In the past homestand of six games, Hurdle used six different lineups. The Pirates won three.
The Penguins and defenseman Ian Cole have agreed to a new three-year contract.
Madden: Has Toronto had their Phil of Kessel? Or are they waiting for the Penguins to fatten them up?
Winger Phil Kessel is still a Toronto Maple Leaf. Despite lots of trade speculation, much of it involving the Penguins, Kessel hasn’t moved. Perhaps that’s because no one wants him.
Jun 28, 2015
Overall, Pirates first basemen are sixth in the National League in home runs (12), 10th in RBIs (35) and 12th in OPS (.704). Those numbers need improvement.
The Penguins came up empty-handed in pursuit of a trade during draft weekend.
Looking at the batting statistics by position, Pirates center fielders top the league in batting average (.302) and runs-batted-in (46), and are second in OPS (.884).
After scoring more than four runs only once in the last 10 games, the Pirates offense came alive in the very first inning, scoring five runs and the pitching staff made it stand up.
Sometimes wishful thinking pays off. That is what happened on Saturday afternoon when sniping winger Daniel Sprong fell to the Penguins in the second round. Sprong, who came into the draft ranked 20th
Jordy Mercer doubled home Andrew McCutchen with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Braves on Friday night.
There may not be a first-round draft pick in the Penguins' future at the NHL Draft, but they could be active in terms of trades, signings and other hockey related activities.
The Penguins do not have a selection in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft until the second round, at number 46 overall, but that doesn't mean there aren't impact players available.
Jun 25, 2015
Clint Hurdle doesn't believe in the law of averages. Sometimes though, like on Thursday night, they hold true.
PITTSBURGH -- It was only fitting that, in the deciding game of a three-game series between two old rivals, the game would come down to the final at bat.