All posts tagged "Tony Watson"

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Come Back Again, Beat Cardinals 5-4

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are running away from the National League Central — literally. In the 5th inning...

  • Game Recaps
    McKenry Has a Career Night at the Plate, But Also Tweaks Knee

    The Pirates had some unlikely heroes step up in tonight’s 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins. The...

  • First Pitch
    First Pitch: The Best $36.5 M Spent in Baseball Today

    There's not a lot that $36.5 M will buy in baseball these days. **Ten free agents this...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates’ Bullpen Pitches 12 Shutout Innings for Sweep of Brewers

    What a way to close out the Pirates’ most successful first half in four decades. The Pirates’ 2-1 win and home sweep of Milwaukee (32-48) featured 14 innings, five Brewers infielders, two chances for a walkoff walk and only one player left on the bench for either team. Helped by a two-hour...

  • Game Recaps
    Pedro Alvarez’s Five-RBI Day Completes Series Split in Cincinnati

    Clint Hurdle is fond of saying that Pedro Alvarez can change the game with one swing of...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates’ Bats Jump on Samardzija to Support Burnett in 6-2 Victory

    Pirates starter A.J. Burnett took a shutout bid into the 9th inning and mound opponent Jeff Samardzija allowed a season-high eight hits to a lineup he usually dominates en route to a 6-2 Pittsburgh win on Saturday at Wrigley Field. Burnett became the first Pirates starter to pitch into the 8th inning this...

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Not Too Worried About Reliever Innings

    The performance of the bullpen has played a role in the the Pirates’ winning ways, especially given the many close games they have won. Pittsburgh’s relievers are ranked 2nd in the National League in ERA, 3rd in strikeout percentage and 4th in FIP. That success has not come without a cost, though,...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Beat Brewers 5-2 with Four Homers, Another Locke-Down

    Forgive me for the obvious pun, I couldn’t resist. The Pirates took a bite out of Mike Fiers early and often by hitting three home runs, more than enough for Jeff Locke and the bullpen to finish off a 5-2 victory Saturday afternoon at Miller Park. Powering up against Fiers (and later...

  • Game Recaps
    Francisco Liriano Digs Up A Gem In 1-0 Pirates Win

    Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Changeup. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Fastball! Slider. Those were the pitches Francisco Liriano threw to get Cubs batters to swing and miss en route to nine strikeouts in the Pirates’ 1-0 win over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. Liriano gave...

  • Prospect Notebook
    Prospect Notebook: Jerry Sands Could Be a Good In-Season Addition For the Pirates

    A few weeks ago I wrote about how Jerry Sands was struggling all around, and how there were no silver linings to his game. He wasn’t hitting right-handers or left-handers. He wasn’t hitting for power. It wasn’t a home/road split, or a situation where you could point to the most recent games...

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