All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs Snap Skid; Is McDonald’s Spot Safe?

    The Pittsburgh Pirates took the field in Chicago on Saturday afternoon just one game over .500 and three games back of St. Louis for the second spot in the Wild Card race. Looking to snap their seven-game skid and turn things around, the club needed the offense to spark and the pitching...

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    Pirates Notebook: Should McDonald Skip A Start in the Rotation?

    The second half of the season for James McDonald continues to be a struggle. McDonald has had just two solid starts for the Pirates since the All-Star break. Those outings were a two-hit, six-inning shutout against the Cardinals on August 17th, and a two-hit, seven-inning shutout against St. Louis once again on...

  • Analysis
    Pittsburgh Pirates Projected Super Two Players

    According to CAA on Twitter (via MLBTR), the projected cutoff date for Super Two players is expected to be two years and 139 days. This doesn't really impact the Pittsburgh Pirates much. Neil Walker, who entered the year with one year and 166 days of service time, was always going to be...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Losing Streak Reaches Five; Karstens, Walker Feel Good After Sim Game

    The Pittsburgh Pirates streak extended to five games after losing their second straight in Cincinnati on Tuesday. After falling in extra-innings on Monday night, the Pirates were able to put up double-digits in hits (11), but still struggled on the offensive side of the ball, plating just three runs as the Reds scored...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Missed Opportunities Hurt Bucs in Extras

    After getting swept from Chicago over the weekend in Pittsburgh, Manager Clint Hurdle was repetitive with what needed to be done to get the Pirates out of their rough stretch. “Everything is in front of us,” Hurdle said on Sunday after the loss. “We need to win games. You don’t need more...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: September 10

    On a busy date for Pittsburgh Pirates birthdays, we have a Hall of Fame first baseman, one of the best sluggers of the 1950’s and a player from the 1909 World Series champs. John Fredland, in his Jolly Roger Rewind, takes a look back at a game from 1958 that broke a...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Showing Progress; Rotation Set for Cincinnati

    It’s been a frustrating second half of the season for James McDonald. But there have been signs that the right-hander is bouncing back to his first half form. McDonald had to battle on Saturday at PNC Park against Chicago. The only clean inning he threw was the first. But he was able...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Worst Game Of the Season; Walker Takes First Swings in Cage

    After the Pirates lost 12-2 to Chicago on Friday, Manager Clint Hurdle summed up the game by being honest. It stunk. “Our worst game of the season,” Hurdle said. “We stunk tonight. There’s always a sense of pride that you take out on the field, to play your best every night that you...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pirates Match 2011 Win Total; Walker Getting Close to Return

    With the series win over Houston on Wednesday, Pittsburgh notched their 72nd win of the season. It tied their win total from all of last year. The Pirates finished the 2011 campaign with a 72-90 record. “It’s part of what you expect,” Manager Clint Hurdle said. “You do, you expect to get...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Holt, McCutchen Pick Up Four-Hit Nights

    Since Brock Holt joined the big league club, the infielder has created a spark at the top of the lineup. Holt picked up two hits in his first big league start, and came back even better on Wednesday at PNC Park. With Holt being able to get on base, it put more...

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