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The Matt Morris Report: 7/31/14


The farm system saw several offensive outbursts, including a two-HR game by Jose Osuna.

Pirates claim RHP Angel Sanchez


CORRECTION:  The Pirates claimed RHP Angel Sanchez off waivers from the White Sox. This particular Sanchez hasn't been pitching all that long, apparently.  He was involved in the Ricky Nolasco...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/30/14


So will there be big changes for the Pirates? I don't know, this is the minor league report. West Virginia was off, Jamestown was rained out and no report was available for the DSL Pirates.

Trade deadline thread


It's certain to be a day of empty speculation, unfounded rumors, conspiracy theories, loony trade ideas and Peter Gammons posts.  Discuss it all here!

The Matt Morris Report: 7/29/14


No report yet on the DSL Pirates.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/28/14


Gerrit Cole made a rehab start and Tony Sanchez, Stetson Allie and Tito Polo provided the offense in wins. Jamestown was rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/27/14


-- Indianapolis lost to Rochester, 6-3, their seventh straight defeat.  Brandon Cumpton sailed along for four innings, but gave up a grand slam in the 5th.  He gave up the four runs in five...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/26/14


Altoona ran up the score and West Virginia staged a big comeback, but Indianapolis couldn't get on the board and Bristol's season-long struggles at the plate continued.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/25/14


-- Indianapolis lost to Rochester, 5-3.  Casey Sadler gave up five runs, three earned, on eight hits in six innings.  He walked none and struck out one.  John Holdzkom followed with two hitless...

The Matt Morris Report: 7/24/14


The farm system got some good and some bad pitching performances. The latter included Nick Kingham. The GCL Pirates got rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/23/14


Altoona and Bradenton broke out the longball and Jason Creasy got back on track. No information was available for the DSL Pirates.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/22/14


Brandon Cumpton had a rough start, Altoona won a slugfest, the DSL Pirates won with just one hit, and Tyler Glasnow struck out guys.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/21/14


West Virginia staged a big comeback to save the organization from a winless day. No result was available for the DSL Pirates.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/20/14


-- Indianapolis recovered from an early four-run deficit to beat Columbus, 7-5.  Casey Sadler gave up four in the 1st, but ended up lasting six innings.  He allowed five runs total on eight hits...

Pirates beat Rox in extras


Jordy Mercer hit a walkoff double as the Pirates dropped the hapless, undermanned Rockies in eleven innings, 3-2.

Rule 5 and upcoming roster issues


The Pirates figure to have a lot of roster movement over the next 4-5 months

Pirates overcome bumbling defense in 4-2 win


A series of defensive miscues by the left side of their infield put the Pirates behind, but fortunately they were playing the Rockies.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/17/14


A new era started in Altoona, a hitting streak at West Virginia stopped, a pitcher moved to a new role, and the GCL Pirates had a forgettable day.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/16/14


Another day of light action, as Indianapolis and Altoona were off, and Bradenton and the GCL Pirates were rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/15/14


With All-Star games and whatnot, only three affiliates were in action Tuesday.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/14/14


Altoona continued to hit HRs and blow leads, while Indianapolis and West Virginia were off.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/13/14


Kevin Krause went deep twice and drove in five runs for Jamestown, while Nick Buckner is suddenly red hot for Bristol.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/12/14


Lots of action and lots of debuts marked Saturday's slate.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/11/14


Tyler Glasnow fanned ten, JaCoby Jones had five hits spread over two games and two days, Tony Sanchez broke out of his slump, Jamestown broke out of its slump, and Altoona blasted six HRs.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/10/14


Indianapolis, Bradenton and the GCL Pirates got strong starts, but Jamestown and Bristol continued their struggles.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/9/14


Everybody was in action on Wednesday.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/8/14


JaCoby Jones continued to hit the longball, and Bradenton and the DSL Pirates ran up the score. Jamestown and Bristol were rained out.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/7/14


Francisco Liriano had a strong rehab outing, a very young shortstop had four hits, and two projectable prep pitchers showed the flip side of Tyler Glasnow.

The Matt Morris Report: 7/6/14


JaCoby Jones went deep twice, but Luis Heredia didn't go deep at all. The two rookie-level affiliates were off.

Pirates agree to terms with Gage Hinsz


Jim Callis has twittered that the Bucs signed their 11th round pick for $580,000.  Tim Williams does the math necessary to explain how they could do this.  Hinsz is, of course, another highly...

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