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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Can Kuhl, Taillon bolster Pirates rotation in July?

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.

Mariners Blog | Seattle Times

Mariners’ manager Scott Servais: ‘That’s how we need to continue to play’

Posgame, notes, quotes, boxscore and video of Mariners manager Scott Servais discussing Seattle's 5-2 win over the Pirates on Tuesday night.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mariners' two-out rally buries Jon Niese, Pirates in 5-2 final

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.

Beaver County Times

Pirates Spotlight: 1,000 wins --- and 1,000 losses --- gives Hurdle perspective

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…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Numerous factors led to Pirates June swoon

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.

Beaver County Times

Insider: Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' six-game win streak, 8-6

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…

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Clint Hurdle joins 1,000-win club as Pirates outlast Dodgers, 8-6, in 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.

San Francisco Chronicle

Giant reserves, Panik star in win that ends 6-1 trip

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...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Glasnow continues to dominate despite control issues

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates blow lead to Giants, lose 7-6

Leads have been hard to come by for the Pirates in the month of June, between the issues with their starting rotation and the challenges their lineup has faced. Given one Wednesday night, manager Clint Hurdle acted to preserve it.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Nicasio could return to roster soon

Right-hander Juan Nicasio could return to the team from the restricted list “sooner than later,” manager Clint Hurdle said Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Stallings promoted while Stewart continues to rest knee

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.

New York Post

Neil Walker part of disturbingly long list of Mets with back issues

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...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cervelli has hand surgery, Pirates trade for a catcher in a flurry of moves

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Liriano hit hard as Pirates lose fourth in a row, 9-2 to Angels

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: McCutchen returns to lineup; Cervelli, Mercer sit

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marlins' Yelich walks off in 12th; Cervelli, McCutchen, Freese, Mercer leave with injury

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.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: Hurdle learns while team faces slew of left-handers

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.