Pittsburgh Pirates vs Arizona Diamondbacks Series Preview

Well, if you take a very small sample, the Pirates have won two of their last three games. Unfortunately, taking a much larger sample, the Diamondbacks have won eight of their last thirteen games, and have looked like a top NL team as of late.

Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms

5-18-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) There’s a trend taking place across Major and Minor League Baseball; not just in the Pirates Organization. Pitchers are going on the shelf in rapid succession. Just two days ago it was announced that the Texas Rangers #9 Prospect, and 3rd Overall Pick in last year’sContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Call To Arms”

Hump Day Pirates Q&A

I asked that you all submit some questions that thought a bit beyond the obvious Henry Davis or Endy Rodriguez promotion predictions. It just felt like we have all talked it to death at this point and bluntly, the expectations for being the savior are getting out of control too.

Rattled Luis Ortiz, Pirates Lose to Tigers 4-0: (22-20)

05/16/2023 – By Ethan Smith – @mvp_Ethan on Twitter I don’t know what to say or how to think, so here goes. The Pittsburgh Pirates and the month of May are like oil and water, they don’t mix, at all. Since the turn of the calendar to a new month, the Pirates went from theContinue reading “Rattled Luis Ortiz, Pirates Lose to Tigers 4-0: (22-20)”

Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Slowly Moving Beyond The Small Sample Size

5-16-23 By Craig W. Toth (aka @BucsBasement on Twitter) We’ve gotten to the point in the Minor League Season, where things have started to even out a little bit; and, an 0 for 4 night at the plate won’t send players batting average on free fall before they step to the plate during next game.Continue reading “Top 5 Pirates Prospect Performers: Slowly Moving Beyond The Small Sample Size”

Pittsburgh Pirates at Detroit Tigers Series Preview

It’s pretty funny seeing Detroit being three games under .500, yet just four games out of first place in the AL Central Division. Then again, it’s hard to believe that the Pirates are only a game outside of the NL Central despite the slide they’ve been on.