A Indianapolis where he posted a 2.11 ERA, before getting a September callup with...

  • Analysis
    No Ego in the Pirates Bullpen

    Right-hander Brad Lincoln has been solid out of the 'pen - Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- While the Pittsburgh Pirates offense has struggled for the majority of the season to score runs, the Bucco bullpen is a different story. The bullpen's combined 2.47 ERA is ranked No. 3 in all...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Having a Breakout Season

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress this 2012 season, posting numbers worthy of arguably a nomination for a breakout player in the National League. Over McDonald’s last six starts, he’s whiffed 52 batters over 41.2 innings since his eight strikeout performance on April 25. During that span, McDonald leads the Majors...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Taking Steps Forward Thanks to Slider

    When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo) for closer Octavio Dotel in 2010, the club knew that they were getting a talented arm. The righty made 11 starts with Pittsburgh that year after spending most of his Major League career with...

  • Analysis
    The Power of the Pirates Bullpen

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has already shown their resiliency this season. Twice this year the 'pen has been called upon to cover 8.0 innings. And they did so very efficiently. They've seen several guys come and go, but at the end of the day, the men in the bullpen have been solid...

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