All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: The Bats of Alvarez, Tabata Are Taking Big Steps Forward

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Third baseman Pedro Alvarez has been putting in early work in the cages, working on his swing with hitting coach Gregg Ritchie. And over the past several games it looks like the hard work is starting to pay off. The Pirates faced a lot of criticism for starting Alvarez...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Offense Taking Strides, but Needs to Step Up

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates offense banged out 11 hits against the Colorado Rockies in the Bucs 5-4 win on Tuesday night at PNC Park. It marked just the third time all season that the club had combined for double-digit hits. The two other days came on April 17 against Arizona (13),...

  • Game Recaps
    McDonald Pitches One-Hit Gem in Game One of Doubleheader

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Right-hander James McDonald took the bump for game one of the double-header at PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon and pitched a gem. The right-hander took a no-hitter against the Colorado Rockies into the seventh inning, where he also allowed his first and only run of his outing. “Once I got...

  • Transactions
    Hughes Versatility Earns Him 26th Spot for Doubleheader

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Jared Hughes stay in Triple-A Indianapolis was shorter than originally expected. After being optioned on Saturday in order to activate starter A.J. Burnett from the disabled list, Hughes was demoted to the minors due the lack of room in the 'pen being told he'd back back in Pittsburgh soon. On...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pirates Will Make History by Using 26-Man for Doubleheader

    Pittsburgh, Pa. — The Pirates will have the opportunity to expand their roster to 26 on Wednesday for the doubleheader at PNC Park against the Colorado Rockies. According to the new baseball collective bargaining agreement, teams will be allowed to have 26 active players for day-night doubleheaders. The roster expands before the game, and goes back...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Rally Off Rockies Bullpen in 5-4 Win

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — The Pirates bats have struggled for most of the season. Entering game action, the Bucs were hitting at just a .202 clip, which is worst in the Majors. But the bats came out swinging off the Colorado Rockies bullpen on Tuesday night at PNC Park. For the first just...

  • Analysis
    Watson Continues to be Huge Asset from Bullpen

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Left-hander Tony Watson was called upon with one out, two runners on, and the tying run on second base in the eighth inning on Saturday night's game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Looking calm and collected as the fans were on their toes at PNC...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Another Lefty Could Join the Bullpen

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — When the Pittsburgh Pirates broke camp from spring training in Florida, skipper Clint Hurdle said he was going to go with the best seven arms in the bullpen, despite only one of them being a left-hander. Most Major League teams have the luxury of having two southpaws in the...

  • Analysis
    Correia Gets Nod on Monday Against Rockies

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander Kevin Correia, who was scratched from his outing on Saturday due to discomfort in his left side, will start Monday night's 7:05 game against the Colorado Rockies. Since being sidelined, Correia has progressively gotten better each day. Although he was unsure of when he...

  • Game Recaps
    Bedard Battles, but Runs not Coming for Bucs

    PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Despite making a quality start on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, left-hander Erik Bedard got the tough luck loss (his fourth of the season) after the Pirates bats were able to push only one run across home plate. While posting a 2.63 ERA, Bedard has received a total...

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