Spring Training

93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 22, 2019 - 9:27 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – He once had the best fastball and slider in the Twins minor-league system, now Nick Burdi is trying to find a final spot in the Pirates bullpen. The Rule 5 Draft pick-up from last year spent most of 2018 recovering from Tommy John surgery before being able to pitch in...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – A late substitution for Starling Marte in center, 21-year-old rookie ball player Jonah Davis hit a pair of home runs in a 7-5 Pirates win over the Orioles. And the 5’10”, 181 pound Davis called the shot. “After that first pitch was a ball, my initial thought was ‘let’...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 5:11 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Jung-Ho Kang hit a walk-off grand slam as the Pirates won their fifth straight Grapefruit League game, beating Baltimore 7-5. It was Kang’s seventh hit and sixth homer. “It’s kinda funny how the spring has played out for him,” said manager Clint Hurdle. “He’s had...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 21, 2019 - 7:59 am
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – With the weeks dwindling into days and now into hours the Pirates still have to figure out their bench. If healthy, Jacob Stallings will be the back-up catcher, Colin Moran will be a back-up third and first baseman. Then there is still a group, it’s headed by veteran...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 20, 2019 - 4:40 pm
FT. MYERS, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Colin Moran’s two-out single to center ended a two-out, two-run rally by the Pirates to beat the Twins 6-5 Wednesday afternoon. The Bucs closed the gap to one with four runs in the eighth inning. Moran finished with a pair of hits and RBI as Pablo Reyes led off and...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 5:23 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It’s been a topic this spring that with a pitching staff that likes to throw strikes, will the infield defense pick them up. Numbers would tell you that they are middling, the 21 errors during Grapefruit League play is 8th in the National League. The Bucs have also...
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Steven Brault Ray Searage Francisco Cervelli on mound
93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 4:43 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It could have been the last audition for the fifth starter’s spot as the Pirates beat Detroit 3-1 on Tuesday afternoon. Adam Frazier, Corey Dickerson and Josh Bell all had a pair of hits. Steven Brault went 3.2 scoreless innings, allowing two hits, walked three and...
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93.7 the Fan
March 19, 2019 - 4:24 pm
He pitched the first game ever at LECOM Park (then known as McKechnie Field) in 1968 and on Tuesday Steve Blass broadcasted his last game ever at the ballpark during a Pirates 3-1 win against Detroit.
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 12:49 pm
BRADENTON, FL (93.7 the Fan) – It was an eye-opening 17 Grapefruit League games for 2015 Bucs number one pick Ke’Bryan Hayes. The third baseman hit .348 with a pair of homers, drove in nine runs and looked major-league ready on defense. It’s now time for Hayes to refine his game at AAA Indianapolis...
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93.7 the Fan
Jeff Hathhorn
March 19, 2019 - 8:46 am
PORT CHARLOTTE, FL (93.7 the Fan) – Pirates beat the Rays 4-2 Monday behind five shutout innings from Nick Kingham, a 2-run single from J.B. Shuck and RBIs from Pablo Reyes and Jacob Stallings. Before the game, after naming Jung-Ho Gung and Erik Gonzalez regulars at third base and shortstop, the...
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