1:03 AM EDT, Fri October 09, 2015
Beaver County Times

Cubs manager Joe Maddon plays cards right in 4-0 wild-card win over Pirates

The numbers came up in Chicago’s favor Wednesday night as they beat the Pirates 4-0, eliminating Pittsburgh from the postseason after an impressive 98-win regular season.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cubs take darling role from Pirates

The hot, young talent. The emerging ace with the electric stuff. The relentlessly upbeat manager. The giddy relief that comes with washing away years of futility.

Beaver County Times

Three Thoughts: Who's on first in the wild card game?

Manager Clint Hurdle faces a tough decision on who to play at first base in the wild card, former bench coach Jeff Banister does an outstanding job in his first season as the Texas Rangers' manager and the Pirates have had a marvelous season anyway you slice it.


Jocketty: Bryan Price will stay Reds manager

PITTSBURGH — Bryan Price will return as the Reds manager, general manager Walt Jocketty said before Saturday’s game against the Pirates.         

Northwest Herald

Cubs clinch playoff spot despite loss to Pirates

CHICAGO – With an early game Saturday, manager Joe Maddon figured the only way he would find out if the Cubs clinched a playoff spot was if he got up to go to the bathroom.

Beaver County Times

Madden: Hudle's lineup tinkering is costing the Pirates

No one in the baseball world thinks Hurdle is at the same level as Cubs manager Joe Maddon. But playing Anthony Rizzo every single day as long as health permits isn’t a hard decision. Same applies to Andrew McCutchen.

Orange County Register

Final: Pirates break tie in eighth inning, hand Dodgers a 3-2 loss

LOS ANGELES – Don Mattingly’s aversion to the eighth inning is certainly understandable. For the second night in a row, the Dodgers manager resisted going to his bullpen any sooner than he had to and sent one of his aces out to start the eighth...

Orange County Register

Pirates' Francisco Liriano outduels Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw

LOS ANGELES – Not even making Clayton Kershaw his own LOOGY could help the Dodgers’ bullpen Saturday night. Rather than go to one of the three left-handers in his bullpen, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly sent Kershaw out for the eighth inning in a...

Orange County Register

Final: Zack Greinke backed by Corey Seager HR as Dodgers beat Pirates

LOS ANGELES – Little Louie Mattingly, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly’s 10-month old son, might not find anything under the tree at Christmas. Daddy got all the new toys in September. Corey Seager hit a two-run home run, Justin Ruggiano scored one...

Beaver County Times

Mueller: Pirates' Hurdle one of baseball's best despite his critics

In critics' rush to rip Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, they miss the much bigger, much more important picture. Hurdle is an absolute master at handling the day-to-day grind of baseball, and motivating his charges day in and day out. His philosophy of “shower well” regardless of whether the game was a win or a loss has served the Pirates well.

Beaver County Times

Hurdle says Pirates likely to use regulars rest of way

Under fire to liberally sprinkling his lineup with reserves, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle says the regulars won't get much rest over the final 2 1/2 weeks of the season.

Beaver County Times

Three Thoughts: Pirates exec Brooks drawing interest from other clubs

Pirates director of player personnel Tyrone Brooks interviews for the Milwaukee Brewers' general manager's position, next year's opener could be on Sunday night and Miguel Sano is a reminder of what might have been.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers interviewing general manager candidates

Pirates director of player personnel Tyrone Brooks is being interviewed to replace Doug Melvin, who announced in August he will step aside into an advisory role.