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Gerrit Cole and Making the Leap

For the better part of the last decade, Gerrit Cole has intrigued with potential. Twice a first round selection — after being drafted out of high school in 2008, he spurned the Yankees and went to UCLA instead — and the first overall selection in the 2011 draft, Cole’s velocity and frame have had scouts […]
Via Fangraphs
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should the Pittsburgh Pirates target Troy Tulowitzki?

It is approaching the point in the season when talks about contenting teams seeking out players via trades to help improve their teams begin. The Pittsburgh Pirates should be front and center among these discussions as they were considered one of the favorites entering the season. If the Pirates plan to push their way past division foes St. Louis and Chicago, they will need to upgrade...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cole comes up big

Gerrit Cole‘s best trait this year has been his consistency. He’s been nearly automatic getting deep into games and giving the Pirates an excellent chance to win each one. The really great thing about his arm and stuff is that he can be effective without perfect location or tons of movement. That’s sort of how this game was going through five innings – he stumbled a bit in...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Advent of Gerrit Cole

Simply put, from a fan’s prospective, there are few things better than watching a pitcher on a team that you root for dominate outing after outing and seemingly effortlessly at that. Gerrit Cole is one such pitcher. Cole, 24, is starting his 2015 campaign the way most starting pitchers could only dream of. He’s never started more than 22 games in a season during his short three...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 5-25-15 to 5-31-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 5/25/15 thru 5/31/15, the 8th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 2 Losses, 33 Runs Scored and 25 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Charlie Morton. Morton returned from the DL by giving the Pirates two wins in a pair of solid starts this week in which he pitched a full 7 innings both...
Via Hidden Vigorish
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Pirates?

Apr 14, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher A.J. Burnett (34) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen Gives Two Young Pirates Fans Fist Bump, Batting Gloves

After a win against the San Diego Padres, Andrew McCutchen ran to two young Pirates fans and gave them a fist bump and batting gloves.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday morning: A good win, Charlie Morton, and catching up with the Cards

I only caught the tail end of last night’s game; a friend of mine and I set to out see Mad Max last night and ended up driving halfway to Raleigh when the theater in Durham was sold out for their 8 PM showing. By the time I got home, the Pirates were nursing a 3-2 lead in the late innings. I was in the process of fretting about Mark Melancon, which is more or less my default position...
Via WHYGAVS?
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Andrew McCutchen makes young Pirates fans' day

One of the best moments from MLB on Saturday did not happen during an actual game. No, this one occurred right after one finished. After Mark Melancon closed out a 5-2 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Diego Padres, center fielder Andrew McCutchen located some fans in the outfield seats and ran over...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen is really great….and the Pirates won, too

First of all, if you haven’t seen this yet, here’s yet another reason why Andrew McCutchen is the best: Gotta love cutch. These boys cheered behind him all night. Instant tears in the boy on the left’s eyes. #Cu… https://t.co/U15Umfzhb0 — evan deane (@TheRealEvanio) May 31, 2015 Here’s the full video of the final out/Cutch thing. It’s really great. http://t.co/JCKmnOGC0Y...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates questionable coaching decisions

Manager Clint Hurdle and his coaching staff have done an exceptional job turning this franchise around over the past few seasons, but some of his decisions regarding the pitching staff can be baffling at times. One of those choices cost the Pirates their 7th consecutive win Friday night in San Diego. Every team monitors their starting pitchers pitch count, but it appears the Pirates...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild way to end a streak

Well….if you went to sleep with the Pirates ahead 2-0 and looking good yet again, you certainly got an unpleasant surprise this morning. The offense completely stopped producing, Jared Hughes lost the lead, and then in the ninth, Rob Scahill set himself up for disaster, nearly escaped it, then indeed suffered a disaster: a two out walk off grand slam. Normally you wouldn’t...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jung Ho Kang Proving to be Great Addition for the Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Jung Ho Kang drives in a run with a single off Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena during the first inning of a baseball game in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jung Ho Kang was a highly coveted major league prospect out of the Korean Baseball Organization, after posting some unreal numbers last season, when he hit .356 with 40 homeruns...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jung Ho Kang is on fire

I’ll be the first to admit it; I was skeptical of Jung Ho Kang. When the Pirates signed him this winter, my initial thought was that it was a worthy risk to take and that maybe he’d develop into a decent hitter for the Bucs eventually, but that the learning curve from the KBO to MLB was likely to be pretty steep. Kang’s spring training and early season with the Bucs didn...
Via WHYGAVS?
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kang, Marte, Polanco homer in Pirates' win over Padres

  Jung Ho Kang hit a three-run homer and Starling Marte and Gregory Polanco also went deep off Ian Kennedy to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to their seventh straight victory, 11-5 over the San Diego Padres on Thursday night. A.J. Burnett (5-1), who no-hit the Padres in 2001 while with the Marlins, won his fifth straight start. Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker and Francisco Cervelli each...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Back in Playoff Contention Thanks to Current Winning Streak

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, left, celebrates with Starling Marte after Marte’s two-run home run against San Diego Padres during the third inning in a baseball game Thursday, May 28, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Don Boomer) A season removed from making the postseason for two consecutive season after a 20 year drought, the Pirates started out looking like they were...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Polanco staying positive through slump

  Gregory Polanco has certainly had flashes of brilliance. The Pirates outfielder burst onto the scene last season, but 2015 has not been quite as kind. Polanco is mired in a slump right now, but the young outfielder isn't letting the struggles get to him and is focused on the positives. “That's where my focus is right now,” Polanco told Pirates.com. “Just trying to be me...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates' pitching prospect lost for the season

  Pirates prospect Nick Kingham had Tommy John surgery Wedesday and is lost for the season, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “You feel bad for the kid, the young man,” Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. “This is never the way we draw it up for young pitchers. However, it's such a reality of our game.” Kingham, the Pirates No. 6 ranked prospect according to MLB.com...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Kingham has Tommy John surgery

Nick Kingham Update: Nick underwent right UCL reconstruction surgery yesterday. The expected recovery time is approximately 12-18 months. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 28, 2015 This news has been coming for a while (Kingham left his start on May 6th with elbow soreness and the team has been silent about it since then beyond saying he was going for a second opinion, which...
Via WHYGAVS?
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates sweep Marlins, win sixth straight

Another strong performance from Gerrit Cole, along with an all-around effort from the rest of the team helped the Pirates continue their hot streak Wednesday afternoon. It was a slow start for the Bucs to begin the game, but they were able to come from behind thanks to an impressive rally in the 7th inning. Jung Ho Kang and Pedro Alvarez celebrate after rallying to take the lead...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Alvarez Finds New Consistency

Pedro Alvarez is on a hot streak. In his last 10 games Pedro is hitting .382 with 4 Home Runs. The recent surge has lifted his OPS from .694 on May 14th to .822. But hot streaks are not unusual for Pedro Alvarez. We have seen him put together hot stretches like this in each of the last three seasons. What has convinced me that Pedro is a much improved hitter is what he accomplished...
Via Hidden Vigorish
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Locke, Harrison Lead Pirates Over Marlins for Fifth Straight Win

Pittsburgh Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Locke delivers in the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, May 26, 2015. The Pirates won 5-1, with Locke getting his third win of the season. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) Jeff Locke pitched a beauty and the offense did plenty to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to their fifth straight victory, a 5-1 win...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Pittsburgh Pirates Providing Free Sexual Donuts?

I encountered an interesting tweet today regarding free donuts with Pittsburgh Pirates tickets. Go ahead and click that picture … If you’re going to have a typo, sexual donuts is an epic way to go. #smsports pic.twitter.com/oWwgHiwHT5 — Jessica Smith (@WarJessEagle) May 22, 2015 Hi baseball fan. I’m your sexual donut. I’m filled with cream. Jelly. And hot … steamy …...
Via Food and Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Randy Watson approves? Pirates mistakenly offer fans a ‘sexual’ donut (pic)

The Pittsburgh Pirates had nothing but the best intentions in mind when a post to its Instagram account announced Friday morning that the team’s fans were in line for some free tickets and a special Pirates-themed donut if they dropped by an area Dunkin’ Donuts. Something, obviously, went awry, as instead of the message indicating...Read More The post Randy Watson approves?...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates promotion features sexual donuts!

This is just about the best giveaway I can ever remember seeing from a sports team.  On their Instagram page, the Pittsburgh Pirates were advertising a local Dunkin Donuts offering free Pirates tickets and… AND!!!… a “sexual Pirates donut.” Yes, sexual Pirates donuts. The post was taken down, but here’s a screenshot. I’m trying to figure this out. Is this a Siri fail...
Via Awful Announcing
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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