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Pirates Tickets Down For Series With D’Backs

The Pittsburgh Pirates have been making a run recently. For most of the season they’ve been buried in the tightly packed NL Central, but now they only trail the Milwaukee Brewers and are just two games back. The Arizona Diamondbacks are next on the Pirates schedule, and only two teams in the National League have […]
Via On-Base Talk
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman’s beer cup explode (video)

A woman was either in the right place at the right time or the wrong place at the wrong time — depending on one’s perspective — during Wednesday’s tilt between the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. The predicament — or benefit — prompted by the location of her seat was precipitated […] The post Jordy Mercer’s home run ball makes woman...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jordy Mercer's home run obliterates woman's beer (VIDEO)

Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer smacked a two-run homer into the left field stands during Wednesday's game against the Giants. When fans saw it coming, they put on their gloves and reached for the ball. But one woman in the front row wasn't ready for the onslaught:It was bad enough that Mercer's two-run shot gave the Pirates a 5-4 lead but wasting the woman's full...
Via The Other Paper
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates’ Jordy Mercer’s home run destroys woman’s beer (VIDEO)

Pirates infielder Jordy Mercer hit a home run Wednesday in sunny San Francisco that absolutely drank the heck out of some woman’s beer.  Peering into the sunlight, said lady (in blue) didn’t have the presence of mind to think, “hey, that ball is coming right at me. Hey, there’s no way I’m going to catch this thing.  Hey wait, I’m holding a beer.  I like beer.  I wouldn’t...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Pirates SS Jordy Mercer’s home run lands in and absolutely destroys fan’s beer

It’s probably not a good idea to attempt to catch a home run ball with one’s beer. But that’s what happened to one unlucky fan during Wednesday’s Pirates-Giants game at AT&T Park. After Pirates SS Jordy Mercer blasted a home run to put his team ahead, 5-4, a group of fans attempted to catch the ball. And one particular fan sat and watched with a beer in her hand, and...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Somehow Run Into Inning-Ending Double Play After Drawing Walk (Video)

The Pittsburgh Pirates turned a great opportunity into an absolute nightmare Wednesday evening. The Pirates were the victims of the ol’ inning-ending double play on a walk, and if you haven’t heard of that one before, it’s because it might be the first time it’s happened in baseball history. We’ll break the shenanigans down for you. With Travis Snider on second base and...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Pirates Somehow Managed To Be Victims Of A Double Play After They Were Issued A Walk

There’s bad, then there’s what the Pittsburgh Pirates just did. With runners on second and third, the Pirates drew a walk to load up the bases with only one out in the inning. Then, without another pitch being thrown, the Giants turned a double play to escape the inning. Your browser does not support iframes. Baseball things that are worse than that: Bartolo Colon batting ...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pirates ran themselves into embarrassing double play

This is just awful. The Pirates had a chance to blow their game with the Giants wide open in the sixth inning after Jean Machi walked Chris Stewart to load the bases with one out. And then…disaster. Travis Snider, who was on second base at the time of the walk, inexplicably began to trot down to third base. Machi noticed, and alertly threw to shortstop Brandon Crawford, who got...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Liriano works his magic: Pirates defeat Giants, 3-1

Francisco Liriano dealt like a top-of-the-rotation ace Tuesday night, striking out 11 in a 3-1 win against the San Francisco Giants. The Pirates powered up early with home runs by Josh Harrison and Travis Snider, then rode Liriano for seven innings on a breezy and cool night at AT&T Park. The club is now a season-high eight games over .500 with a 57-49 record and pulled just...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Makes Sense for the Pirates

The Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of buying. This is because the Pirates don’t have much of a recent history of winning, but they were somewhat active over each of the last two seasons. In the middle of 2012, the team added guys like Wandy Rodriguez, Gaby Sanchez, and Travis Snider. In […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pirates a dark horse to acquire Jon Lester

The Pittsburgh Pirates have emerged as a dark horse to possibly acquire Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a fast-emerging dark horse in the Jon Lester sweepstakes, joining the Los Angeles Dodgers in pursuit of the Boston ace as the Red Sox decide whether to trade him before Thursday’s deadline, major...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh a 'dark-horse' candidate to acquire Jon Lester

In a seemingly surprising turn of events, the Pittsburgh Pirates are considered a 'dark-horse candidate to acquire Jon Lester from the Boston Red Sox, according to Jeff Passan and Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports.#451434256 / gettyimages.comThe Pirates have been linked to Lester a few times this month, but nothing as concrete as the report today from Passan and Brown. In their report...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Could Reap OF Windfall In Pirate Trade

Bell, Ramirez, MeadowsOne of teams reportedly interested in trading for Jon Lester is the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Buccos are currently just two games behind division-leading Milwaukee and could use a veteran stud in its generally mediocre rotation. With the inconsistent Gerrit Cole still recovering from injury, the BrewCrew currently features the following starters: Charlie Morton...
Via FenwayNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Neal Huntington and “The Big Move”

Pittsburgh Pirates With this year’s trade deadline approaching, the Pittsburgh Pirates have found themselves right in the thick of the playoff race.  What was once an unheard of concept, the Pirates have now been buyers at the trade deadline for the fourth year running. Names such as Ryan Ludwick, Wandy Rodriguez, and Marlon Byrd have all been added to the roster by GM Neal Huntington...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Josh Harrison eludes would-be tags in wild rundown

When MLB players are caught in rundowns, they’re rarely able to avoid being tagged out without an error or gaffe of some sort. But in Sunday’s Pirates-Rockies game, Josh Harrison did just that by utilizing a variety of jukes, cut-backs and some good old-fashioned speed. After stealing second base on a 1-0 count in the sixth inning of the game, Harrison accidentally slid past...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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