With the memories of the clubhouse celebration freshly painted on the canvas of their minds, Pirates’ fans were snapping up post-season gear Wednesday at PNC Park.
With a 3-2 win over the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates secured at least a Wild Card berth in the playoffs.
Clint Hurdle has been battling a hip problem all season that will require surgery. However, he’s not going anywhere with the Pittsburgh Pirates closing in on a second consecutive trip to the MLB postseason.
Clint Hurdle says a prayer each morning.
Looking to win the award in back-to-back years, Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle is positioning himself nicely to win his second consecutive National League Manager of the Year award.
While Pedro Alvarez continues to deal with a foot injury, in his own opinion, he’s ready to play, but the Pirates seem to have a different opinion than him and that’s leading to a “tenuous” relationship between the two.
In Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Pirates starter Edinson Volquez hit back-to-back batters in the 4th inning as he plunked both Matt Holliday and Matt Adams. In the top of the 6th inning, Cardinals starter Shelby Miller decided to retaliate as he threw high and behind reigning National League MVP Andrew McCutchen.
Pirates broadcaster Steve Blass joined Colin Dunlap Saturday on Bucco Talk.
The move has been talked about for months, but now the wheels of change have been put in motion as the Pittsburgh Pirates have begun working with Pedro Alvarez on a transition from playing third base to playing first.
With 24 errors this year and throwing issues resembling those that Steve Sax and Chuck Knoblauch went through, the rumblings of moving Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to first base have begun.
As the post All-Star game portion of the season is set to begin, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss the upcoming trade deadline and the direction his team is headed.
The Pirates might be hard-pressed to reach those 94 victories they achieved last season, as the organization took the fanbase — and the city as a whole — on a magnificent ride that ended in the playoffs and still forces a buzz when anyone speaks a word of it.
Hurdle says every year is different but he likes what this team has gone through to get back in the race.
Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle revealed in today’s pregame meeting with the media that he has removed reliever Jason Grilli from the closer role.
Almost two months after the April 9 stabbings, Franklin Regional High School seniors will say goodbye to the school.