8 hrs ago
Bullpen working well, and a lot
After the first quarter of the season, the Pirates bullpen established two truths.
12 hrs ago
Major League Baseball
MLB Notebook: Machado is a doubles machine
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16 hrs ago
Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli's workloads aren't grave concerns
We've heard a lot over the past few weeks about Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli's workloads this year, and how they're not sustainable.
22 hrs ago
Burnett tries to get off the schneid in Milwaukee
Pittsburgh ace A.J. Burnett tries to end a three-start skid on Friday night when the Pirates open a three-game series at Miller Park against the Milwaukee Brewers.
The case for the Gaby Sanchez trade
David Todd and I discussed the Gaby Sanchez trade on our last podcast , and I again came out against it, with the idea being that it's difficult for the Pirates to draft stars, and a competitive-balance pick in the 30s at least represented the possibility that the Pirates might get a star, even if it wasn't a particularly likely possibility.
Thu May 23, 2013
The Jackson Sun
Interleague play no longer a novelty act
Back before interleague play was an everyday occurrence, this was the week baseball focused on something that no longer is a novelty.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Pittsburgh Pirates - PlayerWatch
RHP Jeanmar Gomez ' spot in the starting rotation figures to be in jeopardy when RHP Charlie Morton is activated from the disabled list.
Wed May 22, 2013
Liriano dominates as Pirates edge Cubs 1-0
The veteran left-hander continued his torrid start, scattering two hits over seven innings and the Pirates edged the Chicago Cubs 1-0 on Wednesday night.
The Winning Edge: Diamondbacks, Pirates' Jason Grilli exceeding expectations
Each week, Sporting News will profile a team and a player who have exhibited The Winning Edge during the 2013 season.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Game of Wins
The Pittsburgh Pirates are winning. Winning ugly. Winning by a run. Winning with a walkoff-error. Walkoff bomb.
Bleed Cubbie Blue
Pirates 5, Cubs 4: Bullpen Mismanagement
Could the Cubs have won Tuesday night's game with better relief work? Yes, and part of that is on manager Dale Sveum's choices.
Tue May 21, 2013
Pirates beat Cubs 5-4 behind Snider's grand slam
Garza allowed one hit over five shutout innings in his first outing in 10 months, but the Pirates pounced on a Chicago bullpen that is 10th in the National League in ERA by sending 11 men to the plate in the sixth.
Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Dominating with Strikeouts
The Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers are dominating in the first month and a half of the 2013 Major League Baseball season because they are striking out a majority of the batters they face.
Sun May 19, 2013
Pirates notebook: McCutchen sits out due to sore knee
"I didn't feel anything at the time, but I think that's something that caused my uncomfortable feeling," McCutchen said.
Alvarez homers, Pittsburgh pitches past Houston
Jeff Locke fired seven shutout innings to outduel Lucas Harrell, while Pedro Alvarez's solo homer provided the only scoring in the Pittsburgh Pirates' 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros at PNC Park.
Sat May 18, 2013
Pirates' pitchers racking up strikeouts
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington, as is often pointed out, majors in pitching.
Thu May 16, 2013
Pig To Pirate: The Improbable Case of Pittsburgh Pirates Closer Jason Grilli
Jason Grilli stayed at a Holiday Inn Express last night. This morning he is tied for the Major League lead in saves with Mariano Rivera .
Wed May 15, 2013
Rodriguez, Pirates silence Brewers 3-1
Wandy Rodriguez allowed one run over seven strong innings and Neil Walker hit a two-run single as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-1 on Wednesday night.
Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?
Game 39: Pirates 3 Brewers 2
There were plenty of things to like in this game , the Pirates found a way to win in a game in which they were the better team but just couldn't score runs, and also Andrew McCutchen is practically a real life baseball superhero and it's just great that he's a Pirate), but my favorite one came immediately after the game ended.
Tue May 14, 2013
Six Under-the-Radar MLB Relievers Who Are Absolutely Filthy
You don't always need big names to get big results out of your bullpen. Sometimes a few unsung heroes will do the trick.