All posts tagged "Josh Harrison"

  • Analysis
    Josh Harrison Embracing Super Utility Role

    Photo by Mark Olson PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Josh Harrison has had to add several more gloves this season in his locker. Harrison on Monday made his Major League debut in right field. In front of his locker in the clubhouse prior to the game, the 24-year-old had to count because even he...

  • 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...

  • Game Recaps
    Harrison’s Walk off Hit Ends Extra Inning Affair

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After playing over three and a half hours in the rain at PNC Park on Sunday, burning through the bench and most of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates walked off against the Houston Astros in the 12th inning in a 3-2 win. “They never give up,” starter A.J. Burnett...

  • Analysis
    Bench Role An Adjustment For Josh Harrison

    Photo by Mark Olson Infielder Josh Harrison learned a lot from his rookie season in the majors in 2011 with Pittsburgh. The 24-year-old began the season with Triple-A Indianapolis before making his Major League debut at third base on May 31 against the New York Mets. Harrison went on to appear in 65...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Presley, Tabata to Share Leadoff Spot

    Throughout Grapefruit League action, Alex Presley got the majority of the starts batting leadoff. Jose Tabata followed in the two spot. The trend continued into the regular season with Presley hitting first for the first three games. But on game four of the season, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle decided to switch the lineup up,...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bench

    After a series of roster moves on Wednesday afternoon, prior to the club's workout at PNC Park, the Pirates bench has become clear. The Pirates have decided to carry an extra bat to start the season, rather than an extra arm in the pen. Matt Hague, Josh Harrison and Yamaico Navarro all...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: With Morton on DL, Roster Decisions Loom

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- After placing right-hander Charlie Morton on the disabled list to start the 2012 season, Huntington said the decision to carry an extra bench player, rather than an arm, is still in discussion. Instead of carrying 12 pitchers, the Pirates could decide to use 11 arms (four starters and seven relievers) and 14 position players...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Harrison Feeling Comfortable at Shortstop

    Photo by Mark Olson PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Over 18 games during Grapefruit League action, Josh Harrison has played at third, second and shortstop. Harrison, 24, is making progress at short during spring training. He is battling for a backup utility role, which would include playing games at short when Clint Barmes needs rest. "He’s making progress,"...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Why Matt Hague Should Start in Triple-A

    From the looks of things, the battle for the final two bench spots will come down to three players: Yamaico Navarro, Josh Harrison, and Matt Hague. If I'm making the decision, Navarro and Harrison get the call. First of all, Navarro and Harrison are better off the bench, considering the makeup of...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Utility Battle Heating Up During Final Week

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The battle for the backup utility/bench job looks to be a tough competition during the final week of spring training. Other than the starting nine, the club has five spots for bench roles. Nate McLouth is a lock for the fourth outfielder, Michael McKenry will back up Rod Barajas...

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