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The Pittsburgh Pirates (2-3) take on the Milwaukee Brewers (2-3) on Wednesday night in the finale of their three-game series at PNC Park. Joe Musgrove will make his second start of the season, while the Brewers will counter with right-hander Brandon Woodruff. Musgrove allowed three runs over 5.2 innings in his season debut on Friday. Woodruff allowed two runs...
The Pirates missed a chance to complete a four-game sweep in Montreal, losing the final game, 5-3.  The loss dropped them back into second, half a game behind the Expos. For the second start in a row, Bruce Kison had a first inning meltdown.  The last time he lasted only a third of an inning, while this time he hung...
Carson Bigbee isn't a household name for current day Pittsburgh Pirates fans, but he was a little too good to be featured in our Obscure Pittsburgh Pirates series. He was around too long (11 seasons), he was a member of a World Series winning team, and he got a lot of press for the A-B-C incident in 1926. I've...
Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, plus four trades of note. The Trades On this date in 2009, the Pirates traded away Jack Wilson, Ian Snell and Freddy Sanchez in two separate deals, bringing back six players total. The Pirates received four minor league pitchers, along with...
The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) are taking on the Milwaukee Brewers (2-2) in game two of a three-game set at PNC Park. The Pirates are sending out lefty Derek Holland for his Pirates debut, while the Brewers will have former Pirate Josh Lindblom on the mound. Two roster moves from the bullpen were announced today, so I posted the discussion thread...
Some prospect news! Baseball America has released their updated list of the Pirates' top 30 prospects.  It's in the subscriber area, so it's probably not kosher for me to publish the list.  I think it's fair to note that, with Mitch Keller no longer eligible, this year's first-round pick, Nick Gonzales, is the new #1.  That no doubt reflects scouts'...
The Pirates took over first place by half a game with a 5-3 win over the Expos.  They've taken the first three games of their four-game series in Montreal. The offense didn't waste any time against Montreal starter Dan Schatzeder.  Omar Moreno started the game with a single and, after an out, Dave Parker launched his 17th home run of...
During the 1936 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates finished eight games out of first place. The Brooklyn Dodgers ended up 25 games out of first place, only ranking ahead of the 100-loss Philadelphia Phillies. On July 28th of that season, the Pirates and Dodgers were two evenly matched clubs and it took extra innings to decide the contest. ...
What is Pittsburgh Baseball Network? It's a question that has been on my mind since last fall when I purchased the PittsburghBaseball.com domain and started to imagine a way to expand out from the Pirates and their prospects. Since that point, PBN has taken many forms in my mind. It has evolved as the site has been built, and most importantly,...

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The 2020 Prospect Guide is Now Available!

Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...