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Marlins narrowly edged in finale, drop series to Pirates

MIAMI (AP) -- Gerrit Cole snapped the longest winless drought of his career, Pedro Alvarez homered and the Pittsburgh Pirates held on to beat the Miami Marlins 2-1 on Thursday night. Catcher Francisco Cervelli tripled and scored in the second inning for the Pirates, who took three out of four in the series. Alvarez made it 2-0 in the fourth on his 21st homer -- the 18th of the solo...
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DFS Baseball Values for August 27, 2015

Pitchers Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates ($12,900): Cole has proven himself as one of the most prolific pitchers in baseball this season with his 2.49 ERA (9th in MLB), 2.72 FIP (8th), 1.13 WHIP (22nd) and 8.89 K/9 (20th). Most importantly for DFS, his 24.7% strikeout rate is the highest of any pitcher starting today and [&hellip The post DFS Baseball Values for August 27, 2015...
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Cardinals still division favorites, but Pirates aren’t far behind

The Cardinals have long been the favorites to win the NL Central. They entered the season as the presumed favorites and certainly haven’t disappointed. Even now, they possess a healthy 4.5 game lead on the second place Pirates. But healthy isn’t the same as insurmountable, and if any team has a chance of knocking down the Cards, it’s Pittsburgh. On the season. the Pirates...
Via The Outside Corner
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Cutch crushes, Pirates dance, Marlin fans knit

This game can be summed up with the following three videos: Andrew McCutchen killed a baseball. (Seriously, I think only Giancarlo Stanton is allowed to go up there.) A bunch of other Pirates joined him in feasting on Chris Narveson, as they quickly put seven on the board and cruised the rest of the way – you could say they were having a pretty good time out there. (Yes, the...
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The most promising thing about Polanco right now

The funny thing is, Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte are so good the Pirates would be in the conversation for baseball’s best outfield no matter who the third guy was. But more often than not, the third guy has been Gregory Polanco, and Polanco came with enormous hype. He’s had his good days and bad days, his good moods and bad moods, but these days Polanco’s on a tear....
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Jung-ho Kang's home runs sound even better in Korean

Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang had himself a spectacular game last Saturday, belting two home runs in a 3-2 victory over the Giants. The 28-year-old rookie is having an impressive season after playing the first nine years of his professional baseball career in Korea. But with no disrespect intended toward the Fox Sports 1 broadcast team of Kenny Albert and Sean Casey, nor the...
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Andrew McCutchen dances in dugout before Pirates game (Video)

Andrew McCutchen entertained his Pittsburgh Pirates teammates in the dugout prior to Tuesday night's game against Miami with some cool dance moves. McCutchen has been known for shuffling around the basepaths, so it's not surprising to see him let loose once in a while.Video via MLB. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
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The new lefty lineup

With Josh Harrison and Jordy Mercer back in the lineup, we’re getting a little bit of a different look from the Pirates against Marlin lefty Brad Hand. Harrison is at second in place of Neil Walker, and Aramis Ramirez gets the start at third tonight. Sitting Mercer down and getting Mercer at-bats against lefties makes plenty of sense. I’d obviously rather see Jung Ho Kang in...
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Gregory Polanco’s hot second half, and the confluence of future and present

With two outs in the third inning last night, something happened that Pirate fans have been dreaming about for three years. Gregory Polanco and Starling Marte both laced hard-hit singles off of Marlin starter Tom Koehler, then Andrew McCutchen brought them home with a double. The Pirates didn’t look back en route to a 5-2 win. Back in the last year of the Pirates’ Dark Age, it...
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Pirates reach 27 games over .500 for first time since 1992

Yes, the Pittsburgh Pirates probably deserve better than one-game wild-card playoff. Put them in any other division in baseball and they're running away with it, except for the AL Center where they'd be in a virtual dead-heat for the division lead.But in the NL Central it's a different story. The St. Louis Cardinals, owners of baseball's best record, lead the division, although that...
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Burnett closing in on return to make run at division title

Pirates starter A.J. Burnett could return to the mound sooner rather than later after he takes a bullpen session on Tuesday.Burnett went on on the 15-day disabled list because of a flexor strain in his right elbow on July 31. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, he received a platelet-rich plasma injection and recenly began throwing off a mound.He is expected to test his fastball...
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Young fan dons beard in honor of Pedro Alvarez, goes nuts after HR

Kids will do a lot of things to be like their big-league heroes. Some might wear a replica game jersey. Others might mimic their batting stance or wear their baseball pants a certain way.This Pittsburgh Pirates fan chose his own way to honor Pirates slugger Pedro Alvarez. He grew a beard. Well, OK, he didn't really grow a beard, but he did use what appears to be a black magic marker...
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Pirates TWIBB Notes for Week of 8-17-15 to 8-23-15

Here are your This Week in Buccos Baseball Notes for 8/17/15 thru 8/23/15, the 20th week of the Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 regular season.   Weekly result: 5 Wins and 2 Losses, 30 Runs Scored and 23 Runs Allowed.   Hero of the week: Starling Marte. Marte’s bat caught fire this week. With a blast on Tuesday night he broke a long home run slump that stretched back to July 1st. Later...
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Pittsburgh Pirates at Miami Marlins game preview

The last time Pittsburgh and Miami met, the Pirates were in the midst of an impressive stretch of pitching performances that resulted in seven straight wins. They aren't quite as hot entering Monday night's series opener, but the scuffling Marlins could help the Pirates reach a water mark not seen since Barry Bonds' last year with the club. Pittsburgh (74-48) is a win away from being...
Via Fox Sports Florida
3 days ago  |  Discuss

On Andrew McCutchen, faith, and seeing PNC Park, the most beautiful park in America

The view from the PNC Park press box.There is something exhilarating about going on a mission that most of the people in your world won't know about until it is over. That is what happened to me this week, when I went to Pittsburgh to interview Andrew McCutchen, the superstar center fielder for the Pirates, for Guideposts magazine.This interview had been a goal of mine that I had...
Via Subway Squawkers
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Fans Make Incredible ‘Family Matters’ Tribute Video

It’s been a big couple of weeks for 1990s “TGIF” sitcom baseball videos. Last Friday (fittingly), we brought you this incredible “Full House” video done by the San Francisco Giants. This week, it’s a fan video pairing the Pittsburgh Pirates and the ’90s sitcom classic “Family Matters.” The Pirates fan page/blog “Benstonium” put together an incredible Pirates...
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Pittsburgh Pirates / “Family Matters” TGIF Mashup

I had to share this gem from our buddies over at Benstonium: Here’s the Pittsburgh Pirates getting the 90s TGIF sitcom treatment, mashed-up with the show “Family Matters” to bring you “We Are Family Matters”. Original article: Pittsburgh Pirates / “Family Matters” TGIF Mashup©2015 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved.
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Game 119: Pirates 4 Brewers 0

Charlie Morton’s sinker gets most of the press, and because of that it’s easy to forget that his curveball was once supposed to be his out pitch. Against the strongest lineup in the National League last night (at least statistcally speaking) it was the curveball that was generating a ton of whiffs for Morton, though, enabling him to put together one of the most impressive recent...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Florimon walkoff? PEDRO FLORIMON WALKOFF

When a game ends this late, I have to recap in a jumbled form. But first, P-FLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That, my friends, is #weirdbaseball. It does not get any more ridiculous than that. Florimon was 1 for 18 as a Pirate before that. With 10 strikeouts. And a popped up bunt in his previous AB that had him earning boos from the sparse crowd that remained. We know he’s on the team...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Harrison surprises Pirates fans at Dunkin Donuts (Video)

Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Josh Harrison made a surprise appearance at the drive thru of a local Dunkin Donuts as part of a public relations campaign to say "thank you" to their fans.Not only were fans surprised to see Harrison in his jersey handing them their orders, but some of them were lucky enough to receive tickets to an upcoming Pirates game. Now that's called getting your...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Knowing When to Lift Jeff Locke

If the Pittsburgh Pirates are going to catch the St. Louis Cardinals in the standings Clint Hurdle is going to have to do a much better job of managing the back end of the Pirates rotation. Last night he continued a post All-Star Break trend of leaving back of the rotation starting pitchers in the game to give it away in the middle innings. Last night with the Pirates leading 3...
Via Hidden Vigorish
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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