Marlon Byrd had three hits and Pedro Alvarez hit a two-run homer high off the batter’s eye on Friday night, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 in a series that could decide the NL wild-card game host.
The Pirates are looking at their first postseason game in 21 years. Most likely, it’ll be a one-game Wild Card showdown with the Cincinnati Reds.
Andrew states a case for this being the year of the underdog in baseball.
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?
Just one day after his team clinched their first playoff berth since 1992, Pirates General Manager Neal Huntington joined Starkey, Miller and Mueller to talk about putting this team together and what it was like celebrating last night’s playoff clinching victory over the Cubs.
From the jaws of even more heartache, the Pirates pulled out a gem at Wrigley Field’s historic home plate. Then, a short time later, the celebration was on as the Washington Nationals lost and the Pirates were assured post-season action.
For the first time since 1992, the Pittsburgh Pirates are playoff-bound, and team president Frank Coonelly reacts with Vinnie & Cook on Sportsradio 93-7 The Fan.
It was the “out” call heard around the National League. The Pirates not only won the game in Chicago, but the Washington Nationals lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals.
To celebrate the Pirates clinching a berth in the 2013 MLB Playoffs- their first postseason appearance since 1992- The Fan Morning Show put together an audio montage paying tribute to this special team.
The Pittsburgh Pirates are going to the playoffs for the first time in 21 years, clinching at least a National League wild card Monday night when they beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 and the Washington Nationals lost to St. Louis.
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?
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite a vote of confidence from head coach Dan Bylsma, GM Ray Shero, and captain Sidney Crosby, the fact there is any debate over who should see more time in goal for the Penguins in 2013-14 points to how far Marc-Andre Fleury has fallen.
It has taken two decades of patience by the fans and a season of hard work, but the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates are on the brink of delivering to fans the excitement of post-season baseball.
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 Pirates have gotten some stability back in their scrappy pitching staff, as veteran Charlie Morton has officially survived an injury scare, and rookie Gerrit Cole has officially survived his mid-season job hunt.