Pedro Alvarez is not in the lineup tonight vs. the Tigers due to a sore right quadriceps.
Tony Sanchez has shut down his Twitter account, calling it “a personal decision.” But it sure looks like he was silenced.
Rain strikes again. Daniel McCutchen’s new role. Other assorted odds and ends from a stormy day in DC.
Ronny Cedeno has been hot at the plate, especially with runners in scoring position, over the past two weeks.
After today, the Pirates won’t see the Brewers again until Aug. 22-24 at PNC Park. A most welcome respite. The Pirates have won every series this season against NL Central foes, except for the two sets against the Brewers.
GM Neal Huntington scouted Virginia pitcher Danny Hultzen. Does that mean the lefty the likely top pick in the draft?
Reliever Evan Meek (shoulder) tomorrow will begin a rehab stint with Triple-A Indianapolis.
Rookie right-hander Mike Crotta’s feel-good story took a sour turn today, as he went on the DL with elbow inflammation. Jose Ascanio joins the team in Crotta’s place.
Joel Hanrahan has not allowed a run over his past seven outings and is 11 for 11 in save opps this year.
A lot of the Pirates’ recent run of success, which has boosted them to a .500 record, is due to the starting rotation. Over the past seven games, the starters are 4-0 with a 2.79 ERA.