All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • 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...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Should the Pirates Replace Correia in the Rotation?

    After the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-hander A.J. Burnett during the off-season, Kevin Correia looked to be the odd man out of the rotation. Having six options, it looked as if Correia would start the season in the bullpen with the opportunity for a spot start if needed. But after Burnett’s fluke accident...

  • Analysis
    What Solutions Can the Pirates Make on Offense?

    Matt Hague has recently picked up at the plate in Triple-A. While the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has been impressive this season, the offense has struggled to score runs. Their 100 runs scored is ranked dead last in the Majors this season. They are near the bottom in other offensive categories. Their .222 average...

  • Analysis
    Jose Tabata Gets His Swagger Back

    Towards the end of April, Jose Tabata said that he was working on tweaking his swing. The outfielder was watching old videos from the 2011 season, and put that work into the cages with Manager Clint Hurdle and hitting coach Gregg Ritchie. Tabata knows his strength is to right-center field, and admitted that...

  • Game Recaps
    Harrison’s Walk off Hit Ends Extra Inning Affair

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — After playing over three and a half hours in the rain at PNC Park on Sunday, burning through the bench and most of the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates walked off against the Houston Astros in the 12th inning in a 3-2 win. “They never give up,” starter A.J. Burnett...

  • Transactions
    McCutchen Placed on DL; Hanrahan Activated From Bereavement List

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates placed right-hander Daniel McCutchen on the disabled list prior to the game on Sunday. As a corresponding move, they added closer Joel Hanrahan back on the club's active roster. Hanrahan was placed on the Bereavement List on Thursday due to the passing of his Grandmother. The...

  • Game Recaps
    Morton Sharp as the Offense Comes Out Swinging in 5-2 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging off the Houston Astros on Saturday night at PNC Park. After seeing the offense struggle the night before, the club pounded out five runs off lefty Starter J.A. Happ in the 5-2 win. In fact, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said after Friday...

  • Injury Updates
    Lincoln Gets Nod Monday, Bedard Bumped to Wednesday

    Bedard will be bumped from his start due to back spasms. Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle said on Saturday that lefty Erik Bedard (back spams) is not feeling healthy enough for his regular scheduled start for Monday in Miami. Instead, right-hander Brad Lincoln will make the start and...

  • Analysis
    The Power of the Pirates Bullpen

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen has already shown their resiliency this season. Twice this year the 'pen has been called upon to cover 8.0 innings. And they did so very efficiently. They've seen several guys come and go, but at the end of the day, the men in the bullpen have been solid...

  • Game Recaps
    Lack of Offense Spoils McDonald’s Impressive Outing

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates entered game action hitting for just a .225 average, ranking 15th in the National League. The lack of offense resulted in several missed opportunities on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Bucs had a runner on third with no outs twice but failed to drive him in...

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