Pittsburgh Pirates Return To Action

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We now resume our regularly scheduled programming. After two days of absolutely nothing, MLB resumes its season tonight with a full schedule of games. While the players surely must enjoy the time off, fans are eagerly waiting for some baseball again. And […]

No Reason Why Pittsburgh Pirates Can’t Sweep New York Mets

Jose Tabata

The New York Mets are in town for a three-game series to close out the first half of the 2013 baseball season, as MLB teams head into the four-day All-Star break looking for rest and rejuvenation. Traditionally, the “second half” […]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez Gets Lucky Opportunity For Home Run Derby

Pedro Alvarez

El Toro’s in! David Wright righted a wrong and selected Pittsburgh Pirate 3B Pedro Alvarez to replace Colorado Rockies‘ Carlos Gonzalez, who withdrew from the competition because of a sprained right middle finger. No doubt Mr. Wright feared the mighty wrath of the Pirate fans in choosing Alvarez to replace Gonzalez, […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Need To Stay The Course (For Now)

Gaby Sanchez

The Pittsburgh Pirates need to stay the course. Manager Clint Hurdle has claimed as much saying after their latest loss to the Oakland Athletics: ”We’re not changing lanes. We’re staying the course.” Peaks and valleys. Valleys and peaks. That’s baseball season […]

Past Catches Up With Future For Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates Lose

The Pittsburgh Pirates future and past were on display in Game 2 of their three-game series with the Oakland Athletics. Unfortunately, the past caught up with the future. The future, 22-year-old rookie starting pitcher Gerrit Cole delivered another excellent, yet wasted performance as the Pirates dropped […]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez Snubbed By David Wright

Pedro Alvarez

David Wright snubs Pedro Alvarez! Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred NYC! Alas, Pedro will watch from the grass in front of the dugouts as 16 other home run hitters swing from […]

Pittsburgh Pirates RP Mark Melancon’s All-Star Snub No Surprise

Mark Melancon

Setup man Mark Melancon of the Pittsburgh Pirates has to be disappointed, but probably not too surprised. Melancon, having his best year ever as a major league pitcher, was the odd man out as the Pirates sent four players to […]

Despite Loss, Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jeff Locke Does Not Disappoint

Jeff Locke

Jeff Locke made his first start since being named to the 2013 All-Star team and did not disappoint. Unfortunately for the Pittsburgh Pirates, neither did Oakland Athletics All-Star Bartolo Colon, also making his first start since being named to team. Pinpointing a mixture of 91 MPH fastballs along […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Need Good Homestand Before All-Star Break

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The Pittsburgh Pirates vs. the Oakland A’s. Now there’s a matchup you don’t see too often. In fact, the last time these two teams met was over three years ago back in 2010, when the A’s swept the visiting Pirates […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Need To Step It Up

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Playing just so-so baseball over the last few games is not going to cut it for the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates need to step it up in the last week or so before the All-Star Break. Going 2-3 against the […]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jose Tabata Getting Chance To Start: Will He Impress?

Jose Tabata

It appears Jose Nicolas Tabata‘s chance has come. The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder from El Tigre, Anzoategui, Venezuela is going to get every opportunity to win the starting job for the Pittsburgh Pirates in right field and become an everyday player. With no else really stepping up to […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Falter As 4 All-Stars Excitedly Selected

Pirate All-Stars

The Pittsburgh Pirates fell flat in Chicago this afternoon, losing 4-1 to the Chicago Cubs as they learned four of their team members were selected to represent the National League in this year’s 2013 MLB All-Star Game on July 16 in […]