Tag: Michael McKenry

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...

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 Complete a Huge Comeback Victory Against the Reds

There were many moments in Pittsburgh's improbable come-from-behind 10-7 win against Cincinnati on Sunday that could be pointed to as turning points. Michael McKenry's first...

Pirates Pregame: Irwin’s Debut, Inge Update, Phillips Returns for Reds

Phil Irwin will make his major league debut today for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the club announced this morning. Irwin won 29 games in five...

Pirates Notebook: Locke Looks to Stick Around After Making Roster

A weekend start at Dodger Stadium presents Jeff Locke a familiar setting for a new kind of outing. He pitched here in September 2011 for...

Pirates Notebook: Jonathan Sanchez Making Pirates Debut

Left-hander Jonathan Sanchez will be making his first regular season start for the Pirates on Friday night at Dodger Stadium. "Jonathan has made as good...

Pittsburgh Pirates 2013 Season Preview: The Bench

We've already touched on the platoons of Garrett Jones/Gaby Sanchez and Travis Snider/Jose Tabata in the previews of the infield and outfield, so for...

Spring Training 2013 Position Battles: The Bench

With pitchers and catchers reporting today, and Spring Training starting up this week, we will be previewing the position battles to follow throughout the...

First Pitch: Why the Pirates Shouldn’t (Have) Sign(ed) Russell Martin

Earlier today I wrote my "First Pitch" article, titled "Why the Pirates Shouldn't Sign Russell Martin". I spent some time taking a deep look...

First Pitch: There’s No Reason to Bring Back Barajas

Today we started the 2012 recaps of the individual positions, focusing on the 2012 season and a look ahead at future seasons and the...
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