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Kuhl Outduels Kersh

This is a night Chad Kuhl won’t soon forget. He gave up 3 runs over 4 innings and was a part of this web gem. The Pirates offense was paced by a bases loaded double by David Freese as the Pirates take the first 3 games of the series from the Dodgers.

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About that Pirates Power Shortage…

Going into the 2016 season, Pirates fans had a huge worry about a lack of power. Neil Walker and Pedro Alvarez combined for 43 home runs in 2015. Since the team only had 140 home runs, this is a massive chunk of their power they lost. In the offseason the Pirates figured to move Harrison to 2B and go out and get a power bat to play first base. Well,…

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Cutch With Hilarious Response to Tickets Request

I can’t imagine the kind of things that athletes see on their Twitter. The majority of the stuff they see goes without mention as they simply don’t have time to respond to everything. In this instance, Andrew McCutchen had a great response for someone looking for “club seats behind home plate.” Can you make my batting avg. .350 by tomorrow? — andrew mccutchen (@TheCUTCH22) May 23, 2016 In order…

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Pirates Sign Cervelli to 3 Year $31 Million Extension

On Tuesday the Pirates agreed to a 3 year, $31 million extension for the catcher. He was set to a free agent at the end of this season and will be signed through the 2019 season. The Pirates have locked up their entire core through the 2019 season. Also, this gives the team some cost certainty which allows more flexibility when making moves in the future.  

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What’s Eating Andrew McCutchen?

Cutch had a slow start to the 2015 season. Eventually he got things figured it out and got rolling as Cutch normally does. 2015 wasn’t quite up to the standards of his previous seasons, but a .889 OPS from your center fielder is nothing to sneeze at. Coming into the 2016 season Cutch assured everyone that the lingering knee issue was in the past and he looked forward to getting…

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Gerrit Cole Heckles the Crap Out of the Washington Capitals

Perhaps taking his frustration of getting swept by the Cubs out on the Washington Capitals, Gerrit Cole was absolutely giving them the business during the Penguins overtime win over the Capitals Wednesday night. Once reprimanded, Cole takes it in stride and agrees that it is time to chill.

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Pittsburgh Pirates – Chicago Cubs Preview – 5/2/2016 – 5/4/2016

Monday 5/2/2016 7:00 PM Cole (2-2) vs Hammel (3-0) Tuesday 5/3/2016 7:05 PM Niese (3-0) vs Arrieta (5-0) Wednesday 5/4/2016 12:35 PM Nicasio (3-2) vs Lester (2-1) The last time the Cubs visited PNC Park it resulted in a raucous celebration after a victory in the National League Wild Card Game. Jake Arrieta, who pitches Tuesday night, struck out 11 in that game to get the win. Gerrit Cole, who…

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Pirates – Reds Preview

The Pirates offense has produced 119 runs and a .294 average in April. Hurdle’s approach of getting plenty of rest and stressing on base percentage is paying huge dividends early on. Only four Pirates have played in every single game. Josh Harrison is one of those players and he is extremely hot as of late. He leads the team with a .333 batting average and also has produced 13 RBI….

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John Jaso Could be Blocking Josh Bell – And That’s OK

For years and years the Pirates have not had very good production out of the 1B position, hovering around replacement level. Suddenly the Pirates have a strong current option at 1B as well as the future option in place, nearly ready to take over. Jaso is doing a fine job holding down the leadoff position, with a .390 OBP and his defense has been better than anyone expected. The Pirates…

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Jeff Locke Doing Jeff Locke Things

Going into Monday night’s game at Coors Fields, whether they admit it or not, the Pirates had to be feeling a little queasy about the pitching situation they were taking into the game. With a taxed bullpen, the Pirates had Jeff Locke on the hill at the high altitude Coors Field. If you’ve watched Locke closely, instead of just blindly hating everything about him, then you have probably noticed that…