Wilmoth

Charlie Wilmoth

  • joined Mar 25, 2008
  • last login Aug 27, 2014
  • posts 11781
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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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LaRoche leads Nationals to comeback win over Bucs

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The Nationals came back from a 3-0 lead and then walked off against the Pirates Saturday, 4-3. I just worked 15 straight hours for MLBTR (which isn't a usual thing, fortunately) and am having a...

Gamethread: Jeff Locke faces Nationals

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Here's an early thread for tonight's game, in which Jeff Locke and the Pirates will try to end a three-game losing streak against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.

Nationals get to Morton early as Pirates lose 5-4

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The Nationals got to Charlie Morton early, and the Pirates' offense couldn't rally late as Washington won Friday, 5-4. The first six batters Morton faced all reached base, with the only saving...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Nationals

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Here's a very early thread for today's 7:05 game in Washington, featuring Charlie Morton and Tanner Roark.

Pirates claim John Axford, DFA Matt Hague

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The Pirates have claimed reliever John Axford from Cleveland, Ken Rosenthal reports. Axford makes about $1.1 million the rest of the season. To make room on the 40-man, the Pirates have announced...

Max Scherzer strikes out 14 as Pirates lose, 5-2

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So it turns out that Max Scherzer has three plus pitches, and he's really hard to hit. There isn't much else to say about this one. Scherzer struck out 14 batters in eight shutout innings, getting...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Tigers

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Here's the lineup as Francisco Liriano and the Pirates take on Max Scherzer and Detroit at 1:08pm. Gregory Polanco RFTravis Snider LF Josh Harrison 3B Ike Davis 1BStarling Marte CF Pedro Alvarez...

Ernesto Frieri accepts outright assignment

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The Pirates have outrighted Ernesto Frieri, and he has accepted that assignment, so he'll head to Indianapolis. This is no surprise -- it wasn't likely anyone would want to pay the remainder of his...

Poor bullpen usage blows Bucs' chances in 8-4 loss

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Vance Worley had an uncharacteristically uneven start, but the Pirates headed into the late innings with only a one-run deficit against the Tigers. And then Clint Hurdle was all like, "YOLO," and...

Gamethread: Vance Worley faces Tigers

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Here's the lineup against Buck Farmer and the Tigers: Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RFRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BStarling Marte CFPedro Alvarez DHJordy Mercer SSTravis Snider RFJayson Nix 2BV...

Pirates designate Wirfin Obispo for assignment

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The Pirates announce that they have designated reliever Wirfin Obispo for assignment. The move clears roster space for Ramon Cabrera, who the Pirates claimed from the Tigers earlier today. Cabrera...

Pirates claim Ramon Cabrera

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The Pirates have claimed catcher Ramon Cabrera from the Tigers. The Tigers designated Cabrera for assignment so that they could add Buck Farmer (yes, that's his name), who will start against the...

Podcast: The pennant race and Russell Martin

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On the latest edition of the podcast, David and I discuss Andrew McCutchen's injury, the Pirates' biggest surprise this year, what they should do with Pedro Alvarez, how they might fare in their...

Edinson Volquez leads way to 4-2 victory

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The Pirates got a strong start from Edinson Volquez and a series of doubles partially attributable to questionable Tigers defense, completing a two-game sweep of the Tigers with a 4-2 win on...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez starts against Tigers

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Here's the Pirates' lineup against Robbie Ray and the Tigers: Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RFJordy Mercer SSRussell Martin CStarling Marte CFGaby Sanchez 1BTravis Snider LFJayson Nix 2BEdinson...

Pirates promote Brandon Cumpton, option Sadler

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The Pirates announce that they have promoted Brandon Cumpton and optioned Casey Sadler. Cumpton will be pitching out of the bullpen. That's fine, but I'm hard-pressed to explain what this move...

Pirates hit four homers in 11-6 win over Tigers

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The Pirates scored five runs in the first inning and three more in the second, homering four times en route to an 11-6 victory over the Tigers Monday night. After Jeff Locke gave up a run in the...

Gamethread: Jeff Locke faces Tigers

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Here's the lineup as Jeff Locke takes on Justin Verlander at 7:05. Josh Harrison 3BGregory Polanco RF Russell Martin C Ike Davis 1B Starling Marte CF Travis Snider LF Jordy Mercer SS Jayson Nix 2B...

Ask Bucs Dugout: Martin, Volquez, Worley, bench

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Thanks for your questions! I previously answered some of them here. Here's another round of answers. Gorillagogo: Trade deadline sellers valued major league ready players far higher than prospects...

Pirates lose meandering, uninspiring game, 8-2

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The Pirates got a two-run homer from Gregory Polanco in the first inning, then spent the other eight getting steamrolled as the Padres won easily, 8-2. Charlie Morton was perfect for three...

Pirates claim Tommy Field

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The Pirates have announced that they've claimed infielder Tommy Field from the Angels and optioned him to Indianapolis. Field, 27, played sparingly for the Rockies in 2011 and 2012 and for the...

Gamethread: Charlie Morton takes on Padres

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Here's the Pirates' lineup as Charlie Morton takes on Tyson Ross at 1:35. In case you missed it, Neil Walker has been scratched; Jayson Nix replaces him. Starling Marte CFGregory Polanco RFJosh...

Gamethread: Francisco Liriano takes on Padres

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Another early gamethread. The Pirates will aim to keep things going against San Diego as Francisco Liriano starts against Eric Stults at 7:05.

Vance Worley, bullpen cruise in Pirates' 2-1 win

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Vance Worley struck out seven batters in seven innings and the Pirates' bullpen added four more strikeouts as the Bucs held on to beat the Padres Friday, 2-1. Worley gave up his only run in the...

Gamethread: Vance Worley faces Padres

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This thread is way early because I'm heading to Pittsburgh to see the game, so no lineups yet. Ian Kennedy takes on Vance Worley at 7:05.

Links: Alex Rios, Dean Anna, Robby Rowland

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A few notes: -P- Alex Rios cleared waivers, so if the Pirates wanted to trade for him, they could. He's owed $3.62 million for the rest of the season plus a $1 million buyout or a $13.5 million...

Dan Jennings' injury overshadows Pirates' 7-2 win

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The Pirates' dominating 7-2 victory over the Marlins Thursday was overshadowed by a frightening injury to Marlins reliever Dan Jennings. Jordy Mercer hit a line drive in the seventh inning that...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez takes on Marlins

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Here's your yes-Jayson-Nix-really-is-batting-sixth lineup as Edinson Volquez takes on lefty Brian Flynn at 7:05. Josh Harrison LFJordy Mercer SSRussell Martin CGaby Sanchez 1BStarling Marte CFJ...

Pirates trade Jay Jackson to Brewers

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The Pirates have traded Indianapolis pitcher Jay Jackson to the Brewers for cash considerations. Jackson's numbers so far this year haven't jumped off the page, with a 4.89 ERA in 84.2 innings in a...

Pirates' no-name lineup piles up runs in 7-3 win

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The Pirates scored four runs in the first and then Jeff Locke coasted through the middle innings as the Bucs defeated the Marlins 7-3 Wednesday. The Bucs' lineup was missing Andrew McCutchen, Neil...

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