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Pirates Breakdown 4 hours ago
Takeaways and Throwaways – Pittsburgh Pirates Go Fishing
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Takeaways and Throwaways – Pittsburgh Pirates Go Fishing

The Pittsburgh Pirates Reel in the Miami Marlins in a 12-2 Laugher at Marlins Park in Miami. Welcome to Takeaways & Throwaways. Shortly after every Pittsburgh Pirates game, come to Pirates Breakdown to see our flash recap format. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about the game, without making you read the same boring […] The post Takeaways and Throwaways – Pittsburgh Pirates Go Fishing appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Beaver County Times 4 hours ago

Pirates have best offensive output of season in win over Marlins

Pittsburgh set season-highs in runs and hits by the fourth inning, finishing with 18 hits and all eight starting position players recording at least one.
Rum Bunter 4 hours ago

Pittsburgh Pirates Take Game 1 Of Weekend Series In Miami

On Friday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates started their six game road trip with a dominating win over the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates are now 10-12 this season. This includes now being 4-6 on the road. They have also now won back-to-back games. On Friday night, the Pirates blasted...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4 hours ago

Pirates offense breaks out in victory against Marlins

MIAMI — As the onslaught unfolded at Marlins Park Friday night, the Pirates newcomers put on a symmetrical show. First Jose Osuna would reach base. Two batters later Gift Ngoepe would follow suit. By the time Osuna had singled in the sixth inning and Ngoepe tripled,...
Pirates Breakdown 17 hours ago
Andrew McCutchen: Early Hitting Shows Promising Peripherals

Andrew McCutchen: Early Hitting Shows Promising Peripherals

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen spent the 2016 season enduring talk that he was washed up and over the hill. He spent the off season hearing almost daily rumors that he was on the trade block.  He handled it remarkably well and even made what was for him a bold statement saying that 2017 would be […] The post Andrew McCutchen: Early Hitting Shows Promising Peripherals appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.
Pirates Breakdown 15 hours ago
Altoona Curve Notebook: Curve bats struggle, bullpen continues success

Altoona Curve Notebook: Curve bats struggle, bullpen continues success

The Altoona Curve offense fizzled out this week as the Curve went 2-4 and failed to score more than three runs in any of their six games. Last week we talked about the Altoona offense being on fire to start the season, this past week the hitting and run scoring for the Curve struggled mightily. […] The post Altoona Curve Notebook: Curve bats struggle, bullpen continues success appeared first on Pirates Breakdown.

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Washington Times Apr 26, 2017

Pirates rookie Ngoepe 1st African player to reach majors

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Pirates have called up infielder Gift Ngoepe, making him what they say is the first player from Africa to reach the major leagues. The Pirates recalled Ngoepe (n-GOH'-pay) from Triple-A Indianapolis on Wednesday and sent reliever Dovydos Neverauskas back to the minors. The 27-year-old Ngoepe ...

Pirates reportedly plan to call up Gift Ngoepe

The Pirates plan to promote shortstop Gift Ngoepe, according to multiple reports, setting the stage for the debut of the first African-born player in Major League Baseball history.

Lithuanians didn't have baseballs — now they have a major leaguer

The clubhouse manager scurried into a storage room at PNC Park late Monday and produced a pair of size 12 spikes for Dovydas Neverauskas, the Pirates’ new arrival. Wearing a tan Rawlings mitt pulled from Chad Kuhl’s locker, Neverauskas was whisked away on a cart through the hallways of the stadium and deposited at the bullpen’s back door.
CBS Chicago Apr 25, 2017
Cubs, Hendricks Hang On To Beat Pirates 1-0

Cubs, Hendricks Hang On To Beat Pirates 1-0

Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole.
Beaver County Times Apr 25, 2017
Pirates miscue spoils Gerrit Cole's terrific outing

Pirates miscue spoils Gerrit Cole's terrific outing

Cole struck out eight without issuing a walk and retired 14 of his final 15 batters. It wasn't enough for Pittsburgh, as the Cubs' Addison Russell scored when second baseman Alen Hanson airmailed first base on a Jason Heyward grounder.

Pirates offense, Hanson's error spoil Cole's strong start in 1-0 loss to Cubs

The Pirates wasted a strong start from right-hander Gerrit Cole, who allowed two hits and an unearned run in seven innings, and lost to the Chicago Cubs, 1-0, Tuesday at PNC Park.

Adam Bittner: The Pirates' core is the problem

Six of the eight players who were regulars on the Pirates’ 98-win team in 2015 remain. Of those six, only one has been at least somewhat productive in 2017.

Starling Marte did not appeal PED suspension, MLB commissioner says

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred on Tuesday defended the league’s performance-enhancing drugs testing system and confirmed Pirates center fielder Starling Marte, suspended last week after testing positive for Nandrolone, did not appeal his 80-game suspension.

Pirates place Antonio Bastardo on DL, recall Johnny Barbato

On Tuesday, the Pirates placed struggling left-hander Antonio Bastardo on the 10-day disabled list with a left quad strain and recalled right-handed reliever Johnny Barbato, a recent acquisition, from Class AAA Indianapolis to add an arm to the bullpen.

Game 20: As it turned out, adding an arm was the right call

By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner When Adam Frazier went on the disabled list on Monday, the Pirates recalled Dovydas Neverauskas from Triple-A Indy. It seemed an odd move, swapping out a utilityman for a reliever — especially considering the gaping hole in right field — but the Pirates figured they might need some bullpen …

Paul Zeise: Where is the Pirates' organizational depth?

The Pirates have been without Jung Ho Kang for the entire season and lost Starling Marte to suspension and Adam Frazier to injury in the past week. 

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