In a game that took 5 hours, 55 minutes, pinch-hitter Tony Sanchez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the 16th inning to give the Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night – the longest game in Pittsburgh history by time.
Inevitably, before anybody even spoke a word, he was already getting his chops busted for choosing “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen” as one of his walk-up songs for the 2014 season.
The Pirates’ General Manager talks about how his team is shaping up with just one week to Opening Day.
As is typical this time of the year, the Pittsburgh Pirates announced another round of roster moves as they trim it down to the 25 if needs to be by Opening Day.
According to multiple reports, Pirates backup catcher Chris Stewart will be undergoing knee surgery for an injury he sustained against the Minnesota Twins back on March 12th.
Pirates C Tony Sanchez sat down with The Fan Morning Show at Pirates spring training on Monday to chat about his offseason and how his career has been progressing.
Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman caught up with former Pirates catcher Mike LaValliere, who is working with the club’s catchers in spring training.
This time of year, plenty of letters are addressed to the North Pole and Mr. Santa Claus. Well, it pays to have people in the right places. Lucky enough for me, I was able to intercept a few Christmas lists (as the big day is just a week away) that were addressed to Santa that emanated from right here in Pittsburgh, Pa.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — The Pirates have recalled right-handed closer Jason Grilli from his rehab assignment with Double-A Altoona and reinstated him from the disabled list, the team announced today.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — To make room for newcomers Marlon Byrd and John Buck, the Pirates have temporarily sent left-handed starting pitcher Jeff Locke and backup catcher Tony Sanchez down to Double-A Altoona, the team announced Wednesday evening.
Pirates catcher, Tony Sanchez joined the Fan Morning Show on Tuesday to talk about his first home run, and if he tracked down the fan who caught it and threw a Pony League ball back out onto the field.
Buster Posey had three hits, Pablo Sandoval drove in two runs and the San Francisco Giants beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 on Saturday night.
Pirates Catcher Russell Martin got the day off in the series finale against the Miami Marlins, but when his name was called to pinch hit late in a tied game, he came up clutch as the Pirates completed the three game sweep.
With backup Catcher Michael McKenry out for the year after having knee surgery, Tony Sanchez will get his first extended chance with the big league club, and talks about his first game behind the plate being a shutout.
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.