Pirates Option Evan Meek to Triple-A

After the Pirates 9-3 win over the Atlanta Braves, the Pirates announced that they have optioned right-handed reliever Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis. They have not yet announced a corresponding roster move. That will come on Tuesday. Meek allowed six runs on 12 hits over 9.2 innings. He walked one and struck out six batters over his nine appearances. Meek has seen his velocity improve to 93-94 this season, but has yet to see it...

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McDonald Solid, Bucs Bats Break Out in 9-3 Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates bats came out swinging on Monday night in Atlanta in the Bucs 9-3 win over the Braves at Turner Field. For the first time this season, the Pirates scored more than five runs in a game. The last time they plated five runs or more was on September 26th, 2011. After trailing Atlanta 2-0 through two, the Pirates were able to even up the game in the 3rd. Rod Barajas drew a walk off Braves starter Mike Minor. With one...

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Pirates Notebook: Young Arms Learning from Burnett

Right-hander A.J. Burnett has been solid in his two starts with the Pirates so far this season. After coming off the disabled list on April 21, he blanked the St. Louis Cardinals at PNC Park by tossing seven scoreless innings, holding them to just three hits while striking out seven. In his second outing with Pittsburgh on Friday, Burnett allowed two runs on six hits over 6.0 innings with eight whiffs. The 35-year-old, who has over 12...

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Poor Day From Pirates Defense Leads to 4-3 Loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-12) lost 4-3 to the Atlanta Braves (14-8) at Turner Field on Sunday in the third game of four-game set. Right-hander Kevin Correia allowed three runs (two earned) on four hits over 4.1 innings. He walked five and didn’t strike out a batter while throwing 101 pitches, 53 strikes. Correia entered game action with a 2.50 ERA on the road since the beginning of the 2011 season, which ranked fourth in the...

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Bedard Strikes Out Nine in 4-2 Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates (9-11) beat the Atlanta Braves (13-8) 4-2, at Turner Field in Atlanta on Saturday night. Left-hander Erik Bedard allowed one run on five hits over 5.0 innings in his fifth start of the 2012 season. He walked one and struck out nine batters while throwing 96 pitches, 62 for strikes. After losing all of his first four decisions, despite allowing two earned runs or less in those outings, Bedard finally picked up...

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