Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


PIRATES RUMORS & GOSSIP

Game 150: Pirates 4 Red Sox 0

It’s hard to imagine this game going more perfectly for the Pirates. Charlie Morton looked about as solid as he’s looked all year with the Pirates, throwing five shutout innings, striking out six Red Sox, walking two, and scattering four hits. Of the non-strikeout outs that he recorded, six were ground balls and only one was a fly ball (there was one double play, though I’m...
Via WHYGAVS?
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: An Early Look at the Depth Out of Indianapolis in 2015

Today we started our 2014 season recap series by looking at the 2014 Indianapolis Indians. As the Triple-A team, Indianapolis obviously provides the depth for the Pirates throughout the year. This year the depth wasn’t that strong on the position player side, although the additions of Vance Worley, Jeff Locke, and Brandon Cumpton helped the rotation at times throughout the year...
Via Pirates Prospects
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Charlie Morton and the rotation

I have to admit, I was a little surprised over the weekend when the Pirates announced Charlie Morton would be making a start against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Morton’s whole season has been up-and-down as he’s dealt with his sports hernia, but he was in the midst of a really bad stretch before said hernia landed him on the disabled list. In 39 innings over his last seven starts...
Via WHYGAVS?
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lining up the Pirates’ rotation the rest of the way

Monday was the last off day of the regular season for the Pirates. With only thirteen games left, I think we’re at the point where we can reasonably look forward and see what the rotation could look like the rest of the way — since that will be a growing topic as the Wild Card game approaches. The Bucs still have to get there, of course, but let’s take a look at how things...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Can Pittsburgh Sneak Into The Playoffs?

The 2014 season has been somewhat of a roller coaster ride for the Pittsburgh Pirates. After having high expectations going into the year, they have certainly looked like playoff pretenders at times during the year. However, they are heating up at just the right time, and they could sneak in as a wild-card team in the National League. In fact, they might even be able to contend with...
Via More Hardball
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Fall Instructional League Roster and Schedule

The Pittsburgh Pirates will begin the Fall Instructional League this week, commonly referred to as “instructs”.  The first games will be played on Wednesday, and the first day with full rosters in action will be on Saturday. Instructs is a league for minor league players, mostly guys in the lower levels, to get additional work at the end of the year. As the name of the league...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Why Charlie Morton is Replacing Vance Worley in the Rotation

Yesterday the Pittsburgh Pirates announced that Charlie Morton will start Tuesday night against the Red Sox, replacing Vance Worley who was originally scheduled to make the start. Morton has not pitched since August 15th against the Nationals, when he lasted only three innings and gave up five runs. Since that start, Morton has been on the disabled list, attempting to ease the pain...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Pittsburgh Pirates turn quick triple play

The Pittsburgh Pirates had never turned a triple play at PNC Park heading into Sunday’s game against Chicago. But that all changed in the fourth inning of the National League matchup. With runners on first and second, P Edinson Volquez was in a jam and desperately needed an out or two to prevent what could’ve been a big inning. Thanks to a quick turn by Josh Harrison, Neil Walker...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates go around the horn to turn triple play

During the Cubs-Pirates game on Sunday at PNC Park, Josh Harrison started an around the horn, 5-4-3 triple play for the Pirates in the fourth inning. This was the first triple play the Pirates have turned since April 12, 2009, which was a 6-4-3 triple play initiated by Jack Wilson on a sinking line drive. But today, the play went around the horn from Harrison to Neil Walker to Andrew...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Updates: Charlie Morton to start Tuesday

Pittsburgh Pirates (82-67) starting pitcher is scheduled to return to the starting rotation with a start on Tuesday.  He has been on the disabled list since August 18 with hip inflammation and a sports hernia. Sports Injury Alert’s Pete Schwichtenberg reportedAugust 18 that Charlie Morton was bothered by hip inflammation.  Jenn Menendez reported this morning that Morton will...
Via MLB Injury News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates fans dress up as WWE wrestling superstars (Video)

A small trio of Pittsburgh Pirates fans attended Saturday's game at PNC Park dressed in costume as classic WWE superstars.The fans got the attention of television broadcasters during the fifth inning as fans dressed as Hulk Hogan, Iron Sheik and Roddy Piper were hamming it up walking down the aisle to their seats. Not sure why these fans were dressed as the famous wrestlers...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew McCutchen will push Bucs to postseason

Andrew McCutchen – Photo Credit – Alex Lewis The Pittsburgh Pirates finally ended their much publicized and long drought last season when they won 94 games and made the postseason as a Wild Card. As we all probably know by now, it was their first playoff appearance since 1992. I was 3 years old at the time. This season, the road has seemed to be a little tougher, with their top...
Via Hot Stove MLB
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Andrew McCutchen hits inside-the-park home run

Pittsburgh Pirates OF Andrew McCutchen is currently one of the fastest players in Major League Baseball. He showcased that speed in Wednesday night’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies, in which he rounded the bases after hitting an inside-the-park home run in the fifth inning. McCutchen blasted a pitch from Jerome Williams off the wall in center field, and then let his speed...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Some thoughts on a Monday morning that somehow sees the Pirates in a playoff position

I watched yesterday’s game right up to Jordy Mercer’s home run. I had plans to go to a concert and do some tailgating ahead of time, and Mercer’s homer to give the Pirates a 5-0 lead was pretty much perfectly timed with when I was planning on leaving. Two hitters before Mercer, though, I saw Gerrit Cole up at the plate hacking away at Travis Wood and the thought that he was...
Via WHYGAVS?
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Kid writes letter asking for autograph, Pirates reply shamefully (pic)

An eight-year-old Pittsburgh Pirates fan named Colin sent an adorable, handwritten letter to the team asking if Neil Walker, his favorite player, would be so kind as to sign a baseball card. Colin even mentions that he hopes Walker feels better, probably in reference to his stint on the 15-day DL back in June after experiencing abdominal pain and later undergoing appendectomy...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
12 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Another NFL player arrested

Mayor egged for moving ballpark

Nike halts Peterson sponsorship

Fan drops wedding ring on field

Ronda Rousey rips Cyborg...again

NFL, NFLPA agree, players reinstated

Five NFL surprises after two weeks

Adrian Peterson out indefinitely

Tony Stewart case goes to grand jury

WATCH: Barkley bounces first pitch

Brandon Marshall calls out ESPN

Starks confirms hip-hop urban legend

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.