Archive for July, 2011

Phillies Sweep Pirates

It was a rough week for Pittsburgh Pirates’ baseball. A split at Atlanta set up a three-game series against cross-state rival Philadelphia Phillies. At least the week is over, right? Well that is how the Pirates feel after being dealt a three-game sweep from the Phillies. Raul Ibanez knocked in Hunter Pence to give the […]

Pirates Acquire Ludwick From San Diego

  After acquiring Orioles’ first basemen Derrek Lee, the Pittsburgh Pirates went out on Sunday and made another move. The outfield was in need of some major help until Jose Tabata and Alex Presley return, therefore the Pirates grabbed veteran outfielder Ryan Ludwick from the San Diego Padres. Jon Morosi tweets that the deal is for […]

Pirates Sell for 1st baseman Derrek Lee; Huntington “pleased”

“Since 1992, the Pirates are in a playoff push.” A statement heard practically by all baseball fans this year. However, even with the Bucs looking to make the postseason, some said that it was a fluke season. As a result, they wanted GM Neal Huntington not to trade away prospects, and build for the future. […]

New Lineup Same Result

Looking to add a spark to their lineup, the Pittsburgh Pirates made some changes before Saturday’s game against the Phillies.  With Ronny Cedeno still out with a sore leg, shortstop Pedro Ciriaco got hit first major league start and batted leadoff.  Outfielders Xavier Paul and Garrett Jones were also removed from the lineup due to […]

Morton Labors in 10-3 Loss to Phillies

Earning a single run off of Philadelphia Phillies’ starter Roy Halladay seemed difficult to do seeing how the Pittsburgh Pirates have been struggling with the bat lately. How about getting eight runs back after two innings? Impossible. That’s the hole Charlie Morton put the Pirates in tonight. Morton (8-6) lasted four innings, allowing six earned […]

Pirates Earn Split Against Braves

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday night at Turner Field to earn a split of the four-game series. Andrew McCutchen delivered some breathing room in the ninth inning with his two-run bomb to give the Pirates a 5-2 advantage. Kevin Correia received his career-high 12th victory after going six and one-third innings, allowing […]

Pirates in Need of a Bat

At the beginning of this current road trip for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the key question was whether the lineup they have been putting on the field would be enough to keep them in contention.  The Pirates knew that they would have to bring their bats to Turner Field to play Atlanta’s stout pitching staff. So […]

Braves Defeat Pirates 2-1 in Extras

  Atlanta pounded out 14 hits that only accumulated two runs, but those two runs were enough to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 10 innings on Wednesday night. Former Pirates players David Ross and Nate McLouth did in Pittsburgh in the 10th inning. McLouth singled off newly promoted Chris Leroux (1-1) to get things going. […]