Tag: A.J. Burnett

Pirates Capitalizing on Starting Pitching to Key Hot Stretch

A little more than two weeks ago, the Pirates returned home with a 18-20 record despite a plus-9 run differential overall. In the Pirates' first...

Pirates Pitching and Catching Proven in Season’s First Two Months

The calendar flipped to June and, if it doesn't already, it will feel more like summer. By extension, it feels more like baseball season...

First Pitch: Pirates Must Capitalize on Starting Pitching, “Clutch” Chances

A.J. Burnett was in the midst of his seventh quality start of the season Sunday but, oddly enough, it didn't seem like the Pirates...

Francisco Cervelli Gives His Thoughts on the “New” A.J. Burnett

For most of the second half of Spring Training, A.J. Burnett seemed to have a personal catcher in Tony Sanchez. They worked together at...

All of the Key Moments in the Pirates’ Home Opener Win

The Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Detroit Tigers today in their home opener at PNC Park, bringing their record to 3-4 on the season. The...

Morton Abandoning Mechanical Adjustment; Polanco Fixing His Swing

Charlie Morton has been working on a mechanical adjustment this Spring, and in the process, has been struggling on the mound. On Saturday, Morton abandoned that...

Diaz Continues to Impress Hurdle, Kingham on the List, Burnett Using...

Elias Diaz caught seven innings in today's Spring Training game, continuing to get a look from the Pittsburgh Pirates and from manager Clint Hurdle....

It’s Vance Worley vs Jeff Locke For the Lone Battle in...

This is shaping up to be one of the least surprising Spring Trainings I can remember for the Pittsburgh Pirates. There are very few...

First Pitch: Here is Why Projection Systems Will Be Low on...

Yesterday, Baseball Prospectus released their PECOTA projections, and the results weren't favorable for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had an 80-82 projected record, finishing third...

First Pitch: Looking at the Pirates Starting Pitching Depth in 2015...

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the off-season with a need for two starting pitchers. They filled those needs with A.J. Burnett and Francisco Liriano, who...
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