All posts tagged "John McDonald"

  • Podcast
    P3 Episode 1: The Bullpen, Snider, and a Nick Kingham Interview

    As I mentioned last night in First Pitch, we will be doing a weekly podcast this year, providing major league and minor league analysis each week. The podcasts will include analysis from several Pirates Prospects writers, plus an interview with a player in the system. Before I get to the contents of...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Shut Out Phillies 2-0 as Pitching Continues to Thrive

    If Jeff Locke was pitching to save his spot in the rotation… he is well on his way. Locke put together the best start of his brief Major League career Tuesday night to tack on another outing to a strong run of Pirates’ pitching. After some early hiccups, Locke recorded outs on...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Marte Gets the Day Off

    Starling Marte’s 10-game hit streak came to an emphatic end last night, with the 22-year old Pirates outfielder striking out five times in Pittsburgh’s 6-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves at PNC Park. Marte is not in the lineup today against the Braves with manager Clint Hurdle electing to go with Jose Tabata in...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Pregame: Irwin’s Debut, Inge Update, Phillips Returns for Reds

    Phil Irwin will make his major league debut today for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the club announced this morning. Irwin won 29 games in five seasons of minor league competition, and while wins and losses are not necessarily a good barometer for the developmental process in the minors, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said Irwin’s presence...

  • Game Recaps
    Bats Fail Burnett in 3-1 Opening Day Loss

    If before Monday’s season opener at PNC Park against the Chicago Cubs someone told you A.J. Burnett would have 10 strikeouts and the Pirates’ bullpen would not allow a hit, chances are you would have been pretty happy about Pittsburgh’s chances to win. Well, Burnett did strike out 10 Cubs while Justin...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Bench

    We’ve already touched on the platoons of Garrett Jones/Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider/Jose Tabata in the previews of the infield and outfield, so for today’s preview of the bench players the focus will be on Michael McKenry, John McDonald and Josh Harrison. Michael McKenry — Catcher McKenry gives the Pirates a serviceable...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Acquire Infielder John McDonald, d’Arnaud to DL

    Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired infielder John McDonald: Source: #Pirates acquire IF John McDonald from #Diamondbacks. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 20, 2013 The Diamondbacks have been trying to deal McDonald since they don’t have room for him, according to Rosenthal about a week ago. It’s not known...

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