Tag: Jason Grilli

Walker’s Homer Breaks Stalemate, Pirates Beat Tigers 1-0

Before we get to the game's pivotal moment, I should praise the work of Clint Hurdle to counteract my usual desire to bury him. Eyebrows...

First Pitch: Like the Pirates Pitching Staff? Thank Neal Huntington.

Dave Littlefield has not been in the general manager's office for over five years, but his impact on this Pirates team can still be...

Pirates Win Series on Locke’s Sharp Start, Alvarez’s Homer

It's a negative that the Pirates could only score eight runs in three games against the Houston Astros, baseball's worst run-preventing team. It's a...

Jose Contreras Placed on Bereavement List, Jared Hughes Recalled

Right-handed reliever Jose Contreras has been placed on the bereavement list due to a death in his family, and the Pirates have recalled righty...

Pirates Notebook: Robbie Grossman Finally Comes To Pittsburgh

Outfielder Robbie Grossman will make his PNC Park debut Friday night in the leadoff spot, five years after the Pirates drafted him in the...

First Pitch: The Common, Yet Wrong Way to Manage a Bullpen

After today's game, Clint Hurdle announced that he would only be using Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon when the team is ahead. Hurdle didn't...

Video: Hurdle Talks Locke, Bullpen; Strasburg More Efficient

Three videos today from the after the Nationals' 5-4 win against the Pirates at PNC Park. Clint Hurdle's interview is broken up into two parts...

Jason Grilli Named MLB Delivery Man of the Month for April

Remember when there was talk that Jason Grilli couldn't be a closer? Today he was named MLB's Delivery Man of the Month for the...

First Pitch: Hanrahan a Recent Example of Why You Sell High...

Back when the Joel Hanrahan trade happened, there were a lot of complaints that the Pittsburgh Pirates didn't get enough in return and should...

Pirates Continue Their Late Inning Hitting to Beat St. Louis 5-3

The Pirates have had a small trend this year with late inning comebacks. They've struggled against starting pitchers, but have managed comebacks against opponents...
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