Tag: Mark Melancon

First Pitch: Thoughts on the Bullpen, Mercer, Taillon, Cole, and the...

Thursday is podcast recording day, which means I spent most of my time today writing articles for the site, recording tomorrow's show, and editing...

Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Not Too Worried About Reliever Innings

The performance of the bullpen has played a role in the the Pirates' winning ways, especially given the many close games they have won....

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...

First Pitch: Runs Tough to Come By in Burnett Starts

A.J. Burnett has pitched like a staff ace so far in 2013 but does not have the record to show for it. Granted, wins and...

P3 Episode 5: Polanco the Top Prospect? Can Pirates Keep Winning?...

Episode five of The Pirates Prospects Podcast can be downloaded or streamed below. This week's episode includes analysis from Tom Bragg (@TomBraggSports) and James...

Francisco Liriano Digs Up A Gem In 1-0 Pirates Win

Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Changeup. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Slider. Changeup. Slider. Slider. Fastball! Slider. Those were the pitches Francisco Liriano...

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...

Pirates Lose 4-2: Andrew McCutchen, A.J. Burnett Still Good at Baseball

Seeing the Houston Astros again must make the Pirates nostalgic for last year, when Andrew McCutchen and A.J. Burnett strapped the team to their...

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...
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Site Updates: Showing Appreciation For Teachers This Week

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and this week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. We've done a lot of promotions for teachers in the...