All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

  • 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...

  • Injury Updates
    Injury Updates: Starling Marte, Chad Qualls, Neil Walker, Travis Snider

    Marte, Qualls, Walker Close to Getting Back With Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle can sigh in relief with several players getting close to coming back to playing with the Pirates. Marte (oblique) started his rehab assignment with State College tonight, and will have it transferred to Triple-A on Wednesday. Neil Walker (low back) continues to...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Notebook: Locke Better Than Line; Pirates Keeping it One Day at a Time

    Jeff Locke was pushed into the starting rotation on Monday at PNC Park so the club could get a good look at the young prospect as a starter. Locke made two relief appearances earlier last month with the Pirates and tossed a combined 4.1 scoreless frames in a role that he was unfamiliar with....

  • Injury Updates
    Walker Feels Encouraged Low Back Isn’t Long-Term

    Neil Walker was out of the starting lineup again on Wednesday, after being scratched from the lineup after batting practice on Monday. Walker arrived to the ballpark  today, where he underwent treatment and stretching with the training staff to get back full from tightness in his lower back. "Today is much better than the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Alvarez Locked in at the Plate; McDonald Needs to Seek Greatness

    When Pedro Alvarez is locked in at the plate, watch out. That was no more evident than on Tuesday night at PNC Park. Alvarez had a four hit night, but it was two huge swings of the bat that dropped jaws. “I shared with him after his last at-bat where he struck...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs on Winning End of 19-inning Game

    Not since the heartbreaking 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves in 2011, which began the slide for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, had the club played a game that lasted this long.  The Bucs have played just four extra-inning games in the 2012 season, the longest lasting 12 frames. That was until...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: McDonald Tosses Best Outing of Second Half

    After getting six days of rest and throwing two sides since his last start on Friday against San Diego, the Pirates were looking for James McDonald to take a big step forward towards getting back on track. The right-hander did just that in St. Louis facing a tough Cardinals lineup, and scattered...

  • Injury Updates
    Walker Receives Good News From Hand Specialist

    Neil Walker saw hand specialist Dr. Tom Hughes at AGH on Thursday morning. After undergoing x-rays on his dislocated right pinky and being evaluated, Walker said that it was all good news. "I definitely feel like I came out on the upper end, if something were going to happen to me," Walker said....

  • Injury Updates
    Walker Exits Game with Dislocated Right Pinky

    Neil Walker was removed from the game in the top of the first inning on Wednesday after suffering a finger dislocation on his right hand. Walker suffered the injury when Mark Ellis hit a broken bat grounder up the middle. Walker fielded the ball, then ran to the bag to get the runner...

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