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Author: Nathan J Hursh

Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: All-Star Game

By: Nathan J Hursh | July 18, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. Last night’s All-Star Game was a microcosm of Major League Baseball today.  Home runs and strikeouts.  The American League defeated the National League 8-6 in a home run slugfest.  There were ten total home runs and 25 strikeouts in ten innings. Here’s the list of home run hitters: Aaron Judge Mike Trout Wilson Contreras Trevor Story Jean Segura Christian Yelich Scooter Gennett Alex Bregman George Springer Joey Votto The game...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: The Home Run Derby

By: Nathan J Hursh | July 17, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. In the past, the Home Run Derby was a long, grueling, four hour event.  It was still exciting.  The home runs were still majestic.  But man, it was just too long. Then they added the clock.  The event has never been better in a better place.  Last night was no exception. Bryce Harper hit nine home runs in the final minute of the final round to take the crown over...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: What a weekend it was

By: Nathan J Hursh | July 16, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. What a weekend for the Pirates as they swept the Milwaukee Brewers in five games, just like we all knew they would.  This is the first five game sweep in the majors since 2006.  The Pirates last did this in 1996. Going into the All-Star break, the Pirates have now won six straight games and eight of nine.  Last week, these very same Buccos gave up 17 runs on two...

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The Pittsburgh Pirates' model for failure

By: Nathan J Hursh | July 5, 2018 The Pittsburgh Pirates are really, really hard to watch right now. They have been since the middle of May. We all know the story of how this season has gone up to this point. A hot start followed by whatever it is that we have been watching for the past two months. The Pirates are currently 40-46 after getting swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers. They sit 11 games back of first place in the NL Central and eight games back of the second wild card spot. The memory of three...

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