Mar 25, 2015, 7:48 PM EDT
Can the Bucs make a third consecutive trip to the postseason?
Mar 17, 2015, 5:41 PM EDT
Liriano posted a 2.20 ERA with 94 strikeouts in 86 innings after the All-Star break.
Oct 1, 2014, 11:54 PM EDT
After Wednesday’s 8-0 loss, it’s time for the Pirates to start thinking about next year.
Sep 26, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT
Charlie Morton had surgery on his labrum, which will keep him sidelined for the next six to eight months.
Sep 26, 2014, 12:18 PM EDT
He pitched through pain all year, but he can’t do it anymore.
Sep 17, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT
Beer showers on the Beltway as the Nats and Orioles both clinch
Sep 16, 2014, 1:30 PM EDT
Carlos Beltran won last year. Who gets it this year?
Sep 15, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT
That means Vance Worley moving to the bullpen
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 6, 2014, 7:07 AM EDT
Welcome to the Tigers, David Price. Welcome to the big leagues Javier Baez.
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.
Apr 19, 2014, 12:10 AM EDT
One of baseball’s older cliches came true on Friday night thanks to Martin Maldonado.
Apr 11, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT
Left-hander Jeff Locke is recovered from an oblique injury and off the disabled list, but rather than adding him to the active roster the Pirates have demoted him to Triple-A.
Mar 26, 2014, 11:29 PM EDT
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The Pittsburgh Pirates. The Big Question: Is regression inevitable? The Pirates’ long-term trajectory looks good. 2013 National League MVP Andrew McCutchen is…
Feb 27, 2014, 3:33 PM EDT
After coming out to a standing ovation, Derek Jeter went 0-for-2 Thursday in the first appearance of his farewell season. Jeter, who announced his retirement earlier this month, played his scheduled five innings at shortstop before leaving the game against the Pirates. He grounded into a double play his first time up against sinkerballer Charlie…
Feb 13, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com has a follow-up to A.J. Burnett signing a one-year, $16 million deal with the Phillies, reporting that the free agent right-hander turned down a one-year, $12 million deal from the Pirates. At the beginning of the offseason Pittsburgh chose not to make Burnett a one-year, $14.1 million qualifying offer that would…
Dec 11, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT
Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reports that the Pirates and right-hander Charlie Morton have agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract extension that also includes a team option for 2017. Morton would have been eligible for free agency next offseason, but now the Pirates will have him under team control for $4 million in 2014,…
Oct 7, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT
With their backs against the wall, the Cardinals turned to rookie right-hander Michael Wacha this afternoon to keep their season alive. And he delivered in his first career postseason start. Wacha took a no-hitter in the eighth inning as the Cardinals defeated the Pirates 2-1 to force a Game 5 in the NLDS. The 22-year-old…
Oct 7, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
St. Louis tries to stay alive in Pittsburgh … Cardinals: 2B Matt Carpenter RF Carlos Beltran LF Matt Holliday 1B Matt Adams C Yadier Molina CF Jon Jay 3B David Freese SS Pete Kozma SP Michael Wacha Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is sticking by his standard lineup, but the batting order changes a bit with…
Oct 6, 2013, 7:39 PM EDT
Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez finished the 2013 regular season with a .180/.252/.286 line against left-handed pitching. Not exactly his cup of tea. But he came through in a big spot against lefty reliever Kevin Siegrist, delivering a tie-breaking RBI single to right, putting the Pirates up 4-3 in the eighth inning. Siegrist, by the…
Oct 4, 2013, 4:33 PM EDT
Partly because they were worried about his innings count, the Pirates seriously considered putting Gerrit Cole into the bullpen for the postseason. It’s a very good thing they didn’t. Cole pitched six innings of one-run ball and singled in the first run of the game as the Pirates beat the Cardinals 7-1 to even up…
Oct 3, 2013, 9:20 AM EDT
You can’t predict baseball, but you can at least lay out the parameters. So let’s take a look at what the Pirates and Cardinals have in store for us in the National League Division Series. The Teams Pittsburgh Pirates (94-68) vs. St. Louis Cardinals (97-65) The Matchups Game 1 Today in St. Louis: A.J. Burnett vs. Adam…
Sep 13, 2013, 8:50 PM EDT
The Pirates pulled another trick out of the bag tonight, hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs to erase a 3-0 deficit against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta. After Andrew McCutchen and Justin Morneau made two quick outs to start off the bottom of the fourth, Pedro Alvarez hit an inside-the-park home run to right-center. Russell Martin then cranked…
Sep 10, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT
Gerrit Cole tossed seven shutout innings last night as the Pirates clinched their first winning season since 1992–when he was two years old–but the standout rookie may not be starting any playoff games. According to Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, manager Clint Hurdle “indicated Cole’s postseason role would be in the bullpen.” Francisco…
Sep 8, 2013, 4:21 PM EDT
It has been a forgettable weekend for the Pirates. They lost to the Cardinals by a score of 12-8 on Friday night, 5-0 on Saturday night and are trailing again in Sunday’s series finale at Busch Stadium in downtown St. Louis. Charlie Morton made the start Sunday but left with two outs in the second…
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