Morton Avoids Damage But Pirates Lose To Phillies, 4-1(93-7 The FAN) — Pirates starting pitcher Charlie Morton made his first start of the spring Monday, pitching two scoreless innings in a 4-1 loss to Philadelphia.
Pirates Tender Contracts To Seven Players, Sign Grilli(93-7 The FAN) — Joel Hanrahan, Jeff Karstens, Evan Meek, Garrett Jones, Charlie Morton, Chris Resop and Casey McGehee were all arbitration eligible Monday night and all were tendered contracts.
Pirates Beat Cardinals, 5-4 In 11th InningGarrett Jones homered to lead off the bottom of the 11th inning and lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night.
Bucs: Small Ball Leads To 1-0 WinChris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — The Pittsburgh Pirates are quickly establishing themselves as the kings of small ball in Major League Baseball.
Idle Thoughts- Karstens Makes Pitch For All-Star SpotI'm not one to share my opinion, but since you asked...The amazing run of the Pittsburgh Pirates continues, as does the season of starter Jeff Karstens, who was not a member of the rotation to begin 2011.
Pirates Top Astros, 1-0Jeff Karstens pitched three-hit ball into the seventh inning and five relievers finished the four-hitter, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night.
Pirates Fall To Astros, 3-2With the Bucs (15-17) just one game shy of .500 and coming off a winning road series against the San Diego Padres, hopes were high at PNC Park for the home team.
How Are Pirates Nearing .500?Tomorrow night vs. the Houston Astros, the Pirates will have a chance to reach the .500 mark. Might not seem like a big deal, but, it will be the first time they would hit that mark in May since the 2005 season.