The Pittsburgh Pirates placed leadoff hitter Starling Marte on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with a bruised right hand.
In a greater context, maybe Starling Marte’s most embarrassing moment as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates — and one that cost the club a pivotal game – will turn out to be a huge positive.
After a disappointing series-opening loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell joins Vinnie on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The topic du jour Wednesday was a dropped fly ball by Pirates leadoff man Starling Marte that opened the door to a 4-3 come-from-behind win by the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium in 14 innings Tuesday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — At 70-47 the Pirates have been a great team, but they are not necessarily a deep one, so fans surely breathed a sigh of relief when the team announced today left fielder Starling Marte will not go on the disabled list.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The silver lining to a disappointing sweep at Coors Field for the Pirates was the avoidance of potentially key injuries to third baseman Pedro Alvarez and left fielder Starling Marte.
Tab Douglas looked at the Pirates farm system as well as the big league club with Kevin Creagh of SteelCityBuzz.com.
Dexter Fowler had two hits and two RBIs and the Colorado Rockies used a big sixth inning to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-4 Saturday night.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have placed backup catcher Michael McKenry on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, with a left knee sprain, the team announced a short while ago.
Brandon Phillips drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double on Friday night, and Mike Leake got the better of left-hander Francisco Liriano for the third time this season, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 5-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that tightened the NL Central.
There was a time when Pirates fans went to the ballpark in disguise.
Gerrit Cole overcame a rocky start to become the first Pirates pitcher to win his first four career starts in more than a century and Starling Marte missed the cycle a few feet short of a home run in Pittsburgh’s 10-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
Starling Marte had a career-high four hits and scored four times and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the San Francisco Giants 12-8 on Wednesday night.
Pittsburgh Pirates hitting coach Jay Bell talked to Bob Pompeani about the club’s progress during the first few weeks of the season.
With a little time, Starling Marte and the Pirates could make waves throughout baseball.