Eight days after rejoining the team, Pirates catcher Francisco Cervelli was placed back on the seven-day concussion disabled list on Thursday with what head athletic trainer Todd Tomczyk described as “post-concussive” and “post-viral” symptoms.
The Cardinals and Pirates will get another chance to make a push toward the National League Central lead when they meet to open in a three-game series at Busch Stadium on Friday.
Brewers right-hander Chase Anderson logged his sixth straight quality start and Travis Shaw homered and drove in three runs in a 4-2 win over the Pirates on Thursday at Miller Park.
The Pirates’ past two days at Miller Park were defined by missed opportunities.
The Pirates’ top prospect was put on the shelf Thursday, as Triple-A Indianapolis moved outfielder Austin Meadows to the seven-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
The Pirates’ 4-3 loss to the Brewers on Wednesday night was a microcosm of their last month.
The Brewers hope giving Eric Thames the day off on Wednesday will give him an opportunity to rest his body and mind before they take on the Pirates on Thursday.
The Pirates started their third catcher in as many days Wednesday at Miller Park, slotting Chris Stewart into the lineup.
It’s been a little more than a month since Jhan Marinez was claimed off waivers by the Pirates, but he looks at home in black and gold.
After signing first-round selection Shane Baz last week, the Pirates on Tuesday signed nine other MLB Draft picks.
Andrew McCutchen’s historical hitting success at Miller Park spread through the rest of the Pirates lineup on Tuesday.