All posts tagged "Pittsburgh Pirates News"

  • Game Recaps
    McKenry, Karstens Show up Big in Pirates Win Over Netherlands

    ST. Pete, Fla. --Right-hander Jeff Karstens got the start against the Netherlands in part of the Intentional Baseball Tournament held at Al Lang Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Although the stats don't count towards Grapefruit League game scores, Karstens tossed four shutout frames on Monday scattering five hits with no walks and four strikeouts....

  • Analysis
    Split Squad: Pirates vs. Netherlands; Pirates vs. Phillies

    Good afternoon from Al Lang Stadium in St. Pete, Fla.  I had trouble finding parking around the stadium when I arrived this morning, but just recently found out why. A lot of the streets are blocked off or one way and there was odd tracks set up. Apparently there is an INDYCAR...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Lincoln, McPherson Scratched from Outings

    ST. PETE, Fla. -- Right-handers Brad Lincoln and Kyle McPherson were scratched from their outings today against the Philadelphia Phillies at McKechnie Field. Lincoln, 26, has been scratched from his outing today due to right calf tightness.  His status is day to day. Lincoln has made two appearances during Grapefruit League action this spring. In...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Kyle McPherson Slated to Begin in Triple-A

    Kyle McPherson PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. --Right-hander Kyle McPherson had a huge 2011 season in the minor leagues with a list of accomplishments to prove it. The 24 year old right hander was named the Pirates Minor League Pitcher-of-the-Year as well as being named the Double-A Altoona Curve Pitcher of the Year. McPherson went a combined...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Flash Possible Opening Day Lineup Vs. Rays

    PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- The lineup that Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle sent out against the Tampa Bay Rays at Charlotte Sports Park could look similar to what you might see come Opening Day at PNC Park on April 5. Alex Presley, Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen filled out the top speedy three of...

  • Analysis
    Barajas Leaves for Birth of Child

    Catcher Rod Barajas will be returning home to San Diego tonight to be with his wife Stacie for the birth of their seventh child. If all goes as expected, Barajas is scheduled to return to Bradenton Wednesday night. Barajas is expected to work out Thursday and is scheduled to return to the...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Burnett Returns to Florida to Begin Next Step

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- Right-hander A.J. Burnett returned to Florida on Saturday to the Pirates spring training clubhouse at McKechnie Field. There he was greeted by his teammates just eight days after undergoing right eye surgery in Pittsburgh. "We’re happy to have him back,"  Bucs Manager Clint Hurdle said. "Everything is moving as...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Hurdle: It’s on Everybody to be a Better Base Runner

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- During the Pirates 4-2 loss to the Minnesota Twins at McKechnie Field on Saturday, speedy outfielder Nate McLouth was caught attempting to swipe two bases. So far this spring McLouth is 0-for-3 in stolen base attempts, but Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle wants his players to continue to be aggressive on...

  • Game Recaps
    Lefty Bedard Effective in Pirates 4-2 Loss to Twins

    Image Credit: Pittsburgh Pirates BRADENTON, Fla. -- Left-hander Erik Bedard gave up just one hit --a two-out single to left field by the Minnesota Twins' Josh Willingham in the first inning --over three scoreless frames with three strikeouts in his second Grapefruit League start of the season at McKechnie Field on Saturday. "30 pitches,...

  • Analysis
    Notes From Pirates B Game

    The Pirates played the Minnesota Twins in a B game today at Pirate City at 10 AM. The game lasted seven innings. Pirates beat the Twins, 8-2, combining for 10 hits. Here are some notes: Matt Hague, who played third base and batted cleanup, hit a three-run home run. Robbie Grossman tripled...

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