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Wednesday | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Smizik: Frieri does his thing

What was Clint Hurdle thinking? He didn't have a lot of options, but -- really -- Ernesto Frieri in a tie game? In the last of the ninth? Against the St. Louis? Frieri got the first two batters, one on a gift from home plate umpire Joe West, and then watched Kolten Wong drill a 3-2 pitch into the right-field stands to give the Cardinals a 5-4 win ... (more)

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Kolten Wong, Daniel Descalso, Jason Grilli, Racing, CART Racing, Justin Wilson

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Bucs Dugout

Ask Bucs Dugout: On the trade deadline and Gregory Polanco contract talks

The Pirates still have a month of baseball to play before the deadline hits, and I think they should use it to figure out where they're going.

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Related Topix: Sports, Gregory Polanco, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Jason Grilli, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Mon Jun 30, 2014

Press & Sun-Bulletin

Alumni Update: Union-Endicott's Jim Johnson heating up for Oakland A's

Former Union-Endicott star pitcher Jim Johnson may not be the closer for the Oakland Athletics, but he has strung together several of his better performances of the season in the past two weeks.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oakland Athletics, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jim Johnson, American League

Sat Jun 28, 2014

The Newark Star-Ledger

Mets, Pittsburgh Pirates frequent trade partners and why Mets got Blake Taylor in Ike Davis deal

In facing the Pirates, the Mets also went against a team they've been a frequent trade partner with.

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Related Topix: Sports, Ike Davis, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates, Vic Black

Fri Jun 20, 2014

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins remain open to trading for starting pitcher

After promoting Andrew Heaney and Anthony DeSclafani, the Miami Marlins will remain open to trading for a starter if the rotation continues to struggle.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Baseball Players, Major League Baseball, National League East, Steve Cishek, Alex Cobb, Florida Marlins

Thu Jun 19, 2014

Fish Stripes

Miami Marlins outright Dan Jennings, J.T. Realmuto

In a pair of roster moves Wednesday, the Miami Marlins outrighted reliever Dan Jennings to Triple-A and catcher J.T. Realmuto to Double-A Jacksonville.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Dunn, Steve Cishek, Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball

Wed Jun 18, 2014

Rum Bunter

Pirates Bullpen Worst in NL Central

We wrote this morning about the struggles by the Pittsburgh Pirates bullpen. Three relievers are getting it done for the Buccos Tony Watson, Mark Melancon and although not so much lately, Justin Wilson.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Dreyer & Reinbold Racing, Racing, CART Racing, Justin Wilson, Indy Racing

Tue Jun 17, 2014

CBS Local

Pirates, Five More Draft Picks Agree To Contracts

Outfielder Connor Joe was selected 39th overall with the teams compensation pick they acquired from the Miami Marline in the Bryan Morris trade.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players

Mon Jun 16, 2014

Bucs Dugout

Pirates sign Connor Joe and Jordan Luplow

The Pirates have signed the 39th overall pick in the 2014 draft, a pick they acquired from the Marlins for Bryan Morris.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Sat Jun 14, 2014

Fish Stripes

MLB Scores: Miami Marlins 6, Pittsburgh Pirates 8

The Miami Marlins fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-6 on Saturday afternoon. Randy Wolf struggled on the mound while Charlie Morton pitched well for the Pirates.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Mike Dunn, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball, Charlie Morton, Jordy Mercer, Gregory Polanco

Fri Jun 13, 2014

Rum Bunter

Who Are These Florida Marlins?

Jun 10, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; Miami Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton celebrates with teammates after scoring during the eighth inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Steve Cishek, Florida Marlins, Major League Baseball, Texas Rangers, Garrett Jones, Jeff Baker

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Smizik: Pitchers' report card

In view of the excellent performance from Edinson Volquez last night, it's not a good day to be negatively critiquing the Pirates starting pitchers -- 13th in the NL in ERA, 12th in WHIP, 10th in BAA -- but, hey, it's report-card time.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, Gerrit Cole, Brandon Cumpton

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