Anthony Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove in three runs to lead the Chicago Cubs over the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 Tuesday night, spoiling Gregory Polanco’s much-anticipated debut.
Neil Walker has been placed on the 15-day disabled list after he underwent an appendectomy.
Yovani Gallardo was pitching so well he just needed one run to get a win. His catcher got him all the support he needed, with some help from an eager fan.
It is my contention that insanely talented Pirates outfield prospect Gregory Polanco should have been with the club out of Bradenton; that he should have made the 25-man roster coming North out of Spring Training.
Pirates broadcaster and 1971 World Series champion Steve Blass joined The Fan Morning Show in-studio for an hour on Wednesday to field the guys’ questions and talk about the current state of the Pirates.
Slumping Andrew McCutchen hit his first home run in over a month, doubled twice and scored two runs to help the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 on Sunday and take three of four from the defending NL West champions.
The Pittsburgh Pirates had a long plane ride to digest their dreadful series at the New York Mets, and the exploits of batterymates Gerrit Cole and Russell Martin made for a pleasant series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Juan Lagares drove in two runs, Vic Black gave the bullpen a boost and the New York Mets finally managed some timely hits in their first game with a new batting coach, beating the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 Tuesday night.
Make that money, Neil Walker.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle had good reason to call upon Gaby Sanchez to bat for Ike Davis.
Ian Desmond came through with runners in scoring position for the Washington Nationals.
“he knows that he has to wait until he’s ready. But it’s not easy dealing with it.”
Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen joined “The Fan Morning Show” this week to talk about the team’s 2014 season and how they might be able to turn things around after a rough start.
Chris Davis hit three home runs, doubling his season total, and drove in five runs to lead the Baltimore Orioles to a 9-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.
In some ways, I have sympathy for Frank Coonelly, Neal Huntington and Kyle Stark.