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Chris Mack
April 22, 2018 - 10:33 am
If an 11-4 start wasn’t reason enough to get over excited about the 2018 Pittsburgh Pirates, then a 1-5 stretch against the Rockies and Phillies surely isn’t reason enough to get too down. Something positive needs to happen for the Pirates soon though, especially with a 10-game stretch looming that...
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Bryan Price
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April 19, 2018 - 10:44 am
The Reds fired Bryan Price on Thursday after their 3-15 start, the first managerial change in the major leagues this season.
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Chris Mack
April 16, 2018 - 12:49 am
You can measure just about anything in baseball. From Exit Velocity to simple Wins and Losses, there’s a number for everything. And the numbers don’t lie. Naturally, it follows that you can measure the biggest reasons for the Pirates’ surprising 11-4 start. You can look at the 10-game hitting...
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Francis Sullivan | Dreamstime.com
April 11, 2018 - 1:52 pm
The father alleges the coaches said they'd instruct a player to strike his daughter in the head with a baseball during practice.
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Chris Mack
April 06, 2018 - 11:49 pm
Despite all of the assurances by observers that the Pirates had no business showing up for the 2018 season, they have. And in a big way, with their best 7-game start to a season in 42 years. There are plenty of reasons for pessimists to look at the Bucs’ 6-1 start – their first since 1976 – and...
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Eagle Baseball
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April 06, 2018 - 10:18 am
"Figured I'm not going to outrun an eagle," Paxton said. "So might as well see what happens."
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Chris Mack
April 05, 2018 - 2:10 am
With the first week of baseball in the books and the Pirates doing all they can to heat things up by starting 4-1 – pushing them out to an early perch atop the N.L. Central – our 3 Up, 3 Down could probably make room for more ‘ups’ and fewer ‘downs,’ but let’s stay on point and get you three items...
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Chris Mack
April 03, 2018 - 8:39 am
Jameson Taillon may have only gone 5⅓ innings for the Pirates in their 5-4 home opening win against the Minnesota Twins, but his nine strikeout performance in his first victory of the season did more than just tie a career high in Ks for the team’s #1 starter. He may have given fans -and the team-...
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PNC Park 2018 Preview
Joe DeStio
March 30, 2018 - 12:07 pm
Fans have a lot to look forward to when coming to the first run of home games at PNC Park.
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Cubs Ian Happ
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March 29, 2018 - 4:29 pm
PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Chicago Cubs’ center fielder Ian Happ saw the first pitch of the 2018 Major League Baseball season and sent it over the fence. The Mt. Lebanon native hit the home run off Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena around 12:45 p.m. CDT. It was Happ’s only hit of the day going 1...
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