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Series Preview: Pirates Host Washington Nationals For Four

After dropping two of three against the Chicago Cubs over the weekend, the Pittsburgh Pirates will continue their current 10-game homestand with a four game set against the Washington Nationals. The Pirates have a record of 51-72, good for second...

All Hands on Deck: Ke’Bryan Hayes with a clutch homer for Indianapolis

Transactions 31 year old MLB veteran Tom Koehler, who’d appeared in four rehab games over the past couple weeks, was placed back on the disabled list with the right shoulder strain that’s kept him out of any official games since...

Bucs fall 7-1 to Cubs in front of the Little Leaguers

Just like the day before, the Pirates failed to score (until Craig Kimbrel entered to get some work) Unlike the previous day, there were know scoring opportunities to waste, although they bumped up their streak of hitless at...

Pirates and Cubs go back to Little League

The Pirates and Cubs head to Williamsport, Pa for the third annual Little League Classic at 7:10 p.m. Eastern on Sunday evening. Mitch Keller (1-1, 7.94) will start for the home team Pirates vs veteran left-hander Jose Quintana (10-7,...

All Hands on Deck: Travis Swaggerty goes deep twice for Bradenton

Many strong starting performances as a pair of pitching prospects hit the disabled list along with a slew of promotions. Transactions Altoona Curve placed RHP Cody Bolton (6-6, 3.28 ERA in 101 2⁄3 IP) on the 7-day injured list. One of...

Pirates Squander Opportunities, Fall to the Cubs 2-0

The Pittsburgh Pirates had many chances to score runs against the Chicago Cubs this afternoon. They failed to do so. Twice, they had the bases loaded with zero outs. In the end, zero runs were scored. The Pirates were...

Game Thread: Pirates Look For Series Win Against Cubs

After an exciting walk-off win last night, the Pittsburgh Pirates will attempt to give the Chicago Cubs their fifth straight loss this afternoon. Steven Brault (3-1, 4.33) takes the bump for the Pirates and will oppose fellow lefty Jon...

Pirates Take Advantage of Cubs Bullpen, Walk it Off 3-2

The Pittsburgh Pirates battled back after a rough eighth inning to beat the Chicago Cubs in the bottom of the ninth by a score of 3-2. It was an impressive pitcher’s duel in PNC Park, but the Battlin’ Buccos...

FanPulse: Three Straight Weeks at 0% Fan Confidence

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. For the third straight week, Pirates fans are...

All Hands on Deck: Mason Martin does it again

For the second day in a row, Bradenton first baseman Mason Martin homered, giving him nine RBI in the two games. Transactions Indianapolis placed infielder Kevin Kramer on the injured list. No details yet. . Games Triple-A Indianapolis(60-61) falls 7-3 to visiting Rochester (61-61) Alex McRae...

Dazed, confused and hurdled Pirates fall 7-3 in Anaheim

The Pirates had put ten runs on the board in each of the first two games of the series, and things looked good as they load the bases with none out in the first on a walk and two...

All Hands on Deck: Mason Martin with a grand slam for Bradenton

Transactions RHP Nick Economos (8-8, 3.15 ERA in 117 IP) was returned to Bradenton after four lackluster games at Altoona. The 24 year old right-hander, in his fifth season in the Pirates’ system, started the year at Greensboro and dominated,...

Pirates strive for respectability as they go for a sweep in Anaheim

Chris Archer (3-8, 5.23) will be looking to lead the Pirates to a three game sweep of the Angels as he takes the mound in Anaheim in a game scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m. Eastern. He’ll be opposed...

Jameson Taillon Has Second Tommy John Surgery, Out Until 2021

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Wednesday afternoon that Jameson Taillon had UCL revision surgery, also known as Tommy John surgery, sidelining him until the 2021 season. Taillon underwent flexor tendon repair surgery on Tuesday, Aug. 13, and during the procedure, Dr....

MiLB Road Trip – Indianapolis Indians vs. Durhham Bulls

In Part 1 of my original Bucs Dugout article series title “Pittsburgh Pirates Fans—Greensboro Grasshoppers MiLB Road Trip,” I outlined a plan for Pirates and Grasshoppers fans to see a number of the Pittsburgh’s MLB Top 30 Prospects in...

All Hands on Deck: Alex Manasa fans eight in six scoreless innings for Greensboro

Transactions After one game, C Francisco Cervelli’s rehab has been moved from Altoona to Indianapolis. RHP Tom Koehler’s rehab was moved from Morgantown to Altoona. RHP Rookie Davis was activated and immediately optioned to Indianapolis. The DSL Pirates-2 placed RHP Oscar Echerry on...

Game Thread: Trevor Williams and Bucs Look to Build Momentum

The Pittsburgh Pirates will look to build on their 10-2 victory last night, which was just their fifth win since the All-Star Break. The Los Angeles Angels will host them for game two of the three-game series at 10:07...

Stellar Keller: A Deep Dive on Mitch Keller’s First MLB Win

A Pittsburgh Pirates win doesn’t mean all that much at this point in a season that’s taken a brutal turn in the wrong direction. However, when the team’s number one prospect, who has struggled in limited MLB time thus...

Bell Clubs 30th, Keller Gets First Big League Win In Anaheim

After a second half filled with losses, suspensions, drama and even more losses, for nine innings in Anaheim Monday, all looked right in the Pirates’ world. Josh Bell finally eclipsed the 30 home run plateau, Mitch Keller got the win...

All Hands on Deck: Jonah Davis with three extra base hits for Greensboro

Games Triple-A Indianapolis was not scheduled. Double-A Altoona was not scheduled. High-A Bradenton’s regularly scheduled game at Florida, as well as the makeup of the July 7 postponement, were postponed. Low-A Greensboro (70-48) loses 7-3 in 10 innings at Kannapolis (53-65) Kannapolis scored once in the bottom of...

Game Thread: Keller-fornia

Mitch Keller will return to the major leagues and start for the Pirates Monday in Anaheim. Keller (0-1, 10.50) has been in a rut in AAA lately, recording a 5.13 ERA over six starts since start of July. Still, he...