While right-hander Gerrit Cole seeks his fourth consecutive win, the Pirates will go for a sweep of a three-game series against lefty Patrick Corbin and the D-backs on Thursday afternoon at PNC Park.
A day after showcasing their lineup’s full potential, the Pirates displayed their resilience. David Freese’s two-run homer punctuated a four-run fifth inning as the Bucs stormed back to beat the D-backs, 5-4, on Wednesday night at PNC Park.
The Pirates made a series of roster moves Wednesday, shuffling their bullpen as they called up two relievers from Triple-A Indianapolis.
The Pirates jumped out to a 6-0 lead against the Rockies on Monday afternoon. It wasn’t an insurmountable margin, but one most would describe as comfortable.
Left-hander Jeff Locke (2-3, 5.00 ERA) will try to give the Pirates another win over the D-Backs on Wednesday at PNC Park. In four of his last five starts, Locke has given up three runs or fewer and has pitched at least six innings.
The Pirates roughed up right-hander Shelby Miller, pounded out 17 hits and rode a scoreless bullpen performance to a 12-1 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at PNC Park.
Stand down, Pirates fans. Top pitching prospect Jameson Taillon is skipping his next turn through the Triple-A Indianapolis rotation, but he’s not hurt. Nor is he coming to join the Pirates — not yet, anyway.
After their 12-1 win over the D-Backs at PNC Park on Tuesday, the Pirates could trace almost half their runs back to right fielder Gregory Polanco. Finding a rhythm in the first inning, Polanco went 3-for-5 with a career-high five RBIs.
Pirates right-hander Arquimedes Caminero hit two D-backs players in the head during his 1 2/3 innings of relief on Tuesday night, sending second baseman Jean Segura to a local hospital with concussion symptoms and leaving the indentation of a baseball seam on the chin of shortstop Nick Ahmed.
A day after sustaining a left eye injury when he was hit by a pitch from Rockies starter Jordan Lyles on Monday afternoon, Ryan Vogelsong was placed on the 15-day disabled list with facial fractures. The Pirates called up A.J. Schugel from Triple-A Indianapolis to take Vogelsong’s place on the active roster.
Home-plate umpire and crew chief Jeff Nelson had to leave Monday’s Rockies-Pirates game at PNC Park in the third inning.