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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The Pirates' September to remember has been built in close quarters. The month's first 20 games have included only six games decided by more than three runs (the Bucs won all six), and manager Clint Hurdle sees a relationship between that and his team's 14-6 September record entering Tuesday's game against the Braves.
The announced crowd for Monday night's series opener at Turner Field was 20,252, but with the Braves having fallen out of contention, no-shows lowered the number of occupied seats to considerably fewer. Which gave Pirates manager Clint Hurdle yet another reason to explain the refreshing success of John Holdzkom, the Independent ball refuge who had his eighth scoreless appearance in the 1-0 victory.
Francisco Liriano struck out seven over six shutout frames and Andrew McCutchen went deep as the Bucs reduced their magic number to two with a 1-0 win over the Braves on Monday at Turner Field.
The Pirates were among the teams to attend an all-comers showcase workout on Sunday in the Dominican Republic by outfielder Yasmany Tomas -- perhaps the next "big deal" from Cuba.
A late-season matchup between the Pirates and Braves that very recently loomed as a huge showdown for postseason rights lost its sizzle with Atlanta's sudden elimination.
Vance Worley went eight strong innings and Russell Martin drove in the game's only run as the Bucs reduced their magic number to three with a 1-0 win over the Brewers on Sunday at PNC Park.
The Pirates hit a milestone on Sunday, as they set a PNC Park season attendance record on their final home game of the regular season.
The Pirates are hoping to delay their offseason as long as possible, but once it arrives, there will be one decision looming larger than others for the front office: the possible re-signing of Russell Martin.
The Pirates have a good opportunity to lock in a playoff spot in the next few days, and general manager Neal Huntington said there have been some discussions about which starting pitcher the team would like to use in a plethora of different scenarios.
Gerrit Cole on Sunday morning wanted to clarify a misconception arising from the aftermath of Brewers pitcher Matt Garza twice hitting Andrew McCutchen with pitches in Saturday night's game against the Pirates.
The Pirates never got the big hit necessary that's been seemingly automatic in the last two weeks, and their late-season magic didn't appear, for one night at least, as Milwaukee got a much-needed 1-0 victory on Saturday at PNC Park. The Bucs' lead over the Brewers for the second National League Wild Card spot shrunk to 3 1/2 games, and their magic number for clinching a playoff berth remained at five. Pittsburgh fell 3 1/2 games behind St. Louis for the NL Central's top spot.
Tempers on the Pirates' bench boiled over Saturday night when Milwaukee pitcher Matt Garza was ejected in the fifth inning after hitting Andrew McCutchen with a pitch for the second time in the game. Garza first plunked McCutchen in the third. When Bucs starter Edinson Volquez brushed back Ryan Braun in the fourth, home-plate umpire Marty Foster issued warnings to both benches.
The Pirates successfully challenged an out call at first base in the second inning of Saturday night's game that originally credited the Brewers with a double play.
At some point between seasons, Jeff Branson, taking over as the Pirates' primary hitting coach, distributed questionnaires to his players. They were asked to list three personal things on which they wanted to improve from 2013 to 2014. Russell Martin put down, "Hitting better with men in scoring position."
Pirates catcher Russell Martin knocked a three-run homer in the eighth inning off Jonathan Broxton to stun the Brewers, 4-2, in front of 37,974 revelers Friday night at PNC Park. With their fifth straight win, the Bucs reduced their magic number for clinching a postseason berth as at least the National League's No. 2 Wild Card to 5. Their lead over Milwaukee grew to 4 1/2 games.
The Pirates will set a club record for season attendance Sunday, the last home game of the regular season at PNC Park.
Charlie Morton had what he called a "discouraging" bullpen session Thursday, and a sports hernia in his right side will prevent him from starting Sunday. The team announced Friday afternoon that Vance Worley will take the mound in the series finale against the Brewers this weekend.
One led all of the Minors in home runs and slugging percentage. The other topped all pitching prospects in batting average against while finishing third in ERA. It's for those reasons that Kris Bryant of the Cubs and Tyler Glasnow of the Pirates have been chosen as MLBPipeline.com's 2014 Hitting Prospect and Pitching Prospect of the Year.
The six-month grind of the Pirates' season may be the most physically obvious right now from an unlikely source -- manager Clint Hurdle. Whenever Hurdle heads to the pitcher's mound to make a switch, or goes to have a discussion with an umpire, there is a limp in the step of the Bucs' skipper -- one that has grown more noticeable as the season has gone on.
Mark Melancon ran into trouble in the ninth, allowing runners on first and third with no outs. However, Jemile Weeks was hit by a batted ball while standing off third, thwarting the Red Sox rally. The Pirates closed out the 3-2 win on Thursday to close out the sweep.
It might be a good idea for the Cardinals, who lead the National League Central, and the Giants, who hold the NL's No. 1 Wild Card spot, to channel Satchel Paige, the legendary pitcher who famously advised, "Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you."
Ike Davis launched a three-run homer on Wednesday to give him 10 home runs with the Bucs this season. It also gave the team nine players who are in double-digits in the category for the first time in franchise history.
Though there are no statistical criteria for Major League Baseball's Roberto Clemente Award, it has become one of baseball's most revered honors since its inception in 1973. The award is presented annually "to the player who demonstrates the values Clemente displayed in his commitment to community and understanding the value of helping others."
Veteran Major Leaguer Jose Tabata spent much of this summer in Indianapolis, healing both physically and mentally, and has no trouble identifying his biggest regret about his two months in the Minor League doghouse.
In an important game, the first of The Final 13, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle decided to give the ball on Tuesday to a pitcher who had not started in 31 days due to injury, and Charlie Morton responded with five shutout innings as the Bucs upended Boston, 4-0, at PNC Park.
Charlie Morton was named as the Pirates' nominee for the 2014 Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
Tyler Glasnow was named the Pirates' Minor League Pitcher of the Year for the second consecutive season, while Josh Bell was dubbed the organization's Minor League Player of the Year.
With their final off-day of the regular season behind them and a weekend series with the Brewers -- the team chasing them most closely for the National League's second Wild Card spot -- ahead, the Pirates did not make any immediate shuffles to their rotation.
Pirates shortstop Jordy Mercer was scratched from Tuesday's lineup with back tightness. Clint Barmes started in his place, batting eighth in the series opener against the Red Sox at PNC Park.
Major League Baseball announced each team's nominee for the Roberto Clemente Award -- the humanitarian award presented annually by the league in his honor -- and will celebrate Roberto Clemente Day on Wednesday. But the celebration of his life and contributions began on Monday night when the Clemente family, fans and former teammates gathered at the Roberto Clemente Museum's fifth annual fundraiser gala in "The Great One's" adopted second home town of Pittsburgh.
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