11:55 AM EDT, Mon June 17, 2019

Donaldson wins rematch with Musgrove, Braves top Pirates 6-5

Josh Donaldson drove in the tie-breaking run in Atlanta's five-run fifth inning to win his rematch with Joe Musgrove, and the Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 6-5 on Thursday to complete a four-game sweep.
Will Craig searching for his best position; JB Shuck takes the mound

Will Craig searching for his best position; JB Shuck takes the mound

Because of Josh Bell’s emergence as a star, Will Craig may have to get a little creative to get playing time with the Pirates.
Rum Bunter Jun 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: June 13th, 2019

It’s that time again here at Rum Bunter – Pittsburgh Pirates mailbag time! How should the Pittsburgh Pirates go about handling their outfield logjam? Should Bryan Reynolds embrace the stache life? And more in this week’s mailbag! As always, thank you to everyone who submitted questions this week and participated in the mailbag. Now, let’s […] Pittsburgh Pirates Mailbag: June 13th, 2019 - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 13, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Losing Streak Hits 6 In A Row

Following another blown lead by the bullpen, the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost six games in a row On paper, Wednesday night’s match up at Sun Trust Park between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves looked like a pitchers duel between a pair of rising young stars. Mike Soroka, the best rookie pitcher in baseball, took […] Pittsburgh Pirates Losing Streak Hits 6 In A Row - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 Draft: Team Signs 8th and 10th Round Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates have already begun signing some of their 2019 draft picks.  They announced that they came to terms with a few more picks. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been pretty active in signings their top picks.  The Bucs signed their first round pick two days ago and followed that up with a few more […] Pittsburgh Pirates 2019 Draft: Team Signs 8th and 10th Round Picks - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 12, 2019

Two Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Begin Rehab Stints

It appears that help is on the way for a much maligned, and struggling, Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff. At this point, saying that the Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff has struggled with injuries/ineffectiveness would make you sound like a broken record. Thankfully, the team appears to be on the cusp of getting two of their injured […] Two Pittsburgh Pirates Pitchers Begin Rehab Stints - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Three High 2019 Draft Picks

The Pittsburgh Pirates finished their draft less than a week ago, but they already are signing some of their top picks.  The Bucs announced three more signings last night. Last week, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the rest of Major League Baseball took part in the annual Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.  The Bucs had the […] Pittsburgh Pirates Sign Three High 2019 Draft Picks - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 12, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates Lose 5th Game In A Row

This is going to be a long summer, folks! Due to what was expected to be one of the best pitching staffs in the National League, there was optimism that the Pittsburgh Pirates could build upon the 82-79 record that they posted last season. Well…. basically everything that can go wrong with the pitching staff […] Pittsburgh Pirates Lose 5th Game In A Row - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pirates sign six more draft picks; seven total under contract

Pirates sign six more draft picks; seven total under contract

The Pirates have been busy signing the players they chose on the first and second days of the MLB draft.
Call to the Pen Jun 11, 2019

Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon calls out umpires after Monday’s game

On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to burn through their bullpen after a questionable ejection. Jameson Taillon was not pleased. The Pittsburgh Pirates game against the Atlanta Braves on Monday became heated almost from the beginning. Pittsburgh starter Joe Musgrove threw a pitch inside to Braves third baseman Josh Donaldson, grazing his jersey. The […] Pittsburgh Pirates: Jameson Taillon calls out umpires after Monday’s game - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 11, 2019

Pirates Rumor: Teams Inquiring on Two Outfielders

The Pittsburgh Pirates have an outfield log jam on their hands.  Apparently, the team is working the phones to try to trade one of them. Going into the last offseason, nobody would have guessed that the Pittsburgh Pirates deepest area would be their outfield.  The Bucs brought in a few journeyman outfielders to help bridge gap […] Pirates Rumor: Teams Inquiring on Two Outfielders - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Answers must come from within, Pirates president says

Answers must come from within, Pirates president says

Frank Coonelly admitted that this season has been challenging, but the Pirates probably won’t be pursuing outside help.
Coonelly: Pirates want explanation for Monday's ejections

Coonelly: Pirates want explanation for Monday's ejections

President Frank Coonelly said the Pirates have placed three phone calls to MLB chief baseball officer Joe Torre after Monday’s ejections.
Tomahawk Take Jun 11, 2019

Atlanta Braves: 3 Takeaway’s from Monday’s bashing of Pirates and Scuffle

Monday’s game between the Atlanta Braves and Pittsburgh Pirates left us with plenty to talk about. The bottom line, however, is the Atlanta Braves won 13-7. And combined with the fact the Philadelphia Phillies lost, the Atlanta Braves are now tied for first place in the NL East. Nick Markakis had a much needed big […] Atlanta Braves: 3 Takeaway’s from Monday’s bashing of Pirates and Scuffle - Tomahawk Take - Tomahawk Take - An Atlanta Braves Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Rum Bunter Jun 11, 2019

Major League Baseball Has An Umpire Problem

Major League Baseball has an umpire problem, and the league office taking steps to address this issue is well overdue “I’m just doing my job,” that is what home plate umpire Brian Gorman told Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle after ejecting both him and Joe Musgrove in the 1st inning of Monday night’s loss against […] Major League Baseball Has An Umpire Problem - Rum Bunter - Rum Bunter - A Pittsburgh Pirates Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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