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Neil Walker’s Improved Approach

Neil Walker is in the midst of his breakout season for the Pirates. He’s also headed into his second year of arbitration where his results and persistence will pay off. Walker, despite his occasional injury issues, has been one of the most consistent performers for the Pirates over the last four to five years. One could certainly argue he’s been their most consistent player of...
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Neil Walker hits home run ball into Allegheny River ... no really (VIDEO)

On Monday night, Pirates second baseman Neil Walker jacked a baseball over the PNC Park stands and into the Allegheny River and no, it wasn't just a mic'd up Andrew McCutchen's exaggeration of the home run shot.Walker literally hit the ball into the river.Walker's solo home run was just the 35th ever to reach the Allegheny River on a bounce, and he's 23rd player...
Via The Other Paper
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Walker Launches A Home Run Into The Water For The Pirates

Your browser does not support iframes. The Pirates were playing the Braves on Monday and found themselves down 6-1 in the 3rd when Neil Walker came up to bat and blasted a ball clear out of the PNC Park and into the water. Sure, it only cut Atlanta’s lead to four runs but that doesn’t make the shot any less impressive. That ball left the bat like it was late for a meeting with...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Neil Walker back out of the lineup, Pirates hope Jeff Locke can help stem pitching woes

One day after Neil Walker’s second start in the month of August for a back injury that’s kept him inactive for two weeks but not on the disabled list, Walker is out of the lineup again tonight. I’m honestly speechless; the Pirates have had a pretty bad habit of keeping short rosters due to injured-but-not-disabled players for the entire Neal Huntington era, but they’ve never...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker back in lineup

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Neil Walker is back in the lineup Friday against the Washington Nationals and batting fourth, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.#pirates lineup Friday -- Surprise!— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) August 15, 2014 #481758155 / gettyimages.comWalker has started just twice in the past two weeks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen

After a week of waiting to see if his rib would heal, the Pittsburgh Pirates have officially placed center fielder Andrew McCutchen on the disabled list for the first time in his career. However, second baseman Neil Walker will likely not go onto the disabled list with McCutchen now there. Here is the latest update via's Stephen Pianovich. We have placed Andrew McCutchen...
Via MLB Injury News
10 days ago  |  Discuss

News and notes: Walker, Cole, Martin, Tigers

I haven’t done a News and Notes post in a while, and there’s a lot to discuss, so here goes… Yesterday Clint Hurdle said the Pirates were “at a crossroads” with Neil Walker after he was once again forced to sit out with his back issue. Neil has only started one game since last Friday, but his pinch hit appearance on Saturday night would reset his DL clock to a full 15...
Via Raise the Jolly Roger!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Injury Update: Neil Walker out again with back tightness

The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Miami Marlins on Wednesday by the score of 7-3. The win improved the Pirates to 60-53 on the season, third in the National League Central. Josh Harrison lead the Pirates offensive attack with three hits in four at bats. The Pirates were without second baseman Neil Walker, who was out with back tightness. Michael Martinez started in Walker...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Neil Walker Jumps In Chase Field Pool After Losing Bet (Video)

When Neil Walker sent a home run near the swimming pool at Chase Field in Phoenix on Saturday night, the Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman was so sure that the ball had landed in the pool that he made a bet with his double play partner Jordy Mercer that it had. Unfortunately for Walker, replays showed otherwise. Although the ball bounced around the pool, it never actually went in...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumors: Ian Kennedy versus A.J. Burnett

Ian Kennedy (Photo Credit: Denis Poroy/Getty Images North America)Rumors are swirling of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ interest in both Ian Kennedy of the San Diego Padres and A.J. Burnett of the Philadelphia Phillies. While Burnett has a history with the Pirates, he may not be the best fit for them. Despite his former teammates pushing for the 37-year-old veterans return, how much...
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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