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Bucs bring home a 5-1 win in front of the Fam-a-lee

On a night when the members of the 1979 World Series champion Pirates were reunited, the 2019 team beat up on the Philadelphia Phillies by a 5-1 score, behind the arm and bat of pitcher Joe Musgrove. With one out...

Game Thread: Joe vs the Phils

The Pirates take on the Phillies at 7:05 p.m. Eastern at PNC Park in Pittsburgh in the official 40th anniversary celebration of the 1979 world’s championship team. Joe Musgrove (6-8, 4.31) will pitch for Pittsburgh, opposed by right-hander Zach...

FanPulse: Readers favor selling at trade deadline

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Pirates fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. Close to 50% of readers who participated in...

All Hands on Deck: A day for losing

Transactions Altoona activated OF Braelin Jackson from the injured list where he’d been since July 5 with a left ankle sprain. Then they placed 1B Jerrick Suiter on the 7-day injured list with a right groin strain. Suiter was hitting...

Lyles Delivers Strong Start, But Offense Spins Wheels In 6-1 Loss To Phils

Jordan Lyles turned in his best outing in weeks Friday night, but the Pirates’ bats were silent and Philadelphia emerged victorious, 6-1. Recap to be posted shortly. On Deck Trevor Williams has been scratched from his start tomorrow due to “severe flu-like...

Game Thread: Pirates Look To Get Back On Track At Home

The Pirates will kick off their final homestand before the July 31 trade deadline Friday night against the Phillies. With a record of 45-50, the Pirates entered today 6.5 games behind the division and 4.5 games out of a wild...

Series Preview: Phillies at Pirates

The Pirates look to take control of the season when the cross state rival Philadelphia Phillies comes to PNC Park for a three game series. The road trip has not been good to Pittsburgh since the all-star break where...

All Hands on Deck: Marvel and Bolton each allow just one hit

A day of tight games, great starting pitching...and often both. Transactions RHP Mike LoPresti (1.23 ERA in 14 2⁄3 IP)was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro. Infielder Francisco Quintero of Panama, who signed on July 1, was assigned to the DSL Pirates-1 LF...

All Hands on Deck: Cal Mitchell with a walk-off grand slam

Transactions SS Erick Gonzalez, after being shut down for 6 says, has started another rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis. In nine games in his first stint he went 6-for-32 with no walks and nine strikeouts. RHP Bear Bellomy, a 28th Round...

Bullpen Blows It, Pirates Lose Rubber Match In St. Louis

Chris Archer gave the Bucs a quality start and a clutch hit, but Paul Goldschmidt’s seventh inning three run homer was too much to overcome Wednesday in a 6-5 loss to the Cardinals. Leading 4-3 entering the bottom of the...

All Hands on Deck: Luke Mangieri with a pair of homers for Greensboro

Luke Mangieri, the 25th Round pick in 2018, hit a pair of two-run homers in Greensboro’s 9-3 win over Hagerstown. The lefty swinging Mangieri hit 314/407/451 in three years at Bradley, but struggled in the summer of 2018, hitting...

Bucs edge Cards 3-1 with some gutsy pitching

What felt like an inevitable slide towards ignominy was halted for at least one more day as Pirates’ rookie hurler Dario Agrazal kept the Cardinals off balance all night, en route to a series tying 3-1 victory at Busch...

Game Thread: Agrazal faces the Cards

As the Pirates prepare for game two of the ir three game series in St. Louis, their current losing streak certainly feels like more than just four games. Tonight at 8:15 p.m. Eastern Pittsburgh will send Dario Agrazal (2-0,...

Game Recap: Mikolas blanks Bucs, Cardinals rout Pirates 7-0

It was all St. Louis Cardinals on Monday night to start the three-game series at Busch Stadium, as the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a fourth game in a row to the tune of 7-0. Cardinals right-hander Miles Mikolas was excellent,...

All Hands on Deck: Bligh Madris with three hits for Altoona

Transactions RHP Wilkin Ramos, aged 18, assigned to Greensboro Grasshoppers from GCL Pirates. Ramos started in the DSL in 2018 with a 3.15 ERA in 40 IP and had thrown 10 2⁄3 IP in the GCL this year. . Games Triple-A Indianapolis (47-46) demolished...

Game Thread: Pirates head to St. Louis in hopes of getting back on track

The Pittsburgh Pirates will enter Busch Stadium Monday hoping to snap their three-game post-All Star Break skid by dismantling the NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals in the series opener at 8:15 pm Eastern. The Bucs will send right-hander...

Series Preview: Pirates at Cardinals

The Pirates and Cardinals, two teams trending in opposite directions, square off at Busch Stadium in St. Louis for a three game division series. The Cards, winners of their last two, stay put at home where they hold a...

Meet our new writer, Tommy Bell

“Cueto! Cueto! Cueto!” That thunderous chant coming through my cheap TV from almost 40,000 fans dressed in all black followed by a blast to left field by Russell Martin changed my connection with the Pittsburgh Pirates forever. I was always a...

All Hands on Deck: Ke’Bryan Hayes with three hits for Indy

Transactions 2019 20th Round pick Jake Snider, a center fielder from the University of Louisville where he had a career 288/398/380 line with 37 stolen bases, was assigned to Bristol. Games Triple-A Indianapolis (47-45) victorious 7-4 at Columbus (56-36) LF Pablo Reyes (259/309/518) three-run...

Listless Pirates fall 8-3 and are swept by Cubs

The Pirates came to Chicago on Friday only 2 1⁄2 games behind the first place Cubs, but by Sunday afternoon found themselves 5 1⁄2 back after dropping all three games. On Sunday Trevor Williams, arguably the best pitcher in...

Game Thread: Bucs need a studly performance from Williams

On Sunday the Pittsburgh Pirates look to salvage just one game as they close out their three game series at Wrigley Field in Chicago at 2:20 p.m. Eastern, as they send right-hander Trevor Williams (3-2, 4.54) to face the...
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