Lefty Paul Maholm focused on controlling the inside part of the plate today in the Pirates’ 6-4 loss against the Orioles.
Today, former Pirates manager John Russell will make his first trip back to McKechnie Field since being fired in October.
Joe Beimel said his injury is not serious — there is no structural damage in his arm or elbow. He first noticed the pain, which is said is centered in a muscle near the elbow, while playing catch Saturday.
It’s no coincidence that the Pirates won big today after cutting down on their strikeouts.
GM Neal Huntington talks about Scott Olsen’s health, Ryan Doumit trade talks and whether Josh Rodriguez can make the club.
Charlie Morton’s thoughts on what it will take win the No. 5 starter job: “What’s going to let me do my job is keeping it simple and being aggressive, just being me and going out there to pitch.”
Jose Tabata led off and Andrew McCutchen hit third today against the Rays. But that’s just one lineup option, manager Clint Hurdle said.
The Pirates will use an Opening Day-style lineup today, and the Rays also will start a number of veterans.
Is there a “lost generation” of Pirates fans in Pittsburgh? I think so.
At this point, owner Bob Nutting and prez Frank Coonelly can say whatever they want about how they spend the team’s money.