Archive for April, 2012

Pittsburgh Pirates Remain In Fourth Place in NL Central

Not much has changed from last week to this week in the Pirates season. After going 3-3 over their last 6 games, Pittsburgh remains in fourth place in the National League Central, only a half a game behind the Milwaukee Brewers for third. The week got off to a rainy start, when their opening game […]

Josh Bell Placed on West Virginia Disabled List

Josh Bell was placed on the West Virginia disabled list with a knee injury. 24-year-old Carlos Mesa has come from extended spring training to take Bell’s roster spot. Josh Bell has been placed on the West Virginia disabled list. Carlos Mesa has been promoted from extended ST to take his place. — Tim Williams (@timwilliamsP2) […]

Pirates Edge Rockies 5-4 in Series Opener

Clint Barmes tied the score at four after his home run in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Colorado Rockies. Casey McGehee followed that up later in the inning with an RBI single to give the Pirates a 5-4 advantage. Joel Hanrahan shut the door in the ninth inning without allowing a hit. Kevin Correia […]

Series Opener Could Set Tone For Possible Turn Around In Pittsburgh

St Louis Cardinals v Pittsburgh Pirates

Jamie Moyer, the ageless one, will take the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight as the Bucs welcome in the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies come into tonight’s match up in 3rd place in the National League West with an 8-7 record. Like the Pirates, the Roux have had their share of early season struggles, more […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Split Series Against Diamondbacks and Cardinals

Not much has changed for Opening Week until this point for the Pittsburgh Pirates, as they find themselves three games under .500 at 6-9 and at the bottom half of the NL Central in fourth place. The two constants for the Pirates throughout the first two weekends of the year has been their stellar pitching […]

Cardinals Take Rubber Game at PNC Park

Pirates starter Erik Bedard put forth another quality effort but the offense, once again, failed to help his cause. Bedard pitched seven innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. His counterpart, Kyle Lohse, allowed one run in seven innings on six hits. David Freese led the way for the Cardinals with 2 RBI. Jose Tabata […]

A.J. Burnett Dominates in Pirates Debut

It took newly acquired starter A.J. Burnett 14 games to step on the diamond this year but it was well worth the wait. Burnett tossed seven scoreless innings while allowing three hits; he struck out seven batters and walked two. Pittsburgh didn’t need many runs because of Burnett’s effort and that turned out to be […]

Early Season Trouble for the Pirates a Result of Lack of Adjustments

  By Ian Catherine In the wild those who fail to adjust and adapt don’t survive. The same goes in the world of sports. We all know that the Pittsburgh Pirates have plenty of hitters that are struggling to begin the 2012 season. The free agent additions have struggled to adapt to their new roles […]