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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Biggest Five Game Stretch of the Year?

By: Jason Rollison | July 12, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington intimated earlier this week to anyone who would listen that this week would be “pivotal” (his words) in determining how the club would proceed with the trade deadline looming. While the validity of that statement is certainly debatable, Huntington would certainly say “so far, so good” after the club took two of three against the Washington Nationals to give them wins in three of their...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: One bad pitch for Musgrove hides positives

By: Jason Rollison | July 11, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh Pirates starter Joe Musgrove had a near-quality start last night, but if you’d ask him he would say otherwise. The fact is, Musgrove pitched very well despite being in trouble for most of the night. His first six outs came with runners on until he settled down. Then, a hung pitch against Anthony Rendon sealed his five-inning fate. The final line for Musgrove: 5 IP / 5 H / 2...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: As Marte and Polanco go, so do the Pirates

By: Jason Rollison | July 10, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pittsburgh Pirates won their second game in a row last night against the Washington Nationals by a score of 6-3. The game was notable to Pirates fans, not just because of the win and not just because of the silly bench-clearing “fracas” after Adam Eaton and Francisco Cervelli jawed at each other. No, it was notable because two of the so-called “liabilities” on the club and their performance. Starling Marte...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: THIS is a pivotal stretch?

By: Jason Rollison | July 9, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates general manager Neal Huntington held his weekly radio show on Sunday afternoon, followed by his weekly pulpit with the media. In both sessions, Huntington repeatedly stress that the upcoming week before the All-Star Break — Those nine games with three against the Washington Nationals, five against the Milwaukee Braves and the series finale against the Philadelphia Phillies would help the club determine if they are to be buyers or...

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