Pirates manager Hurdle has strategy for challenging calls
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ST. LOUIS — Entering Busch Stadium for a three-game series a day after a strange ending involving a missed call and a too-late attempt to challenge, manager Clint Hurdle said the Pirates have strategies in place for such a scenario.Share Tweet
Carlos Martinez pitched seven sharp innings, Jedd Gyorko hit his 29th homer, Brandon Moss homered to break out of a big slump and the St. Louis Cardinals stayed in the middle of the NL wild-card race.Share Tweet
Pirates lose to Cardinals in Glasnow's final startpost-gazette.com 14 hours agoST. LOUIS — As Sean Rodriguez’s throw found its way into John Jaso’s glove, Tyler Glasnow walked off the mound, his season in the books. Displaying both the tantalizing talent and the rough edges still in need of work, Glasnow’s rookie year exemplified …Share Tweetyahoo.com 19 hours agoSorry, Pittsburgh Pirates, your World Series trophy is in another castle. And she’s trapped in the NL Central too! The Pirates won’t make their fourth straight playoff trip this season, which has to be looked as a disappointment since many pundits thoug…Share TweetRain storms have been wreaking havoc on baseball games this week, and the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs are the weather’s latest victim. On Thursday night, they played a game that actually resulted in a tie. Not a suspended game or one that has to…Share Tweet
Paul Zeise: Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield's job is tougher than it seemspost-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)Pirates third base coach Rick Sofield has been criticized a lot over the past two seasons because of his perceived penchant for being over-aggressive in sending runners home and getting them thrown out.Share Tweet
Examining great ties in Pittsburgh sports historypost-gazette.com Sep 30 (yesterday)The Pirates and Chicago Cubs played to a 1-1 tie Thursday night at PNC Park, which got us thinking about the great stalemates of Pittsburgh sports history. Here’s a list of our favorites.Share Tweet
Ivan Nova finishes campaign strong, Pirates' home finale ends in tie against Cubspost-gazette.com Sep 29 (yesterday)When manager Clint Hurdle first met Ivan Nova, he was struck by Nova’s size. The 6-foot-5, 235-pounder looked large on film, but film didn’t do him justice.Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)The Pirates will sail north of the border next year, capping their 2017 spring-training schedule with two exhibitions against the Toronto Blue Jays at Montreal’s Olympic Stadium. They will play at 7:05 p.m. March 31 and 1:05 p.m. April 1, days before th…Share TweetPirates first baseman John Jaso hit his way to PNC Park history on Wednesday night, completing the first cycle in the history of Pittsburgh's ballpark along the Allegheny River in the Bucs' 8-4 win over the Cubs. Jaso went 4-for-4 with five RBIs.Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Pirates fans hope brakes still workpost-gazette.com Sep 29 (3 days ago)Physically they were not terribly far apart, the Pirates in the outfield, shallow, throwing in the soft sunlight and long shadows of late September at PNC Park, and the Chicago Cubs, wrapping up batting practice in the infield. But in terms of biorhythm…Share TweetMLB.com Sep 28 (3 days ago)Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan had to leave Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Pirates in the fifth inning with a mild left ankle sprain suffered when he crashed into the left-field wall.Share TweetRealistically, the Cubs have little left to play for this week. With a 100-win season and the best record in the Majors secured, their sights are now set on the month to come. But still, the Cubs continued their roll into October on Tuesday night at PNC…Share Tweet
Phillips auditioning for '17 bullpen roleZach Phillips hadn't pitched in the Majors since 2013 when the Pirates called him up in Philadelphia two weeks ago. But the Bucs didn't hesitate to throw him into their bullpen -- or into the fire.Share TweetA.J. Cole has been suspended for five games and fined an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing a pitch at the head of Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang on Sunday, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.Share Tweet
Bryant: Reaching 100 RBIs 'tremendous' reliefThe Cubs' Kris Bryant was relieved on Tuesday. After finishing last season with 99 RBIs, he got his 100th -- as well as No. 101 -- when he hit a two-run homer on Monday night against the Pirates.Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Sep 27 (5 days ago)The Pirates acquired minor league infielder Chris Bostick from the Washington Nationals Monday in a trade that sent minor league catcher Taylor Gushue and cash to Washington.Share Tweet
Hurdle On Pirates' Evolving CultureMar 2Pirates manager Clint Hurdle talks about the importance of Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh's season outlook and taking the next step.
Pirates: Spring Training Players To WatchMar 2The Pirates have a new catcher in Francisco Cervelli and a new first baseman in moving Pedro Alvarez over from third, and they need both to lead in hitting if the team wants to win the NL Central.
Cole Looking To Build On Early SuccessMar 2Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole discusses working with new catcher Francisco Cervelli and helping his team win more games.
Pirates Win Bidding For SS Jung-Ho KangDec 22David Schoenfield discusses the news that the Pirates have won the rights to negotiate with South Korean SS Jung-Ho Kang.