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Pirates MiLB recap: 6/4/14


Tony Sanchez went deep twice in an Indianapolis rout and the DSL Pirates got in the W column. West Virginia was rained out. And some guy who does or does not have a plane ticket in hand got three...

Report: Polanco coming on Friday


Tim at P2 reports that Gregory Polanco will be activated on Friday. UPDATE by Charlie: The Pirates deny that they will promote Polanco Friday, although other writers have confirmed Tim's report....

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/3/14


Chad Kuhl and Willy Garcia had big days, but not much else went well in the farm system, including a rain-shortened no-hitter inflicted upon West Virginia.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/2/14


Indianapolis had a long delay, Altoona was off, Bradenton got some help from a rehabbing Pirate, West Virginia lost a game and a hitting streak, and the DSL Pirates got more hitting than pitching.

Pirates MiLB recap: 6/1/14


Bradenton got a good start and Indianapolis didn't, but both won. Altoona and West Virginia lost, and the DSL Pirates were off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/31/14


It was not a good day in Pirateland, as all of the team's US affiliates lost, mostly as the result of getting dominated by badly struggling pitchers.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/30/14


Indianapolis and West Virginia broke open tie games with big innings, while Altoona and Bradenton wasted great starts.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/29/14


Indianapolis and Bradenton got some good pitching, Altoona dropped a pair, and West Virginia imitated the parent ball club.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/28/14


Tyler Glasnow looked like it was 2013 again, while a veteran flier looked increasingly like a possible option as a starter and a top hitting prospect restored normalcy.

Rangers claim Phil Irwin


Didn't think this would happen.  Irwin struck me as very likely to clear waivers.  If you look at it as trading him for Josh Wall, it's a bad trade.

Gamethread: Morton takes on the Mets


It's Charlie Morton vs. 41-year-old Bartolo Colon, who inexplicably is not a Phillie.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/27/14


A couple starters were hurt by errors, while Jeff Locke continued to get good end results despite struggling with the strike zone.

Late rally pushes Pirates past Mets, 5-3


A solid start from Brandon Cumpton and late-inning heroics by Gaby Sanchez overcame some early non-clutchiness.

Gamethread: Cumpton takes on the Mets


Ike Davis returns to face his old team.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/25/14


Brent Morel and Stetson Allie had big days, but only one led to a win. Meanwhile, Bradenton and West Virginia both won with late rallies.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/24/14


Joely Rodriguez showed signs of turning his season around, but a former major leaguer trying to turn his career around shut down Indianapolis.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/23/14


The Pirates' affiliates piled up the runs in winning some wild games as the organization went 5-0 combined on the day.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/22/14


Willy Garcia showed why scouts like tools, Jeff Locke had a typically locketty start, Bradenton mounted a late comeback, and West Virginia nearly mounted an amazing one.

Pirates claim Josh Wall


Right-handed reliever was waived by the Angels

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/21/14


Altoona and Bradenton both wasted good starting pitching in the only two games scheduled.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/20/14


All of the Pirates' affiliates got good starting pitching -- you remember good starting pitching, right? -- in winning three of four.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/19/14


Indianapolis, Altoona and Bradenton combined to play four one-run games, winning three, and Reese McGuire continued to hit.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/18/14


Bradenton blew a lead, West Virginia won a shutout and Indianapolis was rained out.

Strandtastic season continues with loss to Yankees


The Pirates stuck to their season's template, wasting scoring opportunities while allowing their opponent to pile up runs with just a few swings of the bat.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/15/14


Orlando Castro threw six perfect innings for Bradenton and Buddy Borden threw six no-hit innings for West Virginia, but both teams lost anyway.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/14/14


The Pirates got good outings from a couple of upper level pitchers and Harold Ramirez is heating up. Bradenton was rained out.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/13/14


An early finish cost Gregory Polanco a shot at a cycle -- he apparently can't control the weather -- and Altoona broke out the bats.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/12/14


Indianapolis and West Virginia won blowouts, but Josh Bell didn't get enough help from the rest of Bradenton's lineup. Altoona was off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/11/14


Jeff Locke finally had a good AAA start, while Altoona and West Virginia got some offense. Bradenton was off.

Pirates MiLB recap: 5/10/14


Indianapolis' game was tied in extra innings, while not much went well with the other three affiliates.

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