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Charlie Morton and the rotation

I have to admit, I was a little surprised over the weekend when the Pirates announced Charlie Morton would be making a start against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Morton’s whole season has been up-and-down as he’s dealt with his sports hernia, but he was in the midst of a really bad stretch before said hernia landed him on the disabled list. In 39 innings over his last seven starts...
Via WHYGAVS?
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lining up the Pirates’ rotation the rest of the way

Monday was the last off day of the regular season for the Pirates. With only thirteen games left, I think we’re at the point where we can reasonably look forward and see what the rotation could look like the rest of the way — since that will be a growing topic as the Wild Card game approaches. The Bucs still have to get there, of course, but let’s take a look at how things...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Pittsburgh Sneak Into The Playoffs?

The 2014 season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After having high expectations going into the year, they have certainly looked like playoff pretenders at times during the year. However, they are heating up at just the right time, and they could sneak in as a wild-card team in the National League. In fact, they might even be able to contend with...
Via More Hardball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster and Schedule

The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin the Fall Instructional League this week, commonly referred to as “instructs”.  The first games will be played on Wednesday, and the first day with full rosters in action will be on Saturday. Instructs is a league for minor league players, mostly guys in the lower levels, to get additional work at the end of the year. As the name of the league...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Why Charlie Morton is Replacing Vance Worley in the Rotation

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Charlie Morton will start Tuesday night against the Red Sox, replacing Vance Worley who was originally scheduled to make the start. Morton has not pitched since August 15th against the Nationals, when he lasted only three innings and gave up five runs. Since that start, Morton has been on the disabled list, attempting to ease the pain...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison’s Triple Play Sparks Pirates Rally

The Pittsburgh Pirates were already down 3-0 in the 4th inning — a deficit that looked well on it’s way to expanding. Edinson Volquez was starting to struggle, allowing a leadoff double to Chris Valaika and a walk to Mike Olt. And then, in one 5-4-3 fell swoop, the inning was over. Valaika, Olt, and Matt Szczurall all out. And it was started by, who else? Josh Harrison. Immediately...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Pirates turn quick triple play

The Pittsburgh Pirates had never turned a triple play at PNC Park heading into Sunday’s game against Chicago. But that all changed in the fourth inning of the National League matchup. With runners on first and second, P Edinson Volquez was in a jam and desperately needed an out or two to prevent what could’ve been a big inning. Thanks to a quick turn by Josh Harrison, Neil Walker...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates go around the horn to turn triple play

During the Cubs-Pirates game on Sunday at PNC Park, Josh Harrison started an around the horn, 5-4-3 triple play for the Pirates in the fourth inning. This was the first triple play the Pirates have turned since April 12, 2009, which was a 6-4-3 triple play initiated by Jack Wilson on a sinking line drive. But today, the play went around the horn from Harrison to Neil Walker to Andrew...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Charlie Morton to start Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates (82-67) starting pitcher is scheduled to return to the starting rotation with a start on Tuesday.  He has been on the disabled list since August 18 with hip inflammation and a sports hernia. Sports Injury Alert’s Pete Schwichtenberg reportedAugust 18 that Charlie Morton was bothered by hip inflammation.  Jenn Menendez reported this morning that Morton will...
Via MLB Injury News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates fans dress up as WWE wrestling superstars (Video)

A small trio of Pittsburgh Pirates fans attended Saturday's game at PNC Park dressed in costume as classic WWE superstars.The fans got the attention of television broadcasters during the fifth inning as fans dressed as Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik and Roddy Piper were hamming it up walking down the aisle to their seats. Not sure why these fans were dressed as the famous wrestlers...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen will push Bucs to postseason

Andrew McCutchen – Photo Credit – Alex Lewis The Pittsburgh Pirates finally ended their much publicized and long drought last season when they won 94 games and made the postseason as a Wild Card. As we all probably know by now, it was their first playoff appearance since 1992. I was 3 years old at the time. This season, the road has seemed to be a little tougher, with their top...
Via Hot Stove MLB
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is currently one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball. He showcased that speed in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in which he rounded the bases after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. McCutchen blasted a pitch from Jerome Williams off the wall in center field, and then let his speed...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez suffers setback

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez, who has been dealing with a sprained left foot since diving for a ball on August 26, is not progressing as hoped, and, in fact, is feeling more pain after a pinch hit at-bat on Friday, reports Rob Biertempfel of TribLive.com.Manager Clint Hurdle described the injury as a sprain between two of Alvarez's toes. The Pirates are not...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Some thoughts on a Monday morning that somehow sees the Pirates in a playoff position

I watched yesterday’s game right up to Jordy Mercer’s home run. I had plans to go to a concert and do some tailgating ahead of time, and Mercer’s homer to give the Pirates a 5-0 lead was pretty much perfectly timed with when I was planning on leaving. Two hitters before Mercer, though, I saw Gerrit Cole up at the plate hacking away at Travis Wood and the thought that he was...
Via WHYGAVS?
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid writes letter asking for autograph, Pirates reply shamefully (pic)

An eight-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Colin sent an adorable, handwritten letter to the team asking if Neil Walker, his favorite player, would be so kind as to sign a baseball card. Colin even mentions that he hopes Walker feels better, probably in reference to his stint on the 15-day DL back in June after experiencing abdominal pain and later undergoing appendectomy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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