1. Why Demoting Jason Grilli Was a Smart Move by the Pittsburgh Pirates

    Well, it is about time, and this one was a no-brainer. The Pittsburgh Pirates made a smart move Friday by removing Jason Grilli from his role as the team's closer, as reported by Jenn Menendez of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ...

    Ryan Gaule Written by Ryan Gaule about 18 days ago 2,039 reads 0 comments

  2. Pirates slip past Cubs for 2-1 victory

    Brandon Cumpton pitched seven scoreless innings, Travis Snider hit a solo homer and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Sunday...

    Kyle Brown Written by Kyle Brown about 19 days ago 199 reads 0 comments

  3. Mercer, Harrison Power Pirates Past Cubs, 5-3

    Jordy Mercer stayed hot. Josh Harrison rediscovered his mojo. They each hit a home run Saturday to power the Pirates past the Chicago Cubs , 5-3...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 19 days ago 106 reads 0 comments

  4. Harrison Powers Pirates Past Cubs 5-3

    Josh Harrison homered and drove in three runs, leading Vance Worley and the Pittsburgh Pirates to a rain-delayed 5-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 19 days ago 116 reads 0 comments

  5. Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte Sitting Saturday vs. Cubs

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  6. Pirates Drop to 3 Under .500 After Road Loss

    CHICAGO – Charlie Morton gave up two home runs in a 6-3 loss to the Cubs Friday to open a three-game series at Wrigley Field...

    Alex Tam Written by Alex Tam about 20 days ago 33 reads 0 comments

  7. Cubs Blast off on Charlie Morton in Pirates' 6-3 Loss

    The Cubs scored five runs off Charlie Morton in the third inning while cruising to a 6-3 victory over the Pirates Friday afternoon...

    Alexandra Irving Written by Alexandra Irving about 20 days ago 31 reads 0 comments

  8. Pittsburgh Pirates: Reaction to Jason Grilli Being Removed as Closer

    News broke Friday afternoon that the Pittsburgh Pirates have removed Jason Grilli from the closer’s role, according to Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporter Rob Biertempfel ...

    Jared Stonesifer Written by Jared Stonesifer about 21 days ago 767 reads 0 comments

  9. Pirates Demote Jason Grilli from the Closer Role

    Last night Jason Grilli gave up a game-tying homer against the Reds and today the Pirates announced that he's been demoted from the closer role...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 21 days ago 190 reads 0 comments

  10. Pirates Name Melancon Closer; Demote Grilli

    #pirates Grilli on losing closer's job: "I've walked through fire before. This is nothing. I'll get through it...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 21 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  11. Pirates' Gregory Polanco Sets Team Record for Longest Hit Streak to Begin Career

    Some batters require an acclimation period upon first playing in the major leagues, but Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Gregory Polanco has instantly taken a liking to big league pitching...

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  12. Pirates Could Replace Jason Grilli

    At this time last season, Pirates right-hander Jason Grilli was one of the most dominant relievers in baseball and on his way to a well-deserved All-Star Game selection...

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  13. Martin's Walk-off Walk

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 302 reads 0 comments

  14. Polanco Sets Pirates Record for Longest Hitting Streak to Start Career

    Gregory Polanco knows how to make an entrance. The prized Pirates rookie on Thursday set the club record for longest hitting streak to begin a career, recording a hit in a ninth straight game...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 107 reads 0 comments

  15. Video: B-Day Boy Mesoraco's Game-Tying Homer in 9th

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 392 reads 0 comments

  16. Pirates Release Cody Eppley

    The Pirates have released righty Cody Eppley, reports Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (via Twitter). The 28-year-old had been working as a reliever at Triple-A Indianapolis, and carried a 6...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 22 days ago 2 reads 0 comments

  17. Polanco Joins Pirates Record Books with Single

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 22 days ago 24 reads 0 comments

  18. Travis Snider Struck out Joey Votto. Travis Snider the Outfielder

    Travis Snider has never really lived up to the potential people thought he had when he was a first round pick back in 2006, but maybe he just needs to be put in the right role...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 22 days ago 180 reads 0 comments

  19. Reds Pound Pirates, 11-4, in Rain-Delayed Game

    Driving rain, a strong wind and incandescent flashes of lighting delayed the official conclusion of Wednesday's game between the Pirates and Cincinnati Reds . The wait was a formality...

    David Scipione Written by David Scipione about 22 days ago 44 reads 0 comments

  20. Gregory Polanco Is Already Breaking Pirates Records

    Watch as Gregory Polanco smacks a fifth-inning RBI single Wednesday night against the Reds , becoming the first rookie in the long history of the Pirates to hit safely in each of ...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Scott Semmler about 22 days ago 70 reads 0 comments

  21. Pirates Notebook: Walker Nearly Back to Full Strength

    Neil Walker was planning to make Tuesday as normal as possible, taking batting practice and following the routine of a typical game day...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 23 days ago 51 reads 0 comments

  22. Gene Collier: Pirates Uncork Another Bitter Defeat

    According to my official correspondence from the Pirates front office, Wednesday is Wine Tasting Night at the ballpark. Sweet. Or rather, Suite...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 23 days ago 120 reads 0 comments

  23. Gerrit Cole Showing Progress, Pirates Hope 100 MPH Ace Returns Quickly

    Now that we've dismissed the i dea of pitch cost in the abstract, can we soon do the same with velocity cost? With the outbreak of arm surgeries, many, including some sharp knives ...

    Will  Carroll Written by Will Carroll about 23 days ago 1,997 reads 0 comments

  24. Pittsburgh Pirates' Playoff Chances Depend on Better Pitching

    The Pittsburgh Pirates shocked Major League Baseball last year by winning 94 games and coming within a win of reaching the National League Championship Series, but this year's version of the team will have a hard time duplicating that success...

    Jared Stonesifer Written by Jared Stonesifer about 23 days ago 537 reads 0 comments

  25. Pirates Outfielder Polanco Is Offering Reasons to Believe

    On May 28 last season, the Los Angeles Dodgers called up a promising right fielder named Yasiel Puig. The Dodgers were struggling, six games below .500...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 24 days ago 125 reads 0 comments