Pitching
Earned Run Average 5.01 8th
Quality Starts 36 17th
WHIP 1.45 6th
BAA .265 8th
Batting
Runs 451 19th
Batting Average .269 4th
On Base Percentage .324 14th
Slugging Percentage .430 16th
2019 NL Central Standings
TEAM W L PCT STRK
Chicago 53 44 .546 W3
St. Louis 50 46 .521 W3
Milwaukee 51 48 .515 L1
Pittsburgh 45 51 .469 L2
Cincinnati 43 52 .453 L4

Pirates News

  • @Pirates • 53m

    Bucs Dugout: All Hands on Deck: A day for losing

    Altoona activated OF Braelin Jackson from the injured list where he'd been since July 5 with a left ankle sprain. Then they placed 1B Jerrick Suiter on the 7-day injured list with a right groin strain. Suiter was hitting 238/283/312 in 91 games.

    Alex McRae (6-6, 4.96) allowed only three hits in six innings, but two of them let the yard, accounting for all three runs on his ledger as he walked three and struck out four.

    2B Erik Gonzalez (205/244/308) had a solo homer in the first

    The Indians rallied to tie the scored in the eighth when PH Trayvon Robinson (314/399/484) doubled and 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (252/334/409) singled to drive him in.

    Altoona activated OF Braelin Jackson from the injured list where he'd been since July 5 with a left ankle sprain. Then they placed 1B Jerrick Suiter on the 7-day injured list with a right groin strain. Suiter was hitting 238/283/312 in 91 games.

    Alex McRae (6-6, 4.96) allowed only three hits in six innings, but two of them let the yard, accounting for all three runs on his ledger as he walked three and struck out four.

    2B Erik Gonzalez (205/244/308) had a solo homer in the first

    The Indians rallied to tie the scored in the eighth when PH Trayvon Robinson (314/399/484) doubled and 3B Ke'Bryan Hayes (252/334/409) singled to drive him in.

  • @Pirates • 3h

    Bucs Dugout: Game Thread: Pirates Look To Get Back On Track At Home

    With a record of 45-50, the Pirates entered today 6.5 games behind the division and 4.5 games out of a wild card, though there are plenty of teams they will have to leapfrog to get into either playoff spot. One of those teams they would need to pass are the Phillies, who are 50-47 and a half game out of a wild card, though they have been stuck in neutral for the better part of two months. On May 29, they were 33-22 and boasted the second best record in the NL. Since then, they are 17-35.

    Friday's starter Jordan Lyles (5-6, 5.

    With a record of 45-50, the Pirates entered today 6.5 games behind the division and 4.5 games out of a wild card, though there are plenty of teams they will have to leapfrog to get into either playoff spot. One of those teams they would need to pass are the Phillies, who are 50-47 and a half game out of a wild card, though they have been stuck in neutral for the better part of two months. On May 29, they were 33-22 and boasted the second best record in the NL. Since then, they are 17-35.

    Friday's starter Jordan Lyles (5-6, 5.

  • @Pirates • 5h

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Williams scratched from Saturday start

    Trevor Williams has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Phillies at PNC Park because of severe flulike symptoms and Joe Musgrove will take his place.

    The Pirates made the announcement during Friday night's game with the Phillies. Musgrove (6-8, 4.31) will face Zach Eflin (7-9, 4.16) at 7:05 p.m.

    Musgrove was originally scheduled to start against the Phillies on Sunday in the finale of the three-game series. The Pirates did not announce their rotation plans beyond Saturday.

    This continues an eventful season for Williams.

    Trevor Williams has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the Phillies at PNC Park because of severe flulike symptoms and Joe Musgrove will take his place.

    The Pirates made the announcement during Friday night's game with the Phillies. Musgrove (6-8, 4.31) will face Zach Eflin (7-9, 4.16) at 7:05 p.m.

    Musgrove was originally scheduled to start against the Phillies on Sunday in the finale of the three-game series. The Pirates did not announce their rotation plans beyond Saturday.

    This continues an eventful season for Williams.

  • @Pirates • 7h

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Struggles Continue In Loss Against The Phillies

    Friday night at PNC Park the Pittsburgh Pirates and their cross-state foes the Philadelphia Phillies kicked off a three-game weekend set. Both teams sent struggling starting pitchers to the mound on Friday, which could have led people to believe Friday's game would be filled with offensive fireworks. However, this was not the case as both starters turned in strong bounce back outings.

    In front of 34,117 fans, the Pirates vital seven-game home stand got off on the wrong foot. Entering this stand the Pirates are 6.5 games out of first place in the National League Central and 4.

    Friday night at PNC Park the Pittsburgh Pirates and their cross-state foes the Philadelphia Phillies kicked off a three-game weekend set. Both teams sent struggling starting pitchers to the mound on Friday, which could have led people to believe Friday's game would be filled with offensive fireworks. However, this was not the case as both starters turned in strong bounce back outings.

    In front of 34,117 fans, the Pirates vital seven-game home stand got off on the wrong foot. Entering this stand the Pirates are 6.5 games out of first place in the National League Central and 4.

  • @Pirates • 10h

    Bucs Dugout: Lyles Delivers Strong Start, But Offense Spins Wheels In 6-1 Loss To Phils

    Lyles, who was coming off a disastrous start against the Cubs on July 13 where he allowed seven runs while only managing to get two outs, returned to form Friday, striking out seven in 5.2 innings.

    His night got off to a shaky start, surrendering two hits and a walk in the first to load the bases with one out, but he got J.T. Realmuto to fan and Cesar Hernandez to pop out to left to escape the jam.

    With the exception of a leadoff home run by Adam Haseley to open the fifth, Lyles then coasted until the sixth, when he was pulled after his 100th pitch was lined off Adam Frazier's glove for a single.

    Lyles, who was coming off a disastrous start against the Cubs on July 13 where he allowed seven runs while only managing to get two outs, returned to form Friday, striking out seven in 5.2 innings.

    His night got off to a shaky start, surrendering two hits and a walk in the first to load the bases with one out, but he got J.T. Realmuto to fan and Cesar Hernandez to pop out to left to escape the jam.

    With the exception of a leadoff home run by Adam Haseley to open the fifth, Lyles then coasted until the sixth, when he was pulled after his 100th pitch was lined off Adam Frazier's glove for a single.

  • @Pirates • 12h

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Rodriguez picks bad time to finally give up run

    Richard Rodriguez hadn't been scored on in seven weeks. However, he picked a bad time to have that streak end.

    Bryce Harper's RBI single in the seventh inning off Rodriguez broke a 1-1 tie and the Phillies went to beat the Pirates 6-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.

    The rough start to the second half continues for the Pirates (45-51) as they have lost six of seven games since the All-Star break. The Pirates are now seven games behind the first-place Cubs in the National League Central, losing 4 1/2 games in the standings in a week.

    Richard Rodriguez hadn't been scored on in seven weeks. However, he picked a bad time to have that streak end.

    Bryce Harper's RBI single in the seventh inning off Rodriguez broke a 1-1 tie and the Phillies went to beat the Pirates 6-1 on Friday night in the opener of a three-game series at PNC Park.

    The rough start to the second half continues for the Pirates (45-51) as they have lost six of seven games since the All-Star break. The Pirates are now seven games behind the first-place Cubs in the National League Central, losing 4 1/2 games in the standings in a week.

  • @Pirates • 19h
  • Were ready. #LetsGoBucs https://t.co/lYgrX1siBn

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  • @Pirates • 1d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Polanco's shoulder flare-up shuts down rehab

    ST. LOUIS -- Gregory Polanco's been shut down, and there's no sign of if of when he might be restarted in 2019.

    Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates' director of sports medicine, said in his weekly session with reporters here Wednesday morning that Polanco's rehabilitation stint has been ended with Class AAA Indianapolis because of new pain in his surgically repaired left shoulder. That arose in his second plate appearance Sunday when reaching for an outside pitch.

    Polanco will return to Pittsburgh to see the team's doctors, after which further determination on his status will be made.

    ST. LOUIS -- Gregory Polanco's been shut down, and there's no sign of if of when he might be restarted in 2019.

    Todd Tomczyk, the Pirates' director of sports medicine, said in his weekly session with reporters here Wednesday morning that Polanco's rehabilitation stint has been ended with Class AAA Indianapolis because of new pain in his surgically repaired left shoulder. That arose in his second plate appearance Sunday when reaching for an outside pitch.

    Polanco will return to Pittsburgh to see the team's doctors, after which further determination on his status will be made.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    Bucs Dugout: Game Thread: Pirates Try To Take Series In Matinee

    Pirates starter Chris Archer (3-6, 5.42) has been in a bit of a groove of late, recording a 4.05 ERA in his four starts since ditching the two-seam fastball. That includes his last outing on Friday where he spun six masterful innings before being charged for his only three runs allowed in the seventh.

    The Cardinals will turn to youthful starter Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.99). The rookie has been bouncing between AAA, the bullpen and rotation this season, but he is stretched out for a long outing if necessary. He tossed 105 pitches over 6.

    Pirates starter Chris Archer (3-6, 5.42) has been in a bit of a groove of late, recording a 4.05 ERA in his four starts since ditching the two-seam fastball. That includes his last outing on Friday where he spun six masterful innings before being charged for his only three runs allowed in the seventh.

    The Cardinals will turn to youthful starter Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-0, 1.99). The rookie has been bouncing between AAA, the bullpen and rotation this season, but he is stretched out for a long outing if necessary. He tossed 105 pitches over 6.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    Fansided: The Perplexing Case Of Dario Agrazal

    When the season start, Dario Agrazal was at best 10th on the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation depth chart. In fact, he did not even start the season with Triple-A Indianapolis. Agrazal started the 2019 season at the Double-A level.

    For him to see MLB action, at least as a starter and in a non-spot start role, this season a lot was going to have to go wrong for the Pirates. Well, just about everything that can go wrong with the Pirate pitching staff this season has.

    A combination of injuries and ineffectiveness led to Agrazal getting an opportunity with the Pirates.

    When the season start, Dario Agrazal was at best 10th on the Pittsburgh Pirates starting rotation depth chart. In fact, he did not even start the season with Triple-A Indianapolis. Agrazal started the 2019 season at the Double-A level.

    For him to see MLB action, at least as a starter and in a non-spot start role, this season a lot was going to have to go wrong for the Pirates. Well, just about everything that can go wrong with the Pirate pitching staff this season has.

    A combination of injuries and ineffectiveness led to Agrazal getting an opportunity with the Pirates.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    Bucs Dugout: All Hands on Deck: Marvel and Bolton each allow just one hit

    A day of tight games, great starting pitching...and often both.

    RHP Mike LoPresti (1.23 ERA in 14 2/3 IP)was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro.

    Infielder Francisco Quintero of Panama, who signed on July 1, was assigned to the DSL Pirates-1

    LF Stiwatt Valerio was transferred from the DSL Pirates-1 to Pirates-2, while CF Jose Berroa went to other direction, to the Pirates-1.

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    After being battered by the Syracuse bats in two of the first three games of the series, James Marvel (11-5, 3.07) shut them down, facing just three batters over the minimum in six innings.

    A day of tight games, great starting pitching...and often both.

    RHP Mike LoPresti (1.23 ERA in 14 2/3 IP)was promoted from West Virginia to Greensboro.

    Infielder Francisco Quintero of Panama, who signed on July 1, was assigned to the DSL Pirates-1

    LF Stiwatt Valerio was transferred from the DSL Pirates-1 to Pirates-2, while CF Jose Berroa went to other direction, to the Pirates-1.

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    After being battered by the Syracuse bats in two of the first three games of the series, James Marvel (11-5, 3.07) shut them down, facing just three batters over the minimum in six innings.

  • @Pirates • 1d

    DK Pittsburgh Sports: Friday Insider: Why Pirates, coach love Marte, flaws and all

    ST. LOUIS -- Starling Marte seems to think he'll be available at Major League Baseball's trade deadline, at least judging by the number of separate occasions on which he mentioned that -- three -- through the Pirates' three-game set with the Cardinals this week at Busch Stadium.

    That means next to nothing, of course. It's not as if Neal Huntington's consulting him on the matter. And for what it's worth, other than one whisper about the Phillies being interested, I haven't heard anything additional on that front, either.

    This, on the other hand, does matter: This team values this player.

    ST. LOUIS -- Starling Marte seems to think he'll be available at Major League Baseball's trade deadline, at least judging by the number of separate occasions on which he mentioned that -- three -- through the Pirates' three-game set with the Cardinals this week at Busch Stadium.

    That means next to nothing, of course. It's not as if Neal Huntington's consulting him on the matter. And for what it's worth, other than one whisper about the Phillies being interested, I haven't heard anything additional on that front, either.

    This, on the other hand, does matter: This team values this player.

  • @Pirates • 2d

    Bucs Dugout: All Hands on Deck: Cal Mitchell with a walk-off grand slam

    SS Erick Gonzalez, after being shut down for 6 says, has started another rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis. In nine games in his first stint he went 6-for-32 with no walks and nine strikeouts.

    RHP Bear Bellomy, a 28th Round pick out of Wright State who has yet to allow a run in eleven relief innings, walking just one while fanning seventeen, has been promoted from Bristol to West Virginia.

    Two nights after knocking five home runs in a 20-1 route of the Indians, Syracuse struck again for their third straight win over Indy with a 15-5 shellacking.

    SS Erick Gonzalez, after being shut down for 6 says, has started another rehab assignment for Triple-A Indianapolis. In nine games in his first stint he went 6-for-32 with no walks and nine strikeouts.

    RHP Bear Bellomy, a 28th Round pick out of Wright State who has yet to allow a run in eleven relief innings, walking just one while fanning seventeen, has been promoted from Bristol to West Virginia.

    Two nights after knocking five home runs in a 20-1 route of the Indians, Syracuse struck again for their third straight win over Indy with a 15-5 shellacking.

  • @Pirates • 2d

    Fansided: Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Jordan Lyles on the Block?

    Going into the All-Star Break, the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing some really good baseball. However, they lost all their momentum during the break and have since lost five out of six to the division-rival Cubs and Cardinals. They are now 6.5 games back of the National Central league and in fourth place.

    With the 2019 trade deadline looming, the rumor mill is starting to get going. Teams that are in contention are starting to really consider adding to their areas of need, while teams who are somewhat out of it are starting to make their players available.

    Going into the All-Star Break, the Pittsburgh Pirates were playing some really good baseball. However, they lost all their momentum during the break and have since lost five out of six to the division-rival Cubs and Cardinals. They are now 6.5 games back of the National Central league and in fourth place.

    With the 2019 trade deadline looming, the rumor mill is starting to get going. Teams that are in contention are starting to really consider adding to their areas of need, while teams who are somewhat out of it are starting to make their players available.

  • @Pirates • 2d
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