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Pirates Breakdown 12 hours ago

Altoona Curve notebook: Newman’s promotion opens door for Tucker

The objective of minor league baseball players is to advance to the majors and this week saw now-former Altoona Curve INF Kevin Newman come one step closer to reaching that goal with his promotion to Triple-A Indianapolis. With Newman getting promoted from the Altoona Curve, it caused a trickle down effect within the organization. His promotion […] The post Altoona Curve notebook: Newman’s promotion opens door for Tucker appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 15 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Scoreboard Team Wins Multiple Awards at IDEA Conference

The Pittsburgh Pirates aren’t the only team at PNC Park wracking up the wins. The Scoreboard Team, led by Matt Zidik, are raking in industry accolades too. If you’ve visited any of the other 29 major league baseball parks, chances are you’ve noticed something a bit “off” during a game. Unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates’ home […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Scoreboard Team Wins Multiple Awards at IDEA Conference appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 17 hours ago

Potential Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Target Profile: Pat Neshek

Sweeping the first-place Milwaukee Brewers in a four-game series has firmly placed the Pittsburgh Pirates into the buyers category as the 2017 trade deadline draws near. The Pittsburgh Pirates are re-energized after sweeping the Milwaukee Brewers in four games to get right back in the thick of things in the NL Central. Though he did […] The post Potential Pittsburgh Pirates Trade Target Profile: Pat Neshek appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rox Pile 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies: Series preview

Tonight, the Colorado Rockies will begin a three-game weekend set against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Coors Field. Just a month ago, the Rox dropped two out of three during a mid-week series at PNC Park, but will have a chance to get revenge this weekend at home. When the Pirates and Rockies met earlier this year, […] Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies: Series preview - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown 21 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Sweeping Their Way into the Race

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Complete the Sweep Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2. The Pirates completed their sweep of the Brewers with another come from behind victory. Gregory Polanco homered and Jameson Taillon pitched well […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – Sweeping Their Way into the Race appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter 22 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates: Notes from MLB Insider Jon Heyman

Jon Heyman, one of baseball’s most respected insiders, has released some rumors and notes on the Pittsburgh Pirates.  The trade deadline is now just 10 days away. The Pittsburgh Pirates have just completed a sweep of the first place Milwaukee Brewers.  With the sweep, they have now climbed back in the NL Central race and are […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Notes from MLB Insider Jon Heyman - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Jul 20, 2017

Managing the Altoona Curve feels like home for Michael Ryan

Altoona Curve manager Michael Ryan gets to sleep in his own bed during each home stand, something many minor league coaches can only dream of. The Indiana, PA native gets to manage the Altoona Curve an hour away from home and go home to his family after each home game. Many minor league coaches and […] The post Managing the Altoona Curve feels like home for Michael Ryan appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Jul 20, 2017

Keep or Trade Update: Francisco Cervelli

At the start of the season, we examined each of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting position players with an eye towards keeping them or trading them.  We revisit these recommendations as the trade deadline draws nearer.  Today we will take a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starting catcher Francisco Cervelli Bullish on Cervelli We noted at […] The post Keep or Trade Update: Francisco Cervelli appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Jul 20, 2017

Pirates Trade Deadline Target: Joe Smith

The Pittsburgh Pirates currently sit four games behind the division leading Milwaukee Brewers.  They could use some help in the bullpen. The Pittsburgh Pirates are making things interesting in the National League playoff race again.  After taking the first three against the Brewers, the Pirates look like they could be in buy mode, though if they […] Pirates Trade Deadline Target: Joe Smith - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Jul 20, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – A Moroff Walk-Off

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Moroff With the Walk-Off Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates once again beat the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2. It was the Pirates’ third straight victory over the first place team in the central. This one seemed […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – A Moroff Walk-Off appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Jul 20, 2017

Pirates Promote Kevin Newman to Triple-A

One of the Pirates’ top prospects is on his way to the Triple-A level 2015 first round draft pick Nevin Newman is on the move. On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates promoted the shortstop prospect from Double-A Altoona to Triple-A Indianapolis. On top of being one of the Pirates’ best prospects, Kevin Newman is one of […] Pirates Promote Kevin Newman to Triple-A - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Reviewing the Brew Jul 20, 2017

Milwaukee Brewers: 17 things worse than losing to the Pirates

The Milwaukee Brewers have lost four in a row, including three straight to the Pittsburgh Pirates and that sucks. There are worse things in life than losing to a team with a 47-48 record in the middle of a pennant race. Here are 17 of them… There you have it. A complete list of 17 […] Milwaukee Brewers: 17 things worse than losing to the Pirates - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jul 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Walk Off Brewers, Pull to 4 Out of First Place

Wednesday night was a thrilling walk off victory for the Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 47-48 this season. This comes as a result of a 3-2 walk off victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Wednesday night. Additionally, this win pulls them to just 4 games out of first place in the National League […] Pittsburgh Pirates Walk Off Brewers, Pull to 4 Out of First Place - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Jul 19, 2017

Starling Marte’s return helps Pittsburgh Pirates’ bench get stronger

To date it has not been a very good season for the Pittsburgh Pirates bench. On the season the Pittsburgh Pirates bench players have mustered just a paltry .206/.311/.298 line when called upon as pinch hitters. The .206 batting average in pinch-hit situations ranks just 20th in baseball. If you take John Jaso, who has […] The post Starling Marte’s return helps Pittsburgh Pirates’ bench get stronger appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Jul 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates trade deadline retrospective: 2012

2017 marks GM Neal Huntington’s 10th trade deadline with the Pittsburgh Pirates. From the good, the bad and the ugly, let’s recap the previous nine as this year’s deadline looms closer. Today, we’ll take a look at the deals the Pittsburgh Pirates’ GM made in 2012. Deadline Approach Like the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates, the 2012 […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates trade deadline retrospective: 2012 appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Jul 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates: Hang on to McCutchen for Now

Editorial: The Pittsburgh Pirates are climbing back into things as far as the National League Central is concerned.  Beyond that, there is another reason to hang on to Andrew McCutchen for the rest of 2017. This past off-season, the biggest rumor surrounding the Pittsburgh Pirates was the possibility of trading star outfielder Andrew McCutchen.  When […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Hang on to McCutchen for Now - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates Breakdown Jul 19, 2017

Who could be this year’s Nova/Happ for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

With the Pittsburgh Pirates coming out of the gates hot in the second half, they currently sit just five games back of the division lead.  The team has won nine of their last 11.  If this type of play continues for the next two weeks, the Pirates will be buyers at the deadline. The New […] The post Who could be this year’s Nova/Happ for the Pittsburgh Pirates? appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown Jul 19, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – House Party: The Return of Marte

In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Party Time Last night the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-3. The biggest takeaway from the game was, of course, the return of Starling Marte. Marte played his first game since his 80 […] The post Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call – House Party: The Return of Marte appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Rum Bunter Jul 19, 2017

Pirates Trade Deadline Trade Target: Brad Brach

The Pittsburgh Pirates need bullpen help as the July 31st trade deadline approaches, and they need bullpen help Right now, the Pittsburgh Pirates are 46-48. This puts them 5 games behind the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central division. The Pirates have put themselves firmly in the division hunt. As the […] Pirates Trade Deadline Trade Target: Brad Brach - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jul 18, 2017

Pittsburgh Pirates Beat Brewers, Continue to Pull Closer to First Place

The Pittsburgh Pirates have now won 3 games in a row On Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates improved to 4-1 on their vital 7 game homestand. This came courtesy of a 4-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers. With the win, the Pirates are now 46-48 on the season and 5 games behind the Brew Crew […] Pittsburgh Pirates Beat Brewers, Continue to Pull Closer to First Place - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pirates Player News

  • 2 Josh Bell

    Josh Bell

    Bell has 4 hits, McCutchen 3 as Pirates beat Rockies 13-5 (Jul 21, 2017)

  • 2 Trevor Williams

    Trevor Williams

    Trevor Williams settles in after rough first inning as the Pirates make it six wins in a row

  • 1 Andrew McCutchen

    Andrew McCutchen

    Bell has 4 hits, McCutchen 3 as Pirates beat Rockies 13-5

  • 1 Gregory Polanco

    Gregory Polanco

    Gregory Polanco removed from Pirates game with injury

  • 1 Francisco Cervelli

    Francisco Cervelli

    Francisco Cervelli swinging a hot bat in July, benefiting from all-fields approach

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