We watched them all season, probably with even more attention than usual because there were no West Coast trips or requisite swings to the North-East. The NL Central wasn’t an impressive place, but they still managed four playoff spots.
On a cool afternoon in September the Pirates took the field for what would be their last home game of the year. The only things riding on the outcome were a possible series victory over the Cubs or the potential of moving one step closer to the 1st Overall Pick in the MLB July AmateurContinue reading “Pirates Extend Winning Streak To Three As They Blank Chicago”
Tonight Trevor Williams took the mound for what could be his final time in a Pittsburgh Pirates uniform. Once labeled as a potential stalwart in the rotation, he has become a potential non-tender candidate or trade piece in the upcoming off-season according to multiple rumors that have been swirling around. Coming off a near historicContinue reading “Williams Leads The Pirates To Victory In Final Start Of The Season”
When Steven Brault last took the mound he threw an absolute gem; a complete game, during which he only allowed only one run on two hits, while striking out eight St. Louis batters. At the time this was only the Pirates third quality start of the season. Since then members of the rotation have addedContinue reading “Stallings Lifts Pirates To Victory With A Solo Shot”
Experimentation is part of evaluation. Pretty simple concept right? This is why you see weird lineup spots, players posting up in spots they’ve never played and I’m not even bringing young guys learning their craft into the conversation.
If you want to learn about a kid, seeing how he handles the adversity of a bad outing by throwing him right back out there is as old as moves you’d see Connie Mack make.
There probably isn’t a more important storyline to tonight’s ball game beyond Joe Musgrove returning to the mound.
Tonight the Pirates were set to begin a normal three game series with division rival, the Chicago Cubs; this was until the announcement was made late in the day yesterday that Pittsburgh’s #2 Prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Ke’Bryan Hayes would be joining the club once they returned to PNC Park. This caused pandemonium toContinue reading “After An Extended Rain Delay The Pirates Lose To The Cubs In Extra Innings”
Full disclosure, my Co-editor Craig, the host of the Bucs In the Basement Podcast is part of the Broadcast Basement Network. Chris, his co-host also does one for the White Sox called Sox in the Basement. So I listen to both pretty regularly, as I’ve always considered the Sox my cheat team. The Sox areContinue reading “White Sox Sweep 2 Game Set; Pirates Trade Chips Lower Bar”
After a series sweep by a division rival it may be hard to find the silver linings or see any light at the end of the tunnel. Pirates Fans and others are all too happy to pile on to the misery that we were left with after Pittsburgh’s one-hit loss to Milwaukee because as weContinue reading “Yinzer Reactions: Recapping The Pirates Series With The Cubs”