James McDonald allowed just one hit over 4 shutout innings, but his teammates were shut out for the first 8 innings in a 4-2 loss to Tampa Bay at a sundrenched but chilly and windswept McKechnie Field Thursday afternoon.
Together, they’re considered the future of the Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon, selected second overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, and Gerrit Cole, taken first overall in 2011. By May of next year, they could both be in the Pirates’ starting rotation.
We have all heard so many times that action speaks louder than words. That seems to be the case with the Pirates players and coaches this spring. There are no slogans or printed t-shirts with “finish” on them in the clubhouse it just seems to be understood that this is a very important year. A year when winning is expected. The last two years have given the fans a taste of what post season baseball could be like but still are dealing with a losing streak of 20 straight years.
This was not a good day to be a Pirates pitcher. The staff combined to allow 16 runs on 14 hits and also walked 14 batters all leading to a 16-6 loss to the Boston red Sox today at McKechnie Field.
The sun rises on another day at Pirate City in Bradenton, Fla., which means Jay Bell is already hard at work. With the new day’s sunshine blaring into his eyes, it didn’t take long to realize, this guy lives and breathes hitting.
The Pirates fell to 2-2 on the Grapefruit League season after an 8-2 loss to the Rays Wednesday in Bradenton, Fla.
The Pirates and Orioles were rained out today in Bradenton.
Some people look for daffodils, others say that robins are the tell-tale sign. However, die-hard baseball fans said there is another clue that spring is just around the corner.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Pirate Clint Barmes live in Bradenton, Fla.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk t
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Pirates President Frank Coonelly live in Bradenton, FLA.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to new Pirates’ catcher Rod Barajas live in Bradenton, FLA.
KDKA AM’s Larry Richert and John Shumway are in Bradenton, Fla., all week for Pirates’ spring training.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to Pirates relief pitcher Jason Grilli live in Bradenton, Florida.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John catch up with new Pirate A.J. Burnett live in Bradenton, FLA.