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Saturday Jul 26 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bob Smizik: Consecutive routs accentuate Pirates' weaknesses

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington is not a guy easily panicked. But the performance of his team the past two nights -- two runs in 18 innings in consecutive 8-1 losses at Coors Field -- certainly could push him in that direction.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Gregory Polanco, Andrew Lambo

Saturday Jul 26 | The Wichita Eagle

Pirates get road trip off to rocky start in Colorado

A week after mounting three consecutive comeback wins against the Colorado Rockies at PNC Park, they were roughed up, 8-1, at Coors Field to open a 10-game West Coast swing.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Colorado Rockies, Josh Rutledge, Carlos Gonzalez

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Denver Post

Nolan Arenado benched by Rockies' Walt Weiss for 'not meeting the standard'

Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado fields a ground ball in the third inning against the Pirates on Friday at Coors Field.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nolan Arenado

Brew Crew Ball

What we learned: July 25, 2014

The Brewers left no doubt in who would win this one. They started the scoring quick with a Jonathan Lucroy home run in the first, then followed it up with four more in the second inning and another run in the third.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonathan Lucroy, Baseball Players, Matt Garza, Jeff Locke, Edinson Volquez, Travis Wood

South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Preview: Pirates at Rockies

The Pittsburgh Pirates are making a move toward the top of the National League Central and have the luxury of facing an opponent moving swiftly in the opposite direction.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, National League West, Pittsburgh Pirates, Troy Tulowitzki, Baseball Players

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Riding hot start after break, Pirates open series in Denver

RBI machine Justin Morneau went on the disabled list Monday with a neck strain. Four-time All-Star Troy Tulowitzki joined him there Tuesday with a hip flexor strain.

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Related Topix: Sports, Troy Tulowitzki, Baseball Players, Carlos Gonzalez, Gerrit Cole, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Rant Sports

Pittsburgh Pirates' 2014 First-Half Report Card

The Pittsburgh Pirates had a good first half, and the team is currently in a heated NL Central battle with the Cardinals, Brewers and Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Andrew McCutchen, Jordy Mercer, Edinson Volquez

Rum Bunter

Pirates Trade Rumors: Ian Kennedy Sure Looks Tempting

The Pittsburgh Pirates scouted San Diego Padres starter Ian Kennedy Friday night as reported by Ken Rosenthal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Adam Wainwright, Baseball Players, Max Scherzer

The Good Phight

Phillies Rumors: On A.J., Utley, Byrd & Bastardo

Despite the obstacles that could prevent the Phillies from making any major deals at the deadline this month, teams are apparently interested in what the team has to offer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Vance Worley, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Josh Bell, Jeff Locke, Gerrit Cole

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Tulowitzki injured as Rockies fall to Pirates 3-2

The All-Star shortstop was a few steps from the bag when he suddenly grabbed his left leg and grimaced before gingerly making his way to the dugout.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Troy Tulowitzki, Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Bucs Dugout

Pregame: Clint Hurdle discusses Pedro Alvarez's throwing errors

Starling Marte is not in tonight's lineup. Clint Hurdle said they are taking it "one day at a time" with him and that he might be available off the bench.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pedro Alvarez, Baseball Players, Starling Marte, Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

The second half climb continues

Last night was a nice win for the Pirates, in the way that it's always nice when a good team finds a way to beat a bad team.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Starling Marte

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Pittsburgh Pirates

Morton tasked with keeping Pirates' momentum going

After defeating Colorado on Friday night to open the second half, the Pirates will look to maintain their momentum Saturday with Charlie Morton on the mound.

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Related Topix: Sports, Pittsburgh Pirates, Major League Baseball

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Pittsburgh Pirates second half preview: It won't be easy, but it is possible

For as maddening as the first 95 games of the Pirates' 2014 season has been, there's one thought that keeps cropping up in my head: With no disrespect meant to the 2013 Pirates, almost everything that happened last year felt a little bit like catching lightning in a bottle.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, National League, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen, Neil Walker

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Post-gazette.com

Bob Smizik: Keys to second-half success

Two days ago, a story appeared on this site with this headline: Pirates can win NL Central .

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Yadier Molina, Brandon Phillips, Gerrit Cole

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Deep Left Field

Cleveland Indians Days of Future Past: Rafael Perez

Feb 25, 2014; Surprise, AZ, USA; Texas Rangers pitcher Rafael Perez poses for a portrait during photo day at Surprise Stadium.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Rafael Perez, Nick Hagadone, Cleveland Indians, Major League Baseball, Jeff Locke

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pirates notebook: All-Star feeling still thrills veterans

Clint Hurdle managed the National League team at the 2008 All-Star Game and was a member of the coaching staff in 2004.

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Related Topix: Sports, Josh Harrison, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Tony Watson, National League, Major League Baseball, Andrew McCutchen

Where have you gone Andy Van Slyke?

Salvage operation

After Friday night's Tony Watson meltdown and last night's Charlie Morton implosion, it felt like the Pirates were on a train ride directly into All-Star Break Hell after an awful week against two division opponents.

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Related Topix: Sports, Baseball Players, Tony Watson, Andrew McCutchen, Johnny Cueto

Sat Jul 12, 2014

The State

Pittsburgh Pirates

Trying to avoid losing more ground in the NL Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates turn to Charlie Morton on Saturday night for the middle contest of their three-game set with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Mike Leake, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

Sports Network

Charlie Morton

Trying to avoid losing more ground in the NL Central, the Pittsburgh Pirates turn to Charlie Morton on Saturday night for the middle contest of their three-game set with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Related Topix: Sports, National League, Major League Baseball, National League Central, Baseball Players, Jeff Locke, Mike Leake, Aroldis Chapman, Cincinnati Reds

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