Pirates acquire Delwyn Young

The Pirates acquired Delwyn Young from the Dodgers for two players to be named later, according to MLB.com. Young was mentioned earlier this winter in the Jack Wilson trade talks as one possibility returning in a deal for Wilson. The Dodgers designated him for assignment this week, opening him to a deal with the Pirates. The Pirates are getting a good young player who hasn’t really received a shot in the majors. Young has...

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Pirates Game 6 Recap: Which is the real offense?

If there’s one good thing about today’s loss to Cincinnati, it’s the fact that Ian Snell went six innings, allowing five hits, three walks, and striking out seven, with two earned runs in the first inning. The bad news is that, like we saw in the Ross Ohlendorf start, the Pirates offense was shut down, combining for just three hits, with two of those coming from Nyjer Morgan. Over the past years we’ve seen the...

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Harang Handles Bucs Bats

Not much you can do on a day when just four runners reach base. Aaron Harang faced just thirty hitters, allowed three singles and an HBP in 108 pitches to notch a complete came shutout. The Pirates best chance to score came in the first inning when Nyjer Morgan’s blooper bounced off the glove of a diving Willy Taveras. Morgan was in safely with a sliding double. But he was stranded. The Reds wasted no time in getting to Ian...

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Pirates Game 5 Recap: Everything goes right

I know it’s early, but let’s consider the small sample of success we’ve seen from the Pirates so far: -Early signs are showing that Paul Maholm was no fluke last year (1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and only 3 walks in 13.2 innings).-The Pirates have received four quality starts in their five games. The only reason they’re not 4-1 right now is because Chris Carpenter shut the offense down in Ross Ohlendorf’s...

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Pirates Game 4 Recap: Carpenter shuts down offense

The Pirates lost to the Cardinals today, evening the series at 2-2. While any loss is disappointing, this one had some encouraging aspects, and some good moments. Ross Ohlendorf had a strong outing, going six innings and allowing seven hits, one walk, and two earned runs. He was helped by some solid defense, such as a great running catch by Nyjer Morgan, and a double play by Brandon Moss, with the second out coming from a throw out at...

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