Zach Duke is ready to make his 150th career start tonight and make a bit of Pirates history in the process. Paul Maholm had start No. 150 on Sunday, and they’ll be the first pair of teammates in the 124-year history of the team to reach the benchmark in the same year.
This is the second time Joel Hanrahan has had his pitching coach yanked out from under him midway through a season.
Ryan Doumit was activated off the DL today and to make room for him on the roster, the Pirates sent catcher Erik Kratz back down to Triple-A Indianapolis.
The race for the NL Central title is down to the Reds and Cardinals, two teams the Pirates have faced in the past week. Asked to predict the winner, Pirates manager John Russell went with St. Louis.
The Pirates today claimed right-handers Chan Ho Park and Chris Resop. Both will pitch out of the bullpen, as the Pirates continue to seek the right mix of middle-inning help.
The Pirates today claimed right-hander Chris Resop off waivers from the Atlanta Braves. Resop, 27, will join the team Thursday.
Tuesday, Andrew McCutchen was beaned on the back of the neck by a 90-mph fastball.