Arms Race: Bucco pitchers flip the switch
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Arms Race: Bucco pitchers flip the switch

We know how solid the Bucs’ bats have been in 2014 (Jeff Branson deserves a raise). They lead the National League with a .331 OBP,…

Bucs’ hitting coach Branson deserves more credit
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Bucs’ hitting coach Branson deserves more credit

The 94-win Pirates of 2013 were built on strong pitching and sound defense. An uneven, hit-or-miss offense led to their demise in the postseason, unable…

Little things that have killed the 2014 Pirates
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Little things that have killed the 2014 Pirates

Every time you think the Pirates are on their way to something special, it seems to fall apart. The latest: series wins vs. Milwaukee, St….

The Best & Worst of August
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The Best & Worst of August

Best & Worst of: April | May | June | July Just like that, August is already over. Hard to believe, huh? The most important month in baseball looms just 30…

Vance Worley’s favorite letter is the backward K
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Vance Worley’s favorite letter is the backward K

For those who aren’t up on baseball scoring/lingo, a regular K notes a swinging strikeout. A backward K signifies a strikeout looking. And Vance Worley loves…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14

- The Josh Harrison show continues… 3-for-5 with a double, homer, and five RBI on Friday night puts him 4th in the NL batting race (.308),…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

- Another rough outing for Charlie Morton last night, surrendering five runs in three innings (his shortest outing of the year) … He’s now allowed 4+…

Getting to know John Axford
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Getting to know John Axford

The Pirates made a move today to shore up their bullpen, taking John Axford from the Cleveland Indians in a straight-up waiver claim. To get…

Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)
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Looking ahead to the 2015 payroll (and where Russell Martin could fit)

It’s a little early to already be looking ahead to next season, but this seems to be a pretty interesting topic these days. With Russell…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/9/14

- Another strong outing for Vance Worley on Friday night; 0.96 ERA in four starts since the All-Star break. – Pulling himself out of a slump,…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14
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Saturday Stat Sheet 8/2/14

- The Pirates have left 827 men on base this season, most in MLB. But that doesn’t mean they’ve been the worst at converting baserunners; their…

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