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Don’t lose to the Reds

It’s getting late and I’m still in lab, staring at a post about Joakim Soria (coming up next!) and so I’m going to keep this series preview short. The Pirates have been awful against the Reds this year (2-7). The Reds, in turn, have been awful at baseball this year (45-54, including all those wins […]
Red Reporter 6 mins ago

Reds 15, Pirates 5 - Brandon Phillips has monster 2 HR night to pace Cincinnati

Hot dang, that's some offense. The Joe Nuxhall Memorial Honorary Star of the Game Brandon Phillips put on a show on Thursday night, as the veteran 2B bonked 2 homers, stole 2 bases, had a 4 hit evening, and drove in a sugar-upping 7 runs.  The entire Cincinnati...
Red Reporter 6 hours ago

Reds vs. Pirates, Game 1: Preview and Predictions Thread

Pittsburgh Pirates @ Cincinnati Reds Wednesday, July 29, 20157:10 PM EDTGABP David Holmberg vs. A.J. Burnett No trades today! David Holmberg gets the ball for the first time in 2015, the reprise of the surprisingly good September he had with the Reds last...
Redleg Nation 17 mins ago

Reds score 15 runs for third straight win as trade deadline looms

In the middle of swirling trade rumors about Jay Bruce, Mike Leake, and Aroldis Chapman, the Reds delivered a 15-5 beat down of the likely playoff bound Pittsburgh Pirates. It had the feeling of one last farewell concert from the fading hit band. The Reds got off to a quick start in the first of …
Beaver County Times 5 hours ago
Joe Blanton's arrival to Pirates means demotion for, possible trade of Vance Worley

Joe Blanton's arrival to Pirates means demotion for, possible trade of Vance Worley

CINCINNATI (AP) — Vance Worley was excited when he found out that former teammate Joe Blanton would be joining the Pittsburgh Pirates' bullpen. He was surprised at what came next.

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Beaver County Times 1 hour ago
Pirates likely to be quiet on trade deadline day

Pirates likely to be quiet on trade deadline day

The deadline for making for trades without waivers is 4 p.m. Friday and will probably pass quietly for the Pirates.
Beaver County Times 2 hours ago
Analyzing the Pirates' trade for relievers Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton

Analyzing the Pirates' trade for relievers Joakim Soria and Joe Blanton

The Pirates hope the trades for Joe Blanton and Joakim Soria bolster a bullpen that, beside a few relievers, has fallen out of favor of manager Clint Hurdle.

VIDEO: A look at JaCoby Jones, acquired from the Pirates in the Joakim Soria trade

The Detroit Tigers reportedly traded closer Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday, and apparently are getting back SS/OF JaCoby Jones in the deal.Here's a look at Jones, who was a third-round pick in the 2013 draft, out of LSU (above left).[CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY]WATCH THE VIDEO:Your browser does not support iframes.
Beaver County Times 4 hours ago
Pirates trade for Tigers' closer Soria

Pirates trade for Tigers' closer Soria

The Pirates traded for 31-year-old reliever Joakim Soria on Thursday, acquiring the Tigers' closer to bolster the bullpen.
Grand Rapids Press 4 hours ago
Source: Detroit Tigers nearing deal to trade closer Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh Pirates

Source: Detroit Tigers nearing deal to trade closer Joakim Soria to Pittsburgh Pirates

The Detroit Tigers are nearing a deal that would send right-hander Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a source close to the subject. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers will need to find a new closer. The Tigers are nearing a deal that would send right-handed reliever Joakim Soria to the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to a source close to the subject. It's remains unclear who the Tigers will receive in exchange for Soria, a soon-to-be free agent who is making $7 million. He has a 2.85 ERA and has converted 23 of 26 save opportunities this season for...

Pittsburgh Pirates 10, Twins 4

The offense did little against former Twin Francisco Liriano, and defensive lapses didn't help Ervin Santana's cause.
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jul 29, 2015
Twins' ugly stretch gets uglier in loss to Pirates

Twins' ugly stretch gets uglier in loss to Pirates

It's been a bad couple of weeks since the all-star break for the Minnesota Twins, but perhaps they bottomed out in the sixth inning of a 10-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday at Target Field.
Beaver County Times Jul 29, 2015
Five-run sixth inning leads Pirates past Twins

Five-run sixth inning leads Pirates past Twins

Andrew McCutchen hit a home run and turned an RBI single into race around the bases while Minnesota made two errors in a five-run sixth inning, helping Francisco Liriano and the Pittaburgh Pirates beat the Twins 10-4 Wednesday for a two-game sweep.

The Pirate Way is spreading, a podcast, and Glasnow the new Holdzkom?

SOUTH HILLS – Like many industries, baseball is a copy-cat business. Find a best practice? Duplicate and/or improve upon it. While all teams have access to the same raw data and data suppliers (Statcast, PITCHf/x, Baseball Info Solutions, etc), while …
Beaver County Times Jul 28, 2015
Kang homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win against Twins

Kang homer sends Pirates to 8-7 win against Twins

Jung Ho Kang hit a tie-breaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night.
Beaver County Times Jul 27, 2015
Rodriguez proving worth to Pirates with glove, versatility

Rodriguez proving worth to Pirates with glove, versatility

Sean Rodriguez has played five positions during his first season with the Pirates and excelled defensively at each.

Monday Mop-Up Duty: Pirates won the offseason (and had to). … Polanco breakout? … Buying at the deadline

SOUTH HILLS –  Jung Ho Kang is starting to look like quite the find and quite the steal given the paltry $17 million committed to him over four years. The Pirates deserve much credit from scouts on the ground in …
The Republican Jul 26, 2015
Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates looking at Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino (report)

Boston Red Sox trade rumors: Pittsburgh Pirates looking at Mike Napoli, Shane Victorino (report)

The Pittsburgh Pirates have looked at Boston Red Sox veterans Mike Napoli and Shane Victorino ahead of the July 31 trade deadline, according to Pittsburgh Tribune Pirates writer Rob Biertempfel.

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