5/21/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Messy game on both sides of the ball as wild pitches and errant throws contributed to runs on both sides, however, more prominent for the Pirates side. Additionally, another late-game pitching decision by Shelton likely will be pointed to as a potential lynchpin for the Dbacks victory. Continue reading “Errors and Misplays Abound As Bucs Drop Rubber Match 8-3 (24-22)”
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Keller, Castro Bust Bucs Out of Slump as Pirates Win 2-0 (21-15)
5/8/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Free from the bombardment of the AL East teams, the Pirates managed to finally find success against a familiar foe. After sweeping the Rockies a few short weeks ago, Pirates were able to break out of their slump behind a stellar start from Mitch Keller and aContinue reading “Keller, Castro Bust Bucs Out of Slump as Pirates Win 2-0 (21-15)”
Losses Keep Piling Up as Bucs Drop 7th Straight 10-1 (20-15)
5/7/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter The Pirates were swept by an AL East team in back-to-back series as they dropped the final game by a score of 10-1. Roansy Contreras was getting good movement on his slider and curve today but the Blue Jay bats were too much for him, lighting himContinue reading “Losses Keep Piling Up as Bucs Drop 7th Straight 10-1 (20-15)”
Defending Champion Houston Astros Trounce Bucs in Series Opener: (6-4)
4/10/23- By Michael Castrignano – @412DoublePlay on Twitter Reeling from losing Oneil Cruz on Sunday, the Pirates scuffled on Monday night, dropping the opening game of the Astros series 8-2. It was announced earlier in the day that Cruz had surgery to repair his fractured left ankle and would be out for 4 months. RoansyContinue reading “Defending Champion Houston Astros Trounce Bucs in Series Opener: (6-4)”
The Evolution of Rodolfo Castro
Developing prospects doesn’t stop when you get called up, and for Rodolfo Castro 2023 is his chance to prove he’s officially finished being a prospect, and ready to call himself a major leaguer.
Is Rodolfo Castro a Placeholder, or the Real Deal?
I’m taking these in no particular order, just who interests me in the moment, or guys that I think could either turn into fixtures after this year or find themselves getting pushed aside. The really cool thing about covering a team in this stage of a rebuild is the different places players are in.
Through The Prospect Porthole: Multiple Moves Made Ahead Of Yesterday’s Doubleheader
After beginning the season batting .083 with 16 strikeouts in only 24 at bats, the opening day starting centerfielder Anthony Alford was regularly discussed as a potential DFA candidate; and this morning, prior to the Pirates first game of a doubleheader in Detroit, the seemingly inevitable finally happened. However, this move did not take placeContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Multiple Moves Made Ahead Of Yesterday’s Doubleheader”
Cole Tucker Needs to Grab 2021 by the Throat and Not Let Go
The Pirates first round selection (24) in the 2014 MLB draft class has a litany of attractive and impressive attributes, but on this team, he’ll quickly find himself out of chances unless he can prove he and his thus far anemic bat belong.
International Intrigue for the Pittsburgh Pirates
If it feels like every season the league is captivated by another young International signing, it’s probably because it’s true. Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Eloy Jimenez, the league is filled with talent from outside our borders and those that play the game the right way can accelerate team building in huge leaps rather than the baby steps of yesteryear.
Through The Prospect Porthole: Rodolfo Castro Is Impressing In Altoona
After speaking with Garett Mansfield from the Altoona Curve at length about the notable performances of Jason Martin and Jared Oliva at the alternative site, he brought up the somewhat unexpected play of Pirates Infield Prospect Rodolfo Castro. Mansfield noted that Castro has executed well at the plate, making regular hard contact, as well asContinue reading “Through The Prospect Porthole: Rodolfo Castro Is Impressing In Altoona”