Pirates great Andy Van Slyke reflects on the last time the Bucs regularly made the playoffs and what this game means for him and the city.
Pirate fans did something today they haven’t done for years: held a Pirate playoff pep rally in Market Square.
Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole is the September National League Rookie of the Month.
The preliminaries are done. On to Pittsburgh and the playoffs.
Tickets for Tuesday’s post-season game at PNC Park are going to be near impossible to get.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Before Saturday’s pivotal game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the setup for his pitching rotation when they begin the MLB postseason Tuesday.
Neil Walker hit two of Pittsburgh’s six homers — its biggest power surge in six years — and the Pirates clinched home-field advantage for the NL’s wild card playoff game by beat the Cincinnati Reds 8-3 Saturday.
Marlon Byrd had three hits and Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer high off the batter’s eye on Friday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 in a series that could decide the NL wild-card game host.
It’s safe to say, few people are as happy as Tom Murphy is to the Pirates finally thrive – to see winning baseball – in front of sellout crowds at PNC Park.
The Pirates are looking at their first postseason game in 21 years. Most likely, it’ll be a one-game Wild Card showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
Andrew states a case for this being the year of the underdog in baseball.
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?
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ hopes of catching up in the NL Central took a big hit Wednesday when Darnell McDonald launched a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 4-2 win.
The lengths people will go to. Seriously, the miserableness of some in this town never, ever, ceases to amaze me.
From the jaws of even more heartache, the Pirates pulled out a gem at Wrigley Field’s historic home plate. Then, a short time later, the celebration was on as the Washington Nationals lost and the Pirates were assured post-season action.