Tag: Mark Melancon

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...

Status Quo for Burnett, Bullpen; Mercer Homers in Pirates Win

The moments that turned out to be the vital ones for the Pirates in Friday's 3-1 win against the Washington Nationals pretty much summed...

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...

Pirates Shut Out Phillies 2-0 as Pitching Continues to Thrive

If Jeff Locke was pitching to save his spot in the rotation... he is well on his way. Locke put together the best start of...

A Lot Being Asked of Pirates’ Bullpen

Consistency has been a problem for the Pirates this season. The offense needed more than a week to find its stride and the starting...

Pirates Beat Braves 4-2 to Complete Successful Homestand

The Pittsburgh Pirates getting out to a 10-8 record to start 2013 would be far less impressive if half of those games were against,...

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...

Bullpen Strong Again in Pirates 3-1 Win Against Reds

The Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen one again showed why it has been one of the strongest units in Major League Baseball this season on Saturday. The...
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