Pirates reliever Jared Hughes entered the 7th inning with the bases loaded and no outs and the team holding onto a 2-0 lead.
Deep, seemingly bottomless and unending, Federal Street on Monday just before 1 p.m. clogged and overflowed with patrons on their way into the Pirates home opener, many donning black shirts. It was a swarm and mass of bodies, a jam-packed Pirates party.
Todd Frazier hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning on Monday, overcoming another stumble by the bullpen and rallying the Cincinnati Reds to an opening 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen played in his first Spring Training game since March 12th and said he will be ready to go for Opening Day in Cincinnati.
Francisco Liriano says he was a little surprised that Clint Hurdle named him Opening Day starter.
Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle alluded to the fact that he knew who would be the team opening day starter early in spring training, but it wasn’t until Tuesday that he made his intentions known to the public.
As the Pirates continue to push towards the playoff this year, they’ve released their schedule for the 2015 season with home start times included.
Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker understands not everybody is going to be a fan of Major League Baseball’s expanded replay system, which threatens to slow down a sport that already struggles to be played with any sort of urgency.
Better late than never. Indeed, the press conference with Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland before Monday’s Opening Day celebration was delayed, getting started about 20 minutes behind schedule.
Pirates GM tells the Cook and Poni Show that he thinks this is a better Opening Day roster than last year.
Pirates broadcaster Bob Walk joined The Fan Morning Show on Monday as the guys broadcasted live from inside the stadium in anticipation of Opening Day.
When the Pittsburgh Pirates take the field for Monday’s opener against the rebuilding Chicago Cubs, they’ll do it without the burden of two decades of losing. They’ll do it with the momentum that comes after the best season in a generation, and something just as valuable as they try to prove their breakout 2013 was no fluke: legitimate optimism.
The Pirates will take on the Chicago Cubs at PNC Park, but there’s plenty that went into making the field ready for today’s game.
Pirates president Frank Coonelly joined The Fan Morning Show at PNC Park on Monday, as the guys broadcasted live from inside the stadium in anticipation of Opening Day.
Beaver County Times Journalist and Member of the Baseball Writers of America, John Perrotto, joined Dan Kingerski Monday morning to discuss the current state of the Pirates’ roster.