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  • New: 4 hr 34 min ago

After long rain delay, Pirates can’t close out Braves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Tyler Glasnow of the Pittsburgh Pirates throws a first inning pitch against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on May 23, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. " src =...
  • New: 6 hr 49 min ago

Matt Adams walks off as Braves win, 6-5, in rain-delayed marathon

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ATLANTA — Down to their last outs, the Atlanta Braves prevailed. Nick Markakis tied the game with an RBI double with two outs in the ninth off Tony Watson, and Matt Adams followed with a walk-off...
  • New: 11 hr 49 min ago

Stargell's children 'blindsided' by widow's decision to auction memorabilia

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jill Beckman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Members of Willie Stargell’s family, including several children and grandchildren, are angered by his widow’s decision to auction some of the Hall of Famer’s possessions.
  • 13 hr 46 min ago

Scouting report for Wednesday, May 24: Pirates at Braves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates starting pitcher Trevor Williams delivers against the Phillies in the top of the first inning Friday, May 19, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 17 hr 19 min ago

Pirates notebook: Taillon throws bullpen session

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon throws during the fourth inning against the Yankees Saturday, April 22, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 18 hr 19 min ago

Cleared to throw, Jameson Taillon completes bullpen session

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Jameson Taillon was cleared to throw off the mound, and he threw a 25-pitch bullpen session Tuesday.
  • 20 hr 47 min ago

Pirates Mailbag: Is it time for Andrew McCutchen to leave the three-hole?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Welcome back, baseball fans. The Pirates slipped on a soggy night at SunTrust Park Monday, losing the series opener, 5-2. They are 20-25 and remain in last place in the National League Central...
  • 1 day 2 hr ago

Adam Bittner: It's too soon for the Pirates to trade Gerrit Cole

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Starter Gerrit Cole’s name is starting to show up in what are best described as trade murmurs.
  • 1 day 3 hr ago

Braves get to Cole; Hurdle, Freese ejected in Pirates’ loss

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole reacts in the dugout after leaving the game in the fifth inning against the Atlanta Braves on May 22, 2017." src =...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Gerrit Cole hit around, two ejected as Braves beat Pirates, 5-2

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ATLANTA — A few familiar faces welcomed the Pirates to SunTrust Park on a rainy Monday. Brandon Phillips and Matt Adams homered. Ender Inciarte collected a career-high five hits. And home-plate...
  • 1 day 14 hr ago

Scouting report for Tuesday, May 23: Pirates at Braves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Pirates’ starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow (24) against the Nationals in the top of the first inning on Thursday May 18, 2017 at PNC Park." src =...
  • 1 day 16 hr ago

Pirates notebook: Sean Rodriguez ‘coming around’ after scary accident

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates first baseman Sean Rodriguez celebrates his walk-off homer next to Francisco Cervelli during the ninth inning against the Reds Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Pirates ready for 'fast' playing field in first visit to SunTrust Park

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ATLANTA — Manager Clint Hurdle toured the interior of SunTrust Park Monday afternoon, making the acquaintance of the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium on the outskirts of the city. He walked the foul...
  • 1 day 18 hr ago

Sean Rodriguez reflects on offseason car crash, time with Pirates

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ATLANTA — Sean Rodriguez, the Atlanta Brave, looks much like he did the past two years in Pittsburgh. The main differences may be the additional streaks of gray mixed in his long black hair and...
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

The Braves have a museum, and Sid Bream's knee brace is in it

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Sean Gentille / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Braves have a shiny, new, controversial stadium in suburban Atlanta. Naturally, they’ve dedicated some of that space to one of the worst moments in the history of Pittsburgh sports.
  • 1 day 20 hr ago

Pirates announce subscription plan for PNC Park tickets

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Alex Iniguez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Pirates announced Monday a subscription service that will allow fans to enter all home games from June through September for $29.99 per month.
  • 1 day 23 hr ago

Pirates notebook: Huntington says he’ll ‘gladly pour’ found money back into club

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — Pirates left fielder Adam Frazier singles during the third inning against the Phillies Sunday, May 21, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 2 days ago

Scouting report for Monday, May 22: Pirates at Braves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Pirates gameday at Braves 7:35 p.m. SunTrust Park, Atlanta TV/radio: Root Sports/93.7 FM, 1450 AM, 1480 AMe_SClBProbable pitchers Pirates RHP GERRIT COLE (2-4, 2.84) vs. ...
  • 2 days ago

Kuhl sharp as Pirates scratch out win vs. Phillies

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — Pirates third baseman David Freese is hit by a pitch with the bases loaded during the sixth inning for the only run in a 1-0 win over the Phillies Sunday, May 21, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
  • 2 days ago
Blog Articles

Braves steal win from Pirates in red-eye marathon

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel ATLANTA — Once the Pirates and Atlanta Braves finally started playing again early Wednesday morning, it was like neither team wanted to stop. After waiting out a 3 1/2-hour rain...
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Game 46: Freese miffed by quick hook from Cuzzi

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Getty Images ATLANTA — David Freese, who was ejected last night by umpire Phil Cuzzi,  was unhappy about getting what he thought was a quick hook....
  • 1 day ago

Game 45: Rainy night(s) in Georgia

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel ATLANTA — According to my phone’s weather app, we could be singing this song during the entire four-game series this week between the Pirates and Braves. Ladies and...
  • 2 days ago

Game 44: Polanco “feels a lot better” after “a really good day” Saturday

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski NORTH SHORE – Gregory Polanco is eligible to come off the disabled list Thursday. Based on how the rehab on his left hamstring sprain is going, the outfielder appears well on...
  • 3 days ago

Game 43: No win, but lessons learned for Williams

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Chaz Palla Although he didn’t pick up a win, Trevor Williams gleaned important lessons last night during his start against the Phillies. Williams (2-3) worked 5.2...
  • 4 days ago

Game 42: Taillon working his way back

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner Jameson Taillon will hold a press conference at 2:45 p.m. today, marking his first public comments since having surgery for...
  • 4 days ago

Game 41: Bench Cutch? “It hasn’t been discussed.”

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and videos by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Chaz Palla Last August, manager Clint Hurdle benched Andrew McCutchen for a road series against the Braves. Before yesterday’s game, McCutchen and I...
  • 6 days ago

Game 40: How ’bout a little love (and some runs) for Cole?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner Gerrit Cole’s been pretty good over his last six starts. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates’ offense in that span has been awful....
  • 7 days ago

Twilight for McCutchen

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photos by Christopher Horner Andrew McCutchen is now just another player on the Pirates’ roster. Nothing special. He has no cachet, no stature with management. That’s how...
  • 7 days ago

Game 39: Back at it.

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel Miss me last week? Or perhaps you didn’t notice I was away. Either way, I’m back for the start of this homestand, then I’ll be off to Atlanta. This is a chance for the...
  • 7 days ago

Game 31: Williams steps into rotation

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and videos by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner RHP Trevor Williams will start on Monday in place of RHP Jameson Taillon, who’s on the DL with a sore groin. From what manager Clint...
  • 17 days ago
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Game 30: LeBlanc continues to impress

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner It was a relatively quick look that the Pirates got at Wade LeBlanc last season. The lefty appeared in just eight games after being...
  • 17 days ago
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Game 29: Own a piece of the Great One

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photos and video by Rob Biertempfel There was an autographed ball, two World Series rings, a couple of Gold Glove awards, and the uniform he wore during the 1960 World Series....
  • 18 days ago
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Game 28: Josh Harrison, an Energizer Bunny dipped in Tabasco sauce? Something like that…

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski   CINCINNATI – A week after referring to the phenomenon of Josh Harrison, Leadoff Hitter, as “Tabasco,” Clint Hurdle this time elected to use a different term.  ...
  • 20 days ago
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Game 27: Nova the NL’s pitcher of the month

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski CINCINNATI – In his second full calendar month with the Pirates and first since signing a three-year contract with the club, Ivan Nova has been honored as the National League’s...
  • 20 days ago
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Game 26: Jaso at cleanup, Osuna in left, Diaz and Hanson starting

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski CINCINNATI – Five rookies, two players who were in Triple-A a few weeks ago, one guy making his first MLB start at a particular position and another who’s in the cleanup spot...
  • 21 days ago
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Game 25: Cervelli on DL- “Not gonna happen”; Elias Diaz joins the club; Kuhl is cool

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski CINCINNATI – Francisco Cervelli was asked not once but twice if he believed it would be wise to shut down for a week or two to address the nagging right foot injury that’s kept...
  • 22 days ago
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Nylon Calculus: Lessons from the Spurs-Rockets regular season matchups

Nylon Calculus (Nick Sciria) — With the Houston Rockets and San Antonio Spurs ready to kick off their second-round series on Monday, it’s always interesting to see if we can glean any insights on the ensuing playoff...
  • 23 days ago
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Game 24: Nova goes the distance

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Getty Images MIAMI — Remember when it seemed manager Clint Hurdle never let one of his starting pitchers complete a game? Last night, there was a moment in the eighth...
  • 24 days ago
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Game 23: Jamo at the bat

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — By Rob Biertempfel/Photo by The Associated Press MIAMI — It’s not often than a pitcher gets to bat with the bases loaded, but that’s where Jameson Taillon found himself — twice — in the second...
  • 24 days ago
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