Pirates Notebook: Projecting Rotation with Burnett Out, Cumpton In

Let’s review the Pirates’ scheduled starting rotation following the news that Brandon Cumpton will take the place of injured A.J. Burnett. Dodgers Series Friday: Jeff Locke Saturday: Brandon Cumpton (MLB Debut) Sunday: Gerrit Cole Reds Series Monday: Francisco Liriano Tuesday: Charlie Morton Wednesday: Jeff Locke Thursday: To Be Announced Angels Series (not confirmed) Friday, June 21: Gerrit Cole Saturday, June 22:...

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Winter Leagues 12/18 — Six Scoreless For Claggett

Sunday’s winter league action for Pirates’ players and friends…the Dominican League is down to their last few days of the regular season, which ends on the 21st.   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Tiburones de La Guaira  8,  Caribes de Anzoategui  3 A 4-run 7th inning by Los Tiburones put the game out of reach of Los Caribes.   Los Caribes scored one run in the 3rd inning, in a rally that began with a single up the middle.  CF...

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Winter Leagues 12/14 — A Start For Claggett; A Homer By Anderson

Pirates’ players and friends in a bit of winter league action on Wednesday and early Thursday:   VENEZUELAN LEAGUE Bravos de Margarita  5,  Cardenales de Lara  3  (Game 1) Anthony Claggett made the start for Los Bravos, and pitched 4 0f the 7 innings in this shortened game.  Claggett retired the first 6 batters he faced, then gave up 2 runs in the 3rd inning on a walk, a double, an RBI ground out, and an RBI single.  A...

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Winter Leagues 10/19 – Two Hits For Each Marte

Checking in on Pirates’ players and friends in Winter League action: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Gigantes del Cibao  6,  Toros del Este  5 A bottom-of-the-9th rally by Los Toros was not enough to catch Los Gigantes.  A single, a fielding error, and a walk loaded the bases with no outs for Los Toros.   A grounder to third let one run come in, but forced out the runner trying to move from second to third.  That was all Los Toros could do,...

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Winter Leagues 10/14-15 — Hague Hits, Hernandez Gets Hit

Catching up with the Pirates’ players and friends in the winter leagues: MEXICAN PACIFIC LEAGUE Algodoneros de Guasave  7,  Venados de Mazatlan  4 A 6-run 3rd inning gave Guasave a lead they would not give up on Friday, despite a 3-run 8th by Los Venados.  There were two homers in the 3rd for Guasave and two in the 8th for Mazatlan.  LF Rogelio Noris went 0-for-3 with a walk.  Former Pirate LF Yurendell de Caster singled and...

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