Tag: James McDonald

First Pitch: A Look at the Short-Term and Long-Term Pitching Moves

I was asked this morning on Twitter how the pitching staff would look on July 1st. The recent starts by Jeff Locke, the eventual...

Pirates Keep Rolling with 6-4 Win Over Phillies

The Pirates' offense jumped on starter Cliff Lee and the Phillies' relievers for 14 hits for a 6-4 win Thursday afternoon. Add in the...

Pirates Win Thanks to an Improved McDonald and Strong Lineup Construction

Tonight wasn't the type of game you'd normally expect the Pirates to win. It's not the type of matchup you'd expect any team to...

First Pitch: All of the Warning Signs are There For a...

After the first start of the year from James McDonald, I got a question. "What is up with his velocity? Is he injured?" McDonald's velocity...

McDonald Hit Hard in Pirates Loss to Cardinals

Alternate title: "Good hitters gonna hit" -- James McDonald, 4/15/2013 Today's Pirates Pregame asked the question: Which James McDonald would we see today? It did...

Pirates Pregame: McDonald Still Searching for Consistency

James McDonald makes his third start of the 2013 season tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals visiting PNC Park, and one has to wonder...

Pirates Pregame: Lineups, Pitchers and Beanballs (oh my)

Just a few quick things before we get started at PNC Park (since I planned poorly for traffic and arrived later than I would...

Bucs’ Bats Finally Show Signs of Life in Win at Arizona

It took more than a week, but the Pittsburgh Pirates finally showed something resembling consistency on offense in the Bucs' 6-5 win on Wednesday...

Can James McDonald Be More Like the First Half Pitcher From...

Last night James McDonald got off to a great start for the 2013 season. The right-hander pitched seven innings, giving up one run on...

Seeing Similarities in the Pirates’ Two Losses

The Pittsburgh Pirates couldn't complete a ninth-inning comeback in their 3-2 loss to the Chicago Cubs and it there was a sense of déjà...
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