September 28th, 2013 at 9:15 AM
By Sports Media 101
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Players can win money each and every week, and do not have to worry about forgetting to set lineups, make waiver wire moves or trades. Your roster is set uniquely each week without a draft based solely on who you feel has the best match-ups. Ultimately, it's a true test of your Football IQ.Read more... Join the Conversation...
August 18th, 2012 at 1:22 PM
By Chester Baker
The great debate regarding the MVP Award in Major League Baseball always comes down to one question: Is it rewarded to the best player of the season, or the one most influential in their team’s success? No matter which side you fall on, there is no denying that Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates is the clear cut favorite for the National League’s Most Valuable Player award.Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 14th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
By Jonas Altman-Kurosaki
Will the real Pirates fans please wait up?
The Pirates will gladly walk off for you.
Rain delayed the Mother's Day matinee between the Pirates and the Houston Astros. The Astros had taken Friday's matchup before the Pirates and Charlie Morton took the series' second game.
Delay or no delay, the Pirates were not ending their homestand without a win, rallying to tie the game in the ninth before winning it in the 12th. Josh Harrison got the game-winning hit.
After Clint Barmes' two-out double, Harrison dropped the first pitch into left for a walkoff single and the 3-2 victory.
A.J. Burnett was brilliant again for Pittsburgh, pitching eight innings of two-run ball with no walks, but left down 2-1.
The Pirates loaded the bases with none out in the ninth before Pedro Alvarez tied the game with a sacrifice fly to left. The Pirates could not capitalize further, as Nate McLouth struck out pinch-hitting for Casey McGehee and Alex Presley grounded out pinch-hitting for Yamaico Navarro.
Pinch-hitting for McGehee left the Pirates without a natural first baseman, as Garrett Jones had already been used as a pinch-hitter and shortstop Clint Barmes the only player left on the bench. Lifetime catcher Rod Barajas, with 14 career appearances at first base and none since 2008, took over at the position.Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 9th, 2012 at 11:26 PM
By Jonas Altman-Kurosaki
The Pirates led the entire game on Wednesday evening, securing a 4-2 victory over the Nationals despite losing starter Erik Bedard after only one inning with back spasms.
The win was the Pirates' second straight over visiting Washington, who have now lost three in a row to fall into a tie for first in the NL East. Pittsburgh is now tied with Houston for third in the NL Central at 14-16, five games behind first-place St. Louis.
Bedard needed only five pitches for a 1-2-3 first inning, but experienced back spasms after getting a 1-2 count on Adam LaRoche leading off the second inning. Brad Lincoln replaced Bedard to strike out LaRoche and pitched three innings to earn the win.
The Pirates got on the board early on the strength of three third-inning runs. Neil Walker, Andrew McCutchen and Casey McGehee each hit RBI singles off Washington starter Ross Detwiler.
McCutchen homered for the second game in a row and the second time this season for the Pirates' final run in the eighth inning. He was 4-for-4 on the night.Read more... Join the Conversation...
May 9th, 2012 at 7:30 PM
By Jonas Altman-Kurosaki
The Pirates rode a roller coaster to victory over the Washington Nationals last night, complete with highs, lows, a disappointing twist and a photo finish. Catcher Rod Barajas hit a two-run walk-off home run to seal the 5-4 win.
A.J. Burnett toed the rubber for Pittsburgh, looking to rebound from a historically bad outing in St. Louis last week in which he allowed 12 earned runs on 12 hits in 2.2 innings. He was the first Pirate in 80 years to allow 12 runs in a game.
Burnett was markedly better against the Nationals on Tuesday night. Just as he did in his first two starts of the year preceding the blowout, Burnett showed signs that he was the dominant pitcher he used to be. He turned in his best outing to date this season, pitching eight innings and allowing only six hits and two runs while striking out ten.
Burnett finished his outing with a 3-2 lead on solo homers by Andrew McCutchen and Garrett Jones in the fourth inning, as well as an eighth-inning sacrifice fly by Neil Walker. It was McCutchen's long-awaited first bomb of the season, and Jones' fourth.Read more... Join the Conversation...