Charlie Wilmoth

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I've been writing about the Pirates since 2004. In addition to running Bucs Dugout, I also write for MLB Trade Rumors. I'm a composer and I teach music theory at a small college in Ohio.

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McCutchen bails Pirates out twice in 6-5 victory


Andrew McCutchen hit game-tying and game-winning solo homers as the Pirates overcome their recent pitching struggles to beat the Reds 6-5 in 11 innings Saturday. Just like last night, the Pirates...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Reds


Here's tonight's lineup against Mike Leake. Josh Harrison is out. Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 3BGaby Sanchez 1BJordy Mercer SSC...

Pirates sign Rafael Perez


The Pirates have signed 32-year-old lefty Rafael Perez and assigned him to Indianapolis, Rob Biertempfel writes. I doubt Perez will end up in the majors with the Bucs, but I thought the same thing...

Tony Watson, Pirates cough up 4-run lead, lose 6-5


The Pirates powered their way to a 5-1 lead heading into the seventh inning Friday night, but Tony Watson and the Bucs coughed up that lead as the Reds won 6-5. First, the good: Jeff Locke pitched...

Austin Meadows to join West Virginia Power


Top 2013 draft pick Austin Meadows is finally joining the West Virginia Power after a handful of rehab games in the GCL and in Bristol. It's been a tough season for Meadows, who has missed three...

Edinson Volquez, Pirates dominate Cardinals, 9-1


Edinson Volquez pitched a complete game as the Pirates crushed the Cardinals Thursday, 9-1. After a series that featured two walk-off losses, it's nice to have an easy game that prevents the...

Gamethread: Volquez starts against Cardinals


Here's the Pirates' lineup against Shelby Miller. Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSEdinson Volquez

Molina, Phillips out with significant injuries


Yadier Molina and Brandon Phillips will both have surgery to repair torn thumb ligaments, and both are out for eight weeks or more. The two injuries could have a significant effect on the NL...

Pirates promote Jaff Decker, option Cumpton


The Pirates have promoted outfielder Jaff Decker and optioned Brandon Cumpton, who pitched yesterday. With Francisco Liriano set to return this weekend, the Pirates won't need another starter until...

Cardinals use the force or whatever, beat Bucs 5-2


After two straight walk-off losses to the Cardinals, the Pirates went a more pedestrian route Wednesday, falling 5-2. Oh, and the game broadcast featured lots of Star Wars references for some...

Gamethread: Brandon Cumpton takes on Cardinals


The Pirates' lineup against Lance Lynn: Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSIke Davis 1BChris Stewart CBrandon Cumpton P

Starling Marte to bereavement list


Starling Marte's locker is clear and Matt Hague is with the Pirates, Rob Biertempfel reports. There's no word on what might be going on with Marte. One also wonders why the Pirates appear set to...

Pirates promote Brandon Cumpton


The Pirates have officially placed Gerrit Cole on the disabled list and promoted Brandon Cumpton, who will start tonight. It is, of course, a shame to lose Cole again, but it's nice that the...

Pirates let Ernesto Frieri give up walk-off homer


Look, I was as big a fan of the Ernesto Frieri trade as there was, and I still think that Frieri, as a 28-year-old with good stuff and a terrific strikeout rate, is an interesting pitcher. But...

Gamethread: Vance Worley starts against Cardinals


Here's the Pirates' lineup against Carlos Martinez. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Cardinals walk off as Pirates lose 2-0


Charlie Morton held the Cardinals to one hit over seven innings, but the Pirates still lost 2-0 Monday as Matt Adams hit a walk-off two-run homer in the ninth. Morton struck out five and walked...

Pirates trade Chris Dickerson to Indians


The Pirates have traded outfielder Chris Dickerson to the Cleveland Indians for cash or a PTBNL. Dickerson will join the Indians' big-league club (leaving an Indianapolis team called the "Indians"...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Cardinals


Charlie Morton and Adam Wainwright start at 8:15.

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Besides McCutchen, Pirates lack genuine All-Stars


I couldn't care less about who makes the All-Star Game, but if we're going to talk about it, I agree with Ed Giles, who wrote on Twitter this morning that Tony Watson and Josh Harrison don't...

Pirates agree to terms with Gage Hinsz


The Pirates have agreed to terms with 11th-round pick Gage Hinsz, Jim Callis tweets. Hinsz will get $580,000 to skip out on his commitment to Oregon State. The signing means that the Bucs have...

Gamethread: Pirates face A.J. Burnett


Here's the lineup as Jeff Locke faces his old mentor A.J. Burnett. The Bucs will also be looking for an elusive sweep. Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez takes on Phillies


It's a 4:05pm start against David Buchanan and the Phillies. Here's the lineup: Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFIke Davis 1BJosh Harrison 2BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSC...

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole takes on Phillies


A very early gamethread today. It's a 5:05 start. Roberto Hernandez starts for the Phillies, while Gerrit Cole goes for the Bucs. Today's lineup: Gregory Polanco RF Starling Marte LF Andrew...

Frieri's brutal outing key to blowout


A close game turned into a rout in the late innings Thursday as the Pirates lost 10-2. Vance Worley had a reasonably good start and left after seven innings, striking out six and walking two. His...

Gamethread: Pirates aim for sweep


Here's the lineup against Brandon McCarthy: Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Pirates make three more international signings


Here are a few more international signings to go with Yondry Contreras and Brian Sousa, whose signings we noted earlier: SS Christopher Perez, Dominican Republic, $150,000: He's 16 and trained...

Pirates sign Panamanian pitcher Brian Sousa


The Pirates have signed 16-year-old Panamanian pitcher Brian Sousa for $160,000, Ben Badler reports. Badler writes that Sousa doesn't throw hard yet. He's 6-foot-3 and 165 pounds, though, so...

Polanco, Morton key 5-1 Pirates win


Gregory Polanco and Charlie Morton led the Pirates to a 5-1 victory over a distinctly bad-looking Diamondbacks team Wednesday night. Polanco led off the bottom of the first with a double, then...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton faces Diamondbacks


Here's the lineup against righty Chase Anderson: Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSCharlie Morton P

Pirates sign Dominican outfielder Yondry Contreras


International signing season is upon us, and the Pirates have inked righty-hitting Dominican outfielder Yondry Contreras for $400,000, Jesse Sanchez tweets. (Edit: It's $400,000, not $295,000. My...

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