The Pirates anemic offense cost them another game last night. The problem for manager Clint Hurdle is that the players he’s counting on for offense just aren’t hitting. I’m going to play manager for a day and give Hurdle 5 changes that I’d make to the Pirates lineup.
Charlie Morton took a shutout into the eighth inning Saturday, and unlike last night with Paul Maholm, the Pirates bats gave their pitcher enough support for a win at PNC Park. Lyle Overbay added his first home run at home this season and Andrew McCutchen had a two-run double in the 6-1 victory over the Houston Astros.
With the Bucs (15-17) just one game shy of .500 and coming off a winning road series against the San Diego Padres, hopes were high at PNC Park for the home team.
Just five weeks into the 2011 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates have won 11 road games and taken five series away from home. Is there anybody out there that could have predicted this? Maybe some mad genius locked away in some insane asylum.
The Pirates will look to rebound tonight from a disappointing homestand as they take on the 1st place Cincinnati Reds. Manager Clint Hurdle is making major changes to the lineup.
Here’s Clint Hurdle’s starting lineup for today’s Home Opener vs. the Colorado Rockies.
Pirates First Baseman Lule Overbay joined Joe Starkey and Josh Miller of Seibel, Starkey, and Miller on Sportsradio 93.7 The FAN immediately following the teams 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals which clenched their second road series victory in as many tries to start the season.
As the Pirates officially start this afternoon, I figured I’d throw 19 predictions for Bucs 2011 season.
When Lyle Overbay and Matt Diaz sit at their lockers in the Pirates’ locker room they know they stand out and there is a reason for that. The 34-year-old Overbay, a first baseman, and 33-year-old Diaz, an outfielder, are the veterans on a team full of youngsters.
The Pittsburgh Pirates newest acquisition Lyle Overbay joined Vinnie & Cook to talk about the signing.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – One of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ top priorities this offseason was to find a player to play first base or right field. Mission accomplished. The Pirates announced Tuesday that they’ve signed first baseman […]