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June 15, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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Pregame: No DL for Harrison

Good news on the medical front for Josh Harrison. Joe Beimel is feeling better, but also weaker.

June 14, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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A lot changes in five days

HOUSTON — Geez! I go away on a quick, five-day vacation and when I return … the Pirates have a whole new catching combo, Evan Meek is out of action for who knows how long, Jose Ascanio is still a …

June 13, 2011
by Karen Price


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Pre-game: Harrison, McCutchen out, McKenry in

Josh Harrison will sit out for a second straight game tonight with a tight right oblique muscle, but said he felt a lot better today than he did on Sunday. He is still unavailable for tonight’s wrap-up against the Mets, …

June 12, 2011
by Karen Price


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Pre-game: Harrison out with oblique injury

Josh Harrison’s six-game hitting streak is on hold with the third baseman out of the lineup today with minor tightness in his right oblique. Harrison said it happened in the seventh inning of Saturday night’s game. “The infield single I …

June 11, 2011
by Karen Price


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Post-game: Toregas ‘showed up as big as anybody’

Manager Clint Hurdle talked before Saturday’s game about how the Pirates are shopping for a catcher but the asking price has been too high. With Ryan Doumit and Chris Snyder both out for an extended time, the Pirates don’t exactly …

June 8, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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Postgame: McCutchen’s great escape

The Diamondbacks seemed poised to win tonight’s game in the 11th inning. Reliever Daniel McCutchen gave up a leadoff double to Xavier Nady. Henry Blanco showed bunt, then slapped a single to right, moving Nady to third. “I had a …

June 8, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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Postgame: McCutchen’s great escape

Daniel McCutchen got out of jam in the 11th inning tonight, and the Pirates went on to snatch a 3-2 victory in the 12th.

June 5, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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In-game: Resop v. Howard

Chris Resop and Ryan Howard dueled in a 13-pitch at-bat this afternoon. It wasn’t the first time Resop had to work overtime to get an out.

June 5, 2011
by rob biertempfel


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Pregame: Big crowds

The crowd at Saturday’s game against the Phillies was the largest in PNC Park history. Who was the opponent for the second-largest crowd? The answer might surprise you.

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