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Twinsights: Can Twins get some offense from their pitchers?

PITTSBURGH --Twins manager Paul Molitor was asked before Tuesday’s interleague game against the Pittsburgh Pirates how Ricky Nolasco and Mike Pelfrey have looked during batting practice. “Ah, you know,” Molitor said with a smirk, “they’re pretty good at 60 miles an hour.” Actually, the Twins lucked out in a way that the rotation landed on those two former National League veterans for this two-game series under NL rules. Nolasco entered Tuesday’s start with a career .137 batting average in 455 plate appearances. He had reached base at a .186 clip and slugged .178, highlighted by...

Beaver County Times

Minor League Report: Injuries have eroded Pirates' pitching depth

Following injuries to top prospects Jameson Taillon and Nick Kingham, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington admits that the club’s starting pitching depth has been “chipped away.

The Republican

What's a worse way to lose: John Farrell's terrible decision or Gregory Polanco slipping? POLL

Pittsburgh Pirates right fielder Gregory Polanco slipped and Red Sox manager John Farrell made a massively bad decision. Both cost their teams a win.


Asche sent to minors after Phillies fall to Pirates

The first indication the Phillies had made a roster move Monday night came when manager Ryne Sandberg arrived about 15 minutes later than usual for his postgame news conference.

Chicago Tribune

Batting order no hindrance as Cubs shut out Pirates

Manager Joe Maddon knows his preference for batting his starting pitcher eighth causes plenty of discussion in sports bars and around water coolers.

Beaver County Times

Pirates uses depth to squeak by Cubs

PITTSBURGH -- All through spring training, Pirates general manager Neal Huntington maintained that this was the deepest and most talented team in his tenure.


NL WC: Hurdle discusses challenging night at home

10/1/13: Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was a busy man at home the night before his team's matchup with the Reds in the NL Wild Card Game