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Pitcher Jameson Taillon, the Pirates No. 1 pick in 2010, just completed his second professional season. After the season, Taillon talked about his maturation as a professional pitcher.

The 20-year-old right-hander spend most of 2012 with the single-A Bradenton Marauders, where he went 6-8 with a 3.82 in 23 starts.

10/21/2012 - 13:05
PSR Staff
Don’t count out Don Kelly. He’s played a lot of years in the minor leagues. He’s been cut numerous times from major league rosters. He’s been in his share of batting slumps.

But he keeps coming back.

10/08/2012 - 14:59
John Krysinsky
Not with a bang but a whimper. The Pirates 4-0 loss to the Atlanta Braves in this afternoon’s finale was a microcosm of a season gone south. Pittsburgh fell short of scoring a run today, much like they fell short of the playoffs, a winning record and a batting title. The shutout loss was the proper conclusion to a crestfallen season.

Atlanta wasted no time putting up their first run. AJ Burnett – who took the loss, dropping his record to 1-5 in his last six decisions – walked Michael Bourn to lead off the game.

10/03/2012 - 17:39
Joel Peretic
The Pittsburgh Pirates earned their second consecutive victory, dropping the Atlanta Braves by a score of 5-1 on Tuesday night at PNC Park. Starling Marte led the offensive charge for the Bucs, collecting three hits, scoring two runs and stealing two bases.

The Pittsburgh Pirates played the last two games as if they were in mid-season form.

10/02/2012 - 22:09
Scott Kromko
Jeff Locke earned his first major league victory on Monday night at PNC Park with a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Locke threw six innings and only allowed one run. Starling Marte homered to put the Bucs ahead and secure the victory.

n the last few games, potential 2013 starters for the Pittsburgh Pirates have looked promising.

10/01/2012 - 22:41
Scott Kromko
The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched their 20th losing season in a row with a 4-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday afternoon at PNC Park. Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen both drove in runs on the day, but it wasn't enough as the Reds scored two runs in the ninth to secure the victory.

The Pittsburgh Pirates lost a ballgame for the first time this year when leading after eight innings.

09/30/2012 - 16:55
Scott Kromko
The Pirates’ collapse in the second-half—their second in as many years—was absolutely brutal any way you slice it. There is plenty of blame to go around.

From the holes at the 7- and 8- spots in the order to miserable second-halves from Jason Grilli and Jared Hughes; from qu

09/30/2012 - 14:03
Tony DeFazio
Andrew McCutchen's walk-off blast to right-center in the bottom of the ninth gave the Pirates a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds Saturday night at PNC Park. Rookie Kyle McPherson threw 6 shutout innings in just his third career start and Pedro Alvarez had two hits for the Pirates.

Andrew McCutchen broke his 0-16 streak in the best way possible.

09/29/2012 - 22:29
Scott Kromko
The Pirates hopes for a winning season came to a crashing end as the Reds' Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter in front of a full house at PNC Park, beating A.J. Burnett and the Bucs 1-0 Friday night. Burnett tossed eight innings of one-run baseball, but Bailey outmatched him and threw the first no-hitter for the Reds since 1988.

If there were any storybook ending to cap off 20 straight years of non-winning baseball, this would be it.

09/28/2012 - 22:06
Scott Kromko
Kevin Correia and the Pirates were done in by a four-run fifth inning and the Mets topped the Bucs 6-5 in New York on Thursday afternoon. Travis Snider made a spectacular catch in rightfield, Rod Barajas and Alex Presley homered for Pittsburgh.

Despite opening up a 3-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning in New York Thursday afternoon, the Pittsburgh Pirates were foiled again in their attempts to win when a three-run home run by Mets thi

09/27/2012 - 17:14
Nate Barnes
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