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 six hits (five singles and a double) and one walk. Lee’s homer was all Wells would need. The Pirates only run came in the home half of the first as Andrew...

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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 to Indianapolis to get straightened out. The Pirates trailed 2-0 early but came back on the shoulders of three unlikely power sources. Jack...

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Pirates Notebook: Lynchburg Hillcats Pics

My wife and I recently got a new bedroom set. So today at 7 AM I woke up to get ready and go pick it up with my dad. We got there at 9:30 AM, and for the next seven and a half hours we were moving furniture: new bedroom set to my house, old bedroom set to my parent’s house, other old bed room set to another bed room, then final old bedroom set to my garage, which is kind of like the “Designated for Assignment” area....

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Spring Training Battles: Starting Rotation

Last year the downfall of the Pirates was the starting rotation, which led the Pirates to the worst ERA in the NL, and the 28th ranked ERA in the majors. The starting pitchers racked up a 33-67 record, with a 5.36 ERA in their 162 starts. Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny were the two biggest disappointments. I’d say Matt Morris was a big disappointment, but I don’t think anyone was expecting much from him, despite the $10 M...

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Pirates close to signing Hinske

I’ve been busy today with the last day of the conference. Tough stuff today. Was out with a bunch of guys from Yahoo and ESPN last night until around 4, woke up today around 9:30, then went to Chick-fil-a for breakfast, only to find that they were giving out free chicken biscuits every Wednesday this month. I hope this isn’t just a Florida thing. Then after taking Orlando Hudson and Travis Snider in the never-ending FSTA...

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