Max Scherzer Blows Perfect Game By Hitting The 27th Batter, Gets No-No

Max Scherzer downed 26 Pirates in order today but failed to achieve baseball’s 24th perfect game when he hit Pirates pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with a pitch on a 2-2 count. Scherzer struck out 10 in the 6-0 Nationals victory in Washington, just days after earning a game score that was among the best in history. Oh, and… » 6/20/15 6:34pm 6/20/15 6:34pm

Let's Take A Look At Andrew McCutchen's Pay Stub

Over on reddit, user Grassiii has posted a photo of Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen’s latest pay stub. Grassiii says that a friend found it on a recent tour of the visitor’s clubhouse at Wrigley Field, where the Pirates played the Cubs over the weekend. Let’s have a look (you can click the magnifying glass in the… » 5/21/15 10:25pm 5/21/15 10:25pm

Pedro Alvarez Wallops Home Run Out Of PNC Park, Into Moored Boat

Both AT&T Park and PNC Park were built alongside large bodies of water. But whereas the San Francisco Bay is only about 370 feet from home plate at AT&T Park, the Allegheny River is 443 feet from home plate at PNC Park. Thus, in its 14-year history, there have only been two splash hits at PNC Park. Until today, that… » 5/19/15 11:13pm 5/19/15 11:13pm

Andrew McCutchen Will Try Anything To Stop His Slump

Andrew McCutchen’s had a slow start to the season with a .310 OBP and a weak .348 slugging percentage. After a fruitless at-bat in the fourth inning of Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, the Pirates outfielder performed a short ritual in the dugout in an attempt to ward off the lineout demons. Baseball players keep… » 5/11/15 2:00pm 5/11/15 2:00pm

Pirates Execute Rare 4-5-4 Triple Play

The Pittsburgh Pirates tripled up the Cardinals tonight on a 4-5-4 triple play that, if we’re reading SABR’s list of triple plays correctly, is the first in baseball history. Maybe claiming the Pirates “executed a triple play,” isn’t fair or accurate, perhaps “Cardinals fail to execute competent baserunning” would be… » 5/09/15 7:35pm 5/09/15 7:35pm

The Pittsburgh Pirates Should Be America's Team This Season 

There’s nothing America loves more than a winner who has suffered and, Lord knows, the Pittsburgh Pirates have suffered. Twenty losing seasons in a row. The Pittsburgh drug trials. The cobbled-together public ownership that ended up $22 million in debt. Talented player after talented player leaving town as fast as he… » 4/03/15 3:34pm 4/03/15 3:34pm

Madison Bumgarner Pitches Gem As Giants Advance In Playoffs

En route to winning the 2010 World Series, San Francisco Giants play-by-play announcer Duane Kuiper coined a slogan to describe the team's penchant for winning tight games: "Giants Baseball...Torture." In 2012 they went down 0–2 in the NLDS and 1–3 in the NLCS before beating Detroit to win their second World Series… » 10/02/14 12:13am 10/02/14 12:13am

Brandon Crawford's Grand Slam Silences Pittsburgh Crowd

Supporting their team to the fullest, Pittsburgh Pirates fans have been very loud the entire NL Wild Card play-in game. So loud that they almost managed to cause a second inning drop in the outfield when Giants Joe Panik and Hunter Pence collided while catching a pop fly. That's what makes this clip of Brandon… » 10/01/14 9:45pm 10/01/14 9:45pm