All posts tagged "Tony Watson"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Final Roster Moves Remain

    Hughes is battling for one of the final spots in the pirates bullpen this spring Lefty Tony Watson will make the Pirates Opening Day roster for the first time in his professional career. After the club decided to option fellow southpaw Daniel Moskos to Triple-A Indianapolis on Tuesday, Watson will be the...

  • Season Previews
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 Season Preview: Bullpen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen was strong for the club during the 2011 season posting a 'pen 3.76 ERA over 526.0 innings. Only one reliever did not return for the 2012 season, right-hander Jose Veras, who was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for infielder Casey McGehee. Like Veras, right-hander Juan Cruz signed a minor league contract and will...

  • Game Recaps
    Pirates Fall, 4-3, to Phillies in Exhibition Game

    Image Courtesy Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates lost 4-3 to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizen's Bank Park on Monday evening in game one of a two game exhibition series. Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against Philadelphia. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms against the Phillies. Watson allowed...

  • Game Recaps
    Hague Hits Team-Leading Fifth Homer in Bucs Tie to Rays

    BRADENTON, Fla. -- The Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays ended in a 3-3 tie at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Friday afternoon. Left-hander Tony Watson got the "start" for the Pirates against the Rays on Friday at McKechnie Field. Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle elected to go with all bullpen arms to get their regular work...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Bullpen Battles

    Righty Chris Leroux, who is out of options, is battling for a spot in the Pirates 'pen this spring BRADENTON, Fla. -- With just a week remaining until the Pirates head north for the exhibition series in Philadelphia, and as they get ready to kick off Opening Day in 10 days, the bullpen...

  • Spring Training Coverage
    Pirates Notebook: Watson Focusing on Consistency

    TAMPA, Fla. -- Left-hander Tony Watson spent the offseason focused on consistency. After making his Major League debut with the Pirates on June 8 against Arizona last season, Watson finished with a 3.95 ERA over 43 appearances (41.0 innings). But his ERA jumped up and down over his four months in Pittsburgh....

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

    Hanrahan had 40 saves in his first full season as a closer with the Pirates. If there's one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it's been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

    The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 158 Recap: Bucs Pile On Early, Hold On Late in Win

    The Pirates scored four times in the first three innings agaisnt Travis Wood and then held on to the lead the rest of the way. The attack was balanced as eight different players were involved in the scoring. Brad Lincoln and the bullpen danced out of trouble all game. Cincinnati had the...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 153 Recap: Lincoln, Bucs Blasted by Dodgers

    That was ugly. No question. The Dodgers bombed Pirate pitching for 15 runs and 23 hits. Chad Billingsley cruised through five leisurely innings while Brad Lincoln didn’t get out of the second inning. Lincoln started off with a shaky first. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off. Jamey Carroll’s ground ball out scored...

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