All posts tagged "Kevin Correia"

  • News and Rumors
    Kevin Correia On The Trade Block

    Kevin Correia is on the trade block.

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Correia Has Been Lucky, But Unlucky in a Way

    I've talked a lot this year about how Kevin Correia has been lucky. After tonight's start, the right-hander has a .248 BABIP and a 74.8% strand rate. Both are lucky, and both are due for a regression. Correia has a 4.43 ERA, although his xFIP is 4.97. Correia has been lucky, and...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Correia’s Luck is Running Out

    A day after right-hander Brad Lincoln struggled in his third spot start of the season, the Pirates saw another rough outing from a starter in Kevin Correia. While the starting staff has been very solid this season, Correia, the club’s fifth starter, has posted an ERA over 5.00 since the end of...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Surprise Win Off Chapman; Should Correia Move to Bullpen?

    Sometimes the game of baseball can surprise you. The Pittsburgh Pirates entered game action just 3.0 games behind the first place Cincinnati Reds in the National League Central. Despite a team average of just .223, which is ranked No. 29 in the Majors this season, the bats have started to heat up over their...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hague’s First Major League Walkoff Comes In Odd Fashion

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Growing up playing baseball, kids always dream of their first walk off hit. For rookie Matt Hague, his was not quite the way he envisioned  it. “No. But I’ll take it,” Hague said with a smile. In the bottom of the ninth inning in a 2-2 tie, the first baseman...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Why are Teams Pitching to McCutchen?

    Center fielder Andrew McCutchen is having a huge month of May. Even after going 0-for-3 on Sunday, McCutchen is hitting for a .396 average (21-for-53) with a double, triple, seven home runs, 13 RBI, 12 runs scored and a .900 slugging percentage in his first 16 games this month. “I don’t know,”...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Should the Pirates Replace Correia in the Rotation?

    After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett’s fluke accident...

  • Game Recaps
    Correia Gives Quality Start, But Strasburg Strikes Out 13 in Loss

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates were looking to complete their first sweep of the 2012 season on Thursday at PNC Park. But despite right-hander Kevin Correia pitching a quality start, the righty on the other mound was better as the Pirates fell, 4-2 to the Washington Nationals. Nats Right-hander Stephen Strasburg held...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: How Short Should Correia’s Leash Be?

    At the start of the year, Kevin Correia was a great pitcher for the Pirates to have. He could start in the event of an injury to the rotation. He could pitch out of the bullpen as a long reliever, or in shorter roles. And he's had the tendency to put together...

  • Game Recaps
    Reds’ Cueto Pitches Complete Game as Bucs Fall, 6-1

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Cincinnati Reds Johnny Cueto proved his sub two ERA to be legit on Friday night at PNC Park. Over the last two seasons, Cueto’s 2.15 ERA has lead the Major Leagues (with a minimum of of 150 innings pitched) as the right-hander tossed his fifth complete game in the Pirates’ 6-1...

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