Pirates minor league thread
Altoona already won an early game, but Jeff Locke is slated to start tonight for Indianapolis and West Virginia, playing a doubleheader, will go with two of the Pirates' more interesting pitching prospects.
No major league game tonight, but here's the minor league action on tap:
-- Indianapolis visits Louisville, with a 6:35pm start time. Locke is sche...
Gamethread: Liriano, Cueto start in Wild Card rematch
Here's the Pirates' lineup for today's 12:35pm matchup against Cuuuueeee-tohhhh and the Reds:
Jose Tabata LF Travis Snider RF Andrew McCutchen CF Pedro Alvarez 3B Gaby Sanchez 1B Neil Walker 2B Tony Sanchez C Jordy Mercer SS Francisco Liriano P
Mike Leake, Todd Frazier homer for Reds in Pirates' 7-5 loss
Gerrit Cole allowed two home runs, including one by pitcher Mike Leake, in the sixth inning Tuesday as the Pirates lost 7-5.
The Pirates drew first blood on an RBI line-drive single by Gaby Sanchez in the second. But Leake doubled to lead off the bottom of the third, and Joey Votto singled him home two batters later. In the fourth, the Pirates led off with two straight singles, and...
Pirates (brief) MiLB recap: 4/15/14
Bradenton won in a shutout and the other three affiliates were rained out.
-- Pat Ludwig, Josh Smith and Jhondaniel Medina (pictured) combined to shut out Palm Beach as Bradenton won, 6-0. Ludwig pitched the first five innings, giving up three hits and a walk, and fa...
Gamethread: Pirates win 8-7 in completion of Monday game
The Pirates won last night's bizzaro homer-fest when it continued this afternoon, with Andrew McCutchen doubling in the seventh and Russell Martin singling him home to break a 7-7 tie. Mark Melancon and Jason Grilli then finished it out.
Please treat this as the gamethread for tonight's game. Gerrit Cole pitches against Mike Leake.
Bizarre Pirates-Reds homerfest suspended until Tuesday
Tonight's ridiculous 10-homer game has been suspended until tomorrow at 5:30 with the score tied 7-7, but it's already provided plenty of excitement. Maybe too much. I don't feel so good. Where's the toilet?
To call Wandy Rodriguez awful tonight would be an insult to awful things like athlete's foot and traffic jams and
Pirates MiLB recap: 4/14/14
The rain gods had mercy on Columbus and washed out their game with Indianapolis. The Altoona bullpen wasted a good start, while the two class A teams got good but abbreviated starts.
-- Zack Dodson (pictured) rebounded with some shutout pitching, but Altoona blew a late 3-0 lead and
Gamethread: Pirates kick off series against Reds
7:10pm. SB Nation has a new lineup widget. Let's hope it doesn't break upon the sight of Clint Barmes starting against a righty.
PITTSBURGH PIRATES CINCINNATI REDS
How much has service time affected recent Rookie of the Year awards?
This morning, Rob Biertempfel tweeted that a scout told him that Gregory Polanco is good enough to win the Rookie of the Year award this season. That might be true, but as you all know, Polanco won't win the Rookie of the Year award, or at least will be at a pretty signific...
Notes: Luis Heredia, Gregory Polanco, Pedro Alvarez
A few notes:
-P- Luis Heredia is headed to the disabled list at West Virginia after experiencing shoulder discomfort. Shoulder injuries can be serious business, so let's hope Heredia can get back on track soon. Let's also hope that t...