Staying loyal to slumping players may pan out better for real-life MLB managers than for fantasy owners, so think long and hard about keeping your favorite player in the lineup while he’s going through an 0-for-28 slump at the plate. Those at-bats can really hurt your team down the stretch.
The Pittsburgh Pirates added depth to their starting rotation on Friday, acquiring J.A. Happ from Seattle in exchange for minor-league pitcher Adrian Sampson.
Monday’s announcement of four Pirates selected to play in the MLB All-Star Game carried not only history, but a good sign for the future of the ball club.
Pedro Alvarez singled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 2-1 victory over the San Diego Padres on Monday night.
Four Pittsburgh Pirates have been selected for the MLB All-Star Game.
Brandon Phillips led off the top of the 13th inning with his fourth homer of the season to lift the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night.
Joe Ross struck out 11 in his third major league start, and the Washington Nationals beat A.J. Burnett and the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 on Friday night to end their eight-game winning streak.
A.J. Burnett lost Monday night. You can read it right there in the box score, in the game log, in the chronicle of that rain-fragmented game played against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has, however, won over these Pittsburgh Pirates for a second time.
Forget an ending with this 2015 victory lap, how about a second encore in 2016?
A.J. Burnett pitched seven strong innings in his return to Philadelphia, Andrew McCutchen homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Phillies 7-2 on Tuesday night for their fourth consecutive win.
A lot of fantasy baseball owners like to grab a rookie early and wait for him to pan out on the field. That can take all season, though. Sometimes, it’s best to grab the non-flashy veterans with the steady statistics instead, because at least they’re playing every day—and playing at a level you can rely on to win your league.
A.J. Burnett limited the Cincinnati Reds for seven effective innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended a five-game losing streak with a 7-2 win on Thursday night.
Matt Adams hit a bases-loaded single with two outs in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night.
Kris Bryant turned his tiebreaking two-run double into a Little League homer with some heads-up baserunning, and the star rookie had three hits and three RBIs Monday night to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Shane Greene pitched eight strong innings and the Detroit Tigers bounced back from their first loss of the season with a 2-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.