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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Last time in Milwaukee

By: Nathan J Hursh | September 14, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The season is winding down as the Pirates only have 17 games remaining on their schedule.  Six of those games are against the Milwaukee Brewers.  Tonight, the Pirates will start their final three game set at Miller Park.  The Pirates are 9-4 against the Brewers this season. Another chance to spoil the fun Right now the Brewers are 84-63.  They lead the Wild Card race and are only 1.5 gams...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Jamo knows

By: Nathan J Hursh | September 13, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals yesterday by a score of 4-3.  The September call-ups supplied most of the offense as Jacob Stallings had three RBIs and Jordan Luplow had a career-high hits.  Kevin Newman and Pablo Reyes also had two hits apiece. Jameson Taillon put together another great outing.  He tossed seven innings, giving up two runs. He surrendered four hits and two walks while striking out four. ...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: Those darn Cardinals

By: Nathan J Hursh | September 12, 2018 In our daily Wake-Up Call, we get you ready for the day with a complete look at all things Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates were crushed by the St. Louis Cardinals last night, 11-5.  Their record now sits at 71-73. Joe Musgrove pitched well until giving up three runs in the sixth inning.  All in all, he ended up giving up four earned runs over those six innings.  He is now 6-9 on the season with a 3.87 ERA. Rule 5 pick Nick Burdi made his major league debut on the mound...

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Pittsburgh Pirates Wake Up Call: .500 Bucs

By: Nathan J Hursh | September 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 Pirates had a solid weekend as they defeated the Miami Marlins both Friday and Saturday night followed by a rainout yesterday.  That is five straight wins for the Pirates to bring them back to .500 (71-71).  The makeup game with the Marlins is scheduled for October 1.  Yes it’s true.  Buctober will return this season. All jokes aside, it is nice to see the Pirates string a few wins...

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How much does finishing over .500 matter for the Pittsburgh Pirates?

By: Nathan J Hursh | September 5, 2018 With 23 games left to play in the 2018 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are three games under .500 (68-71).  Playoff hopes are shattered but a wining season is still on the table.  Does it matter?  Does anyone actually care? Six years ago this answer would be a resounding yes.  The Pirates were obviously losers for a long time and the very possibility of winning put excitement into the city. But the answer is no Times change.  The Pirates did give us a taste of winning even if a taste was all...

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Trevor Williams is still getting lucky

By: Nathan J Hursh | August 30, 2018 Last night, Trevor Williams turned in another excellent performance as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0.  Williams tossed six scoreless innings and recorded a career high eight strikeouts.  He lowered his season ERA to 3.30. Over his last eight starts, Williams has been historically impressive.  He’s given up just four runs in 48 innings.  Obviously a 0.75 ERA is unsustainable for a starting pitcher over the course of a full season.  On the other hand, Williams has been doing this for almost two months now. Just how good...

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Examining 5 collapses in 8 years: Who's at fault?

By: Nathan J Hursh | August 29, 2018 Since 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates have consistently entrenched themselves into a playoff race as deep into the season as July.  In three of those seasons (2013-15), they made the playoffs.  In the other four, they finished under .500. Barring a turnaround, the current 64-68 Pirates will likely finish under .500, marking five collapses in eight years.  What has caused the Pirates to peak in July so consistently?  In the Clint Hurdle era (which started in 2011), the Pirates have a July record of 121-84 (.590 win percentage).  They have never finished...

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