Breaking out the bats at Busch

The Bucs travelled to the Gateway to the West to take on the Cardinals in what would be series that could shift the division standings.  With the…

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals June 29, 2012 8:15 pm June 30, 2012 2:15 pm July 1, 2012 2:15 pm Busch Stadium Probable Pitchers…

Starling Marte’s Encouraging Month of June

Starling Marte, the Pirates’ top position player prospect, is enjoying a great month of June. After a slow May in which he hit just .236, Marte…

Series split in Philly

Despite some shaky work by the bullpen, the Pirates were able to hang on this afternoon to split the four game series at Citizens Bank…

McKenry’s short, but impressive home run list

Pirates’ backup catcher Michael McKenry doesn’t hit home runs often, but when he does, they are usually hit off of high-profile pitchers. Not only has “The…

Lots of McRuns

It wasn’t pretty, but the Bucs held on to avoid losing the series in Philadelphia tonight.  James McDonald clearly didn’t have his best stuff tonight,…

Close plays, botched calls increase need of instant replay

The expansion of instant replay has been a hot topic recently in Major League Baseball. Bud Selig has been quoted as saying, “Yes, we had…

Farm Report: Indianapolis Indians

The Indianapolis Indians are enjoying a hot start to the 2012 season, as they possess the best record in the International League at 47-30 (.610…

Sloppy game at the Bank

If you missed tonight’s game against the Phillies, consider yourself lucky.  It was probably the worst game of 2012, and was reminiscent of the horrible…

Series Preview: Pirates vs. Phillies

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Philadelphia Phillies June 25, 2012 7:05 pm June 26, 2012 7:05 pm June 27, 2012 7:05 pm June 28, 2012 1:05 pm…

Karstens Set to Return in Philly

Despite six strong innings on Saturday, Brad Lincoln is headed back to the bullpen. However, Jeff Karstens is ready to return to the rotation and…

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