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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Tue Jul 01, 2014
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.
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.
Sat Jun 28, 2014
Fri Jun 20, 2014
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.
Thu Jun 19, 2014
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.
Wed Jun 18, 2014
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.
Tue Jun 17, 2014
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.
Mon Jun 16, 2014
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.
Sat Jun 14, 2014
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.
Fri Jun 13, 2014
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.
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.