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Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-25-14 thru 8-31-14

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/25/14 thru 8/31/14, the 22nd week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2014 baseball season.   Weekly result: 4 wins and 2 Losses, 17 Runs Scored and 12 Runs Allowed   Hero of the week: Josh Harrison just continues to amaze everyone. He is the spark plug at the top of the order. Harrison had 10 hits in 24 ABs this week including two...
Via Hidden Vigorish
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals – Game 137

Workers of the World Unite! Happy Labor Day ya’ll! And now a quote form the Communist Manifesto! You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach...
Via This Is Getting Old
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds 3, Pirates 2

Just like the last time they faced him, the Pirates appeared to have Johnny Cueto on the ropes early in a game at PNC Park, but – again like last time – Cueto was able to grind out a win after the Bucs failed to add on. Things were looking swell when Josh Harrison homered to lead off the game (of course) and Jordy Mercer added a solo bomb in the second. Francisco Liriano...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pirates really could use a sweep

This is approximately how the Pirates’ season has gone: a stretch of solid play that makes you hopeful, followed by a stretch of bad play that goes on a few days beyond the point where you think, “If they don’t start playing better here, the season will be over,” which is then immediately buoyed by more good play that coincides with a rival falling on their face, re-starting...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Vance Worley looks to assure Pirates of series win over Reds

The Pirates are in a funny position against the Reds this afternoon, because I think they’re clearly a better team than the Reds right now and am kind of half-hoping that they’ll sweep Cincinnati this weekend, but they’re clearly under a bit of added pressure today because Johnny Cueto is looming tomorrow afternoon. Vance Worley will be on the mound for the Pirates today, and...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Pedro Alvarez, Travis Snider

Last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates were able to pull out a victory against the Cincinnati Reds while not playing at full strength.  Both Pedro Alvarez and Travis Snider were unable to be in the lineup due to their respective injuries.It sounds like both Travis Snider (hamstring) and Pedro Alvarez (foot) will not be available tonight for #Pirates— Paul Zeise (@PaulZeise) August...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Josh Harrison turns spectacular double play

There’s turning the conventional 5-4-3 double play and then there’s what Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Josh Harrison seems to do on a daily basis. With runners on first and second with no outs in the top of the seventh inning, Harrison made a great diving stop on a hit down the line by Cincinnati Reds third baseman Kris Negron. Quickly tapping third base with his throwing...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton rehab result

Charlie Morton looked to work his way back to the Pittsburgh Pirates rotation last night while pitching for the Altoona Curve.  In four innings of work, Morton allowed two runs on four hits and struck out six. He also threw 76 pitches in his outing.  He has not pitched since August 15th due to a hip inflammation injury. Morton's return to the rotation could be crucial, especially...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Better Pittsburgh Pirates Food Hats

Yesterday, I brought to your attention the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs' new bacon-themed hats and one blog's quest to create food hats for every team in Major League Baseball. It was truly a wonderous endeavor, and nearly every team was adequately represented with some sort of market-specific foodstuffs. For those of us from Pittsburgh, the pierogi placement for the Pirates was...
Via PSAMP
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Starling Marte’s Emergence

Of all the “breakout” talk going around the Pittsburgh Pirates, I think it’s safe to say Starling Marte’s breakout has been the most impressive lately. When a lot of the talk has been about Josh Harrison and Travis Snider having surprising seasons, Starling Marte has shown a huge, more impressive breakout of his own. Maybe he slides through because he was a highly rated prospect...
Via Cheap Seat Analytics
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Travis Snider exits with hamstring discomfort

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Travis Snider left Wednesday's win early after running out a bunt single, reports Stephen Pianovich of MLB.com. The team later confirmed that Snider had departed with left hamstring discomfort and would be evaluated further on Thursday:Travis Snider left today's game with left hamstring discomfort. He will undergo treatment and be reevaluated...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 133: Pirates 3 Cardinals 1

After two days of ugly bullpen work from the Pirates, this game was pretty much exactly what they needed. Ike Davis hit a looooooong home run in the bottom of the second inning to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead and Andrew McCutchen hit a sac fly in the third after the Cardinals cut the lead in half, then Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, and Mark Melancon cruised through the game’s final six...
Via WHYGAVS?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Charlie Morton to start rehab Thursday

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday by the score of 5-2 . The win improved the Pirates to 68-64, third in the National League Central. Ike Davis broke a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning with a three-run home run. Tony Watson got the win in relief to improve to 9-1 on the season. On the injury front, pitcher Charlie Morton, who has been battling a hip...
Via Sports Injury Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen: ‘I’m not 100 percent, and I realize that’

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen left the team’s 5-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals with left rib discomfort. McCutchen left Tuesday’s game in the sixth inning because his ribs were feeling “just sore” and to “take a little break” that will allow him to return for Wednesday’s finale against the Cardinals. “The plan is to play [Wednesday],”...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Polanco down, Tabata up, Nix gone, Barmes back

The headline covers the Bucs’ notable roster moves on Monday: Gregory Polanco to Indianapolis, Jose Tabata back up from Indy, Jayson Nix designated for assignment, and Clint Barmes activated off the DL. Polanco going to the minors is a bit of a shock – especially if you’d have told me this would be happening a couple months ago – but it does make some sense. The rookie has...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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