All posts tagged "Michael McKenry"

  • Analysis
    McKenry Learning to Adjust to Backup Role

    Michael McKenry After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired catcher Michael McKenry from Triple-A Pawtucket (Red Sox) on June 12 of last season, McKenry went on to start in 58 games over the remainder of 2011. The Bucs' catchers were plagued with injuries during the 2011 season -- needing to use eight different catchers behind the...

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Battles, but Runs not Coming for Bucs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Despite making a quality start on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, left-hander Erik Bedard got the tough luck loss (his fourth of the season) after the Pirates bats were able to push only one run across home plate. While posting a 2.63 ERA, Bedard has received a total...

  • 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: Leroux Losing Changeup

    PITTSBURGH, PA. -- After striking out two batters over a perfect inning of relief against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field on Saturday, Chris Leroux said after the game that he is dropping the change-up. Leroux was told to lose the change, and will look to going back to being a power...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Tie and Lose in Split Squad Action

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates played two games this afternoon in part of a split squad day. And both games had very different results. Lefty Erik Bedard started against the Baltimore Orioles at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday in the Bucs 6-6 tie. Bedard, who will get the Pirates...

  • Game Recaps
    McKenry, Karstens Show up Big in Pirates Win Over Netherlands

    ST. Pete, Fla. --Right-hander Jeff Karstens got the start against the Netherlands in part of the Intentional Baseball Tournament held at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Although the stats don't count towards Grapefruit League game scores, Karstens tossed four shutout frames on Monday scattering five hits with no walks and four strikeouts....

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Michael McKenry Entering the Season as the Backup Catcher

    Michael McKenry will enter the 2012 season as the Pirates' backup catcher. BRADENTON, Fla. -- When catcher Michael McKenry headed south for spring training this year, he was in a much different situation than the year prior. McKenry attended camp with the Colorado Rockies to start the spring of 2011 before he...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: March 4

    There have been six former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date and for a third day in a row, a player from the 2011 team celebrates a birthday, although unlike Matt Diaz and Brandon Wood, Michael McKenry is still around. McKenry(1985) was a 7th round draft pick of the Rockies in 2006...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    McKenry Focused on Getting Better Today

    BRADENTON -- Last season was a struggle at the plate for catcher Michael McKenry. Over 58 games with the Pirates in 2011, McKenry, nicknamed "The Fort", hit .222 with 17 runs, 12 doubles, two homers and 11 RBI. But this offseason, McKenry has been working hard to improve his game at the...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

    The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on....

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