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David Manel

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Pregame: Bucs face difficult decision with Morton

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-P- Brent Morel has returned to the Pirates 25-man roster. In a corresponding move, Jeff Locke has been optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis. The Pirates rotation will be unaffected by the roster...

Postgame: Harrison does everything in win

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Harrison has a night "You can watch a lot of baseball games and you'd be hard-pressed to find a better all-around game than Josh [Harrison] had tonight on both sides of the ball," Clint Hurdle...

Pregame: Morton update, Volquez's velocity rising

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Morton update Charle Morton threw 73 pitches and four complete innings during his rehab start in Altoona. Clint Hurdle said that he liked the number of...

Postgame: Bucs remain in the hunt ... somehow

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Notes and quotes from today's postgame: Bucs still in the hunt With the way this season is going I definitely should have known better, but I'll admit that after the top of the seventh of last...

Pregame: Cole may have learned an important lesson

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Cole may have learned an important lesson Gerrit Cole did not pitch any rehabilitation games following his first stint on the disabled list with shoulder...

McCutchen leaves game with 'left rib discomfort'

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Andrew McCutchen left tonight's game in the top of the sixth inning with "left rib discomfort." The injury initially appeared to be related to hitting the center field wall after making an...

Postgame: Cardinals slip past the Pirates

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Notes and quotes from the postgame: Two similar ground balls / two very different results The Cardinals hit a pair of playable ground balls to the same area in consecutive innings that led to...

Pregame: Pirates recall Barmes, DFA Nix

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Notes and quotes from today's pregame: Roster moves The Pirates have recalled Clint Barmes from his injury rehab assignment and reinstated him from the 15-day disabled list. Also, the Pirates...

Notes: Mercer injured, Walker may return to lineup

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Walker prepared to pinch hit During his pregame meeting, Clint Hurdle said that Neil Walker was in a "good place" and past the stage of being a candidate for the disabled list. In the ninth...

Pregame: Walker no longer a DL candidate

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Unless there is an unexpected setback, Neil Walker is no longer a disabled list candidate. "I think we're past that stage," Clint Hurdle said. "He has been able to work himself into a good place...

Postgame: Tigers bullpen holds, Pimentel implodes

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When tonight's game entered the top of the sixth, the score was tied 4-4 and the Tigers were dipping into their bullpen. After Vance Worley gave up a home run and a walk in the bottom of the sixth,...

Locke expresses frustration with SI gambling story

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Jeff Locke was placed in a terribly awkward and, presumably, incredibly frustrating position today by a Sports Illustrated piece that identifies him as an unknowing participant in a...

Notes: Volquez gets 10th win, Marte plays it safe

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Volquez gets 10th win Many Pirates fans were skeptical when the team signed Edinson Volquez, and they had good reason. One analyst observed that Volquez was perhaps the worst pitcher in major...

McCutchen and Hurdle discuss DL decision

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The Pirates placed Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list before tonight's game. Afterwards, Clint Hurdle explained the thought process behind how the team handled the injury. "Going in, we...

Pregame: Pirates and Tigers meet at the crossroads

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Important four game set for both teams Yesterday, Clint Hurdle said that the Pirates were approaching a "crossroads" regarding Neil Walker's status. At the risk of making too much of the next four...

Pirates place McCutchen on disabled list

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The Pirates have placed Andrew McCutchen on the 15-day disabled list (retro to August 4). Casey Sadler has been recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to fill his spot on the roster. This move is not...

How the Pirates are like Luxembourg

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With Andrew McCutchen out of the lineup with a fractured rib, the Pirates are without their most important offensive contributor, at least for the next week or so. How much of an offensive...

Pirates bracing to lose Martin to free agency?

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Notes from Neal Huntington's press meeting this afternoon: Market for Martin may be too strong for Pirates Huntington was asked whether he felt comfortable that Tony Sanchez was prepared for the...

Pregame: Neil Walker scratched from Pirates lineup

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Walker out Neil Walker was removed from the Pirates starting lineup for today's game. "I think we're coming to a crossroads here," Clint Hurdle said. "I don't think he felt as good as he was...

Pirates let opportunities slip by in 2-1 loss

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For the third night in a row a Pirates starting pitcher tossed a gem, but this time the offense was unable to get a big hit when needed, and Bucs dropped a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Padres. A...

Pregame: Alvarez willing to play first base

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Alvarez willing to move to first base In the past 24 hours, Clint Hurdle had two "engaging" conversations with Pedro Alvarez. In the first one, Hurdle asked Alvarez whether he was "open to the...

Postgame: Locke pitches strong 7-innings in win

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Bucs get another strong start After a rocky first two innings in which he allowed three runs on five hits, Jeff Locke settled down and only allowed one hit through his next five innings of work....

Pregame: Neil Walker and Gerrit Cole updates

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Walker update Neil Walker was removed from the last night's game with back tightness. He is not in the starting lineup tonight. "Based on the way he responded last night that there was some...

Pirates bullpen melts down in 6-3 loss

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Postgame notes and quotes: Almost exactly according to script ... almost For the first seven innings, tonight's game went precisely according to the script that conventional wisdom says the...

Pregrame: McCutchen discusses injury

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McCutchen discusses injury A media throng of about 20 reporters slowly started to shuffle toward Andrew McCutchen's locker when he emerged from the training area in the Pirates clubhouse this...

Gamethread: Vance Worley takes on the Diamondbacks

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Here's tonight's lineup: Josh Harrison LFGregory Polanco RFAndrew McCutchen CFNeil Walker 2BIke Davis 1BRussell Martin CPedro Alvarez 3BJordy Mercer SSVance Worley P

Which teams frustrate the most frequently?

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It's extremely frustrating to watch a player from a team you care about strike out with a man on third and one out in a high-leverage situation. Perhaps even more annoying is a fielding error in a...

Postgame: Liriano throws gem in Bucs win

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Liriano's gem Francisco Liriano's effort to recapture his 2013 form is one of the important story lines for the Pirates in the second half. While he is certainly not has sharp as we saw him...

Notes: Pirates place Marte on 7-day disabled list

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-P- Brent Morel's jersey was conspicuously hanging in a locker when the Pirates' clubhouse was opened to the press this afternoon. With Starting Marte out of the lineup for the second night in a...

Pirates and Dodgers react to HBPs, ejections

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Charlie already covered what happened in this game full of twists and turns. I'm going to focus on the postgame reaction to the exchange of HBPs between the two teams after the sixth inning...

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