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Watch: Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run lands in and absolutely destroys fan’s beer

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt to catch a home run ball with one’s beer. But that’s what happened to one unlucky fan during Wednesday’s Pirates-Giants game at AT&T Park. After Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasted a home run to put his team ahead, 5-4, a group of fans attempted to catch the ball. And one particular fan sat and watched with a beer in her hand, and...
Via The Sports Daily
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Somehow Run Into Inning-Ending Double Play After Drawing Walk (Video)

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a great opportunity into an absolute nightmare Wednesday evening. The Pirates were the victims of the ol’ inning-ending double play on a walk, and if you haven’t heard of that one before, it’s because it might be the first time it’s happened in baseball history. We’ll break the shenanigans down for you. With Travis Snider on second base and...
Via NESN.com
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch a Jordy Mercer HR blow up Giants fan's beer

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer hit a home run against the Pirates today to put Pittsburgh up 5-4 over San Francisco. Causing a Giants fan's beer to explode at the same time. [FTW]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates Somehow Managed To Be Victims Of A Double Play After They Were Issued A Walk

There’s bad, then there’s what the Pittsburgh Pirates just did. With runners on second and third, the Pirates drew a walk to load up the bases with only one out in the inning. Then, without another pitch being thrown, the Giants turned a double play to escape the inning. Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball things that are worse than that: Bartolo Colon batting ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates ran themselves into embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
Via The Outside Corner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates powered up early with home runs by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, then rode Liriano for seven innings on a breezy and cool night at AT&T Park. The club is now a season-high eight games over .500 with a 57-49 record and pulled just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates a dark horse to acquire Jon Lester

The Pittsburgh Pirates have emerged as a dark horse to possibly acquire Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday’s deadline, major...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh a 'dark-horse' candidate to acquire Jon Lester

In a seemingly surprising turn of events, the Pittsburgh Pirates are considered a 'dark-horse candidate to acquire Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.#451434256 / gettyimages.comThe Pirates have been linked to Lester a few times this month, but nothing as concrete as the report today from Passan and Brown. In their report...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Reap OF Windfall In Pirate Trade

Bell, Ramirez, MeadowsOne of teams reportedly interested in trading for Jon Lester is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Buccos are currently just two games behind division-leading Milwaukee and could use a veteran stud in its generally mediocre rotation. With the inconsistent Gerrit Cole still recovering from injury, the BrewCrew currently features the following starters: Charlie Morton...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Interested In Antonio Bastardo, Reunion With Marlon Byrd

The Pittsburgh Pirates have shown interest in at least one of their former players, thus far, starting pitcher A.J. Burnett. The Pirates players lobbied for Burnett's return. But, with Burnett's 2015 option year looming, the Pirates have cooled on the idea of Burnett, according to many reports. Though they have...
Via Philliedelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Neal Huntington and “The Big Move”

Pittsburgh Pirates With this year’s trade deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.  What was once an unheard of concept, the Pirates have now been buyers at the trade deadline for the fourth year running. Names such as Ryan Ludwick, Wandy Rodriguez, and Marlon Byrd have all been added to the roster by GM Neal Huntington...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates’ Josh Harrison Escapes Rundown With Crazy Moves (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates utility man Josh Harrison can escape a rundown like no other player can. The first-time National League All-Star narrowly avoided getting tagged in a pickle during a June 27 game against the New York Mets. Harrison topped that performance on Sunday against the Colorado Rockies with some elusive moves that any NFL team would like to have in its backfield. Harrison...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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