PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates ended their infamous postseason drought in 2013 by turning low-risk moves into high-reward ones, and it might be best for their ship to stay that course through another critical winter.
CINCINNATI (93-7 THE FAN) — Before Saturday’s pivotal game against the Reds at Great American Ball Park, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle announced the setup for his pitching rotation when they begin the MLB postseason Tuesday.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates are hoping their pitching can pull them through a pivotal weekend series in Cincinnati, and A.J. Burnett, who has stabilized that group again this season, will have his opportunity. But is this the last hurrah for the popular veteran?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — If the Pirates are good enough these last couple weeks to forgo that dreaded pigtail game in the National League playoffs, it’s quite clear Francisco Liriano and A.J. Burnett, in an order yet to be determined, would get the nod to open the NLDS. But should rookie Gerrit Cole, instead of working from the bullpen, be given the chance to follow?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The 2013 baseball season, at minimum, will be remembered as the one that ended a torturous streak of losing in Pittsburgh, and for backup catcher Michael McKenry, it will be remembered as the one in which the Pirates came into their own.
On this edition of Black and Gold Sunday, Rob Pratte and Ted Arneault were joined by Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Jared Hughes.
Exactly what has the Pirates’ offense shown in the first half-dozen games that gives you, me, the most blindly loyal or most cynical fan any proclivity that it will get better?
Pirates pitching coach Jay Bell hopes to encourage the team as they get ready for another season and remind players that it’s not always just about scoring a home run.
This was not a good day to be a Pirates pitcher. The staff combined to allow 16 runs on 14 hits and also walked 14 batters all leading to a 16-6 loss to the Boston red Sox today at McKechnie Field.
We have been greeted every morning here in Bradenton with a smiling Ray Searage showing up for work at 5:20 a.m.
Just a few years ago, Kyle McPherson was a Neanderthal – at least on the mound.
Vic Black, the Pirates supplemental first round pick in the 2009 draft, enjoyed a 13 save season, where he held opponents to a .189 batting average in 2012, while allowing just one run in both June and July combined while pitching for Double-A Altoona.
Pirates broadcaster and former pitcher Bob Walk joined the guys on The Fan Morning Show for his weekly spot “Walk on Wednesday,” following a 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Relief pitcher Evan Meek, the Pirates’ lone MLB All-Star representative in 2010, has been designated for assignment after a tumultuous and injury-plagued two-year period, the team announced a short while ago.
Searage chats with the guys about the health of Charlie Morton among other issues facing the Pirates pitching staff.