The last time Johnny Cueto was in Pittsburgh, it was a nightmare. Over 40,000 people chanted his last name in unison on Oct. 1, 2013 and, at one point, he dropped the baseball which whipped the crowd into a frenzy as the Pirates went on to defeat the Reds in the National League’s Wild Card game.
04/22/2014 - 23:14
Neil Walker and the rest of the Pittsburgh Pirates probably didn’t want to play more baseball than necessary after Sunday’s 14-inning affair. Fortunately, Walker delivered his second walk-off hit of the season in the ninth inning Monday night to give his team a 6-5 win over the Cincinnati Reds in the opener of a four-game set.
04/22/2014 - 00:30
Jussi Jokinen deflected Olli Maatta's third-period shot into the net for the game-winner as the Penguins capped a furious comeback from a 3-1 deficit to beat Columbus 4-3 and take a 2-1 series lead.
04/21/2014 - 21:49
The Pittsburgh Pirates are now mired in a stretch where they have lost eight of their last 10 games as a result of a 3-2 loss in 14 innings in Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee (14-5) took three of four games from the Pirates (8-11), and two of those wins were assisted by Jason Grilli blowing a pair of saves over the weekend.
04/20/2014 - 19:56
In a game where momentum swung like a pendulum, the final swing moved in the Milwaukee Brewers’ favor. Down by one run entering the ninth inning and Pirates closer Jason Grilli on the mound, the Brewers punched themselves out of a corner and into the lead when Ryan Braun hit a two-run home run into the bullpens on the first pitch Grilli threw him.
04/19/2014 - 23:34
The Pittsburgh Pirates continue their four-game set with the Milwaukee Brewers Saturday night, looking to break a 1-1 series tie after losing last night’s game 5-3. Wandy Rodriguez (0-2, 7.31 ERA) makes his fourth start of the season today opposite Milwaukee’s Matt Garza (0-2, 3.43 ERA).
04/19/2014 - 18:20
Through three innings Friday night, Charlie Morton was cruising. The Pirates starter struck out three hitters and allowed just a pair of baserunners.
04/18/2014 - 23:31
Veteran power hitter joins Pirates in exchange for minor league pitcher Zack Thornton and player to be named
04/18/2014 - 20:06
Pittsburgh and Milwaukee continue their four-game set Friday night at PNC Park, with the Pirates (8-8) looking to get back over .500 following their 11-2 victory Thursday. Charlie Morton (0-1, 3.32 ERA) toes the rubber for Pittsburgh while the Brewers (11-5) send Kyle Lohse (2-1, 3.05 ERA) to the mound.
04/18/2014 - 17:12
The Pittsburgh Pirates opened their eight-game homestand Thursday night with a late offensive outburst that pushed them to a 11-2 victory against the MIlwaukee Brewers while Edinson Volquez earned his first win as a Pirate.
04/17/2014 - 23:36