Last night the Pirates snapped their eight game losing streak with an impressive 5-1 victory; with some strong performances from two somewhat unlikely sources, Steven Brault and Gregory Polanco . Brault went the distance for the first complete game of his career, allowing only one run on two hits and Polanco put the Pirates upContinue reading “The Pirates Fall Twice In 14 Innings”
Coming off a four game series sweep at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds, the Pirates return to the friendly confines of PNC for a five game set against another division rival, the St. Louis Cardinals. Most of the time, at this point in the season, cellar dwellers like the Pirates are trying to playContinue reading “Brault Goes The Distance In A 5-1 Win Over St. Louis”
In game one the Pirates sent Chad Kuhl to the mound. The lineup featured the return of Kevin Newman and the MLB debut for Will Craig. The Cards trotted their normal lineup out and started Kwang-Hyun Kim the lefty.
Offense production continues to come from unexpected places as the Pirates top the Cardinals 5-1 in the opening series finale.
Jack Flaherty threw a 94 mph fastball straight down the middle to Kevin Newman and the Pittsburgh Pirates 2020 season was underway. Flaherty went on to retire the first nine Buccos in a row before giving up a lead of single to Newman in the bottom of the 4th. He looked in mid-season form; paintingContinue reading “The Long Ball Sinks The Pirates On Opening Day”
Anytime the Pirates have been competitive in recent memory, it seems like it has always been the St. Louis Cardinals standing in their way. For three straight seasons (2013-15) it was the team from the Gateway City that kept the Pirates from a NL Central Division Title, which could have let them avoid the WildContinue reading “Opening Day Has Arrived: 2020 Pirate Projections and A Little Cardinals Preview”
Day one came and went and boy the Orioles really threw the board for a loop with the number 2 pick did they not? As promised, here is a little update on who our competitors picked up.
The draft approaches this week, and for many of us it will offer a welcome respite from the day to day will they, won’t they game MLB has put us through. We’ll discuss of course what the Pirates do at length, but we also want to make sure we keep an eye on what our NL Central foes have on tap.
So far in this series we have looked into the three NL Central Division Farm Systems who have taken some hits over the past few years and find themselves with either lack of depth or nearly barren of any elite players as it pertains to the MLB Pipeline Top 100 Prospects. The Chicago Cubs areContinue reading “From The Crows Nest: The St. Louis Cardinals Farm System”