In the first exhibition game of the 2013 season, lefty Jeff Locke set the bar pretty high in the battle for the fifth spot in the Pirates rotation in the Bucs’ 3-2 win at the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday afternoon at Charlotte Sports Park.
Jeff Locke was just a young, Single-A pitcher with a lot of upside in 2009. That’s when he was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Pittsburgh Pirates in a very unpopular move at the time.
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Atlanta Braves’ hopes of winning the National League East ended Monday night with a 2-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates that clinched the division title for the Washington Nationals.
(AP) — While they’ve already wrapped up a spot in the postseason, the Atlanta Braves are still holding out hope for a bigger prize.
(AP) — One defeat from inevitable playoff elimination and four from a 20th consecutive losing season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are hoping to finish a once-promising campaign on a high note.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates came to Houston hoping to turn things around after a three-game sweep by the Brewers. Instead they opened a three-game series with the last-place Astros on Friday night with a disheartening 7-1 loss, further dampening their already dim postseason hopes.
Flailing and running on fumes as they desperately try to stay in the wild-card race, the visiting Pirates’ last stand could start Friday night against the Houston Astros.
CHICAGO (AP) — Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs and drove in six to lift the Chicago Cubs to a 13-9 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to give the Cubs the go-ahead runs and Chicago completed a three-game sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 4-2 win on Sunday.
PITTSBURGH (AP) After watching his team collect just five hits and one run against a journeyman starter who hadn’t won a big league game in more than four years, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle threw up his hands.
Fortunately, it appears none of those moves are directly related to the health of hot-hitting second baseman Neil Walker, who dislocated his right pinky finger in a collision with Dodger infielder Mark Ellis during the first inning of Wednesday’s 9-3 loss.
The Pittsburgh Pirates made a couple of roster moves ahead of their Interleague series finale with the Detroit Tigers Sunday morning.
Ryan Ludwick’s walk-off single saved the game for the Pirates as they narrowly beat the Cincinnati Reds, 4-3 on Friday night.
It was another long night over at PNC Park on Saturday as the Florida Marlins’ Anibal Sanchez pitched a one-hitter and the Pirates lost 3-0. The only thing that stood between Sanchez (8-7) and the second no-hitter of his six-year career was Neil Walker’s one-out single to left field in the third inning.
Pittsburgh (KDKA)- It’s not going to take long for rookie Jeff Locke to make his first ML start. The Pirates plan on having Locke replace righty Charlie Morton in the rotation for this weekend’s series […]