A month ago, Jameson Taillon was hoping for continued good news from doctors at Allegheny General Hospital. Now, he’s hoping to get the Pirates a win against the National League West-leading first-place Rockies, who will start rookie left-hander Kyle Freeland — who is 4-0 with a 3.18 ERA in in six road starts.
Nineteen days ago, Andrew McCutchen reached the nadir of the worst slump of his career while Elias Diaz worked in Triple-A, waiting for another opportunity in Pittsburgh to present itself.
Ivan Nova didn’t pitch a complete-game shutout on Sunday as he did in his last start against the Marlins. He didn’t need to. Nova struck out four batters, allowed one hit in six scoreless innings, and the bullpen took over from there, lifting the Pirates to a 3-1 victory over the Marlins at PNC Park.
Pirates general manager Neal Huntington and manager Clint Hurdle have not yet had their contract options for 2018 picked up, but a report Saturday night suggested that Pittsburgh’s organizational architect and on-field leader will be back next season and beyond.
Pirates right-hander Jameson Taillon is scheduled to return to the rotation against the Rockies on Monday at PNC Park, exactly five weeks after undergoing surgery for testicular cancer.
Juan Nicasio got the first two outs of the eighth inning before handing the keys to Felipe Rivero, who finished the game for his first save with the Pirates in Saturday’s 7-6 win over the Marlins at PNC Park.
The Pirates bumped struggling rookie Tyler Glasnow out of their rotation on Saturday and sent down reliever Dovydas Neverauskas.
Former Pirates lefty Jeff Locke will start for the Marlins when the two play each other at 1:35 p.m. ET at PNC Park. Right-hander Ivan Nova takes the hill for Pittsburgh.
Marlins center fielder Christian Yelich couldn’t quite corral Jordy Mercer’s deep fly ball, and it was that moment in the seventh that ultimately decided the game. Mercer tied the game with a two-run triple, and then scored the winning run on John Jaso’s double to right field in the Pirates’ 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the […]
Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams produced his best outing of the season in his last start, but his spot in the rotation still might be in jeopardy with right-hander Jameson Taillon set to return sometime next week. The former Miami prospect will have another opportunity to show that he deserves a permanent spot when he takes […]
The Pirates have made a change in the ninth inning. Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio will share closer duties, manager Clint Hurdle announced Friday, while Tony Watson sorts through his slump in lower-leverage situations.
Giancarlo Stanton smashed a home run that cleared the batter’s eye in center field, but he still wasn’t the most productive player at PNC Park on Friday night. That title belonged to Miami first baseman Tyler Moore, who clobbered two home runs and drove in four runs in the Marlins’ 12-7 rout over the Pirates […]