Tag Archives: Pittsburgh Pirates

  • Stat Line of the Night — 7/10/2013 — Francisco Liriano

    Stat Line of the Night — 7/10/2013 — Francisco Liriano

    Despite owning the second-best record in the National League (53-36) heading into last night’s contest against the Oakland Athletics, the Pittsburgh Pirates still somehow ranked just 26th out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored.  So, what gives?  How can a team be so successful with such an inept offense? The Answer to that question […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 7/31/12 — A.J. Burnett

    Stat Line Of The Night — 7/31/12 — A.J. Burnett

    Approximately one month prior to the start of the 2012 MLB season, many of us were getting quite the laugh out of Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher A.J. Burnett.  Not only was he coming off consecutive poor seasons with the New York Yankees (a combined 21-26 record and an ERA over 5.00), but he also managed to […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 7/5/12 — Jeff Karstens

    Stat Line Of The Night — 7/5/12 — Jeff Karstens

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are 27-13 at home this season, and with an overall record of 46-36, they currently sit atop the NL Central, two games up on the Cincinnati Reds.  Who would have thought, right? Their latest victory came last night, as Pirates pitcher Jeff Karstens put forth a dominating effort that saw him go […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 7/2/12 — Garrett Jones

    Stat Line Of The Night — 7/2/12 — Garrett Jones

    When the 2012 MLB season kicked off in April, no one expected to see the Pittsburgh Pirates competing for top spot in the National League Central Division.  Fast forward three months later to last night.  Not only did the Pirates own an impressive 42-36 record, but they were also just one game back of the […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night – 5/9/12 – Andrew McCutchen

    Stat Line Of The Night – 5/9/12 – Andrew McCutchen

    The Pittsburgh Pirates may not be known for being one of the best teams in the league – the team finished last night tied for third in the National League Central – but they have one of the best center fielders in Andrew McCutchen.  The Pirates have been an above average team at their home […]

  • Let’s Watch A.J. Burnett Bunt A Ball Into His Own Face (Video)

    Let’s Watch A.J. Burnett Bunt A Ball Into His Own Face (Video)

    Being back in the National League for the first time since 2005, A.J. Burnett will need to get his groove back at the plate.  If his performance during yesterday’s batting practice at the Pittsburgh Pirates spring training session was any indication, that may take a while for the 35-year-old starting pitcher. With all eyes on […]

  • A.J. Burnett Is Putting Daniel McCutchen’s Kid Through College

    A.J. Burnett Is Putting Daniel McCutchen’s Kid Through College

    A.J. Burnett doesn’t seem to care all that much if the front of his jersey reads “Yankees” or “Pirates.”  As long as the back reads “34,” he’s happy. Unfortunately for him, obtaining No. 34 in a Pirates uniform isn’t going to be cheap for the 35-year-old starting pitcher, as the number is already taken by […]

  • This Day In Sports History (October 13th) – Bill Mazeroski

    This Day In Sports History (October 13th) – Bill Mazeroski

    It was on this day in 1960 that the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Yankees in game seven of the World Series.  Pirates second baseman Bill Mazeroski won the game in the bottom of the ninth inning with a solo home run off of Yankees pitcher Ralph Terry. The Yankees entered the series as […]

  • Pirates Turn Triple Play, Only Need Two Outs (Video)

    Pirates Turn Triple Play, Only Need Two Outs (Video)

    I guess sometimes you can never be too sure.  Take the Pittsburgh Pirates, for example, who needed only two more outs during the bottom of the eighth inning during last night’s game against the Houston Astros, but they decided to get three, just to be safe. Although the Pirates defense may have showed a great […]

  • James McDonald Records An Out, Gives Himself A Gatorade Shower (Video)

    James McDonald Records An Out, Gives Himself A Gatorade Shower (Video)

    Gatorade showers have become synonymous with championship celebrations, but it appears as though Pittsburgh Pirates starter James McDonald is trying to start a new trend. After recording the final out in the seventh inning, McDonald’s was given high-fives all around in the dugout, as his night on the mound was over.  He handed his bullpen […]