Video: Gerrit Cole hits 100 mph eight times Friday night

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

On Friday night Pittsburgh Pirates rookie right-hander Gerrit Cole made his third career start and notched the third win of his young career. The No. 1 overall pick from the 2011 MLB Draft was excellent yet again, and repeatedly lit up the radar gun. Cole hit 100-plus mph on the ...

Cubs Hitting Streak Continues

Wednesday, August 1st, 2012

Everyone knows the Chicago Cubs own the most embarrassing streak in pro sports -- 104 years without a championship and counting. But it is not until nights like Tuesday that we are reminded the Cubs also own the coolest streak in pro sports -- 7,441 consecutive games with a hit ...

Pittsburgh Pirates Rumors: Justin Upton Could Be Headed East

Monday, July 16th, 2012

For the second season in a row, the Pittsburgh Pirates are in buying mode in the second half of the Major League Baseball season, and they're eyeing a few of the big fish on the market. After Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers, the Pirates are one game back of ...

Mark Appel: Pirates First-Round Pick Returning to Stanford?

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

Mark Appel was long considered the top college arm in the 2012 MLB Draft, but the way things are looking he might end up being the top college arm in the 2013 draft as well. On draft night the Stanford right-hander dropped like a rock, after most observers expected the Houston ...

Pirates Drop 10th Straight Game

Monday, August 8th, 2011

On July 19 the Pittsburgh Pirates were 51-44 and held a half-game lead over the Milwaukee Brewers for first place in the National League Central. Today, on August 8, the Pirates are 54-59 and sit 10 games behind the first-place Brewers. That means they've lost 15 of their last 18 ...

These Pirates Have Commandeered This Vessel

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Tuesday night my Twitter feed was inundated with NFL comings and goings. As was expected in the first day post-lockout. But when I returned to the Twitter-verse on the late night, I found a thread much more enthralling than anything pigskin-related. The Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves were matched up in an ...

The Pittsburgh Pirates Are Actually Buyers At The Deadline

Monday, July 18th, 2011

The Pittsburgh Pirates are contending for the first time since Barry Bonds patrolled the outfield in the Steel City. Thanks to their improbable success thus far, the Bucs are actually looking to add pieces instead of sell them off. It must be an odd sensation for citizens of Pittsburgh, but ...

Raise The Jolly Roger!

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

  The Pirates beat the Astros on Tuesday night, which in itself is not a particularly noteworthy accomplishment. Many Little League teams are probably capable of the same task. But where the victory puts the Pirates IS something to write home about. With a 45-41 record, the Bucs are four games over .500 ...