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David Manel

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Gamethread: Bucs look for fourth win in a row

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Today's lineup Gregory Polanco RFStarling Marte LFAndrew McCutchen CFGaby Sanchez 1BJosh Harrison 2BJordy Mercer SSPedro Alvarez 3BChris Steward CCharlie Morton P

Grilli: Shark tank mentality 'never left'

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Since accumulating 11 blown saves in their first 45 games, the Pirates' bullpen has run off 11 saves in a row without blowing one. In the last 30 days, Pirates' relievers have collected 29 holds...

Cole Tucker ready to start journey through minors

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The Pirates' first pick in the 2014 draft was introduced to the Pittsburgh media today, and I don't know if he can hit with power, but Cole Tucker can knock a press conference out of the park. The...

Pregame: Neil Walker and Josh Harrison updates

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Harrison update Clint Hurdle said that Josh Harrison went through "different testing and drills" today and that he is improved from last night. He is not a candidate for the disabled list, and is...

Postgame: McCutchen stays hot in 4-2 win over Cubs

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Brandon Cumpton goes five innings in win Brandon Cumpton went five innings, allowing only two runs and striking out five, on his way to the win. The numbers and the outcome don't tell the whole...

Pregame: Liriano placed on disabled list

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The Pirates announced that Francisco Liriano has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with an oblique strain. Stolmy Pimentel has been recalled and reinstated from the disabled list. Liriano...

Polanco debuts, attention turns to Liriano

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At the beginning of the day, it was hard to imagine any story quickly replacing Gregory Polanco's promotion as the story of interest involving the Pirates. But, as has been the case all homestand,...

Pregame: Polanco arrives in Pittsburgh

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Gregory Polanco spent a portion of his first afternoon in the big leagues meeting with the Pittsburgh media in a setting appropriate to the anticipation that has surrounded his promotion. The...

Postgame: Neil Walker placed on disabled list

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Walker placed on disabled list The Pirates have placed Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list after undergoing an appendectomy tonight. The Pirates have called up Gregory Polanco to fill his...

Pregame: Gerrit Cole throws 25 flat ground pitches

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Cole throws A day after being placed on the disabled list, Gerrit Cole played catch at PNC Park at about 2:40 this afternoon. Ray Searage is at his side leaning on a bat. Cole threw 25 pitches,...

Gerrit Cole: 'I don't see this as a huge issue'

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Gerrit Cole spoke with the media for a few minutes after today's game: Echoing what Neal Huntington said earlier in the afternoon, Cole confirmed that none of the tests that have been taken so far...

Huntington talks Cole, Morton and Polanco

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Neal Huntington held his weekly press meeting prior to the Pirates taking on the Brewers this afternoon at PNC Park. Obviously, the statuses of Gerrit Cole and Charlie Morton were the main topics...

Pirates place Gerrit Cole on disabled list

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The Pirates have placed Gerrit Cole on the 15-day disabled list (retroactive to June 4). Jeff Locke will take Cole's spot on the 25-man roster. Cole will be eligible to come off the DL on the...

Pregame: Morton to pitch tomorrow ...'as of today'

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Notes from this afternoon's press meeting with Clint Hurdle: Jeff Locke set to start today, Charlie Morton tomorrow Hurdle said that there are "zero" circumstances "as of today" in which the...

Cole to miss start due to shoulder fatigue

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Clint Hurdle said that Gerrit Cole will miss his next start due to shoulder fatigue. The team intends to move Charlie Morton back a day, and to have Jeff Locke "potentially" pitch Sunday against...

Gamethread: Bucs look for series win vs. Brewers

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Today's starting lineup: Josh Harrison RF Neil Walker 2B Andrew McCutchen CF Ike Davis 1B Russell Martin C Pedro Alvarez 3B Jose Tabata LF Jordy Mercer SS Edinson Volquez P

Pregame: Pirates 'working through' rotation plans

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Locke skips start, Searage declines to comment on Cole Jeff Locke skipped his scheduled start for Indianapolis last night. This afternoon Clint Hurdle said that the team is "working through"...

Pirates thump Brewers, 15-5

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On the heels of a successful West Coast road trip that noticeably changed the tone (and perhaps renewed the hope) of Pirates fans, the Bucs returned home and clobbered the first-place Brewers,...

Gamethread: Brandon Cumpton takes on the Brewers

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Tonight's starting lineup: Josh Harrison RF Neil Walker 2B Andrew McCutchen CF Ike Davis 1B Russell Martin C Pedro Alvarez 3B Jose Tabata LF Jordy Mercer SS Brandon Cumpton P

Pregame: Tabata starts; Harrison's 1-WAR month

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Notes from this afternoon's press meeting with Clint Hurdle: Tabata starts over Marte Jose Tabata will start in left field tonight, making it the third game in a row that Starling Marte is not in...

Postgame: Liriano frustrated by recent outings

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Liriano frustrated After another poor start Sunday afternoon, a visibly-frustrated Francisco Liriano had a difficult time explaining the cause of his recent struggles. "I don't know," Liriano...

Postgame: A tactical win for the Bucs

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This was a fun one. The pitching matchup didn't live all the way up to its billing, but it was good enough. Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg weren't dominating. They didn't amass a bunch of...

Pregame: 'Marquee matchup'

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Notes from Clint Hurdle's afternoon chat with the press: -P- Yesterday afternoon, Hurdle said that he planned on slowly reintroducing Jason Grilli back into the closer's role. However, after...

Postgame: Circumstances dictate a Grilli save

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Circumstance dictates Friday afternoon, Clint Hurdle said that he doubted there were any circumstances that would lead to Jason Grilli closing the night's game. But when Justin Wilson got himself...

Pregame: Lineup shuffle, Morris tonight's closer

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Notes from Clint Hurdle's afternoon meeting with the press: -P- Jason Grilli will not immediately return to the closer's role. Hurdle said that they will follow a similar plan as last year,...

Postgame notes: Two (almost three) gem night

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Two (almost three) gem night After the Pirates cut ties with Wandy Rodriguez and Neal Huntington said that the team had two pitchers in the minors ready for the big-league rotation, Edinson...

Pregame: Wandy Rodriguez designated for assignment

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Wandy Rodriguez designated for assignment The Pirates announced that Wandy Rodriguez has been designated for assignment. The move made room for the reinstatement of Russell Martin from the 15-day...

Postgame: Winnin' ain't easy

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Rodriguez struggles again, but Bucs prevail in another one-run victory

Pregame: Grilli likely to return Saturday

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Notes from this afternoon's pregame media scrum with Clint Hurdle: -P- Jason Grilli and Russell Martin participated in a simulated game again this afternoon. Afterwards, Grilli said that returning...

Postgame: Davis, Orioles pile on the Bucs, 9-2

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The Pirates' hole got a little deeper tonight, as they dropped the first game of their six-game homestand, 9-2. With the loss, the Pirates drop back to eight games under .500, 18-26. With so many...

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