All posts tagged "Justin Wilson"

  • Game Recaps
    All-Star Andrew McCutchen Supplies Power for 4-2 Pirates Victory

    For all of Pedro Alvarez’s 500-foot home runs, Jason Grilli’s thrilling 1-2-3 saves, A.J. Burnett’s shutdown starts,...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Strand 10 Runners in Third Straight Loss, End Locke’s Unbeaten Streak

    Two Pirates line drives to the outfield found Oakland gloves, stranding four of the 10 runners the...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: 12 Pirates Pitchers Who Throw 98+ MPH

    This week's podcast went up today, and on the show we talked about whether Gregory Polanco or...

  • Game Recaps
    Ransom’s Late Homer Lifts Cubs Over Pirates 4-1

    It irritates me when I do not post a game recap, because then the right side of the site has an old story under PIRATES GAME RECAPS, and that’s just no good. So let’s go over the important takeaways from this 4-1 Pirates loss on Sunday, utilizing the “Three Quick Thoughts” style...

  • Analysis
    Rodriguez Leaves With Forearm Tightness; Who Could Replace Him?

    Wandy Rodriguez left today's game in the first inning after recording one out, pointing to his left elbow. The Pirates later announced that Rodriguez left the game with tightness in his left forearm. That's the same injury that Jeanmar Gomez had earlier in the week (although the right arm, obviously), and Gomez...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Call Up Pitchers Ryan Reid, Jared Hughes

    Right-handed pitcher Ryan Reid has been called up by the Pirates and will join the team in Atlanta, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick. Ryan Reid will make his Major League debut if he appears for the Pirates. Reid, 28, is in his first season in Pittsburgh's system after being added as a...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Ride Jones’ River Shot, Superb Bullpen To 5-4 Comeback Win

    When PNC Park was built in 2001 along the North Shore of the Allegheny River, the Pirates erected a sign on the right-field wall to track how many home runs the Bucs would hit into the river on the fly. Twelve years later: 1. After the Pirates (35-22) missed chances to score...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Thoughts on the Bullpen, Mercer, Taillon, Cole, and the Reds

    Thursday is podcast recording day, which means I spent most of my time today writing articles for the site, recording tomorrow's show, and editing that show. Therefore, rather than a formal article, we're going to do a Thursday thoughts article again. **Put me down as someone who isn't concerned with the bullpen...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Not Too Worried About Reliever Innings

    The performance of the bullpen has played a role in the the Pirates’ winning ways, especially given the many close games they have won. Pittsburgh’s relievers are ranked 2nd in the National League in ERA, 3rd in strikeout percentage and 4th in FIP. That success has not come without a cost, though,...

  • Game Recaps
    Walker’s Homer Breaks Stalemate, Pirates Beat Tigers 1-0

    Before we get to the game’s pivotal moment, I should praise the work of Clint Hurdle to counteract my usual desire to bury him. Eyebrows were raised when Hurdle removed Jeanmar Gomez with 73 pitches. Gomez had retired the last eight Detroit Tigers hitters, and looked primed to keep working through the...

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