The Pirates trotted right-handed pitcher A.J. Burnett out to the mound on Monday against the Cubs, the 36-year-old making his first Opening Day start in a career that began in 1999.
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.
The Pirates’ clear cut and exclusive objective in this 2013 season should be to win more games than they lose. That’s it. Finish above .500.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates ensured they’d finish with a record 20th straight losing season Sunday when they blew a ninth-inning lead and lost 4-3 to the Cincinnati Reds.
(AP) — Despite a season-worst losing streak, the Pittsburgh Pirates still aren’t out of the hunt for the playoffs.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite their incredibly frustrating play as of late, punctuated by a losing streak that reached six in Cincinnati, the Pirates remain in playoff contention, and Baseball Prospectus editor/Beaver County Times reporter John Perrotto joined “Seibel, Starkey & Miller” Wednesday to discuss the September swoon.
2012 is officially upon us and while the new year generally promises a chance at a new start, it’s been all too familiar for the Penguins.
The injury situation continues to handicap the Pittsburgh Penguins. In addition to missing both Sidney Crosby and Kris Letang, the team also had to play Saturday night without Jordan Staal and their goal drought continued against the New Jersey Devils.
The month of August has been anything but kind to the Pittsburgh Pirates and the trend continued Saturday night. Paul Maholm was charged with seven runs after allowing 10 hits in 6 2-3 innings as the San Diego Padres beat the Pirates 13-2.
In the midst of their long losing streak, the Pirates made a move Saturday as they try to end their August swoon. Right-hander Brad Lincoln was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis before their game against the San Diego Padres on Saturday evening.
The Pirates slide back to reality continued Friday night as they added once again to the loss column coming off a sweep at the hands of the fifth place Chicago Cubs.
Former Pirate and current color commentator John Wehner joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on SportsRadio 93-7 The FAN as the team looks to end their current losing streak.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have the exact same record (18-22) right now as they did a year ago. Is there any reason to believe that this season will have a better ending than last?
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