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Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound....

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Is Hard to Hit; Jones Seeking Consistency

CLEVELAND, OH. -- When James McDonald takes the mound, he's hard to hit. When he's got fastball command, and his secondary pitches are working,...

Pirates Notebook: One Game Out of First Place After 5-3 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- In front of a sell out crowd of 39, 312 in Pittsburgh on Saturday night, the club inched their way closer...

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Snubbed For Pitcher of the Month Award?

Those in Pittsburgh or fans of the Pirates are well aware of James McDonald's solid 2012 season. He posted a 2.97 ERA over five...

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Continues to be Pirates Ace

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- James McDonald continues to be the Pittsburgh Pirates ace this 2012 season. Facing a hot Cincinnati Reds lineup, McDonald was not fazed on Monday...

Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Having a Breakout Season

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress this 2012 season, posting numbers worthy of arguably a nomination for a breakout player in the National...

Pirates Notebook: James McDonald Taking Steps Forward Thanks to Slider

When the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired James McDonald from the Los Angeles Dodgers (along with prospect outfielder Andrew Lambo) for closer Octavio Dotel in 2010,...

Lack of Offense Spoils McDonald’s Impressive Outing

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Pirates entered game action hitting for just a .225 average, ranking 15th in the National League. The lack of offense...

Pirates Notebook: Pitching Staff Racking Up Punchouts

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a pitch to contact staff during the 2011 season. That however, has changed so far in 2012. Out of all...

Another Strong Outing from McDonald in Pirates 3-2 Win

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- Right-hander James McDonald continues to impress on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2012. On April 25, McDonald took a no-hitter...
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