Archive for June, 2011

It Gets Better Project

As you may know, several major league baseball teams have contributed team videos to the “It Gets Better Project” which addresses bullying of LGBTQ youth.  Last year, there was a rash of suicides among teen boys due to this bullying.  The teams participating so far include the Giants, Red Sox, Cubs and Mariners.  Other teams […]

Pirates Offense Falters in 2-1 Loss to Blue Jays

Brandon Morrow (4-4) struckout 10 Pirates’ hitters in seven innings, allowing one run on four hits.  Paul Maholm (4-9) pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on nine hits.  Another game, the same story for Maholm – no run support. Frank Francisco picked up his 9th save of the season. Scoring Summary Fifth inning – Cedeno singled […]

OF Jose Tabata officially put on DL; Alex Presley Called Up

Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata was put on the Disabled list on Monday with no surprise with a left quadriceps strain. Manager Clint Hurdle stated that he felt Tabata came back too soon from his first leg injury back in May when he missed four games. However, what is interesting is that his first injury […]

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Highlighted in Sports Illustrated

The 1971 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates team is highlighted in this week’s Sports Illustrated, as part of the magazine’s annual “Where Are They Now?” double issue. Senior writer Austin Murphy, who worshipped his hometown Pirates as an 11-year-old in 1971, attended a recent reunion of the championship team. Murphy listened to players like Dave […]

Alex Presley, Pittsburgh Pirates Edge Toronto Blue Jays 7-6

Alex Presley didn’t waste much time getting into the hit parade on Tuesday night. He hit a two-run homerun in the third inning to give the Pirates an early 2-0 lead. The Pirates pounded out 12 hits, three from Matt Diaz and two from Presley and Ronny Cedeno. Andrew McCutchen’s homerun in the seventh inning […]

Indians Designate Adam Everett For Assignment: Could Bucs Go After Him?

The Cleveland Indians recently designated shotstop Adam Everett for assignment after calling up highly touted prospect, Lonnie Chisenhall. If Everett refuses the assignment, he would be available to all 30 teams such as when Brandon Wood was, too. GM Neal Hungtington went after Wood right away to add depth to the left side of the […]

Red Sox Avoid Sweep With 4-2 Win over Pirates

Pittsburgh was looking for the sweep on Sunday but fell short of their goal. You can say that the Red Sox won but the Pirates lost the game in my opinion. A team cannot walk six batters and have four errors on defense and expect to beat a team like the Red Sox. That is […]

Pirates Beat BoSox 6-4, Look For Sweep Sunday

A four-run fourth inning sparked the Pirates after being down 2-0 on Saturday night at PNC Park. Lyle Overbay hit a three-run bomb for his sixth homer of the season. Jeff Karstens singled in Ronny Cedeno later in the inning. The Pirates went on to win 6-4. Jeff Karstens (5-4) pitched six and two-thirds innings, allowing […]