All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Game Recaps
    Cain Pitches One-Hit Shutout Against Pirates

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bats have gotten off to a slow start to begin the young 2012 season. And on Friday, they were even more silent than they have been over the first six games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Right-hander Matt Cain started the game by retiring 17 Pirates in a...

  • Analysis
    Jeff Karstens Finds His Role As A Starter

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates Heading into spring training prior to the 2011 season, right-hander Jeff Karstens didn't have a set role with the club. The 29-year-old was used in spot starts, long relief, and on-call from the Pirates bullpen at any point in time. But things changed for Karstens. 2011 was the...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Presley, Tabata to Share Leadoff Spot

    Throughout Grapefruit League action, Alex Presley got the majority of the starts batting leadoff. Jose Tabata followed in the two spot. The trend continued into the regular season with Presley hitting first for the first three games. But on game four of the season, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle decided to switch the lineup up,...

  • Game Recaps
    Several Missed Opportunities Hurt Bucs in Third Straight Loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates had several opportunities to plate runs off the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday in Los Angeles, but fell short. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle shuffled the lineup on in order of getting the bats going. The club entered game action with a .189 team average — which ranked 28th in the...

  • Analysis
    Resop Added New Pitches Over the Offseason

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates After left-hander Erik Bedard worked himself into a jam in the 6th inning by giving up three straight singles in the Pirates eventual 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday, Manager Clint Hurdle called upon Chris Resop from the ‘pen. Resop was familiar with that role. The righty ranked ninth...

  • Game Recaps
    Bucs Bats Stay Cold in Second Straight Loss to Dodgers

    Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles has been a tough ballpark for Pittsburgh over the years. And on Wednesday, the trend continued. The club hasn’t had a winning series in L.A. since 2006, when they won 2-of-3 September 19-21. After the Pirates 4-1 loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday evening, the club has...

  • Analysis
    Morton Likely to Return to Rotation this Weekend

    Right-hander Charlie Morton joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday in Los Angeles, the day after making his final rehab start with Triple-A Indianapolis. The 28-year-old allowed one run on six hits over 7.2 innings on Monday. Morton walked one and struck out eight batters while throwing 98 pitches, 63 for strikes. Morton was...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucco Bats Need to Step Up

    The Pirates have had a tough start to the season, facing some pretty talented starting pitchers. Of the four they’ve faced, three of them have won a Cy Young Award. Despite seeing pitchers duels so far in 2012, the club has managed to win two of the four games. The Pirates’ starting pitching...

  • Game Recaps
    Correia Gives Quality Start In Pirates 2-1 Loss

    The Pittsburgh Pirates saw yet another pitchers duel in game four of the 2012 season. Right-hander Kevin Correia took the mound at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday against Cy Young Award winner Clayton Kershaw. The lefty was the third Cy Young winner that the club faced over their first four...

  • Top Stories
    Hurdle Will Pick Spots for Alvarez vs. Lefty Pitching

    When the opposing team sends a left-handed starter to the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates, third baseman Pedro Alvarez  will likely be on the bench. During Alvarez’s rookie season in 2010, the third baseman hit .228 over 114 at-bats against lefty pitching compared to .270 over 233 at-bats against a right-hander. The...

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