All posts tagged "John McDonald"

  • News and Rumors
    John McDonald Traded to the Indians

    Has John McDonald been traded to the Indians? Photo Credit: David Hague Mike DiMauro, a sports columnist at The New London Day, says that John McDonald has been traded to the Cleveland Indians. https://twitter.com/BCgenius/status/344185811803176961 I'm not sure how a writer from a Connecticut outlet would hear about this first. At the same...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Presley Joins at the One-Third Mark

    One-third of the season down, two-thirds to go. The Pirates open up their second third of the season (as confusing as that term looks) against the Cincinnati Reds, a team nearly as hot as the Bucs are. Pittsburgh is 16-4 in its last 20 games and leads Cincinnati (14-6 in last 20)...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Not-So-Great Jordy Mercer Compromise

    Jordy Mercer is getting playing time, but he should be getting most of Brandon Inge's playing time as well. Photo Credit: David Hague About two weeks ago the biggest topic surrounding Pirates baseball was the fate of Jordy Mercer. Some argued that he should have remained in the majors, with John McDonald...

  • Injury Updates
    Huntington: Decision To Be Made on Karstens; McDonald and Morton Updates

    Pirates general manager Neal Huntington made a rare appearance in Charleston, W.Va. for Sunday's game between the Lexington Legends and the West Virginia Power and I (along with the Charleston Daily Mail's Derek Redd, who covers the Power in addition to Marshall University sports) got the chance to ask him a few...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Takes Mound As NL Strikeout Leader

    A.J. Burnett will start Saturday night with the most strikeouts (72) in the National League and 25,000 bobbleheads with his face in the PNC Park stands. While he trails MLB leader Yu Darvish (86 strikeouts), Burnett faces a Houston offense that has struck out the most times in baseball this season. Burnett’s...

  • Game Recaps
    Horseshoe Is On the Other Foot as Pirates Walk Off on Brewers

    Milwaukee always seems to have luck on its side when the Brewers play Pittsburgh. Not on Tuesday. Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run off Mike Fiers in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Pirates a come-from-behind 4-3 win against Milwaukee at PNC Park. McCutchen had previously hit two...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Should…But the Pirates Will…

    There is no reason to have John McDonald on the roster. Photo Credit: David Hague I was talking with David Todd on Twitter earlier today, discussing the potential Jordy Mercer move. Yesterday on the Bucs Dugout podcast, David talked about what the Pirates will eventually do, and noted that he would rather...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Pirates Have an Easy Decision to Make With Jordy Mercer

    The decision on Jordy Mercer when Neil Walker returns is an easy one to make. Photo Credit: David Hague After Jordy Mercer's first home run today, Greg Brown said the Pirates will have a difficult decision coming up, deciding what to do with the infielder. After the second homer, Brown said the...

  • Analysis
    Neil Walker Starts Rehab Thursday in Altoona, Could Join Pirates Over Weekend

    Neil Walker could be back in the Pirates' lineup by Sunday. (Photo Credit: David Hague) Pirates second baseman Neil Walker will begin his rehab assignment Thursday at Double-A Altoona. Walker will play two games in Altoona, according to 93.7 The Fan's Dan Zangrilli, starting with Thursday night's game against the Richmond Flying...

  • Game Recaps
    Sanchez Ejected in 1st, Walker Hurt as Pirates Lose 9-1

    If Jonathan Sanchez has made his final appearance with the Pittsburgh Pirates, what a way to go out. Home run, home run, single, hit by pitch, ejection. Ejecting Jonathan Sanchez because you think he was throwing at a batter’s head on purpose is like yelling at a cloud for raining on you....

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