This site serves many purposes to many people. Above all, it serves to inform Pirates fans around the world about their favorite team, while providing a place to join other Pirates fans in discussion about what they’re seeing.
You’re home one weekday night, relaxing from work, checking to see what is happening in the baseball world, and Henry Davis hits a monster home run. You want to talk about it with other Pirates fans, but you don’t live in Pittsburgh, so you can’t just go to a bar filled with black and gold. Where do you go?
Up until now, that question was confusing even on this site. We have so many articles that the daily discussions get fragmented across the site. We’ve introduced discussion articles, but those are usually limited to game time discussion for the major league game. Those discussions also die off once the game recaps are posted.
Pirates Prospects Live is a concept I’ve been working on for a few months, aimed to streamline all of the daily game action. Each day, you can check this article for a preview of what is happening throughout the system, links to all of our features, game results at the end of the night, and of course, a place to discuss what’s happening live with other Pirates fans in the comments.
This feature combines our previous daily discussion articles, daily previews, Pirates recaps, and our nightly Prospect Watch. The latter is going to be returning in a new format next week, since we’ve basically been doing the same thing with the Prospect Watch since about 2010.
PIRATES (29-27) VS CARDINALS (25-33)
Game Time: 4:05 PM EST
Pirates Starter: Luis Ortiz (1-2, 4.35)
Cardinals Starter: Jordan Montgomery (2-6, 4.48)
Oh look, a lineup!
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 3, 2023
Monty on the mound! pic.twitter.com/fXtSjwDZo6
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) June 3, 2023
INDIANAPOLIS VS TOLEDO
Game Time: 7:05 PM EST
Projected Starter: Osvaldo Bido, RHP (2-3, 4.30)
ALTOONA VS BINGHAMPTON
Game Time: 6:00 PM EST
Projected Starter: Sean Sullivan, RHP (1-0, 2.56)
GREENSBORO AT WINSTON-SALEM
Game Time: 7:00 PM EST
Projected Starter: TBA
BRADENTON AT TAMPA
Game Time: 6:30 PM EST
Projected Starter: TBA
DAILY PIRATES NEWS
This site gets flooded with articles from all of the transactions and updates throughout the system. In order to allow for our more detailed analysis to shine through, we’re combining all transactions and updates into a daily Pirates Notebook. This feature will also be updated live throughout each day.
P2Live gives you a place to follow the live game results. Pirates Notebook gives a place to follow the daily news. Check out the first Notebook, breaking down the additions of Angel Perdomo and Yerry De Los Santos to the bullpen.
Speaking of those articles with more detailed analysis, I invite you to check out Anthony Murphy’s outstanding breakdown of Thomas Harrington’s stuff while in Single-A. Harrington was the 36th overall pick last year, and displayed a lot of swing and miss with his secondary in his pro debut, prior to his recent promotion to High-A.
Anthony also looked at how Josh Palacios is making the most out of his MLB opportunity. On a site like this, there’s going to be so much focus on what comes next, or what anything means. Sometimes it’s just good to take this game day-by-day, week-by-week, and flat out celebrating the good as it comes, rather than worrying that the good times might not last.
More Recent Pirates Features
Check back at the end of the night for all of the daily results throughout the system.
Or, join the discussion in the comments below if you’re following Live.
Final Score: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3
Player of the Game: Angel Perdomo, LHP (2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K)
Recap: The Pirates unintentionally pulled off a successful bullpen win against the Cardinals. An hour rain delay ended Luis Ortiz’s evening after two innings where he looked good, giving up a solo homer on a good swing by Willson Contreras.
After the rain, the Pirates called upon Angel Perdomo, who was called up this afternoon, along with Yerry De Los Santos. Perdomo went 2.1 perfect innings with three strikeouts. The lefty worked with a low-to-mid 90s fastball and a mid-80s slider. He kept the Cardinals off the board, with De Los Santos coming on to get the final two outs of the fifth inning.
Ke’Bryan Hayes tied the game with a nice swing on a low pitch, putting it into the left field seats. It was the second homer in as many nights for Hayes. The Pirates took the lead in the sixth inning after a Connor Joe double scored two, with Joe scoring on a single by Carlos Santana.
Jose Hernandez came on briefly in the top of the sixth, only to be relieved by Dauri Moreta, who shut the Cardinals down with runners at first and second. After Joe and Santana did their damage, Moreta was in line for the win, throwing a scoreless seventh inning to help his case.
Colin Holderman had a rough night, giving up two runs on two hits with just one out in the eighth. That single by Santana proved crucial, and the Pirates turned to Yohan Ramirez, who picked up two outs to close out the eighth. From there, David Bednar did his thing, allowing just one hit as he picked up his 12th save of the season. The Pirates improved to 30-27, and go for the sweep tomorrow.
– Tim Williams
PIRATES PROSPECT WATCH
By John Dreker
Final Score: Indianapolis 10, Toledo 7
Player of the Game: Osvaldo Bido 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO
Osvaldo Bido led Indianapolis to victory on Saturday night with two runs over seven innings of work. He had no walks and seven strikeouts, while lowering his ERA to 4.06 over 51 innings. This game got a lot closer when JC Flowers gave up five runs over the final two innings.
Miguel Andujar had four hits in the game, contributing two runs and one RBI. He has a 1.007 OPS for Indianapolis. Nick Gonzales reached base three times on his tenth double and two HBP. He scored two runs.
Endy Rodriguez had a single, walk, two runs and two RBIs. Jared Triolo drove in three runs on a single and sacrifice fly. Cal Mitchell had a single, double, two runs and an RBI.
Indianapolis went 6-for-15 with runners in scoring position.
Final Score: Altoona 10, Binghamton 3
Player of the Game: Matt Gorski 3-for-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Starter Sean Sullivan put Altoona down early, but it was all the Curve after the top of the third inning, as they ran away with a 10-3 win. Sullivan allowed solo runs in each of the first three innings. He stayed for two more frames without allowing another run. He’s pitched strong this year outside of this start, posting a 2.89 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 43.2 innings.
Cameron Junker struck out the side on ten pitches in the sixth. Noe Toribio followed with two scoreless frames. Omar Cruz tossed a scoreless ninth in just his third appearance of the season.
Matt Gorski had a strong game, with two doubles, a single, two runs and three RBIs. Andres Alvarez also added two doubles and a single, with a run and RBI to his credit.
Jacob Gonzalez went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBIs. Mason Martin hit his tenth homer.
Henry Davis had two hits, including his seventh double. Liover Peguero had two hits as well. Drew Maggi went 0-for-4 in his return from a three-game suspension.
Final Score: Winston-Salem 2, Greensboro 0
Player of the Game: Tsung-Che Cheng 2-for-2, 2B, SB, BB
This game went just 5 1/2 innings due to weather. Braxton Ashcraft allowed two runs in the first, though just one was earned. That was all of the scoring for the shortened game. Ashcraft went three innings, with four hits, no walks and three strikeouts. Michell Miliano finished out the game with two shutout frames.
Tsung-Che Cheng managed to have a strong game, despite zero runs and 1/3 of the game wiped out. He had a single, double, walk and stolen base. The double was his eighth, the stolen base his 13th. He has a .988 OPS through 43 games.
Shawn Ross had a single. Abrahan Gutierrez had a walk. Those were the only other base runners for Greensboro.
Final Score: Bradenton 6, Tampa 5
Player of the Game: Rodolfo Nolasco, 1-for-3, HR, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 2 SB
Bradenton won 6-5 over Tampa on Saturday night. Derek Diamond got the start. He went five innings, allowing three runs on seven hits and two walks, with just one strikeout. He now has a 4.99 ERA in 39.2 innings.
Darvin Garcia and Yunior Thibo each allowed one run over two innings.
Rodolfo Nolasco had a big game, which included his fourth homer of the season. He added two walks, two stolen base and two RBIs.
Tanner Tredaway drove in two runs. Jesus Castillo had a single, walk and two steals.
Termarr Johnson had a single, run scored and his third steal. He’s hitting .265/.415/.378 over 30 games.
Jack Brannigan had a double, walk and two runs.
Javier Rivas had a rough night, going 0-for-5 with two errors.