All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Burnett Throws Another Gem; McCutchen, Walker Tie Career Highs in Homers

    A.J. Burnett took the mound at 84 pitches in the ninth inning at Great American Ball Park looking to notch his second straight complete game for Pittsburgh. Not since April 12 against the Phillies and April 17 against the Mets in 2005  had Burnett tossed back-to-back complete games. After retiring his first...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Focus on Short Term and Long Term Help at the Deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were connected to a lot of big names throughout the month of July, in their search to find help for their run at contending in 2012. Names like Chase Headley, Justin Upton, Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino, and even Billy Butler were mentioned in connection with the Pirates. But when...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bedard Is the Latest Starter to Struggle; Cruz Working His Way Back

    After seeing James McDonald’s post All-Star break struggles continue on Sunday, the Pittsburgh Pirates needed the Erik Bedard that — after some adjustments — has been dominant his first two starts in the second half of the season on the mound in Chicago on Monday. And over the first three innings, it...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Remember When Marte Was the Answer?

    Remember a few weeks ago when Starling Marte was the answer for the Pirates? People were calling for him to be promoted to the majors to help the offense for the remainder of the year. Now after four games there are suggestions that the Pirates should trade their top hitting prospect. The...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Marte Impressive in Debut; Jones Hitting Lefties

    Manager Clint Hurdle always gives the same message to rookies when they first arrive to the big leagues — respect everything and fear nothing. The message must have resonated with the 23-year-old Startling Marte in his Major League debut on Thursday in Houston. Because that’s exactly what he did. The outfielder stepped...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Hoping Starling Marte Can Help Fill The Corner Outfield Void

    The Pirates are hoping Starling Marte can fill the inconsistent production from their corner outfield positions this season. The Pittsburgh Pirates have struggled with consistency coming from their corner outfield positions and the leadoff spot in the lineup so far in 2012. The production they've had in left has combined for just...

  • Analysis
    Starling Marte Has Been Ready And Waiting

    Starling Marte stands in front of his motto. The Starling Marte era is about to begin for the Pittsburgh Pirates, which means that many more of you will be getting to see what I have been lucky enough to be watching all season: an outstanding player who can be a star for...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Why I Don’t Think the Pirates Are Done After Marte Promotion

    After it was announced that Starling Marte would be promoted tomorrow, I started getting the following question on Twitter: Do you think the Pirates will make any more moves now that Starling Marte is up? My answer: yes. My reasoning: look at the pitching. The pitching staff has been strong this year....

  • Prospect Reports
    Errors And Former Tribe Pitcher Defeat Indians

    Pawtucket Red Sox  4,  Indianapolis Indians  2 (Box)     Starling Marte may have just played his last game as an Indianap0lis Indian, at least for a while, and it would have been nice to send him off with a win.  Unfortunately 3 Indian’s errors and an excellent start by former Indy...

  • Analysis
    It’s Starling Marte Time: What to Love and What to Fear

    Starling Marte will arrive tomorrow. We can put the #FreeStarlingMarte hash tags away. Mission accomplished. I've been saying one thing about Marte since his hot streak at the end of June: let's be patient. Everyone wanted to call him up after he exploded for nine games at the end of June. My...

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