|Wandy Rodriguez hasn't pitched in a Major League game since June 5th, but the lefty is starting to show some positive signs of potentially returning to the mound either as a starter or in the bullpen this month. Rodriguez made a rehab start for Triple-A Indy tonight, throwing 48 pitches, 35 for strikes, allowing 3 hits and 1 ER in three innings pitched.|
Wandy Rodriguez throws 48 pitches in rehab start for Triple-A Indy
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10:41pm - Wed, Jun 24th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
The Cincinnati Reds continue to be a thorn in Gerrit Cole's side. Cole winless in his career vs the Reds, had the second shortest outing of his career tonight in the Pirates 5-2 loss. The Reds put up a 4-run first inning against Cole with two RBI doubles and Marlon Byrd hit a 2-run homer as the Pirates fell behind 4-0 for the second straight night.
Cole lasted just 4.2 innings, allowing 8 hits and 5 runs. Cole exited the game in the fifth inning with the Pirates trailing 5-1 and threw 106 pitches on the night.
Cole fell to 0-3 with a 5.53 ERA in his career vs the Reds. This season vs the Reds, Cole is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA.
|2015 Stats: 11-3, 2.16 ERA, 102 SO, 25 BB, 1.13 WHIP|
A.J. Burnett allowed career-high 14 hits in Friday's loss but his will to keep Pirates in game impressed
11:46am - Sat, Jun 20th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
A.J. Burnett allowed a career high 14 hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates winning streak came to an end Friday night with a 4-1 loss to Washington Nationals. Despite Burnett allowing 14 hits and 15 runners reaching base, he found a way to keep the Pirates in the game. The Pirates offense, though, was stagnant producing just 1 run, 6 hits and one extra-base hit.
Burnett on the night went 6 2/3 innings, allowing 14 hits, 4 runs (3 ER), while striking out 7 and walking 1. He threw 98 pitches, His will to compete impressed his manager.
"I don't think I've ever seen a pitcher go into the seventh giving up double-digit hits like that and have the game still in hand," Clint Hurdle said via Pirates.com. "It wasn't his 'A' stuff. But his will to compete got things done and kept us in the ballgame."
The Nationals felt they were able to hit Burnett so well because he had the ball up a bit. â€śThe ball was up a little bit for A.J. tonight and we took advantage of it,â€ť Nationals manager Matt Williams said. â€śWe had a lot of opportunities out there, which we created, and thatâ€™s great.â€ť
Burnett fell to 6-3 on the season with a 2.05 ERA.
|2015 Stats:Â 6-3, 2.05 ERA, 82 SO, 25 BB, 1.21 WHIP|
9:39am - Fri, Jun 19th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Corey Hart getting rare playing time as a DH, went 3-3 in the Pirates 3-2 win over the White Sox on Thursday night. It was Hart's first three-hit game since August 31, 2012, a span of over 320 at-bats.
Unfortunately for Hart it's back to the bench for him as the Pirates return to NL play.
|2015 Stats: .200 - 1 HR - 7 RBI|
Gerrit Cole picked up his MLB-best 11th win of the season as the Pirates extended their winning streak to eight games on Thursday night with a 3-2 win over the White Sox.
Cole allowed 3 hits and 2 runs over seven innings and appeared to be heading to a no decision until Gregory Polanco's RBI groundout in the eighth, scoring Jung Ho Kang put the Pirates in the lead 3-2.
Cole has won each of his last six starts.
|2015 Stats: 11-2, 1.78 ERA, 97 SO, 22 BB, 1.07 WHIP|
11:11pm - Wed, Jun 17th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
TOP-3 POST-GAME PLAYER RUNDOWN
1. Jeff Locke continued the Pirates dominant starting pitching stretch, putting on one of his finest starts of the season. Locke struck out 8 and limited the White Sox to just 3 hits and 2 runs, earning his 4th win of the season. Locke threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes, as he walked just 2 batters on the night.
|2015 Stats: 4-3, 4.74 ERA|
2. Jung Ho Kang hit a 2-run homer in the first inning, highlighting a 3-run first for the Pirates in their 3-2 win over the White Sox at US Cellular Field. Kang's 2-run shot was his 4th home run of the season. Kang went 1-4 with HR, 2 RBI, R, in the win and has 4 RBIs in his last three games.
|2015 Stats: .280 - 4 HR - 24 RBI|
3. Andrew McCutchen went 2-4 with an RBI, run scored in the Pirates 3-2 win. McCutchen had 2 of the Pirates five hits on the night, and extended his hitting streak to five games. McCutchen has multi-hits in three straight games.
|2015 Stats: .296 - 8 HR - 42 RBI|
9:13am - Tue, Jun 16th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Josh Harrison extending his hitting streak to five games with a 4-hit night in the Pirates 11-0 win over the White Sox.
Harrison went 4-4 with RBI, 3 runs scored and a walk. It was Harrison's second 4-hit game in his last four games. Harrison is hitting .468 over his last seven games and has bumped his average up to .280 on the season.
|2015 Stats:Â .280/.317/.397 - 4 HR - 21 RBI|
9:05am - Tue, Jun 16th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
The Pittsburgh Pirates rolled to their fifth straight win Monday night with an 11-0 thumping over the Chicago White Sox. While the Pirates put up five runs in the first inning and 11 runs on the night, the star of the game was Francisco Liriano on the mound.
Liriano threw 8 shutout innings, allowing 2 hits, while striking out 12 and walking 1. Liriano threw 100 pitches, 69 for strikes. His Bill James game score of 89 was the best score by a Pirates starter this season. It was also Liriano's 10th quality start as Gerrit Cole, A.J. Burnett and Liriano have combined for 31 quality starts on the season.
Liriano inability to go deep in games is about the only knock on him this season but he had the fastball working vs the White Sox. "When I can't throw my fastball for strikes, then I have to throw too many breaking balls," Liriano said. "Then I don't go that deep into games. Being able to throw my fastball for a strike tonight was a big thing for me."
|2015 Stats: 4-5, 2.94 ERA, 99 SO, 27 BB, 0.96 WHIP|
10:39pm - Wed, Jun 10th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
10:33pm - Wed, Jun 10th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
Charlie Morton (4-0, 2.05) tossed 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Morton allowed just three singles, while striking out six and walking three in the win. Morton improved to 4-0 on the season, the first time in his career he has started a season 4-0.
The Brewers had no answers for Morton's filthy sinker ball.
|2015 Stats: 4-0, 2.05 ERA, 12 SO, 7 BB, 1.06 WHIP|
6:59pm - Sun, Jun 7th, 2015 by Inside Pittsburgh Sports
vs. White Sox