Pirates notebook: Mercer steps into familiar role, but with a new twist
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Jordy Mercer was back atop the Pirates lineup Friday for a series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies, and, for the first time in his 431 starts in the majors, Mercer was batting leadoff against a right-handed pitcher. He often leads off often agai…Share Tweet
Six weeks into his major league career, Zach Eflin is pitching like one of the National League's best starters.Share TweetMLB.com 9 hours agoKen Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza will be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, and two Pirates will be closely tied to the man they used to call "The Kid."Share Tweet
Pirates notebook: No answers yet for weekend rotationpost-gazette.com Jul 22 (yesterday)As the Pirates enter their weekend series against the Philadelphia Phillies without an official starter for Saturday, they are having ongoing conversations about their rotation.Share TweetMLB.com Jul 21 (yesterday)Just fifteen minutes before Thursday's 5-3 win over the Brewers, Pirates outfielder Matt Joyce found out he'd be starting as Starling Marte was scratched due to flu-like symptoms. All Joyce did was hit a three-run homer in the first and finish with four…Share TweetThe Pirates' Opening Day starter finally returned to top-of-the-rotation form Thursday night. Left-hander Francisco Liriano struck out 13 without a walk and led the Pirates to a 5-3 win over the Brewers at PNC Park.Share Tweet
Pirates pre-game notes: No official starter for Saturday; Vogelsong returns to Pittsburghpost-gazette.com Jul 21 (yesterday)Manager Clint Hurdle did not have an update on Ryan Vogelsong, who ended his rehab start earlier than planned Wednesday. Vogelsong told Pirates Prospects after his start that he had tightness in his neck.Share Tweet
Brewers get best of Bucs in see-saw battleMLB.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)After being dealt back-to-back walk-off losses, the Brewers bounced back Wednesday night with a 9-5 win over the Pirates at PNC Park.Share Tweetnytimes.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)Milwaukee manager Craig Counsell makes no apologies for the length of his team's games, which can sometimes drag on as the Brewers work counts, steal bases and try to find ways to generate something out of nothing.Share Tweet
Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: July 13-19, 2016post-gazette.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)In this weekly feature, Post-Gazette Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt will recap the performances of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, over the past seven days, from Wednesday through Tuesday’s games.Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Another torturous loss for Piratespost-gazette.com Jul 21 (2 days ago)The Pirates would have had Milwaukee Brewers starter Chase Anderson right where they wanted him in Wednesday night’s fifth inning, had only Anderson gotten there.Share Tweet
Locke struggles in short outing, Pirates lose to Brewers, 9-5post-gazette.com Jul 20 (2 days ago)It wasn’t that long ago that Jeff Locke’s outings were providing a temporary boost to a struggling rotation. But even those solid starts followed blowouts, and thus is the risk with Jeff Locke: You don’t know what you’re getting start to start.Share TweetPirates' Taillon 'doing well' after line drive to headShare Tweet
Pirates have no current plans to delay or cancel Jung Ho Kang bobblehead giveawaypost-gazette.com Jul 20 (2 days ago)As Chicago police continue to investigate sexual-assault allegations involving infielder Jung Ho Kang, Pirates spokesman Brian Warecki said the Pirates currently have no plans to delay or cancel their Kang bobblehead giveaway on Aug. 11, an afternoon ga…Share Tweet
Gene Collier: Pirates come home with silent batspost-gazette.com Jul 20 (3 days ago)Liberated from a weekend under house arrest in the nation’s capital, the ostensible Pirates offense figured to be champing at the bit for the start of an eight-game homestand against pitchers of a more standard variety.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.