Would the offense be anemic when the Reds come into town? Or could this be the moment when they turn it all around?
The Pirates snapped their three-game losing streak Thursday with a win against the Padres. But have those losses caused fans to get a little more nervous about this year’s winning team?
A kid on the hill is unhittable, Pedro breaks out of a slump to driving in the winning run, the hometown kid flips to first for the final out, and 20 years of mediocrity and worse is over.
Smiles all around as the Pirates high-fived their way off Miller Field Tuesday night, able to accomplish what 20 Pirates teams before them had not, a guaranteed .500 season.
Pirates Bench Coach Jeff Banister has been with the organization for 28 years, and has held to deal with the losing streak for most of that time. He joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to discuss what it’s like finally putting an end to the streak and what the teams goals are from here.
The Pirates have snapped their 20 year losing streak. The Fan Morning Show takes a look back at some of the best of the worst players during that span.
With the Pirates closing in on ending their dubious streak of twenty consecutive seasons finishing with a losing record, Andrew proposes that it is the perfect time to look back on some of the low-lights and finally put them to rest.
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.