Wilmoth

Charlie Wilmoth

  • joined Mar 25, 2008
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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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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Pirates walk off against Diamondbacks, 3-2

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Wade Miley dominated the Pirates for eight innings, but he couldn't get them through the ninth as the Pirates walked off with a 3-2 win. Miley cruised through most of the game, working quickly,...

Gamethread: Jeff Locke takes on Diamondbacks

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Gregory Polanco gets a day off against lefty Wade Miley. Here's the lineup: Josh Harrison RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BRussell Martin CJordy Mercer SSPedro Alvarez 3BNeil...

Ask BD: Trade deadline, Polanco contract talks

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Thanks, everyone, for the questions. Keep them coming and I'll do another round tomorrow. Everybody: What do you think the Pirates will/should do at the deadline? The Pirates still have a month...

Ask Bucs Dugout: July edition

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Hey all, It's been about six weeks since the last Ask Bucs Dugout, so let's try another one. Ask me whatever you like about the Pirates or about baseball in general, and I'll answer the questions...

Bucs tried to trade Heredia, pick for Bud Norris

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I feel guilty linking to this, but it sure is interesting. Some of the Astros' internal communications have been leaked, and Neal Huntington is all over them, trying to trade for Bud Norris near...

Alvarez, Volquez help Pirates defeat Mets, 5-2

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Pedro Alvarez homered and doubled, and Edinson Volquez pitched six scoreless innings as the Pirates beat the Mets Sunday, 5-2. The Bucs scored their first three runs in the first inning. Colon...

Gamethread: Edinson Volquez starts against Mets

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Again, a bit early this time. Edinson Volquez takes on Bartolo Colon at 1:35.

Recap: Let's just focus on Stolmy Pimentel

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Gerrit Cole didn't look sharp, the Pirates offense didn't convert a couple of very good chances, and the Pirates lost 5-3, but let's not focus on that. Let's talk about Stolmy Pimentel. Okay,...

Gamethread: Gerrit Cole starts against Mets

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It's lefty Jon Niese against a returning Gerrit Cole at 4:05. I'm on MLBTR duty today and won't be able to post this later, so I'm sending it up a bit early. Today's lineup: Gregory Polanco RF J...

Josh Harrison walks Pirates off in 11th inning

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So I got really interested in the Ernesto Frieri trade and almost forgot there was a game, then went out around 8:00 and missed all of this, but here's what happened: Brandon Cumpton and Jacob...

Gamethread: Brandon Cumpton starts against Mets

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Sorry, y'all, I was excited about the trade and forgot there was a game tonight.

Pirates trade Jason Grilli for Ernesto Frieri

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The Pirates announce that they have traded Jason Grilli to the Angels for fellow sometime-closer Ernesto Frieri. One never knows what will happen with closers, who often do crazy things in...

David Price FAQs

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Will the Pirates trade for David Price? Anything's possible, but the Pirates trading for David Price isn't very high on the list of possible things. There's no recent precedent for the Pirates...

Worley, Polanco key 5-2 win

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Vance Worley pitched seven solid innings and Gregory Polanco hit a three-run homer as the Pirates beat the Mets Thursday, 5-2. Jordy Mercer led off the bottom of the third with a walk, then moved...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on Mets

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Here's the Pirates' lineup against Daisuke Matsuzaka: Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

David Price dominates as Pirates lose, 5-1

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David Price struck out 11 batters before finally giving up a ninth-inning solo homer to Andrew McCutchen as the Rays cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Pirates Wednesday. Price -- perhaps inspired...

Polanco, Pirates still discussing extension

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Enrique Rojas reports (Spanish-language link) that Gregory Polanco and the Pirates are still discussing a long-term deal. Roughly translated, Polanco says he is letting his agent deal with the...

Hanson misses 5th straight game with suspension

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Top Pirates prospect Alen Hanson is missing his his fifth straight game for the Altoona Curve with some sort of suspension, Cory Giger reports. This is a little odd, since David Manel just talked...

Gamethread: Morton looks to help Pirates to sweep

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Here's the Pirates' lineup as they go for the sweep against David Price and the Rays. Starling Marte is out today. Gregory Polanco RFJosh Harrison LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BRussell...

Starling Marte passes concussion tests

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Starling Marte does not appear to have a concussion and will not be placed on the DL, Rob Biertempfel tweets. Marte left yesterday's game after taking a knee to the head. This is, obviously,...

Pirates beat Rays 6-5, but lose Starling Marte

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The Pirates beat the Rays 6-5 and moved to 39-38 in the process, but Starling Marte left the game after being hit in the head while sliding. Marte took a knee to the face while being caught...

Gamethread: Neil Walker returns against Rays

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Here's the Pirates' lineup as they face Chris Archer and the Rays. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BRussell Martin CIke Davis 1BJosh Harrison 3BPedro Alvarez DHJ...

Pirates outright Jose Tabata

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The Pirates announce that they have outrighted Jose Tabata to clear space for Neil Walker on their active roster. Tabata was out of options (since the Pirates used those options in 2009, 2010, and...

Pirates to sign 26th-rounder Jerrick Suiter

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The Pirates have agreed to terms with 26th-round draft pick Jerrick Suiter, Tim Williams reports. He was a junior at TCU, and it's a little surprising that the Pirates signed him. He's a corner...

Neil Walker's return to alter Pirates' roster

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Neil Walker will return to the Pirates' lineup today after his bout with appendicitis. That means two things: 1) The Pirates will have to decide how best to handle Josh Harrison's playing time....

Alvarez, McCutchen, Volquez key Pirates' 8-1 rout

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Pedro Alvarez hit a three-run homer and Andrew McCutchen went 3-for-5 as the Pirates blew out the Rays Monday, 8-1. Edinson Volquez pitched eight solid innings, throwing 110 pitches and striking...

Gamethread: Volquez start begins series in Tampa

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Here's the Pirates' lineup as they begin what could be a deceptively tough series against the Rays -- Alex Cobb, Chris Archer and David Price are no joke. Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew...

Cole Tucker to make pro debut

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Cole Tucker tweets that he will make his pro debut today. He'll be in the GCL. Tim Williams also notes that seventh-rounder Nelson Jorge and 21st-rounder Eric Thomas will make their GCL debuts as...

Notes: Polanco, Walker, Wacha, Correa

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I haven't done many notes posts recently, but I'm happy to bump my trainwreck of a game recap a bit further down the page, so here's one. (Do check out David Manel's excellent interviews with Alen...

Brandon Cumpton leads Pirates to 2-1 victory

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Ho-hum, another day, another strong start from a pitcher who's supposed to be a back-end pitcher or a minor leaguer. Brandon Cumpton pitched seven shutout innings, striking out four, as the Pirates...

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