Pirates go heavy on relievers for wild-card roster

   October 1, 2014 12:43 pm    0

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle will have eight relievers to choose from — should the need arise — in tonight’s wild-card game against the San Francisco Giants.   The pitchers available behind starter Edinson Volquez are: Jared Hughes, Mark Melancon, Tony Watson, Justin Wilson, John Holdzkom, Bobby LaFromboise, Jeff Locke and Vance Worley.   The…


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Mercyhurst grad Lough projected to make Orioles’ ALDS roster

   October 1, 2014 12:08 pm    0

October likely will be very interesting for David Lough.   The Mercyhurst University graduate is projected to make the Baltimore Orioles’ ALDS roster.   Lough, an outfielder, finished the season on a hot streak, hitting .394 in September.   Here’s what Dan Connolly, of the Baltimore Sun, said about Lough:   Lough has improved offensively…


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Are Pirates making right call with Volquez in wild-card game?

   September 30, 2014 2:01 pm    0

With a trip to the Divisional Series on the line, the Pittsburgh Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound Wednesday night.   Is he the right choice?   He leads the team with wins (13) and ERA (3.04).  Since the All-Star break, he’s 5-1 with a 2.20 ERA. And, to narrow the splits even…


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Wild-card preview: How Pirates fared against Giants’ Bumgarner

   September 30, 2014 1:09 pm    0

They say pitching can win a championship, and it will be pitching in the spotlight in Wednesday’s wild-card game between the Giants and Pirates. The Pirates will send Edinson Volquez to the mound against Madison Bumgarner. Volquez resurrected his career with the Pirates this year. He went 13-7 with a 3.04 ERA. Bumgarner is 18-10…


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Fearless postseason predictions

   September 30, 2014 12:12 pm    0

It’s playoff prediction time. Will the Pirates have a long run this fall? Will the Tigers finally break through?   Will Mercyhurst University graduate David Lough make it to the World Series with the Orioles?   Find out below:   Tony Battaglia Rick Green NL NL Wild card: Pirates def. Giants Wild card: Pirates def….


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Mercyhurst grad Lough finishes season strong with Orioles

   September 30, 2014 8:28 am    0

Mercyhurst University graduate David Lough started his season slowly with the Baltimore Orioles, but he sure did end it on a strong note.   The outfielder hit .394 over the last 30 days, one of the top 30 averages in the majors over that span.   Lough, who played for the Kansas City Royals last…


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Flashback: Rate our MLB predictions

   September 29, 2014 3:31 pm    0

Before the baseball season started, our three baseball experts offered their view of the MLB season.   Just about everyone does. Does everyone go back and publish those picks again?   Here are ours.   The National League seemed to be easier to predict than the American League. One prognosticator had the Royals and Pirates…


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Vincent grad Lawless interviews for permanent Astros job, positive about future

   September 29, 2014 11:51 am    0

Strong Vincent graduate Tom Lawless interviewed for the Houston Astros manager’s job on Saturday.   Lawless, the interim manager, met with general manager Jeff Luhnow and assistant general manager David Stearns, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle.   “It was good,” Lawless said. “It is what it is. … Based on what their…


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Amazing final day: Zimmerman’s no-no and Jeter’s goodbye

   September 28, 2014 6:55 pm    0




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Pirates get one last chance to catch the Cardinals

   September 27, 2014 11:49 pm    0

One game. That’s all that separates the Pirates and Cardinals. And that’s all that’s left in the regular season. If the Pirates win today and the Cardinals lose, the teams will be tied for the NL Central Division lead, forcing a one-game playoff for the division title. The Pirates will face the Reds today at…


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