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Pirates Notebook: Karstens Looking Like the 2011 Version

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Jeff Karstens has been very sharp over his last two outings with Pittsburgh, showing a glimpse of what we saw from...

Pirates Notebook: The New Lumber Company?

PITTSBURGH, PA -- The Pittsburgh Pirates aren't out to make a statement. Whether people believe this team can contend in the National League Central...

First Pitch: Off-Season Additions Haven’t Been That Bad Lately

I was going to talk about some of the free agent signings and update their stats. I was going to mention how Casey McGehee...

With Guidance From Veterans, McDonald Evolving into Ace

After James McDonald tossed his first career complete game his last trip to the mound on Thursday at PNC Park, he explained what was...

Pirates Notebook: Not a Good Return For Karstens

Jeff Karstens was activated off the disabled list on Monday and made his first start of the season since April 17 against Arizona. However,...

Pirates Notebook: Burnett Finding Joy in Baseball Again

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Not since Dock Ellis in 1974 has a Pittsburgh starting pitcher won more than six straight starts (Ellis won eight). But...

Pirates Notebook: Guidance Key for McDonald’s Impressive Season

PITTSBURGH, PA -- Last season James McDonald had trouble pitching lengthy outings. But this year there is a whole different guy on the mound....

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Snubbed For Pitcher of the Month Award?

Those in Pittsburgh or fans of the Pirates are well aware of James McDonald's solid 2012 season. He posted a 2.97 ERA over five...

Know your PITCHf/x strike zone

One of the more useful additions to Pirates broadcasts over the past few years has been the Range Resources strike zone, which is the...

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Continues to be Pirates Ace

PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- James McDonald continues to be the Pittsburgh Pirates ace this 2012 season. Facing a hot Cincinnati Reds lineup, McDonald was not fazed on Monday...
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