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Bucs' bats battle back but D costs them a 5-4 loss to Tigers It was a tight, exciting game, all the way to the final at bat - but it was Pittsburgh's defense that gifted Detroit three runs and ultimately cost them the game. It was also a game where Michael Feliz and Clay Holmes looked like dominant relievers and Kyle Crick didn't, failing to preserve an eighth inning tie.
Game Thread: Back home to host the Tigers The Detroit Tigers, behind left-hander Daniel Norris come to PNC Park in Pittsburgh for a 7:05 p.m. Eastern start, who counter with rookie right-hander Mitch Keller. Keller, the Pirates' top pitching prospect, will be making his third major league start, and for the first time makign two in succession.
Pittsburgh Pirates Activate Chris Stratton From The 10-Day IL On Tuesday afternoon, the team activated right-handed reliever Chris Stratton from the 10-day injured list. Stratton had been on the IL since May 25th with a side strain. Stratton was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in early May after the Angels designated him for assignment.
Sac State pitcher hopes to be 'powerhouse' Pittsburgh Pirates need As a five-year-old boy growing up in Los Angeles, Austin Roberts' first team experience with baseball was in Little League with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, at 20 years old, Roberts will begin his professional career with the Major League equivalent. Story continues below photo.
Analysis: Pirates opponents sure seem to be hunting — and crushing — fastballs Let’s first establish that while the Pirates pitching staff has struggled, particularly over the past month and change, it hasn’t been bad in every category. MLB’s Statcast data puts them in the top half in baseball in percentage of pitches in the strike zone and percentage of pitches that cause opponents to chase.
Series Preview: Tigers at Pirates The Detroit Tigers invade PNC Park for a two-game stint with the Pirates. Pittsburgh swept the earlier two-game series back in April at Comerica Park, outscoring the Tigers 8-5. Detroit is currently on a four-game losing streak and have dropped eight of their last ten.
Meet our new writer, Tyler Weimerskirch The battle between the pitcher and batter, the placement of pitches, or even the sequence for a given situation is all a part of an ongoing chess match that requires hours of planning and film study. To have the opportunity to cover the game of baseball could not be said any better than what the late Babe Ruth describes.
The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Give Kevin Kramer A Chance At Second Base With Frazier struggling, the Pirates should give Kevin Kramer a chance at second base. 2019 is Frazier's first season as a full time starter at the MLB level. Unsurprisingly, things have not gone well. Frazier has always been a player that has hit too many ground balls with too little hard contact, that has continued this season.
Tuesday's Start Can Get Mitch Keller On Track For The Pittsburgh Pirates Mitch Keller will make his third career MLB Start on Tuesday night when the Pittsburgh Pirates host the Detroit Tigers in game one of a two-game series.
Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Braxton Ashcraft Makes 2019 Debut Over the weekend, New York-Penn League play began. This included Pittsburgh Pirates minor league affiliate the West Virginia Black Bears. The Black Bears kicked off their 2019 season on Saturday night. While the team was defeated 5-4 by the Mahoning Valley Scrapers, the game was still noteworthy.
Game recap: Detroit Tigers beat Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-4 Detroit Tigers at Pittsburgh Pirates. When: 7:05 p.m. tonight. Where: PNC Park, Pittsburgh. TV: Fox Sports Detroit. Radio: 97.1 FM in Detroit. Starting pitchers: Tigers LHP Daniel Norris vs Pirates RHP Mitch Keller. - Box score. Tigers lineup:. SS Niko Goodrum.
Tigers take 4-game slide into matchup with Pirates PITTSBURGH PIRATES: Tigers take 4-game slide into matchup with Pirates.
What to expect from Yefrey Ramirez After Dario Agrazal's major league debut in Miami on Saturday, he was sent back to Triple-A Indianapolis, his spot on the roster taken by another newcomer, 25 year old right-hander Yefrey Ramirez.
All Hands on Deck: Burrows continues his scoreless streak Indianapolis was not scheduled. Altoona fell 4-2 to visiting Harrisburg. 25 year old right-hander Sean Brady, acquired last month from Cleveland, had another uninspiring start, as four runs crossed on seven hits and two walks in six innings. Harrisburg's Dante Bichette had a double and triple, driving in three.
Can healthy Pittsburgh Pirates squad make noise? Players, coaches feel positive Williams said when, not "if" things start to click for the squad. This sense of positivity has followed the team throughout the season, allowing them to rebound time after time. On May 9, the Pirates lost, 17-4, to the Cardinals in the first game of an 11-game road trip.
Pirates vs. Tigers, 7:05 p.m. - Where: PNC Park - Pitchers: RHP Mitch Keller vs LHP Daniel Norris - TV: AT&T SportsNet, Fox Sports Detroit - Radio: 93.7 The Fan, Pirates Network: - Streaming: MLB.com: - Satellite: SiriusXM 183 - Tickets: Available: - Boxscore: MLB Gameday: - Media notes: Pirates - Tigers.
Kyle Crick's slider serving as a port in the storm for Pirates Mound Visit: Kyle Crick's slider is so good, it can see the young right-hander through troubled times, as he is experiencing over the month of June.
Pittsburgh Pirates Sign 6th Round Draft Pick The Pirates have now signed 29 of their 42 draft picks. The deadline for players drafted earlier this month to sign with the team that selected them is July 12th. Welcome! To bring you the best content on our sites and applications, Meredith partners with third party advertisers to serve digital ads, including personalized digital ads.
Pittsburgh Pirates First Baseman Josh Bell Leads National League At Position In All-Star Fan Voting PITTSBURGH - After breaking out in the month of May, Josh Bell's success has really stuck with fans of the MLB. The Pirates first baseman currently leads all National League players at the position for the All-Star Game as fan voting continues. " All-Star Ballot Update Josh Bell still leads all NL first basemen.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Bullpen Has Strong Weekend & Other Takeaways From Series Win In Miami Over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates earned a much needed series victory by take 2 of 3 from the Miami Marlins to cap off a 2-8 road trip.
Pittsburgh Pirates Minors: Jake Brentz Adjusting Well To Triple-A 12 games into his Triple-A career, left-handed reliever Jake Brentz has pitched at a high level for the Pittsburgh Pirates top minor league affiliate.
All Hands on Deck: Indians split twin bill with Red Sox Only three games were played in two cities as rain hits the New York/Penn area. Indianapolis made up Saturday's rainout with Pawtucket with a pair of seven innings games.
Felipe Vazquez, Kyle Crick close out Pirates' 5-4 victory over Marlins MIAMI - Felipe Vazquez and Kyle Crick finished what Chris Archer struggled to start in the Pirates' 5-4 victory Sunday at Marlins Park.
Pirates Rally In Seventh Inning, Beat Marlins 5-4 MIAMI - Josh Bell's go-ahead double in the seventh helped lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday.
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