Freese's 2-Run HR Lifts Pirates To 5-4 Win Over DiamondbacksDavid Freese hit a long two-run home run to cap a four-run fifth inning, Sean Rodriguez also homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied for a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Wednesday night.
Polanco Drives In 5, Pirates Crush Diamondbacks 12-1Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer and drove in a career-best five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Arizona Diamondbacks 12-1 on Tuesday night.
4-Run Third Inning Leads Bucs Past Rockies 6-3Josh Harrison drove in two runs with a pair of singles, first baseman Mark Reynolds' two-base throwing error scored two more runs during Pittsburgh's four-run third and the Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Monday.
Why Pitching Is The Hardest Thing To Rely On In Fantasy BaseballMost fantasy baseball owners plan their draft around picking pitchers that threw well last year. But as we all learn, sometimes things don't go as planned. Pitchers can get hurt; their performance can drop off for a number of reasons, sometimes without rational explanation. The hardest part for the fantasy owner is accepting that the present season is different than past seasons, and it's sometimes better to just admit you drafted wrong instead of stubbornly sticking with bad pitchers all season—and losing the league.
Shaky Cole, Good Defense Lead Pirates Over Rockies 2-1Starling Marte and John Jaso had two hits each and made fine defensive plays to help Gerrit Cole navigate through seven shaky innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Friday night.
Tyler Glasnow: Jameson Taillon & I Are Like TwinsPirates top prospect Tyler Glasnow's dream of pitching in the major leagues may come true in the next few weeks.
Polanco Powers Pirates By Braves 8-2Gregory Polanco homered and tripled, John Jaso collected three hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates rolled by the Atlanta Braves 8-2 on Thursday night.
Teheran Guides Braves To 3-1 Win Over PiratesJulio Teheran allowed five hits in 7 2/3 crisp innings and the Atlanta Braves gave Brian Snitker his first victory as interim manager with a 3-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.
Pirates Spoil Snitker's Debut As Manager, Top Braves 12-9Gregory Polanco doubled three times and the Pittsburgh Pirates ruined Brian Snitker's debut as interim manager of the Atlanta Braves with a 12-9 victory Tuesday night.
Joyce, Niese Lead Pirates To 8-5 Win Over BravesJon Niese pitched six effective innings to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to an 8-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves.
At Fantasy Baseball Season's Quarter Pole, It's Time To Accept Patterns And TrendsMost teams in MLB have played close to 40 games at this point of the season, meaning the fantasy baseball season is one quarter over. If you've been waiting for that veteran to come around and start hitting, it's time to give up on the dream. If that pitcher still has an ERA way north of five runs per game, you may need to look elsewhere for wins and strikeouts. This is the time of the year when trends become permanent, really. Sticking too long with players headed for bad seasons only can hurt your team.
Arrieta Strikes Out 11, Rizzo Drives In 4, Cubs Beat PiratesUnbeaten Jake Arrieta struck out 11 in eight innings, Anthony Rizzo drove in four runs and the Chicago Cubs remained perfect against the Pittsburgh Pirates with an 8-2 victory on Saturday.