Pirates 10 – Tigers 1: Bucs pull within two games of .500 behind Walker’s career night

 

Pittsburgh 10 – Detroit 1 W: Jeff Karstens (3-2) L: Brad Penny (4-4) Post-Game Wrapup: Neil Walker homered and drove in a career high 5 RBI’s, leading the Pittsburgh Pirates (21-23) to a 10-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers (22-22) on Friday night at PNC Park. The Pirates pulled within two games of .500 with the victory, improving to 7-6 all-time against the Tigers in Pittsburgh. The Pirates broken open the game with a 6-run sixth inning behind 2-run RBI’s from both Neil Walker and Garrett Jones. Jones was 2-for-4 in the game with 2 runs scored, a double and 2 RBI’s. In his last four games against Detroit, Jones is 8-for-14 with 2 home runs and 6 RBI’s. Walker later added a 3-run homer in the 8th inning, his 6th home of the season and has 29 RBI’s on the season, which ranks him in the top-10 in theRead More »

Trade Watch: Sanchez in 0-for-20 slump

 

Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Freddy Sanchez went 0-for-4 in Sunday’s 9-0 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks to end the four-game stand hitless. Sanchez went 0-for-12, with seven strikeouts in the series as his batting average has dropped to .296 and below .300 for the first time since May. For the Pirates who are listening to offers for Sanchez, the 0-for-20 slump that Sanchez is in couldn’t be coming at a worst possible time. The Pirates remain “somewhat” engaged in trade talks with the Chicago Cubs, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins about Sanchez. The Twins efforts are currently with Orlando Cabrera but as we mentioned last week, the Twins haven’t closed the door on acquiring Sanchez. The Twins scouted Sunday afternoon’s game. The Seattle Mariners interest has been off and on and they are looking to nab a Pirates starting pitcher in any deal for Sanchez. Has there been aRead More »