Andrew McCutchen had two hits and an RBI, helping the Pirates erase a 4-2 deficit and beat the Orioles 5-4 on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. The Bucs bullpen turned in another fine performance with three scoreless innings, capped by Joel Hanrahan's nine-pitch 1-2-3 ninth inning
After Charlie Morton and James McDonald got quick hooks on consecutive days, the Pirates needed Kevin Correia to spare a taxed bullpen from another long day of work against the Orioles.
Paul Maholm pitched seven shutout innings, allowing only three hits, and Tim Wood and Joel "The Hammer" Hanrahan continued his dominance with a 1-2-3 ninth as the Pirates topped the Mets 3-1 Monday night.
The Pirates earned a series split with the Mets and clinched a winning 10-game home stand with a 3-1 victory Monday night at PNC Park.
Lyle Overbay hit a three-run double to cap a five-run eighth inning and the Pirates rallied for an 8-5 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Tuesday night. Jose Tabata had an RBI double and Josh Harrison an RBI single before Overbay's line drive to right-center with the bases loaded.
The Pirates turned a two-run deficit into a three-run lead in the eighth inning against the Diamondbacks Tuesday night, spoiling a stellar start by Dan Hudson by tearing into reliever David Hernand
Andrew McCutchen and Lyle Overbay each had three hits, and Charlie Morton continued his early season excellence as the Pirates won their second-straight over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Saturday night at PNC Park.
You'd have to forgive Charlie Morton if he forgot which side of the Keystone State he was pitching in Saturday night.
Jose Tabata's dramatic two-out single to right scored Xavier Paul in the bottom of the 12th as the Pirates beat the Phillies 2-1 in a classic battle at PNC Park. Jeff Karstens went pitch-for-pitch with Cole Hamels, allowing just four hits and one run over seven innings, and four Pirates relievers combined to pitch five shutout innings in the victory.
After squandering a seven-run lead against the New York Mets on Thursday afternoon, the big question for the Pirates on Friday night was: how would the club respond while taking on the cross-state
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Two undefeated Interstate Conference powers, the Mount Pleasant Vikings (4-0) and the Little Prexies of Wash High (4-0), meet Friday night in a game that will most likely decide the outcome of the conference.
Several of the most coveted recruits throughout the WPIAL have already made their college decisions, most notably Sterling Jenkins of Baldwin. Others, like Central Valley's Jordan Whitehead, are still being recruited.
Bill Cherpak misses the way it used to be. Back in the 80’s, when the current Thomas Jefferson High School coach was a player at Steel Valley, the recruiting process wasn’t publicized. It was low-key compared to the present.