Tag: Mark Melancon

Pirates Playoff Roster Projection: Choosing a Champion

This is not a jinx. On this day last year, the Pirates' playoff odds were hovering around 50 percent. Their chances to make the postseason...

Pirates Come Back Again, Beat Cardinals 5-4

The Pittsburgh Pirates are running away from the National League Central -- literally. In the 5th inning of Wednesday's 5-4 win over the St. Louis...

McKenry Has a Career Night at the Plate, But Also Tweaks...

The Pirates had some unlikely heroes step up in tonight's 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins. The offense was led by Michael McKenry. That's the...

First Pitch: The Best $36.5 M Spent in Baseball Today

There's not a lot that $36.5 M will buy in baseball these days. **Ten free agents this off-season received contracts that will pay them $36...

Francisco Liriano Dominates Nationals in 4-2 Pirates Win

Francisco Liriano and the Pirates defense went out and did what playoff-caliber run preventers do. They frustrated and flummoxed the Washington Nationals over Liriano's...

Gerrit Cole Rolls Through Nationals in 5-1 Pirates Victory

Gerrit Cole stepped into Tuesday's start as the worst-performing pitcher in the Pirates rotation. Actually, let's call it "worst-performing" because it's really only his...

First Pitch: Jason Grilli Is a Luxury, and the Bullpen Will...

I feel like I'm traveling back in time with tonight's article. About seven months ago the Pittsburgh Pirates re-signed Jason Grilli. Joel Hanrahan was...

Taking a Look at the Pirates’ Bullpen Depth

Jason Grilli left tonight's game with right forearm discomfort. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow, at which point we will hopefully learn more about his...

First Pitch: Remember All of Those High Beta Players From the...

Over the winter there was a lot of talk about how the Pittsburgh Pirates were adding a lot of high beta players. The term...

Mark Melancon Named to All-Star Game

Pirates reliever Mark Melancon was named to the 2013 MLB All-Star Game as an injury replacement, chosen by National League manager Bruce Bochy. "I'm very...
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