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Manager Clint Hurdle was specifically referring to Francisco Liriano when he said “We’re still dealing with the same issues” after the game Monday, but he could have been talking about the entire Pirates rotation.
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SEATTLE — Manager Clint Hurdle and hitting coach Jeff Branson, like many viewers back home in Pittsburgh, didn’t stick around for long Tuesday night. They were ejected by home-plate umpire Ben May in the fifth inning and watched from the confines of the clubhouse as the Pirates added another data point to this ugly month of baseball with a 5-2 loss at Safeco Field.
The Pirates' Clint Hurdle has had his ups and downs as a major league manager, compiling a 1,002-1,044 record in 14 seasons.PITTSBURGH --- Clint Hurdle could certainly write an interesting book about his career. Or maybe two.One could be about…
When manager Clint Hurdle embraced Jeff Locke following Locke’s shutout of the Miami Marlins May 30, the Pirates were 29-21. They trailed the Chicago Cubs by a manageable 6½ games in the NL Central and held one of two NL wild-card spots. They had won six out of eight games and 11 of 15.
Matt Joyce homered and doubled among his three hits as the Pirates beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Friday night at PNC Park, giving manager Clint Hurdle his 1,000th career victory and ending the Dodgers' six-game winning streak in the opener…
The road manager Clint Hurdle traveled from his first major league win April 26, 2002 — Colorado Rockies 4, Philadelphia Phillies 1 — to his 1,000th was a 5,174-day trek. His hair has grayed, his pace has slowed, and the last few wins were evasive. But he got there Friday night.
Thursday’s 5-3 win against the Pirates completed a 6-1 trip that gained the Giants no ground on Los Angeles. The Giants took three of four from the Pirates, who also are depleted by injuries, and improved to 25-14 on the road. Brandon Belt and Brandon Crawford both sat as a lineup featuring five Sacramento RiverCats - at least they were when the season began - got it done against left-hander Jonathan Niese. Getting through the fourth and fifth inning when an early exit seemed possible was huge for manager Bruce Bochy a day after the bullpen worked six innings. Suarez handed the Pirates...
Clint Hurdle speaks with Class AAA Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor a couple of times a week, so he’s aware of what starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow has been up to.
Right-hander Juan Nicasio could return to the team from the restricted list “sooner than later,” manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday.
CHICAGO — Jacob Stallings already had left BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. Saturday night when Class AAA Indianapolis manager Dean Treanor called. “You need to get back here,” he said.
Juan Lagares was scratched from the lineup Wednesday after he aggravated the partial ligament tear in his left thumb before the Mets’ 11-2 win over the Pirates, and manager Terry Collins wouldn’t rule out a stint on the disabled list for the outfielder. Lagares initially suffered the injury making a diving catch in Miami on...
Considering he had just lost his starting catcher until after the All-Star break, considering the state of his bullpen in 31 scheduled games in 31 days and considering the uncertainty surrounding his ace’s right arm, manager Clint Hurdle kept his perspective well.
The fans at PNC Park Friday night understood Francisco Liriano’s effect on the Pirates’ rotation. At times they booed. At times they cheered – but the cheers were deceiving, coming when he finally threw a strike after walking Albert Pujols in the first inning or when manager Clint Hurdle emerged to yank him after three consecutive hits with one out in the fourth. “Earn your contract!” one yelled.
Before Friday night’s game, manager Clint Hurdle posted his lineup: Shortstop Jeff Branson leading off, lefty Ray Searage on the mound, Hurdle himself batting cleanup. As he waited for the medical staff to examine the four players who left Miami with bumps and bruises, he played along with the uncertainty.
MIAMI — The TV in the visiting manager’s office at Marlins Park may be haunted. Clint Hurdle thinks so, anyway. Every time the Pirates manager turned off the screen during this four-game series, it blared back to life less than a minute later. He eventually pulled the plug in the back.
MIAMI — Seeing a string of six left-handed opposing starting pitchers in eight games showed manager Clint Hurdle a few new things and gave him plenty of chances to test hypotheses.