Sep 8, 2014, 6:47 AM EDT
A third of all of yesterday’s games were shutouts. Three dudes had two-homer games. Happy 2014.
Sep 7, 2014, 6:55 PM EDT
Gerrit Cole got the win in Sunday’s start against the Cubs. Oh, and he also hit his first major league home run. All in a day’s work.
Sep 1, 2014, 6:31 PM EDT
The Brewers have had at least a share of first place since April 4.
Aug 20, 2014, 3:15 PM EDT
Gerrit Cole’s lengthy minor-league rehab assignment is over and the Pirates have activated the former No. 1 overall pick from the disabled list for tonight’s start against the Braves.
Aug 19, 2014, 11:02 AM EDT
But I suppose someone — two someones, actually — has to win this ugly thing.
Aug 17, 2014, 2:57 PM EDT
The Pirates have lost four straight games and would not have a spot in the playoffs if the regular season ended today, but a big boost is coming this week. Tom Singer of MLB.com reports that right-hander Gerrit Cole is due back from the disabled list on Wednesday.
Aug 12, 2014, 6:29 PM EDT
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole was dominant in a rehab start Sunday at Triple-A Indianapolis, allowing just one hit over six scoreless innings. But he only made it to 73 pitches in that outing so the Bucs will have him make one more appearance in the minor leagues.
Aug 11, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT
Gerrit Cole allowed five runs on 10 hits over 4 2/3 innings in a rehab start last week, but the Pirates insisted they weren’t worried about those results and it appears that their confidence was well-placed.
Aug 7, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT
Cole gave up five runs on 10 hits in 4.2 innings, but manager Clint Hurdle spun things in a less negative light by saying that he was told to focus on repeating his delivery rather than getting batters out.
Aug 5, 2014, 11:21 PM EDT
Gerrit Cole was scratched from a scheduled rehab outing last Friday night at Triple-A Indianapolis, with Pirates general manager Neal Huntington claiming that the right-hander needed to “refine some things.” The extra work on the side didn’t do much good.
Aug 2, 2014, 9:31 AM EDT
Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole has been sidelined for nearly a month with a lat strain.
Jul 29, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
On the disabled list with a strained lat muscle, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole tossed five shutout innings Monday in a minor-league rehab start at Triple-A.
Jul 11, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle doesn’t expect Gerrit Cole to return to the club shortly after the All-Star break.
Jul 8, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Francisco Liriano’s first minor-league rehab start may end up being his last minor-league rehab start, because the Pirates left-hander was dominant last night at Triple-A.
Jul 8, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Friday’s start was Gerrit Cole’s third outing since returning from a disabled list stint for shoulder fatigue, but he exited after five innings with a strained lat muscle and is now back on the shelf.
Jul 4, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT
Gerrit Cole left Friday’s start against the Phillies with right lat soreness. The Pirates will evaluate him on Saturday.
Jun 28, 2014, 1:55 PM EDT
The Pirates have activated Gerrit Cole from the disabled list in time for Saturday’s start against the Mets.
Jun 25, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT
Gerrit Cole wasn’t ready to come off the disabled list when eligible last week, but the Pirates right-hander is now recovered enough from his shoulder problems to rejoin the rotation Saturday versus the Mets.
Jun 24, 2014, 1:50 PM EDT
Pittsburgh will activate second baseman Neil Walker from the disabled list for tonight’s game after he missed the past two weeks following an appendectomy.
Jun 16, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT
On the disabled list with right shoulder fatigue, Pirates right-hander Gerrit Cole threw a bullpen session Sunday and reported no problems.
Jun 11, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT
Francisco Liriano’s disappointing season continued Tuesday, as the reigning Comeback Player of the Year exited his start against the Cubs in the fourth inning with an oblique injury.
Jun 8, 2014, 12:25 PM EDT
With Gerrit Cole ailing, the Pirates called up Jeff Locke to start on Sunday and moved Charlie Morton back a day to start in Cole’s place on Monday.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EDT
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT
Three years ago, the Kansas City Royals took high school phenom Bubba Starling with their first-round pick. It looks like a mistake … and one the Oakland A’s never would have made.
May 30, 2014, 6:48 AM EDT
A gem from Josh Collmenter, an ugly dud from the Braves and a horrible, horrible bit of stream of consciousness from me about what would happen if the season ended today.
- It certainly looks like Barry Bonds’ criminal conviction is going to be overturned 2
- VIDEO: Derek Jeter hits first home run at Yankee Stadium this season 4
- Ron Washington claims he resigned because he cheated on his wife 83
- No, baseball does not need to “announce a domestic violence policy ASAP” 51
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights 48
- Video: Rusney Castillo notches his first major league hit 7
- Michael Wacha cleared to return Saturday vs. Reds 2
- Marlins officially shut down Giancarlo Stanton for the season 6
- Chris Davis suspended 25 games for amphetamine use (92)
- Giancarlo Stanton diagnosed with multiple facial fractures and dental damage (91)
- Bud Selig can’t remember the last domestic violence incident in Major League Baseball (90)
- Ron Washington claims he resigned because he cheated on his wife (85)
- A couple of initial thoughts on the Chris Davis suspension (83)