Pirates Notebook: Bucs Return to PNC Park
Jul29

Pirates Notebook: Bucs Return to PNC Park

The Pittsburgh Pirates return to PNC Park on this Monday night, and open a five-game series against the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cardinals (62-40) lead the Pirates (61-42) by 1.5 games in the National League Central, and Tuesday’s proceedings feature a double-header to make up a previous contest that was rained out after two innings in April 16. For context as to how long ago that was, Jonathan Sanchez started for the Pirates....

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Tony Sanchez Joins the Pirates — Are His Throwing Issues Behind Him?
Jul28

Tony Sanchez Joins the Pirates — Are His Throwing Issues Behind Him?

  Michael McKenry hurt his left knee last night sliding into second base. McKenry got a late slide and hit his knee on the bag during the slide, leading to his knee getting “stuck” as he described it. There was no update on his status this morning, although Tony Sanchez did arrive in Miami on the taxi squad. The Pirates have until three hours before Monday’s game to make a decision on Sanchez. Russell Martin is...

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Prospect Watch: Sanchez and Bell Homer, Rodriguez Throws Six Shutout Innings
Jul21

Prospect Watch: Sanchez and Bell Homer, Rodriguez Throws Six Shutout Innings

Top Pitcher: Joely Rodriguez, Top Hitter: Edwin Espinal, Home Runs: Tony Sanchez, Josh Bell

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Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game
Jul18

Tony Sanchez and Vic Black Impress in the Triple-A All-Star Game

Last night was the Triple-A All-Star game, which saw three members of the Pittsburgh Pirates organization with strong performances. Tony Sanchez was the starting catcher for the International League All-Stars, while Kris Johnson and Vic Black each made an appearance on the mound. The player of the game was Sanchez. That’s not just out of the three Indianapolis Indians representatives. Sanchez was named the Top Star for the...

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Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars
Jul03

Sanchez, Black, Harrison, and Johnson Named International League All-Stars

The Indianapolis Indians will be sending four players to the Triple-A All-Star game. Tony Sanchez, Vic Black, Josh Harrison, and Kris Johnson have all been selected to the game. Sanchez is having a huge year at the plate, hitting for a .303/.383/.551 line in 198 at-bats. His average, doubles (22), homers (9), and RBIs (36) are the second-most totals among International League catchers. Black has a 2.25 ERA in 28 innings of work, along...

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