After just one shaky relief appearance Monday night against the Detroit Tigers in which he pitched just two-thirds of an inning while giving up three hits and two earned runs, the Pirates have optioned reliever Casey Sadler back to Triple-A Indianapolis and have recalled pitcher Brandon Cumpton.
Lance Lynn reached double figures in wins before the All-Star break for the third straight year and Kolten Wong homered for the second game in a row, helping the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Pittsburgh Pirates for the third straight time, 5-2 on Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Pirates’ rotation has been looking much better of late, and now Gerrit Cole is returning.
Josh Harrison doubled home the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to give the Pittsburgh Pirates a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Andrew McCutchen homered and reached base four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2 at rainy PNC Park on Wednesday night.
Russell Martin had three hits, including a three-run double during an eight-run sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to a 15-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night, handing nemesis Kyle Lohse his first loss since April 1.
Tim Williams of PiratesProspects.com joined Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman Sunday to talk about Gregory Polanco as well as other prospects.
Hanley Ramirez homered twice, drove in five runs and scored four times, tying career highs in all three categories and leading the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 12-2 rout of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday.
Sean Casey says the Pirates will battle for nine innings every night and find ways to win just like last year.
Pittsburgh Pirates GM Neal Huntington joined Greg Brown Sunday for his weekly show on The Fan.
Bob Pompeani visited Saturday with Pirates pitcher Brandon Cumpton.
After another disastrous start, the Pirates have designated for assignment starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez.
The Pirates placed reliever Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation, one of four roster moves Pittsburgh made Saturday.
Ryan Ludwick lined a two-run double after a pair of Cincinnati batters were hit by pitches, lifting Tony Cingrani and the Reds over the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-1 Thursday.
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue to trim their roster ahead of Opening Day on Monday.