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Author: Noah Hiles

What is the goal?

By: Noah Hiles | August 16, 2018 Returning to Pittsburgh after a disappointing West Coast road trip, the Pittsburgh Pirates will begin a crucial seven game homestand that can either make or break their season on Thursday. Despite their hot play and big acquisitions in July, the Bucs have not been able to consistently find the win column in August. As of where they are currently located in the standings, it is more than likely that the Pirates will miss the postseason for the third straight year. After having a disappointing end to both 2016 and 2017, the 2018...

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Why exactly is Clay Holmes starting vs. Giants?

By: Noah Hiles | August 10, 2018 On today’s episode of Why is this guy in the Pittsburgh Pirates starting lineup we have right handed rookie pitcher, Clay Holmes. After a traumatic three game series in Colorado where his pitching staff allowed five earned runs in 21 innings of work, manager Clint Hurdle decided that once again, his red hot players needed rest rather than more reps, calling up Holmes to give the trio of Joe Musgrove, Jameson Taillon and Chris Archer an extra day off. Originally, the pitcher who was in line to start this evening was Trevor Williams. In...

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Was the Colorado Series a Preview of the Good Times to Come?

By: Noah Hiles | August 9, 2018 If you have even the slightest interest in Major League Baseball, chances are you are aware of the stigma that surrounds Coors Field. Located nearly a mile above sea level in Denver, Colorado, the Rockies home park has been labeled as a place where batters love to hit and where ERAs go to die. Following a disappointing homestand, the Pirates started a pivotal three game series on the road against the Rockies that had the potential to get them back in the wild card race or bury them for good. While many...

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