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Pirates Breakdown Apr 25, 2017

Tuesdays With Taylor – It Was All A Dream

The 2016 season was supposed to be the beginning of an evolution for the Pittsburgh Pirates 2016 was to be the time when a trio of outfielders armed with the MVP pedigree of Andrew McCutchen, the five-tool talent of Starling Marte and the untapped potential of Gregory Polanco were expected to begin their collective climb […] The post Tuesdays With Taylor – It Was All A Dream appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
MLB Daily Dish Apr 24, 2017
Pirates trade rumors: Pittsburgh looking for outfield help

Pirates trade rumors: Pittsburgh looking for outfield help

Following the suspension of Starling Marte, the Pirates have been sniffing around the outfield market. Speaking with reporters over the weekend, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington admitted the team is looking for outfield help outside the organization following the 80-game suspension of centerfielder Starling Marte. Since Marte’s ban was announced last week, the Pirates have shifted Andrew McCutchen back to his natural centerfield spot. Gregory Polanco has remained in left, but the Buccos have mixed and matched in right field with a combination of John Jaso, Jose Osuna, and Adam...

Cardinals sweep Pirates with third consecutive 2-1 win

ST. LOUIS — The batting helmet sat in the right-field grass at Busch Stadium. Its owner, Gregory Polanco stood nearby, hands on hips. His two-out, bases-loaded smash in the eighth inning Wednesday had been snared by Matt Carpenter, the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman. Carpenter dived, bolted to his feet and won a race to the bag, sliding to touch before Polanco.
MLB Daily Dish Apr 18, 2017
Pirates’ Starling Marte suspended 80 games for positive PED test

Pirates’ Starling Marte suspended 80 games for positive PED test

The All-Star tested positive for Nandrolone, making him ineligible for the next 80 games and the postseason. Pirates outfielder Starling Marte has been suspended 80 games for violating the league’s performance-enhancing drug policy, according to a league announcement. Marte tested positive for Nandrolone and will have his suspension become effective immediately. The news is a devastating blow for the Pirates, who were hoping to ride a star outfield of Marte, Gregory Polanco and Andrew McCutchen to their fourth playoff appearance in five seasons. If the club does make the postseason, Marte...

Game 14: Hurdle makes the right call

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner ST. LOUIS — The Pirates were down by one run in the seventh inning when Ivan Nova’s turn in the batting order came around. With two outs and nobody on, it was an easy call for manager Clint Hurdle to let Nova bat instead of using Gregory Polanco as …
KFFL Apr 17, 2017

Pirates | Gregory Polanco not starting Monday

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco (groin) is not in the starting lineup Monday, April 17, ...
Washington Times Apr 15, 2017

Pirates scratch OF Polanco vs Cubs because of groin injury

CHICAGO (AP) - Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco was scratched from Saturday's lineup against the Chicago Cubs because of a groin injury. Jordy Mercer, who was expecting his first day off after starting the first 10 games of the season at shortstop, took Polanco's place in left field against the ...
KFFL Apr 15, 2017

Pirates | Gregory Polanco removed from lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco was scratched from the lineup Saturday, April 15, against the ...

Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco are losing games in the outfield

“This outfield, right now, is bad,” Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown said Thursday during the Root Sports postgame show after the Pirates fell, 4-3, against the Red Sox in Boston.

Game 8: Gregory Polanco sits for the first time in ’17

By Chris Adamski NORTH SHORE – Facing lefthanded starters on consecutive days likely would have signaled an ideal time for a Gregory Polanco day off, regardless.   Taking advantage of an opportunity to rest a balky left shoulder made the decision that much easier for Clint Hurdle.   “Just to get his shoulder a break,” …
KFFL Apr 12, 2017

Pirates | Gregory Polanco not in lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Gregory Polanco is not in the starting lineup Wednesday, April 12.
Pirates Breakdown Apr 11, 2017

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates keep batting Gregory Polanco at cleanup?

The Pittsburgh Pirates don’t have an obvious cleanup hitter, so Gregory Polanco has been thrust into the role. Is the Pirates’ leftfielder the right call for the No. 4 spot in the batting order? Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle refuses to budge. Left fielder Gregory Polanco has batted cleanup in all six games this season, to […] The post Should the Pittsburgh Pirates keep batting Gregory Polanco at cleanup? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Beaver County Times Apr 8, 2017
Gregory Polanco and Pirates get to erratic R.A. Dickey

Gregory Polanco and Pirates get to erratic R.A. Dickey

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle advised his team not to overthink it against the NL Cy Young Award-winner, and the Pirates left fielder responded with three hits and a RBI off the Braves starter.
Washington Times Apr 8, 2017

Polanco and Pirates get to erratic Dickey, top Braves 6-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Gregory Polanco had no trouble with R.A. Dickey's knuckleball, getting three of his four hits and driving in a run off the starter to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Saturday night. Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer also got an RBI each for ...
Rum Bunter Apr 2, 2017

Adam Frazier To Bat Lead Off On Opening Day

Who will lead off for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Opening Day tomorrow? We now have an answer! Part of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Opening Day lineup is now known. This comes from manager Clint Hurdle‘s meeting with the media on Sunday afternoon. Gregory Polanco (shoulder) will DH tomorrow, Clint Hurdle said. Adam Frazier will start in […] Adam Frazier To Bat Lead Off On Opening Day - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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