Glasnow records seven strikeouts as Altoona losing skid extends to five straight
Erie takes lead in eighth for second consecutive night to take finale at Altoona
Brault works six scoreless innings with five strikeouts in second Double-A start
Bell becomes 17th Curve player to receive a SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game selection, Prince to help coach team USA
Altoona jumps ahead with Ngoepe two-run double; Pitching closes the door on Erie
Think summer and you naturally think of riding bikes and watching baseball!
Erie takes late lead, holds off Altoona rally in series opener
Altoona clinches series over Harrisburg with finale victory
Frazier’s game-winning HBP caps a two-run 10th as Altoona downs Harrisburg
Moroff extends hitting streak to eight games with 2-for-3 night
Team drops 14-inning game less than a week after playing 18-inning marathon
Garcia extends career-best hitting streak to 17 games in loss on Friday
Altoona lost the series rubber match to finish road trip
Team announces on July 5th they will sport special jerseys similar to the cardigan sweater the TV legend was famous for.
Willy Garcia and Josh Bell each went deep, but Altoona lost to Reading, 5-3
Altoona offense totals 15 hits on Tuesday night’s series-opening win
Altoona offense cranks three home runs as Garcia pushes hit streak to 13.
Garcia drives in two as Sanchez earns sixth win
Eastern League’s top offense knocks 11 hits on Wednesday morning
Curve starter picks up second win in as many outings versus Rock Cats
Curve pitching retires final 15 in a row to close out win in first game back at home
Slugger mashes his first homer of 2015 after hitting 18 in 2014 with the Curve
Starter tosses a career-high tying eight innings while offense racks up 16 hits in win
Wood launches first Double-A home run in loss for the Curve on Saturday
Gamache runs hitting streak to 10 games in loss to New Hampshire
Bats go 1-for-11 with runners in scoring position to drop finale in Portland
Matt Benedict is assigned to Altoona from Indianapolis
Jason Creasy spins seven innings of one-run ball to guide Curve by Sea Dogs
Curve offense erupts for 10 runs on 14 hits but can’t enter the win column
Dodson hurls seven scoreless with eight strikeouts to lead Curve on Friday night
Curve win in ninth on walk-off walk nearly a month after winning on Opening night vs. Akron on a walk-off walk
Team’s Play-by-Play Voice for 40 Years to Meet & Greet Curve Fans on Aug. 24
Altoona earns the sweep over Bowie, with Wednesday's 5-2 win.
Moroff extends on-base streak to 28 games as Curve win third straight
Curve score seven unanswered to take sole possession of first place
Morton tosses seven scoreless in rehab start to end four-game Curve losing streak
Allie homers; Moroff extends on-base streak in the loss
Richmond hands Altoona a season-high losing skid
Moroff runs on-base streak to 21 games while Garcia drives in three in loss.
Moroff reaches base in loss to run on-base streak to 20 games
Josh Bell's walk-off HR sends Altoona past Erie.
Bell drives in two as Altoona pitching holds Erie to one hit
Altoona loses ninth-inning lead for the second straight night, but bounces back to beat Akron in extras
Team falls on walk-off hit batter after scoring three runs in the top of the 14th inning
Bell grabs four hits and drives in two as offense rattles off 15 hits
Second baseman is riding a 13-game on-base streak and seven-game hit streak
Centerfielder’s six RBI ties a career-high
Make-up scheduled for June 20 at PNG Field
On the hill for the Curve in Wednesday's finale will be Pirates’ top prospect Tyler Glasnow.
In the completion of Monday night’s suspended game, Harrisburg battled back to take a, 6-3, win.
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The final 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot voting update was released Monday afternoon, and it shows that Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen is going to need some help to return to the National League's starting lineup.
Back during Gerrit Cole's 2013 Major League infancy, before he'd established any discernible identity (aside from the celebrity of being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft), just to clue in the sort of pitcher they were talking about, some journalists referred to him as "Gerrit Verlander." You know, comfortably in the mid-90s and able to dial it up to triple digits when needed in the later innings.
The Pirates entered the seventh inning down by two runs with the heart of the order coming up against Braves lefty Alex Wood, who'd been all but unhittable in Sunday afternoon's 2-1 loss at PNC Park. But a rally fizzled after two singles to start the inning.
Pittsburgh designated outfielder Jose Tabata and right-hander Chris Volstad for assignment. To fill their spots on the active roster, the Bucs selected the contract of outfielder Gorkys Hernandez and recalled utility man Steve Lombardozzi from Triple-A Indianapolis.
Left-hander Alex Wood quieted the Pirates into the eighth inning on Sunday as the Braves downed Pittsburgh, 2-1, to snap a five-game losing streak.
Andrew McCutchen put pitchers on guard prior to Sunday's game -- then put a guard on. When he came to bat in the first inning of the Bucs' 2-1 loss to the Braves, McCutchen wore an elbow guard on the left arm where he had been hit by a Julio Teheran pitch in the first inning of Saturday's game.
After missing his last scheduled start, Justin Verlander will return to the mound Tuesday night as the Tigers begin a three-game series against Gerrit Cole and the Pirates at Comerica Park.
Morning rain along the Allegheny River didn't ruin the chance of a lifetime for 24 participants in Saturday's Pitch, Hit & Run team championship at PNC Park.
After recording only two outs in a disastrous outing last time out, Pirates right-hander Charlie Morton did his best to eat up innings in the Pirates' 8-4 win Saturday at PNC Park. But he saved a special bite for Deolis Guerra.
As the expression goes, some Pirates might have been thinking between rain delays on Saturday at PNC Park, "I'd stand on my head to help us win." Starling Marte actually did it, though. He provided the lighter side of the Bucs' 8-4 win over Atlanta with a seventh-inning slide that didn't quite go as designed.
Pirates manager Clint Hurdle has seen a lot during his time as a player, coach and manager. But the fourth inning of Pittsburgh's 3-2 win over Atlanta on Friday night presented something entirely new to Hurdle.
Pedro Alvarez has only been along the ride for most of the first half of the season, but he may be ready to give the Pirates a lift. Alvarez's two-run double triggered a five-run first on Saturday and the Bucs went on to an 8-4 win over Atlanta at rain-soaked PNC Park.
Jordy Mercer ended the Pirates' 10th-inning walk-off rally in their 3-2 win over the Braves on Friday night at PNC Park. But it was Andrew McCutchen who got it started.
Stop us if you have heard this one before: Jordy Mercer lifted the Pirates' spirits and their winning percentage in Friday night's 3-2 win over the Braves with a 10th-inning walk-off RBI double, his third hit of the game and sixth hit of a week that has seen his average reach .225 after being at .192 entering June. Oh, wait. You have heard this before: By June 26, 2014, a hot stretch had raised to .229 Mercer's average, which was at .199 entering June.
Pirates left-hander Francisco Liriano had just walked the bases loaded, then walked the Braves' No. 8 hitter, Ryan Lavarnway. It was only the second inning, but Liriano looked like he might be losing control of the game. Then out to the mound came pitching coach Ray Searage, reminding Liriano to calm down even with the bases loaded. Two pitches later, a harmless pop out in foul ground. Four pitches after that, a swinging strikeout.
One of the most valuable, if also most overlooked, members of the Pirates' 2013 playoff pitching staff was Jeanmar Gomez, who filled all of his roles well. As the long man in the bullpen, Gomez went 2-0 in 26 games with a .235 opponents average. In his spot starts, the Bucs went 8-0. Vance Worley could be Gomez 2.0 for the '15 Pirates.
After giving up a go-ahead home run to Brandon Phillips in the 13th inning Thursday, Rob Scahill's night got a little worse. The reliever's right forearm began to tighten up, an injury he's never dealt with before. That led the Pirates to place Scahill on the 15-day disabled list Friday with right forearm tightness. Pittsburgh selected the contract of right-hander Deolis Guerra from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Scahill's spot in the bullpen.
Jordy Mercer's one-out RBI double in the 10th inning gave the Pirates a 3-2 walk-off win over the Braves on Friday night at PNC Park.
The "6.0" next to A.J. Burnett's name in the boxscore should have been a good sign for an overworked Pirates bullpen. The veteran right-hander battled through a few long innings, but hung around for most of Thursday night. Problem was, Thursday night turned into Friday morning with the score still tied at PNC Park. And once again, the Bucs' relief corps wound up working overtime in a 5-4 loss to the Reds.
In a 13-inning contest that highlighted any and every detail, Neil Walker's unfortunate break to second base was another missed opportunity PNC Park fans will remember in a 5-4 loss to the Reds on Thursday night.
The season has not yet reached the All-Star break. The halfway mark lies more than a week away. Yet Pittsburgh is diligently monitoring the standings and watching the out-of-town scoreboard on a daily basis.
About half an hour after their Thursday night game gave way to Friday morning, Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips ripped a solo home run to left field off Pirates reliever Rob Scahill, leading Cincinnati to a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh at PNC Park.
Prospect Josh Bell will be representing the Pirates for the second straight year in the Sirius XM All-Star Futures Game.
Like any other starting pitcher, Gerrit Cole prides himself on pitching deep into games. He's done so effectively throughout the course of his young career, battling through long innings and virtually always finishing at least five innings. But that wasn't the case for Cole at PNC Park on Wednesday.
The Reds jumped out to an early lead against Gerrit Cole, and Mike Leake continued his mastery over the Pirates as Cincinnati beat Pittsburgh, 5-2, on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
Consider this the "real" return of Tyler Glasnow. Pittsburgh's No. 1 prospect made his second rehab start since spraining his ankle on May 17, giving up one hit and one unearned run.
Gregory Polanco has been at the center of three replay challenges initiated by the Reds on his slides into second base during this series -- two of them were overturned Tuesday night, and he got one to go his way in the Pirates' 5-2 loss Wednesday.
Closer Mark Melancon got credit for the save, his Major League-leading 24th, in the Pirates' 7-6 win over the Reds on Tuesday at PNC Park. And he earned in, striking out the side in the ninth inning. But there was little doubt afterward in the Bucs' clubhouse that Starling Marte earned a save of his own in the seventh inning. With two outs and the tying run on third base, Marte flung himself headfirst to snag Todd Frazier's line drive, steal a run away from Cincinnati and help Pittsburgh's bullpen preserve the lead.
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