Pittsburgh Pirates Look To Keep Momentum Going

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Fresh off a 4-2 home stand, the Pittsburgh Pirates will travel to Great American Ballpark on Monday to take on the division-rival Cincinnati Reds in what is shaping up to one of the most crucial series so far this season. The Pirates […]

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Brandon Cumpton Makes Good First Impression

Brandon Cumpton

Brandon Cumpton sat on the bench by himself in the bottom half of the first inning, probably wondering how he just struck out the very first three big league hitters he ever faced in his MLB debut for the Pittsburgh […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: Not Snack Worthy

Mike Zagurski

To semi-quote a line from the fictional Elaine Benes, “This game was not snack worthy.” As I patiently waited for just the right inning to enjoy the Chex Party Mix I’d purchased earlier in the day, specifically for the evening’s Pittsburgh […]

5 Key Players For Pittsburgh Pirates’ Playoff Hopes

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Pittsburgh Pirates Francisco Liriano Flies Under The Radar

Francisco Liriano

When was the last time a starting pitching with an ERA of 1.75 and a 4-2 record has been virtually ignored by the fans, sports media and baseball world in general? Franciso Liriano is the invisible man. After signing the […]

Gerrit Cole Delivers For Pittsburgh Pirates

Gerrit Cole

The sign in the stands read “Gerrit Cole For President!” After pitching six-plus solid innings in his 2013 major league debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates that included retiring 13 batters in a row and knocking in two runs with a single in his very […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: Is Clint Barmes Worth His Glove?

Clint Barmes

One thing is for sure, Clint Barmes can play shortstop. There’s no doubt about that. The question is, like many players at his position, is his glove worth his bat? With the exception of catcher, shortstop at the major league […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: The Buzz with Gerrit Cole

Gerrit Cole

Anytime an organization’s number one draft pick takes the mound for his first big league start, it’s bound to create some buzz. Visions of Steven Strasburg and Matt Harvey dance fancifully in the minds of the faithful. At the very […]

Pittsburgh Pirates: Who Is Jeff Locke?

Jeff Locke

Who is Jeff Locke? Inquiring minds want to know. No doubt, many outside the Pittsburgh Pirates‘ fan base will be asking this question if the 25-year-old from Kennett High School in Conway, NH keeps pitching like he has been this season. […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Right The Ship (Sort Of)

AJ Burnett

The storyline was all set up. The headline written: “Pirates Sweep Cubs! Team Rights The Ship.” Cody Ransom had other ideas. The Chicago Cubs‘ second basemen atoned for getting picked off second base in a critical situation earlier in the game […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Announcer Bob Walk Takes A Stand

PNC Park

There’s a revolution afoot. Protest signs all around PNC Park and in the crowd. Some are calling for a new commissioner. A line is being drawn in the sand. You can even get a t-shirt promoting it. That proves it’s serious. Pittsburgh Pirate […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Look To Avoid Second-Half Meltdown

Pittsburgh Pirates

Perhaps the Pittsburgh Pirates should familiarize themselves with Aesop’s fables. In particularly, the story of the Tortoise and the Hare. After all, the turtle knows it’s not where you start the race, but where you finish. Long-suffering Pirate fans can […]