All posts tagged "Starling Marte"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Bucs on Winning End of 19-inning Game

    Not since the heartbreaking 19-inning loss to the Atlanta Braves in 2011, which began the slide for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, had the club played a game that lasted this long.  The Bucs have played just four extra-inning games in the 2012 season, the longest lasting 12 frames. That was until...

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    Pirates Notebook: Rotation Could be Shuffling Again; Marte and Mercer Injury Notes

    The Pirates had opportunities to capitalize and rally back against St. Louis on Saturday. But their several failed attempts dropped them to seven games out of the National League Central in a big series against the Cardinals. The red birds moved within one game behind the Pirates for the second spot in the Wild...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Have Several Prospects on Baseball America’s Best Tools List

    Starling Marte was named the best hitting prospect in the International League. Last week, Baseball America released their best tools list for players in full season leagues. The Pirates had a lot of players who ended up on the various lists, with top prospects Starling Marte, Jameson Taillon, Gerrit Cole, Alen Hanson,...

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    Pirates Notebook: Correia Adjusts in Spot Start; Presley in Triple-A to Get More At-Bats

    It’s been two weeks since the last time Kevin Correia made a start for Pittsburgh. He was moved into the bullpen when the club acquired Wandy Rodriguez a few days before the trade deadline. Correia made one appearance during that span in relief, where he struggled and allowed four earned over two frames,...

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    Pirates Notebook: Marte is as Advertised; Correia Adjusting to New Role

    It’s only been less than two weeks in the big leagues for Starling Marte, but we’ve already seen flashes of exciting plays from the 23-year-old that makes you see his special potential. He showed off his power in his very first pitch in his very first at-bat launching a home run in...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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