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Pirates Josh Harrison takes a beating as pitchers keep coming inside and hitting him

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ST. LOUIS — Josh Harrison isn’t sure why he has taken such a beating this season. He hasn’t changed his closed batting stance. He hasn’t altered his stride. And he hasn’t scooted closer to home...
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John Jaso’s homer in the 9th sends Pirates to victory over Cardinals

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pinch-hitter John Jaso watches his solo home run during the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals. The homer gave the Pirates a 4-3 win." src =...
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John Jaso's ninth-inning homer puts Pirates on top in 4-3 win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — ST. LOUIS — The baseball disappeared over the outfield wall, and Busch Stadium went silent. John Jaso had just smashed a two-out, go-ahead home run off St. Louis Cardinals closer Seung Hwan Oh,...
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Pirates notebook: Intradivision series before All-Star break crucial to shaping rest of season

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — St. Louis Cardinals' Dexter Fowler, front, scores past Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli during the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, April 18, 2017, in St. Louis. (AP...
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Scouting report for Saturday, June 24: Pirates at Cardinals

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole delivers during the first inning against the Rockies Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Scouting report for Friday, June 23: Pirates at Cardinals

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Pirates pitcher Jameson Taillon delivers during the first inning against the Cubs Sunday, June 18, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Pirates, Nova fall to Brewers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Brewers catcher Jett Bandy tags out the Pirates' Adam Frazier during the eighth inning Thursday, June 22, 2017, in Milwaukee." src =...
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Travis Shaw stays hot vs. Ivan Nova as Brewers salvage series split

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — The Pirates contained Eric Thames this week.
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Pirates put Cervelli on DL with post-concussive symptoms

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli waits to bat against the Cubs Friday, June 16, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Francisco Cervelli returns to concussion list as symptoms persist

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — Catcher Francisco Cervelli is headed to the seven-day concussion list for the second time this month after continuing to experience “post-concussion” and “post-viral” symptoms, Pirates...
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Pirates waste opportunites against Brewers pitching in loss

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — MILWAUKEE — The Pirates wasted a pretty good pitching performance by Trevor Williams and didn’t take full advantage of a poor one by Junior Guerra ...
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Domingo Santana's blast off Daniel Hudson gives Brewers 4-3 win

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — Right-hander Daniel Hudson watched the baseball fly toward the right-field foul pole at Miller Park late Wednesday night. He turned away as it crashed in the seats. With one swing, the...
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Scouting report for Thursday, June 22: Pirates at Brewers

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Pirates pitcher Ivan Nova throws during the second inning against the Cubs Saturday, June 17, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Pirates notebook: Francisco Cervelli out with ‘acute-on-chronic’ condition

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli waits to bat against the Cubs Friday, June 16, 2017, at PNC Park." src =...
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Austin Meadows undergoing tests for hamstring tightness

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Austin Meadows, the Pirates’ prized outfield prospect, is undergoing further testing after leaving Wednesday’s Class AAA Indianapolis game before the start of the second inning with hamstring...
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Francisco Cervelli dealing with illness which has bothered him since April

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — Francisco Cervelli, the Pirates’ starting catcher, underwent a batter of tests Wednesday relating to an “acute-on-chronic” condition that has flared up at times this season, according...
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Paul Zeise: Trading Andrew McCutchen now would be risky

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Andrew McCutchen is playing his way out of town.
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Bill Brink's noon Wednesday Pirates chat: 6.21.17

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bill Brink / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) —
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Helping pitchers find their niche takes time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — MILWAUKEE — There’s a certain level of consistency one comes to expect from a veteran starting pitcher. The Pirates are familiar with Matt Garza, 33, who pitched Monday for the Milwaukee Brewers,...
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Pirates top-10 prospects tracker: June 13-19, 2017

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Stephen J. Nesbitt / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — In this weekly feature, Post-Gazette Pirates writers Bill Brink and Stephen J. Nesbitt recap the performances of the Pirates’ top 10 prospects, according to Baseball America, over the past seven...
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Blog Articles

Game 74: Cervelli’s latest injury merits extra caution

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner ST. LOUIS — There’s a reason the Pirates are being uber cautious with catcher Francisco Cervelli, who yesterday went back on the seven-day...
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Game 73: Kilroy was here

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel MILWAUKEE — The 3-2 pitch was low and well outside the zone, so Josh Bell dropped his bat and took a step toward first base. He stopped, dumbfounded, when he heard umpire...
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Game 72: Hutchison, Glasnow rolling up Ks

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner MILWAUKEE — The news out of Miller Park the past two nights certainly was good for Pirates fans. There also were some noteworthy doings in...
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Game 71: First wave of draft signings announced

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner MILWAUKEE — The Pirates signed nine draft picks, all former college players: C Jason Delay (fourth round, Vanderbilt), C Deon Stafford (fifth,...
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Game 70: A well-deserved breather for Rivero

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner MILWAUKEE — Felipe Rivero needed that day off he got yesterday. Each of Rivero’s three saves consisted of more than one inning’s work. On...
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Game 69: Out of sight, out of mind? Hurdle doesn’t risk Rivero temptation

Pittsburgh Tribune (Chris Adamski) — By Chris Adamski NORTH SHORE – Clint Hurdle might have been kidding. But even if he wasn’t, could you blame him?   Speaking 2 ½ hours before Sunday’s series finale against the Chicago Cubs,...
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Game 68: Polanco’s slump deepens

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photos by Christopher Horner Gregory Polanco last night went 0 for 5 with two strikeouts, which lowered his batting average to .238 with a .651 OPS. He’s hit...
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Game 67: Three catchers on roster … for now

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner The Pirates plan to carry three catchers on their active roster through this weekend. Manager Clint Hurdle said keeping Elias Diaz and Jacob...
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Game 66: And the draft slogged on …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner As the Penguins paraded the Stanley Cup through the downtown streets — again — the Pirates today were in the midst of the final day of the MLB...
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Game 64: Quick, to the Batmobile!

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel In their game notes today, the Colorado Rockies paid tribute to the late Adam West. The subheads of each item have a Batman theme. From the “To the Batcave” section …...
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Game 63: Uncork for a Cause with Cole

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel Gerrit and Amy Cole’s 2017 Uncork for a Cause will be held from 7-9 tonight at Sienna Mercato (942 Penn Avenue). Proceeds will benefit Pirates Charities and The Children’s...
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Game 62: Santana should help, but improved SP would be better

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story and video by Rob Biertempfel Reliever Edgar Santana will be called up today, according to a Tweet from his agency. In 23 games at Triple-A Indianapolis, he went 1-1 with five saves, a 1.93...
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Game 61: Who leaves rotation: Kuhl, Glasnow, Williams … or Cole?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner One glaring omission from today’s game notes is the list of starting pitcher match-ups for the series against the Rockies. That series begins...
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Game 59: Flip Watson and Rivero? Maybe, but …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BALTIMORE — Tony Watson will not be the Pirates’ closer next season. He almost certainly won’t be their closer on Aug. 1. In fact, he might not...
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Game 58: More misfortune for Cole Tucker

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner BALTIMORE — Shortstop Cole Tucker is out of action at High-A Bradenton with a fractured right thumb. Farm director Larry Broadway declined to...
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Game 57: Mercer riding streak of multi-hit road games

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner NEW YORK — Jordy Mercer is quietly going on a bit of a tear. Mercer last night went 3 for 4, posting his sixth consecutive multi-hit game on...
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Game 56: Is Gerrit Cole pentaphobic?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Getty Images NEW YORK — What is it with Gerrit Cole and the fifth inning? In that inning this season, the right-hander has a 10.12 ERA , a .362 batting average...
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Game 55: Hanson DFA’d, Ngoepe sent to Indy

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner NEW YORK — Alen Hanson used to be one of the Pirates’ top prospects. Gift Ngoepe was one of this seasons’s feel-good stories when he was called...
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Game 54: And your All-Star rep is … um, …

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner MLB released the first round of results of fan balloting for the All-Star Game. The top five vote-getters at each infield position and the top...
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Game 53: Stewie goes on the DL

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Biertempfel) — Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner Of the two players who were injured during yesterday’s game, it seemed at the time that Gregory Polanco had sustained the more serious mishap....
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