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Kevin Correia’s Run In Pittsburgh Coming To An End?

Car-go Goes Yard Off Correia

A lot of the Pittsburgh Pirates success this season has stemmed from the stellar pitching performances delivered by not only the starting rotation but the bullpen as well. The weakest link of the rotation has been Kevin Correia. Since coming over from San Diego in 2011, Kevin Correia has been unsettling to say the least. […]

Pittsburgh Pirates Ride Walk-Off Wins to Series Victories Over Nationals and Astros

Fans began to slowly trickle out of the stadium on the rainy and gloomy Mother’s Day game between the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park yesterday, with little to cheer about. The Pirates offense looked like they were going to waste another spectacular start by starter A.J. Burnett, trailing 2-1 in the bottom […]

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: 2012 Season Preview

  Last year, the city of Pittsburgh got a glimpse of what meaningful baseball feels like in the second half of the season, for the first time in nearly two decades. The Pirates finished the first half of the season, with their eyes set on the NL Central title. All the players were never in […]

Will Daniel Cabrera be able to turn it around this spring?

Remember Daniel Cabrera? The tall, up and coming right hander who spend the majority of his time with the Baltimore Orioles? He’s going to get a chance with Pittsburgh this based on his performance in Spring Training. Cabrera, now 30 years old, spent five full seasons as an Oriole from 2004-2008. His stats for those seasons indicate […]

Outfielders Diaz and Bowker Sent Elsewhere Before September 1; Give Credit to Neal Huntington

Before September 1st, the Pirates made some last minute moves, which were pretty reasonable on their side. Right handed hitting Matt Diaz returned to the Atlanta Braves to provide some bench depth for a player to be named later or cash considerations. Another outfielder, the 28 year old John Bowker, was sent to the Philadelphia […]

The Curse of Jerry Meals

Exactly one week ago from yesterday, home plate umpire Jerry Meals made the infamous safe call between the Pirates and Braves marathon game.  History has shown that the Pirates do not fare well after a tough loss to the Braves.  In the 1992 National League Championship series, Sid Bream scored the winning run against the […]

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 […]