5 hrs ago
Ron Cook: Shortstop Jordy Mercer cannot be overlooked in contributing ...
Give the Mercer kid credit; he put in a lot of extra work Sunday. An hour after a Pirates win against the Colorado Rockies, he was on the PNC Park lawn, taking batting practice, picking up slow-rolling groundballs and running the bases, all under the close watch of his, ah, coaches.
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13 hrs ago
Rizzo earns NL Player of Week honors
Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been chosen as the National League's Player of the Week for his performance in the club's first series following the All-Star break.
Garcia on prized prospect: 'It's time to grow up'
As frustrating as this Curve season has been in so many ways, the saga of prized shortstop Alen Hanson might be the most disappointing.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
Utter disappointment continues for Rockies bullpen
Walt Weiss, a fit 50-year-old just a blink of time removed from a 14-year professional playing career, never looks older than when he walks to the mound shagging a blasted reliever.
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Pirates beat Rockies 5-3 for 3-game sweep
Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pittsbugh Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Pirates rally by Rockies 3-2 in 11 innings
Jordy Mercer doubled home Neil Walker with one out in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Pirates to a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday night.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Pirates rally late, top Rockies 4-2
Walker trotted home when Colorado right fielder Carlos Gonzalez couldn't track down Snider's sinking line drive off reliever Matt Belisle .
Late pinch-hits from Snider, Harrison push Pirates over Rockies, 4-2
Taking advantage of the Colorado Rockies' bullpen, Pittsburgh scored two runs in the eighth inning to secure a 4-2 win at PNC Park in their first game after the All-Star break.
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.
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Resilient Pirates looking for post All-Star surge
The Pirates begin the second half of the season on Friday trailing front-running Milwaukee by 3A1 2 games in the jam-packed NL Central.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Bob Smizik: Pedro's surprising stats
If the topic of the day had been to name the Pirates most disappointing -- as opposed to the worst -- player this season, there's a strong chance to winner would have been Pedro Alvarez.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
Reds: Breaking Good
Scoring B2: Kristopher Negron 3-run HR, 3-0 Reds T4: Neil Walker RBI groundout, 3-1 Reds T5: Josh Harrison RBI 1B, 3-2 Reds B5: Devin Mesoraco RBI 2B, 4-2 Reds T6: Walker HR, 4-3 Reds B6: Todd Frazier 2-run HR, 6-3 Reds....#19 CINCINNATI, OH - JULY 13: Kristopher Negron #17 of the Cincinnati Reds hits a three-run home run in the second inning of ... (more)
Liriano rusty in Pirates' 6-3 loss to Reds
Liriano gave up Kris Negron's first career home run, and All-Star Todd Frazier later added a two-run shot as the Cincinnati Reds rolled into the All-Star break with a 6-3 win over the Pirates on Sunday.
Reds vs. Pirates, Game 3: Preview and Predictions
As the Reds head into the All Star Break, they find their bullpen taxed, their bats injured, and their starting rotation uncharacteristically incapable of going deep into games.
Sat Jul 12, 2014
Pedro Alvarez Home Run Tracker
Jul 11, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez reacts after hitting a three-run home run off Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Mat Latos in the fourth inning at Great American Ball Park.
Merced's Partch is recalled by Reds, then earns first big-league win
The former Merced High School and Merced College pitcher was recalled by Cincinnati on Friday, and he earned his first big-league victory in the Reds' 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in Cincinnati.
Mississippi Godd-Hamm: Reds win 6-5
What can be said about Ramon Santiago that hasn't been said before? It takes a man to laugh, a train to cry, and the bench bat of bench bats to go 3-4 with a double and the two-out game tying single to make JNMHSotG.
Fri Jul 11, 2014
Tony Watson, Pirates cough up 4-run lead, lose 6-5
The Pirates powered their way to a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning Friday night, but Tony Watson and the Bucs coughed up that lead as the Reds won 6-5.
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Starter Report: LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Mat Latos
LHP Jeff Locke vs. RHP Mat Latos This time last season, Locke was preparing for his first Major League All-Star Game.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
Volquez leads Pirates to 9-1 win over Cardinals
Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander Edinson Volquez was expecting some pearls of wisdom from pitching coach Ray Searage before Thursday night's start at St. Louis.