Game 100 Recap: McDonald K’s a Bunch in Pirates Win

The Pirates made good use of limited scoring opportunities and James McDonald was blazing as the pitchers held Atlanta to a single run. The Pirates remain in first by percentage points over the Cardinals and picked up a game on the Braves in the Wild Card standings. Really impressive win on national television with the Pirates running aggressively and pitching well. After the game was delayed over two hours by rain, Atlanta starter...

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Game 99 Recap: Bucs Squeak Out a Win in Extras

Former Reds pitcher and long time broadcaster Joe Nuxhall would occasionally describe a rather poorly played game by saying ‘There isn’t a woman in the world uglier than that game.’ The Ol’ Lefthander likely would’ve busted out that phrase had he been on hand for today’s proceedings. The Pirates managed only seven hits. St. Louis committed three errors. The only Pirates to knock in a run both came...

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Game 97 Recap: Four Run First Lifts Birds

St. Louis hit a pair of two run homers in the first inning and held on to win the opener of the weekend series 6-4. Paul Maholm was touched by both Albert Pujols and David Freese in the first. Two Pirate rallies were stunted by base running errors. Pujols’ dinger came with John Jay aboard after a triple and one out. With two out Lance Berkman double and scored on Freese’s blast. Pittsburgh put together four straight two...

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Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves: -The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his contract that stated they had to either release him or promote him if another team wanted to offer him a major league contract. -Evan Meek has been...

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Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from today’s game in Indianapolis in extra innings, after going 0-for-5.  In his rehab work, he’s 4-for-15 with a double and a triple.  Nothing...

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