Archive for April, 2011

Pirates Defeat Rockies 3-0 on Friday night

Pittsburgh defeated the Colorado Rockies 3-0 last night in game one of a three game series. Kevin Correia (4-2) put out another solid effort. He pitched 6.2 innings, allowing no runs on three hits. Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones provided homeruns for the Pirates offense. McCutchen 1-3, RBI Tabata 0-4 Jones 2-4, RBI Walker 0-4 […]

Bowker Cut, Paul Called Up

In a surprising move the Pittsburgh Pirates have released outfielder/pinch hitter John Bowker. Bowker batted .233 this season after being primarily used as a pinch hitter. Xavier Paul, who was claimed off waivers from the LA Dodgers earlier this week, has just three hits this season in 11 at-bats. In his career, Paul has compiled […]

Giants Defeat Pirates 5-2 in Series Finale

The San Francisco Giants and Ryan Vogelsong – yes Ryan Vogelsong – defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates today at PNC Park 5-2. The Pirates have a track record of making average, or well below average starters look like CY Young candidates and today was just another example. Vogelsong (1-0) pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. […]

McDonald Earns First Win As Pirates Blank Giants

It wasn’t an offensive surge that won the game for the Pirates tonight; in fact, the offense had a quiet now, mustering up just eight hits and compiling for 10 strikeouts. Four of those hits came from the bats of Steve Pearce and Neil Walker — each had two hits.

Lineup Announcements: Pirates-Giants Game Two

No big changes in tonight’s lineup as Brandon Wood remains at shortstop, Pedro Alvarez at third base. Steve Pearce will get the start, though, leaving Lyle Overbay with the night off. CF Andrew McCutchen LF Jose Tabata RF Matt Diaz 2B Neil Walker 1B Steve Pearce C Chris Snyder 3B Pedro Alvarez SS Brandon Wood […]

Jameson Taillon Set For Professional Debut Tonight

The Pittsburgh Pirates super prospect Jameson Taillon will make his professional debut tonight for the West Virginia Power. He was the No. 2 overall selection in last year’s draft. He will face Hagerstown and Bryce Harper tonight, who was the overall No.1 selection in that same draft. This outing is one of the most anticipated […]

Pirates Blow Late Lead, Lose In Extras

The Pirates were up 2-1 in the eighth inning when reliever Evan Meek took the mound. He didn’t get anybody out and left runners on first and third after a couple of hits. The Pirates got out of the jam, allowing just one run to tie the score. The game went into extra innings. Darren […]

Pirates Claim OF Xavier Paul From Dodgers, Place Scott Olsen On DL

Xavier Paul

The Pirates have made a couple of moves today. They placed left-handed pitcher Scott Olsen on the 60-day disabled list. They have claimed out-fielder Xavier Paul from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Paul was a fourth round draft pick of the Dodgers in 2003. He is 26 years old. He bats left and throws right. He appeared […]