All posts tagged "Virgil Vasquez"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 7

    Three former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date and in 1939, the team made a very interesting roster switch. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a doubleheader from 1972, with two vastly different results. The Transactions On the same day the Pirates released one future Hall of Fame player,...

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    Winter League Final Wrap: Perth Repeats In Australia

    The Perth Heat have won the Australian Baseball League's Claxton Shield for the second time, taking the best-of-three series with the Melbourne Aces. The Heat beat the Aces in Game 1, by a 4-1 score, and the hero of that game was former Pirate Virgil Vasquez.  Vasquez was a late addition to...

  • Analysis
    Vasquez traded to Rays

    The Pirates have dealt minor league pitcher Virgil Vasquez to the Rays for a player to be named later. ... To continue reading the rest of this article, subscribe to Pirates Prospects. Subscribers get access to every article on the site, along with all of our exclusive live coverage of the Pirates'...

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    Happ, Feliz Help Phils Complete Sweep

    The Pirates limped into the All-Star break having been swept by their cross-state rivals. Pedro Feliz poked a first inning grand slam and J.A. Happ limited the Pirates to one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings. Virgil Vasquez didn't live to see the third inning. After giving up...

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    Hampton Beats Bucs (Again)

    Mike Hampton has not lost to the Pirates this decade. That streak continued as Hampton allowed just one run, three hits and three walks in seven very effective innings. Virgil Vasquez certainly was fine. He gave up a two run triple to Geoff Blum in the first and a two run double...

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    Wells, Lee Lead Cubbie Charge

    Randy Wells continued his solid pitching effort and Derrek Lee hit a two run first inning homer as the Cubs took two of three at PNC. Wells evened his record at 3-3 (he's won his last three starts) and lowered his ERA below 2.50. He went seven and allowed one run on...

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    Vasquez Sharp in Bucs Debut

    Exit Ian Snell, enter Virgil Vasquez. The Pirates waiver wire acquisition who hadn't tossed in the Show since 2007 picked up his first career win with six solid innings. He allowed four hits and two runs, while whiffing seven. He took the roster spot of the struggling Ian Snell who was sent...

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