Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

Brian Burres’ outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with some base path wizardry, helping the Pirates eek out three runs against Ryan Dempster. Pena’s homer kick started...

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A decade ago: Spending money to make money

It is late February and spring training games are about to begin. It is a wonderful time of the year, a time for “Player X is in the best shape of his life” stories and reports on bullpen sessions and rundown drills. And, most importantly, optimism reigns supreme in both Florida and Arizona.   At least, I suppose that is probably an accurate description of most Major League Baseball towns across America. In Pittsburgh, late...

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Classic Pirates memories, Win Expectancy style

While glancing at the Win Expectancy chart for last night’s Yankees-Rangers game, I realized that FanGraphs also has these charts for historical games. Although I already knew that, I had never taken the time to sift through some older games. Here is a look at some of my all-time favorite Pirates games.

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Milwaukee Panty Bunching Company Unite

The Milwaukee Brewers are coming back in to town today, which not only means it’s time for the return of Dave Kerwin, but it’s also time for the return of Dave Kerwin gear. Since the Dave Kerwin incident, Milwaukee has had some more issues involving being hit by pitches, and crying like spoiled little girls. A few weeks ago Prince Fielder was hit by a pitch at the end of the Dodgers/Brewers game. Here is a video of Fielder...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Draft History: 1992

BOLD = Pirates didn’t sign player. The Pirates received the 33rd pick in the first round, and the 47th pick in the second round as compensation for the Mets signing free agent Bobby...

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