PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates are hoping their pitching can pull them through a pivotal weekend series in Cincinnati, and A.J. Burnett, who has stabilized that group again this season, will have his opportunity. But is this the last hurrah for the popular veteran?
A.J. Burnett scattered four hits over seven strong innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 4-2 on Saturday night.
KDKA-TV’s Bob Pompeani went into the Pirates clubhouse today and attempted to talk with Pirates Starter AJ Burnett about his blowup on the field yesterday over the Pirates defensive shifts, and it didn’t go over very well.
Clint Barmes homered and drew a bases-loaded walk for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who completed a three-game sweep in an interleague matchup of wild-card leaders with a 7-5 victory over the slumping Texas Rangers on Wednesday.
Carlos Beltran had RBIs his first two at-bats to help chase A.J. Burnett early and Joe Kelly beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time in a 12-8 rout Friday night that pulled the St. Louis Cardinals within a half-game of the NL Central leaders.
A.J. Burnett scattered four hits over seven innings, Russell Martin hit a three-run homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-1 on Saturday night to regain sole possession of the NL Central lead.
Dexter Fowler had two hits and two RBIs and the Colorado Rockies used a big sixth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Saturday night.
Right in the middle of it all from the very start to the end, Bryce Harper delivered the first game-ending homer of his career, a two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth Thursday that lifted Washington to a 9-7 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and ended the Nationals’ losing streak at six.
Joey Votto drove in a pair of runs, and Shin-Soo Choo extended his hitting streak to a career-high 14 games on Saturday, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that revolved around an early rain delay.
Andrew McCutchen hit a tying home run, then delivered a go-ahead single the next inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied past the New York Mets 4-2 on Saturday night for their third straight win.
Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer joined Bob Pompeani prior to the All-Star break.
A.J. Burnett is wearing a walking boot over his torn right calf and isn’t sure when he’ll be ready to return.
The Pittsburgh Pirates placed ace A.J. Burnett on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right calf and filled his roster spot by activating right-hander Charlie Morton, who returns to the majors almost a year to the day after having Tommy John surgery.
A.J. Burnett pitched into the ninth inning and Pedro Alvarez and Russell Martin homered to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 6-2 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday.
Pirates Pitching Coach Ray Searage joined Bob Pompeani to talk about the success of the pitching staff.