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Pirates wait out market, get Ike Davis from Mets

The Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis for minor-league reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named, ending months of speculation about Davis heading to the Pirates. This isn't an...

Pirates wait out market, get Ike Davis from Mets

The Pirates acquired first baseman Ike Davis for minor-league reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named, ending months of speculation about Davis heading to the Pirates. This isn't an...

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News and notes: Ike Davis to start, bat sixth

Ike Davis is at PNC Park and will start at first base and bat sixth in tonight's game. To make room for Davis on the 25-man roster, Travis Ishikawa has been designated for assignment. -P- This...

News and notes: Ike Davis to start, bat sixth

Ike Davis is at PNC Park and will start at first base and bat sixth in tonight's game. To make room for Davis on the 25-man roster, Travis Ishikawa has been designated for assignment. -P- This...

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Pirates struggle with runners on, lose 5-3

The Pirates left 11 runners on base against the Brewers Friday night, twice leaving the bases loaded, en route to a 5-3 Pirates loss. The Bucs also lost Jordy Mercer after Martin Maldonado got him...

Pirates struggle with runners on, lose 5-3

The Pirates left 11 runners on base against the Brewers Friday night, twice leaving the bases loaded, en route to a 5-3 Pirates loss. The Bucs also lost Jordy Mercer after Martin Maldonado got him...

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Postgame reaction: Morton roughed up in 5-3 loss

Postgame reaction from the Pirates clubhouse: Clint Hurdle On Ike Davis: He'll definitely be a participant over at first base. The guy is not far removed from being a run-producer at the...

Postgame reaction: Morton roughed up in 5-3 loss

Postgame reaction from the Pirates clubhouse: Clint Hurdle On Ike Davis: He'll definitely be a participant over at first base. The guy is not far removed from being a run-producer at the...

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Dry Land now available

My book, Dry Land, is finally available! You can find physical copies at CreateSpace. (You can also get it at Amazon, and I thank you no matter where you buy it, but I get a much higher royalty at...

Dry Land now available

My book, Dry Land, is finally available! You can find physical copies at CreateSpace. (You can also get it at Amazon, and I thank you no matter where you buy it, but I get a much higher royalty at...

Pirates MiLB recap: 4/18/14

West Virginia got rained out, but the other three affiliates all got shutout pitching from their starters to key wins. And Gregory Polanco is good.

Pregame notes: Upbeat Hurdle talks Martin, Lohse

Russell Martin bats second After getting on base four times last night, Martin is back in the two hole again tonight. During Spring Training Martin often batted second in order to get him quick...

Pirates acquire Ike Davis

From the Pirates' press release: The Pittsburgh Pirates today acquired first baseman Ike Davis from the New York Mets in exchange for minor league right-handed pitcher Zack Thornton and a player...

Pirates crush Brewers, score 6 vs. Wei-Chung Wang

The Pirates crushed the Brewers 11-2 on Thursday, building a lead behind Edinson Volquez and then extending it by beating up on a Rule 5 pick from their own farm system, Wei-Chung Wang. Volquez...

Pirates MiLB recap: 4/17/14

Casey Sadler and Orlando Castro had strong starts, Nick Kingham had a decent one, and Indianapolis keeps piling on the hits.

Gamethread: Morton leads Bucs vs. Brewers, Lohse

Tonight's lineup: Starling Marte LF Russell Martin C Andrew McCutchen CF Pedro Alvarez 3B Neil Walker 2B Gaby Sanchez 1B Jose Tabata RF Jordy Mercer SS Charlie Morton

Postgame reaction: Bucs roll over Brewers, 11-2

Postgame reaction from both clubhouses: Clint Hurdle On Josh Harrison's pinch hit home run in the 7th that put the Pirates up 4-2: It's funny how the game works out. He tried to get the bunt...

Hurdle talks Gallardo's look-and-miss stuff

Look-and-Miss Stuff We often talk glowingly about pitchers with swing-and-miss stuff. Swings and misses correlate well with strikeouts, and strikeouts are obviously an effective way to prevent...

Cueto Stifles Pirates, Ks 12 in 4-0 Shutout

In a rematch of starters from last year's NL Wild Card game, Reds' starter Johnny Cueto dominated, amassing a career-high 12 strikeouts on his way to a complete game shutout.

Pirates MiLB recap: 4/16/14

Jeff Locke struggled through a rehab start, while Altoona and Bradenton got good starts.

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How much has service time affected ROY awards?

This morning, Rob Biertempfel tweeted that a scout told him that Gregory Polanco is good enough to win the Rookie of the Year award this season. That might be true, but as you all know, Polanco...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez takes on Brewers

... And if you told me that, two weeks into the season, I'd be thinking, "Oh, cool, an Edinson Volquez start," I would have said you were crazy. The lineup against Yovani Gallardo: Starling Marte...

Pirates (brief) MiLB recap: 4/15/14

Bradenton won in a shutout and the other three affiliates were rained out.

Pirates minor league thread

Altoona already won an early game, but Jeff Locke is slated to start tonight for Indianapolis and West Virginia, playing a doubleheader, will go with two of the Pirates' more interesting pitching prospects.

Gamethread: Liriano, Cueto start in WC rematch

Here's the Pirates' lineup for today's 12:35pm matchup against Cuuuueeee-tohhhh and the Reds: Jose Tabata LFTravis Snider RFAndrew McCutchen CFPedro Alvarez 3BGaby Sanchez 1BNeil Walker 2BTony...

Leake, Frazier homer for Reds in Bucs' 7-5 loss

Gerrit Cole allowed two home runs, including one by pitcher Mike Leake, in the sixth inning Tuesday as the Pirates lost 7-5. The Pirates drew first blood on an RBI line-drive single by Gaby...

Bucs-Reds homerfest suspended until Tuesday

Tonight's ridiculous 10-homer game has been suspended until tomorrow at 5:30 with the score tied 7-7, but it's already provided plenty of excitement. Maybe too much. I don't feel so good. Where's...

Pirates MiLB recap: 4/14/14

The rain gods had mercy on Columbus and washed out their game with Indianapolis. The Altoona bullpen wasted a good start, while the two class A teams got good but abbreviated starts.

Notes: Heredia, Polanco, Alvarez

A few notes: -P- Luis Heredia is headed to the disabled list at West Virginia after experiencing shoulder discomfort. Shoulder injuries can be serious business, so let's hope Heredia can get back...

Gamethread: Pirates win 8-7

The Pirates won last night's bizzaro homer-fest when it continued this afternoon, with Andrew McCutchen doubling in the seventh and Russell Martin singling him home to break a 7-7 tie. Mark...

An excerpt from Dry Land

Here's the introduction to Dry Land, which you can buy here and here. * * * You’re not supposed to go to a carnival to feel miserable. And yet here I am, surrounded by thousands of baseball...

Brewers complete sweep with 4-1 win over Pirates

I didn't see this one, but it doesn't sound like I missed much. The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the third when Martin Maldonado doubled, then came home on a bunt and a sacrifice fly. The Bucs then...

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