All posts tagged "Michael Crotta"

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Go With Unusual Lineup in B Game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates played a seven inning B-game against the Minnesota Twins today at Pirate City. As with any B-game, the contest was extremely informal. Innings ended if a pitcher reached his pitch count, regardless of how many outs there were, or how many runners were on base. Players batted out-of-order, and...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Add Six Non-Roster Invitees to Spring Training

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced that they've added six non-roster invitees to Spring Training. The new additions are Gerrit Cole, Michael Crotta, Ramon Cabrera, Eric Fryer, Tony Sanchez, and Robbie Grossman. Of the group, only Crotta and Fryer have major league experience, both spending time in the majors in 2011. I don't...

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

    Hanrahan had 40 saves in his first full season as a closer with the Pirates. If there's one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it's been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen....

  • Top Stories
    The Future of the Bullpen Looks Good

    One of the strengths to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been their bullpen.  The bullpen has combined for a 3.43 ERA this year, which ranks 10th in the majors, and sixth in the National League.  The Pirates are anchored by one of the best closers in the game, Joel Hanrahan.  They’ve got...

  • Transactions
    Michael Crotta Designated for Assignment

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have designated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta for assignment, in order to make room for newly added outfielder Ryan Ludwick.... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with rates lower than $2.25 per month. If...

  • Analysis
    Michael Crotta Reinstated from DL, Optioned to AAA

    Crotta has been reinstated from the disabled list, and optioned to AAA. The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated right handed pitcher Michael Crotta from the disabled list, and have optioned him to AAA Indianapolis.  Crotta was placed on the disabled list on May 11th with right elbow inflammation.  In his rehab work he...

  • Analysis
    What We Said: 2011 Promotions

    Harrison was our #23 prospect coming in to the year. We are almost to the mid-way point of the 2011 season, and so far we've already seen several prospects make their Major League debuts.  The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have Josh Harrison, Daniel Moskos, and Tony Watson on the active roster, with Michael...

  • Analysis
    Jose Ascanio Activated, Michael Crotta to DL

    Ascanio has been activated from the disabled list. The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated right handed reliever Jose Ascanio from the 15-day disabled list, and have placed right handed reliever Michael Crotta on the 15-day disabled list with inflammation in his right elbow.  The placement of Crotta frees up the spot for Ascanio,...

  • Analysis
    Game 36 Recap: Dodgers Pound Buccos Back to .500

    McCutchen hit two solo dingers. The Dodgers broke open a scoreless game with ten runs in the final four frames. Ted Lilly pitched six innings and kept the Pirates in check for the win. Through five innings Kevin Correia and Lilly matched each other. Combine the two offenses only sent one man...

  • Analysis
    Game 35 Recap: Bucs Move Over .500!

    Veras picked up the win in relief. Some clutch pitching and timely hitting mixed with some defense that was questioned to help the Pirates move one game over .500. Starter Jeff Karstens and four relievers combined to limit Los Angeles to just a single run. Jose Tabata's sliding catch of a drive...

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