The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced they have parted ways with Altoona Curve Manager Carlos Garcia.
Altoona held hitless through five innings in 6-1 loss to New Britain.
Altoona's Bats Pound New Britain 7-2 in series opener.
Erie's Dean Green blasts the SeaWolves past the Curve.
Altoona falls 3-2 in 10 innings at Erie.
Outfielder goes 3-for-4 with three RBI in Altoona's 4-2 win.
Ngoepe bunt gives Altoona the walk-off win.
Altoona shuts out Trenton 6-0.
Pitcher Pat Ludwig tosses six innings, blasts double and two RBI in Altoona win.
Altoona can't dig out of 3-0 hole in loss to Erie.
Stetson Allie with 3 RBI as Curve edge Erie 4-3.
Altoona hammers season-high hits.
Altoona starting pitcher Tom Harlan fuels 3-1 win over Bowie.
Altoona drops 9-1 game at Bowie.
Altoona gets just four hits in 3-0 loss to Bowie.
Infielder Drew Maggi goes 4-for-4 at the plate to pace the Curve in a 4-3 win versus Bowie.
Altoona right hander allows just one hit in shutout win over Bowie.
Altoona loses 8-6 to Bowie in first game after the All-Star break.
Erie's Steven Moya knocks grand slam to lead the West.
Former Curve stars beat Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team 17-5.
Curve OF delivers win for West All-Stars in hitting challenge.
Altoona drops last game before All-Star break, 5-4 in 10 innings against the Senators.
Seven-run first inning for Harrisburg is the difference as the Curve lose 9-5.
Altoona wins opener, falls in night cap of doubleheader in the capital.
League-leading six Curve players named to Eastern League All-Star Game.
All-Star Drew Maggi delivered the walk-off single to score fellow All-Star Alen Hanson in the bottom of the 10th inning to guide the Curve to a sixth-straight victory with a, 4 -3, extra-innings win on Monday night at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
6 Curve players have been named to the Eastern League All-Star game, which will be played July 16th at PNG Field in Altoona.
Altoona sweeps Harrisburg this weekend at PNG Field, winning their 5th straight game.
Altoona downs Harrisburg 7-4.
Altoona beats Harrisburg 4-2 to win third straight game.
Kelson Brown knocks in game winner in the 9th against Bowie.
Altoona snaps skid with 5-1 win at Bowie.
Evan Chambers parents, and Curve OF Keon Broxton (who played baseball in high school with Evan) talk about what honoring the former Curve and Spikes player meant to them.
Evan Chambers parents were in attendance, and won the Chambers #31 autographed jersey, as the Curve honored their former player who died in the offseason.
This Sunday the Altoona Curve, Double-A affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be paying tribute to 2012 Curve outfielder Evan Chambers, who passed away at his home in Florida during the offseason.
Adrian Sampson had his toughest outing of the season in the Altoona Curve’s 8-2 loss against the Binghamton Mets on Friday night.
Joely Rodriguez allows 1 H, 1 ER in 7 IP for Altoona.
Altoona strikes out 12 times in loss to New Britain.
Altoona’s runs were few and far between on Tuesday night as the Rock Cats evened up the series with a, 5-2, win in New Britain.
A fourth inning two-run homer by Willy Garcia was enough for the Curve to snap New Britain’s franchise-best 11-game winning streak in a, 4-3, win on Monday night.
Adrian Sampson battled for 7 innings and Justin Howard went 2-3 with a HR and 2 RBIs in Altoona's 5-4 win on Sunday.
In Saturday's first game, Willy Garcia had a homer and two outfield assists but the Curve fell, 5-1. In the second game, Drew Maggi led off the game with a homer but it wasn’t enough in a, 3-2, loss.
The Curve offense couldn’t get started on Friday night in Portland and ended up falling in both games of the pseudo doubleheader, 4-2 and, 3-0.
Altoona blows a 3-run lead in the 9th inning and falls in the 11th to New Hampshire on Wednesday night.
After the brawl, the Fisher Cats erased a one-run deficit and came back to defeat the Curve, 6-5, on Wednesday night.
Altoona scores two runs in the ninth to beat New Hampshire.
Altoona had a 2-0 lead early, but Reading scored 5 unanswered runs to win.
Rain foils Curve games against Portland.
Altoona and Portland washed out in the third.
Hanson extends hit streak to eight games in 5-1 loss.
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Pirates bench coach Jeff Banister, a finalist for the Houston managerial job that went to A.J. Hinch on Monday, thanked the Astros organization for the opportunity to realize dream job No. 2. But Banister was also grateful to still have dream job No. 1.
It's often said that experience plays a pivotal role come October. This year's National League Wild Card Game (Wednesday night at 8:07 ET) between the Giants and Pirates presents an interesting twist on that traditional concept.
Confirmation of Edinson Volquez as the Bucs' latest mound miracle was punctuated with Monday morning's confirmation that he will start Wednesday night's National League Wild Card Game against the Giants at PNC Park (watch on ESPN at 8:07 p.m. ET).
Even though it wasn't confirmed until the final out of the final game, the Pirates for a long time had the sense of being on a Wild Card collision course with the Giants.
Heading for the postseason for the second straight season, Pirates GM Neal Huntington chats with MLB.com about his team.
Both the visiting Giants and the Pirates are confident heading into their Wild Card clash on Wednesday night and, with Madison Bumgarner going for SF and Edinson Volquez starting for the Bucs, why wouldn't they be.
Johnny Cueto's game-winning hit Sunday hurt Tony Watson, the pitcher who gave it up, but it hurt Chris Stewart even more. The Pittsburgh catcher was knocked flat with intense pain after Cueto's thrown bat caught him flush on his left wrist.
Gerrit Cole matched a career high with 12 K's, but the Bucs' bats were stymied by Johnny Cueto as Pittsburgh dropped Sunday's regular-season finale to the Reds, 4-1, at Great American Ball Park.
Voting is underway through Sunday exclusively at MLB.com to help decide the 16th annual winners of the Hank Aaron Award, given by "The Hammer" himself during the upcoming 110th World Series to the outstanding offensive performer in each league.
The Pirates initially overcame a three-run hole dug in the first inning by Francisco Liriano, but that merely set in motion a give-and-take game they ultimately dropped to the Reds, 10-6, on Ramon Santiago's 10th-inning walk-off grand slam off Bobby LaFromboise.
A crew chief review of a play at the plate on Saturday went against the Reds in the first inning vs. the Pirates.
The Pirates waved the white flag in the daily struggle with Russell Martin's balky left hamstring, as the catcher was out of the lineup Sunday.
Travis Snider, one of the Pirates' unsung heroes who inspires people to now write songs about him, has had big hits. But none have been bigger -- or harder. Snider's double with two outs in the eighth inning here Friday night was pulled so hard it roped around an adept right fielder, scoring Josh Harrison from first base to snap a tie as the Pirates rolled to a 3-1 win over the Reds.
Madison Bumgarner versus Jeff Locke in the National League Wild Card Game on Wednesday? It is the peak of hypothetical musings, but based on the different last-weekend opportunities being faced by the Pirates and the Giants, it could come to pass.
Charlie Morton underwent his anticipated right hip surgery on Friday, and he is likely to miss the start of the 2015 season.
Here's a look at how the Pittsburgh Pirates used the Draft, trades, free agency and international signings to build its postseason team.
Last week, MLBPipeline.com handed out year-end awards for top hitting and pitching prospects. As much as Kris Bryant and Tyler Glasnow were deserving recipients, it was clear there were many other fantastic performances in 2014 that deserved some attention. With that in mind, MLBPipeline.com announced its 2014 All-Prospect Team on Friday.
A pair of aces is good. But four of a kind is even better, and that's the hand the Pirates are about to deal the postseason. Edinson Volquez, who may not have the high profile of Francisco Liriano or Gerrit Cole but has sharper numbers, masterfully sent the Bucs into the telltale weekend by firing seven more blanks Thursday night in a 10-1 victory over the Braves.
About a half hour after the conclusion of the Pirates' 6-2 loss to the Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday night, the Cardinals also entered the loss column, by a 3-1 score in Chicago. That was a frustrating parlay: With a win, the Bucs could have put themselves into position to catch St. Louis atop the National League Central standings on Thursday, an off-day for the Cards.
Little went right for the Pirates in their first game after clinching a postseason berth, but manager Clint Hurdle's successful challenge did lead to an inning-ending out in the sixth inning of Wednesday's 6-2 loss to the Braves.
The Pirates' rumble down the stretch hit a major road bump Wednesday night. Oh, they lost a game, too. But even a 6-2 defeat to the Braves that crossed a valuable day off the dwindling regular-season schedule didn't carry the weight of the mid-game departure of catcher Russell Martin with a hamstring issue.
Neil Walker said the Pirates are "not going away." He meant that in the big picture sense of perennial contention. But he could also have been referring to the inset of the 2014 playoffs, at the end of which the Bucs could be the last team standing for five reasons.
There were no tears for Gerrit Cole on Tuesday, only blood and sweat. The young right-hander pitched the Bucs into the postseason with a seven-inning effort in the 3-2 clinching victory over the Braves. Cole turned it on, retiring the last 17 men he faced, in pants blood-stained from a cut on his finger.
While they have rarely teamed around the keystone in-game, Clint Barmes and Jordy Mercer have worked together all season. The former regular shortstop has turned over to Mercer more than his position -- he's given him his expertise and support.
The Pirates began the 2014 season bouncing in first gear on a cobblestone road that led to a dead end. They are ending it in overdrive on the National League autobahn. Here are their five speed-changing gears in between.
The Pirates certainly know how to celebrate anniversaries. Exactly one year after Starling Marte's ninth-inning tiebreaking home run in Wrigley Field secured the Bucs' first postseason berth in 21 years, Marte delivered a sixth-inning tiebreaking double Tuesday night as the Pirates beat the Braves, 3-2, to clinch a second straight playoff appearance.
Jaime joined the WTAJ team in July of 2014 as the weekend sports anchor and reporter.
Jacob Kaucher joins WTAJ as its State College-based sports reporter. Jacob comes to central Pennsylvania after two years as sports director at KMOT in Minot, North Dakota.