TribLIVE
Blogs | Sports | News
Bucco Blog

« Font size »
Decrease | Reset |Increase

September 15, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Scheduling snafu

LOS ANGELES — The Pirates will make four separate trips to California next season to play the Dodgers, Giants, Padres and Athletics. It’s an annoying travel snafu that has plagued the Pirates often in recent years. “Every time we did …

September 15, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Sore back sours Young’s homecoming

Delwyn Young was exactly where he’d always wanted to be … sort of. “This is the first time I’ve ever been in the (visitor’s) dugout at Dodger Stadium,” he said Monday afternoon. Young is a SoCal native, from his laid-back …

September 14, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Doug says thanks to Pittsburgh

Doug Mientkiewicz remembers the support he got from folks in Pittsburgh last season, when his wife Jodi battled a life-threatening heart ailment. “I had people pull me over in my car and say, ‘If there’s anything I can do to …

September 14, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Sore back sends Young to bench

Delwyn Young is out tonight due to lower back spasms and tightness.  He first felt it in the ninth inning last night in Houston, when he grounded out as a pinch hitter. “It just locked up on me,” Young said. …

September 13, 2009
by rob biertempfel


One comment so far - add yours!

Enough of the NL Central already!

HOUSTON — This afternoon’s game against the Astros wraps up a stretch of 16 straight games against NL Central teams for the Pirates. So far, they’ve gone 1-14. Tomorrow, the Pirates will play the first of seven against NL West …

September 12, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Slumping Young benched

HOUSTON — Delwyn Young, hitless in his past 22 at-bats, is not in the starting lineup again. He had two hits Sept. 1, which snapped an 0 for 16 slide. Over the past 16 games, Young’s batting average has dropped …

September 11, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Two holes in one

HOUSTON — Steve Blass hit two holes-in-one yesterday during the annual Pirates alumni golf outing at Greensburg Country Club. The first ace was hit with an 8-iron at the 154-yard, par-3 15th hole. Blass did it again with a 7-iron …

September 4, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Bucs tops in well-pitched losses

Here’s another dismal stat in a season that’s been full of ‘em …. According to the folks at Baseball-reference.com (one of the most indespensible sites on the ‘Net), the Pirates have played 19 games – the most in the majors – in which their starting pitcher worked at least six innings, allowed three or fewer runs and was charged with a loss.

September 2, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Who’ll hit No. 10,000?

CINCINNATI – The Pirates are on the verge of reaching a milestone, the 10,000th home run in franchise history. Garrett Jones bashed No. 9,999 last night. The first was hit by Fred Carroll on May 2, 1887 off Lady Baldwin …

September 1, 2009
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Walker, Vasquez ready to go

CINCINNATI – Neal Walker was caught off guard by his promotion to the majors. “I had no idea until after (Monday) night’s game,” he said this afternoon in the clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. Walker and Virgil Vasquez were …

Other Blogs
Sports: Dejan Kovacevic | Steel Mill | Chipped Ice | Bucco Blog | Sitting Ringside | Pitt Locker Room | Penn State Sports | H.S. Sports Insiders
News: This Just In | Trib List
» Top TribLIVE.com Sports
» Top TribLIVE.com News
» Top TribLIVE.com Breaking News