Posts tagged Starling Marte

Pirates, Tigers have Gold Glove finalists

   October 26, 2013 12:39 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players and the Detroit Tigers two that have been named finalists for Gold Glove awards. Former Erie SeaWolves outfielder is a finalist in left field. The other finalists are the A’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Royals’ Alex Gordon. The other Tigers’ finalist is pitcher Doug Fister. He is a finalist…

 

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Pirates need to solve Wainwright to win

   October 8, 2013 12:19 pm    0

Since A.J. Burnett’s thud in Game 1, I’ve been telling any Pirates fan, “Burnett can’t start Game 5.” Thankfully, he won’t. The Pittsburgh Pirates will turn to rookie Gerrit Cole in St. Louis Wednesday in an effort to continue their magical season. “I believe that matchup is the best we can do to beat the…

 

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Starling Marte does his best ‘Matrix’ move

   August 8, 2013 12:02 am    0

    Remember the movie ‘The Matrix’ with Keanu Reeves? The Pirates’ Starling Marte reminded me of Neo trying to dodge bullets. Marte jumped out of the way of a Tom Koehler pitch in the fifth inning Wednesday night. Jordy Mercer scored on the play. The Pirates went on to win 4-2.   – Rick…

 

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Marte gives Bucs a lift (video)

   May 2, 2013 12:11 am    0

Starling Marte’s two-run shot against the Milwaukee Brewers in the eighth inning got things going for the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday afternoon: Then Brandon Inge put the Pirates up 5-4. Check out Rickie Weeks’ boot on the play on this link. – Rick Green

 

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Strikeout king Burnett best part of bounce-back Bucs right now (video)

   April 18, 2013 12:28 pm    0

With apologies to Andrew McCutchen, the cover boy for “MLB The Show” and the hot-starting Starling Marte, the best thing going with the Pittsburgh Pirates is A.J. Burnett. Burnett took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning Wednesday night, giving up a double to Carlos Beltran in a 5-0 win. Burnett whiffed four of the…

 

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Pirates’ late-inning rally stuns Reds

   April 14, 2013 5:23 pm    0

Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Reds seemed like so many for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They trailed 5-0 going into the bottom of the seventh inning and seemed destined for another loss. Then they woke up. The Bucs scored four in the seventh to make it 5-4. The Reds added a run in the top of…

 

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Pirates blanked by Dodgers for second straight game

   April 7, 2013 12:14 am    0

Want to try to look at the positives in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ latest shutout, a 1-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night? Well, starter A.J. Burnett (0-2) gave up just one run and struck out nine batters. He’s pitched well enough to be 2-0 so far this season. And the bullpen kept the…

 

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Pirates’ missing offense could be gone for April (or longer)

   April 6, 2013 12:46 am    0

The Pirates’ early woes on offense continued Friday night in Los Angeles. After scoring six runs in three games against the woeful Cubs, the Pirates made it six runs in four games after being shut out by the Dodgers 3-0 Friday night. The Pirates managed two hits against the Dodgers. The loss dropped Pittsburgh to…

 

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Pirates get their power hitter in Travis Snider

   July 31, 2012 12:08 pm    0

Going into today’s trade deadline, the need for the Pittsburgh Pirates was obvious: get a power hitter. They did that with the acquisition of outfielder Travis Snider from the Blue Jays. In exchange for Snider, the Pirates send Toronto pitcher Brad Lincoln. “We think Travis will fit in well with us in right (field),” Pirates…

 

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Hey, Neal, you need to get the Bucs a bat

   July 28, 2012 9:30 pm    0

Are the Pittsburgh Pirates buyers before Tuesday’s trade deadline? Ask general manager Neal Huntington, and the answer might not seem obvious. Here’s what he told mlb.com: “So it’s nice that we don’t have to go get someone specific; we can pick what we want to get, and if the acquisition cost is exorbitantly high, we…

 

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