All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Takes Mound As NL Strikeout Leader

    A.J. Burnett will start Saturday night with the most strikeouts (72) in the National League and 25,000 bobbleheads with his face in the PNC Park stands. While he trails MLB leader Yu Darvish (86 strikeouts), Burnett faces a Houston offense that has struck out the most times in baseball this season. Burnett’s...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Come Back to Win 5-4 with Alvarez’s Bomb, Martin’s Walkoff

    The Pirates took full advantage of baseball’s worst team in their 5-4 comeback win Friday night, capitalizing on a pair of homer-ready fastballs and two Astros errors in right field. Pedro Alvarez pulverized a first-pitch fastball served up by a Quad-A pitcher with a 6.00 ERA to tie the score in the...

  • Game Recaps
    Rodriguez Works Out of Trouble, Beats Brewers

    There was a moment in Wednesday’s game between the Pirates and Brewers at PNC Park when it seemed like Milwaukee was poised to break through against Pittsburgh starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez. Milwaukee catcher Jonathan Lucroy opened the fourth inning with a triple that Jose Tabata appeared to have trouble making a clean...

  • Game Recaps
    Horseshoe Is On the Other Foot as Pirates Walk Off on Brewers

    Milwaukee always seems to have luck on its side when the Brewers play Pittsburgh. Not on Tuesday. Andrew McCutchen hit a solo home run off Mike Fiers in the bottom of the 12th inning to give the Pirates a come-from-behind 4-3 win against Milwaukee at PNC Park. McCutchen had previously hit two...

  • Transactions
    Pirates Reinstate Walker, Option Jordy Mercer

    Neil Walker has been reinstated from the 15-day DL. Photo credit: David Hague The Pittsburgh Pirates have reinstated Neil Walker from the 15-day disabled list, and have optioned Jordy Mercer to Triple-A. We all saw this move coming, and I made my thoughts known on the subject last night. And the night...

  • Prospect Reports
    Jameson Taillon and Neil Walker lead Curve to Mother’s Day victory

    The Altoona Curve defeated the Richmond Squirrels in walk-off fashion earlier today 2-1.  After second baseman Neil Walker tied the score with an RBI single in the eighth inning, Andrew Lambo walked and eventually came around to score from second when pinch-hitter Charlie Cutler hit a line drive to deep center that...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Taillon and Glasnow Get All the Strikeouts

    Top Pitcher: Jameson Taillon, Top Hitter: Dilson Herrera, HR: Brett Carroll, Dilson Herrera

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: Garrett Jones/Gaby Sanchez Could be the New Moneyball

    I've talked about platoons a lot this week, first questioning whether Travis Snider should be in a platoon, then pointing out all of the different platoon candidates the Pirates have. In the process I noticed that the platoon at first base is working. Like, really well. Take a look at the numbers...

  • Injury Updates
    Walker goes 1-for-4 in first rehab start; injured hand feels good

    Neil Walker went 1-for-4 in a rehab assignment with Altoona tonight. Photo credit: David Hague Pirates second baseman Neil Walker saw his first game action in thirteen days, making a rehab start in Altoona tonight for the AA Curve.  The switch-hitter went 1-for-4 from the right side, registering a double in his...

  • Prospect Watch
    Prospect Watch: Cole Has His Best Start While Pimentel Has His Worst Start

    Top Pitcher: Gerrit Cole, Top Hitter: Mel Rojas, HR: Brett Carroll, Dilson Herrera

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