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Monday Mop-Up Duty: Who’s out in a game of musical chairs?

ARLINGTON, Texas – We don’t hear Clint Hurdle publicly critique a player often but after Saturday’s loss to the Rangers Hurdle said Juan Nicasio must better “impose his will” on opponents. “The first pitch of the game is an important pitch. I don’t want a feeling-out process,” Hurdle said. “The will gets imposed during a game. Either you impose yours, or they impose...
Via Bucco Blog
9 hours ago

Nicolino, Marlins welcome Pirates on Memorial Day

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle believes left-hander Jeff Locke is pitching the best he has since coming up with the Pirates. The left-hander takes the mound in Monday's series opener against the Marlins at Marlins Park on Memorial Day.
Via Marlins.com
23 hours ago

Locke, Pirates open series in Miami on Memorial Day

Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle believes left-hander Jeff Locke is pitching the best he has since coming up with the Pirates. The left-hander takes the mound in Monday's series opener against the Marlins at Marlins Park on Memorial Day.
Via Pirates.com
1 day ago

Hurdle: Nicasio needs to be aggressive early

To Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, righty Juan Nicasio's experience Saturday night against the Rangers was a textbook example of how a starter can win or lose a game in the first few minutes of his night, no matter what he does afterward.
Via Pirates.com
1 day ago

Hurdle happy to manage against Banister

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he and Jeff Banister, the former Pirates bench coach who now manages the Rangers, still trade texts and e-mails nearly every day -- but exchanging lineup cards Friday night was a long-awaited, once-in-a-lifetime moment for both skippers.
Via Pirates.com
2 days ago

Hurdle: No way to know benefits of new strike zone

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said he didn't want to give away any trade secrets. But it's pretty clear how the league raising the bottom of the strike zone to the top of a hitter's knees could affect the Bucs, whose pitching staff regularly pitches low in the zone.
Via Pirates.com
9 days ago

Pirates' Hurdle, Marte ejected from game vs Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle and left fielder Starling Marte were ejected in the middle of the sixth inning while disputing a play at second base. They were Pittsburgh's first ejections of the season. Marte was hit on the back of the left hand by a pitch from Alfredo Simon, the third batter plunked in the game overall. Marte tried to steal, but was tagged out by...
Via Associated Press
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates manager believes there will be female MLB player

As the world of baseball celebrated Jackie Robinson Day by donning No. 42 jerseys in honor of the man who broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle believes that more barriers will be broken in the league’s future. Prior to the start of the Pirates’ game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Hurdle stated that Jackie Robinson Day goes...
Via The Comeback
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Pirates manager Hurdle selling CD collection to benefit charity

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is selling over 2,300 music CDs to benefit charity. The former MLB outfielder turned manager is putting his large CD collection up for auction to benefit a local radio station (91.3 WYEP), and Prader-Willi Syndrome Association (USA). WYEP is a non-profit radio station that has served the greater Pittsburgh area for over 40 years. The stated...
Via Sportsnaut
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates: Were 3-year Huntington/Hurdle extensions justified?, part 2

Part 2 in a 2-part series; opening image credit Sports Illustrated.  Read Part 1- weighing GM Neal Huntington’s extension- right here.  Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug After steering his 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates through a previously tumultuous August-September stretch to clinch the club’s first playoff appearance in 21 years, the club kicked off the 2014 campaign by extending...
Via isportsweb.com
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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