Manager Clint Hurdle is still hopeful the Pirates can gain ground in a tight division race in the NL Central.
The Pirates’ Chad Kuhl hasn’t won a start since April 8, while Brewers right-hander Zach Davies will look for his third win in June.
Brewers manager Craig Counsell had a hard time believing Pirates starter Gerrit Cole was struggling two weeks ago.
For years, Miller Park has been a house of horrors for the Pirates. From the start of the 2003 season through the club’s first series there in ’16, the Brewers dominated the Bucs to the tune of 82 wins and 30 losses. But over the past year, Pittsburgh has seemingly broken the longstanding curse that […]
The Cubs arrived at PNC Park on Sunday morning in need of a better start from John Lackey and a road series victory. They packed up their bags and headed home Sunday afternoon with both in tow and a .500 record. Lackey pitched six strong innings, leading the Cubs to a 7-1 win and their […]
The Pirates began their longest homestand of the season sitting seven games below .500 but only 5 1/2 games out of first place in the National league Central. They ended it Sunday with a 7-1 loss to the Cubs, still seven games below .500 and now six games behind the division-leading Brewers.
A day after the Pirates’ bullpen decisions backfired, manager Clint Hurdle seemingly pushed all the right buttons. Specifically, the one several Bucs players have referred to as the “easy” button: Felipe Rivero. The left-hander escaped a jam in the eighth and enjoyed a perfect ninth, and his five-out save sealed the Bucs’ 4-3 win over […]
After watching Jon Jay swing and miss at a 97.1-mph fastball, his hardest pitch of the season, Ivan Nova spun on the mound toward first base, pumped both fists and screamed. He marched toward the Pirates’ dugout, energized by the moment and the satisfaction of having done his job, and waved his cap toward the […]
John Lackey will try to get back on track on Sunday in the Cubs’ series finale against the Pirates. Pittsburgh starter Jameson Taillon is happy to be back.
The Pirates swapped out one catcher for another Sunday morning, reinstating veteran Chris Stewart from the 10-day disabled list as they optioned rookie Jacob Stallings to Triple-A Indianapolis.
Eight days ago, the Pirates promised to be flexible with their bullpen. They would use their relievers to win games, manager Clint Hurdle said, not count saves. Their ninth-inning meltdown in Friday’s 9-5 loss to the Cubs has not changed their thinking.