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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10 hours ago

Francisco Cervelli heads to disabled list; Chris Stewart starts again

The Pirates placed catcher Francisco Cervelli on the 10-day disabled list Thursday because of lingering left wrist inflammation. Cervelli removed himself mid-game Sunday and said afterward he was unable to provide offensively the way he needed to. The Pirates promoted Elias Diaz from Class AAA Indianapolis Tuesday yet hoped to avoid losing Cervelli to the DL.
Rum Bunter 10 hours ago

Pirates Place Francisco Cervelli on the Disabled List

The disabled list grew for the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday evening Two days after placing right fielder Gregory Polanco on the 10-day disabled list with a hamstring injury, catcher Francisco Cervelli is joining him. On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Pirates placed Francisco Cervelli on the 10-day disabled...
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 10 hours ago
Don’t expect to see Jose Osuna at third base this season

Don’t expect to see Jose Osuna at third base this season

The Pirates aren’t ready to audible their third-base plans. Though rookie Jose Osuna — a first baseman by trade and a corner outfielder by necessity — has trained at third base with infield coach Joey Cora since the All-Star break and seems to be progressing smoothly at that position, the intent remains to acclimate the 24-year-old Osuna slowly to the hot corner.
Viva El Birdos 10 hours ago

Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread August 17

Trevor Rosenthal hits the DL Cardinals v Pirates Lineups, Game Thread August 17 Trevor Rosenthal hits the DL. Luke Weaver called up in his place. Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS PITTSBURGH PIRATES Matt Carpenter - 1B Starling Marte - LF Tommy Pham - LF Josh Harrison - 2B Paul DeJong...

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 4 hours ago

Joaquin Benoit, Pirates bullpen falter as Cardinals take series opener, 11-7

Yadier Molina started out of the batter’s box, whipped his bat against the dirt and glared briefly toward the pitcher’s mound. Joaquin Benoit stood there, his legs still cemented in his follow-through, and watched Molina’s RBI single hop into center field. Three pitches after nearly taking a fastball to the noggin, Molina had pounded perhaps the final nail in Benoit’s coffin.
Pirates pounce on Wainwright's curve, take an early lead

Pirates pounce on Wainwright's curve, take an early lead

PITTSBURGH -- Recognizing that he once again may have to outwit the Pittsburgh Pirates because of a lack of velocity, Adam Wainwright leaned heavily on his slow, slower, slowest curveball to get through the first two innings of work Thursday…
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 15 hours ago

Little League still sparks vivid memories for Pirates

Jameson Taillon rattled off the names like they were division rivals, a dozen years later: The Baton Rouge Tigers — “A fundamentals team,” he added — the squad from Hoover, Ala., the Germantown (Tenn.) Giants.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 16 hours ago

Paul Zeise: The Pirates were never really a playoff contender

The Pirates are no longer in the race for the National League Central Division title. Their fleeting hopes were officially crushed right about the time Manny Pina hit the Brewers’ fifth home run against them Wednesday in a 7-6 loss. 
Beaver County Times Aug 16, 2017
Pirates' road skid reaches four straight after blowing four-run lead

Pirates' road skid reaches four straight after blowing four-run lead

Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pina's one-out shot to right field came off Pirates reliever Juan Nicasio. It was one of five homers…
Fox 6 Now Aug 16, 2017

Pina’s homer leads Brewers to 7-6 comeback win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE — Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. #Brewers win 7-6! Manny Piñas homer puts the #BrewCrew up for good! #ThisIsMyCrew #MILvsPIT pic.twitter.com/kl52a7qYAp — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) August 16, 2017 Pina’s one-out shot to right field came off Pirates reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5). Heres the homer that earned Manny Piña a postgame shower on the field! #ThisIsMyCrew #MILvsPIT pic.twitter.com/kpj0HsR4Uq — Milwaukee Brewers (@Brewers) […]
Washington Times Aug 16, 2017

Pina's homer leads Brewers to 7-6 comeback win over Pirates

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Manny Pina hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning to lift the Milwaukee Brewers to 7-6 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. Pina's one-out shot to right field, one of five home runs by the Brewers, came off Pirates reliever Juan Nicasio (1-5). The Pirates ...

The Pirates allow five home runs during their fourth consecutive loss, 7-6 to Brewers

MILWAUKEE — The Pirates and Milwaukee Brewers reached their 5-5 stalemate after the seventh inning differently. The Pirates dinked and dunked their way with a bevy of two-out singles. The Brewers smashed their way there, using four home runs, three against starter Gerrit Cole, to eliminate two Pirates leads.

Gregory Polanco returns to Pittsburgh for tests on injured hamstring

MILWAUKEE — Gregory Polanco returned to Pittsburgh so the Pirates’ medical team could examine his strained left hamstring, an injury has forced him to the disabled list three times this season.

Pirates minor league report: Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Minor League Report Pirates INDIANAPOLIS (Triple-A, 68-53) won 8-3 at Buffalo (Blue Jays). 3B Gift Ngoepe (.198) hit his fourth and fifth homers and finished ...

Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: Aug. 8-Aug. 14

MILWAUKEE — In this weekly feature, Post-Gazette Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt recap the performances of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, over the past seven days, from Tuesday through Monday games. This list has been updated to reflect the graduation of Tyler Glasnow and Josh Bell from rookie and prospect status.
Beaver County Times Aug 15, 2017
Pirates drop third straight on the road, look to split Brewers series Wednesday

Pirates drop third straight on the road, look to split Brewers series Wednesday

Keon Broxton hit a pinch-hit home run, Manny Pina drove in two runs, Zach Davies pitched into the seventh and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.

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