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The Pittsburgh Pirates are 35-37 after winning two bullpen games in the last week, while getting reliable starts from their rotation. This week's Statcast Heroes dives into those bullpen games, while looking at the depth out...
The Pittsburgh Pirates called up right-handed pitcher Daulton Jefferies prior to Monday's game. With the bullpen depleted after two bullpen games over the last week, Jefferies joined Dennis Santana as the middle relief options available for...

Home-Field Advantage for Wild Card Game Comes Down to Game #162

PITTSBURGH -- It all comes down to Game #162. A week ago, it seemed highly unlikely that the final game of the season would carry...

Pirates Look Like They Have One of the Best NL Playoff Rotations

PITTSBURGH -- Despite last night's disappointing loss, J.A. Happ’s performance continued to signify that the Pirates’ rotation is in a good place. It wasn’t long...

Pirates Weigh in on What Makes Jake Arrieta Such a Good Pitcher

CHICAGO -- I've written about Jake Arrieta a lot this weekend. I wrote how the Pirates might be able to counter him and win...

A.J. Burnett Provides Bright Spot in Pirates’ Disappointing 3-2 Loss to Cubs

PITTSBURGH -- Tonight was a game that only September baseball could bring. In a chaotic, wacky, up-and-down affair, the Chicago Cubs defeated the Pirates in...

A.J. Burnett to Start Thursday, Gerrit Cole to Skip a Start

Clint Hurdle announced the starting rotation for the upcoming Milwaukee Brewers series and A.J. Burnett will get the opener on Thursday. It was also...

Could A.J. Burnett and Travis Ishikawa Return This Week?

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Burnett threw a side session today, two days after throwing his latest sim game. On Friday, Burnett said that the...

Burnett: “I expect to be throwing soon for the Pirates, because I feel great.”

ST. LOUIS -- A.J. Burnett threw his latest sim game this afternoon at Busch Stadium, going six innings and about 90 pitches against live...

A.J. Burnett Throws Five Inning Simulated Game

PITTSBURGH - Before Sunday afternoon's game between the Pirates and Rockies, A.J. Burnett took part in a simulated game in the Pirates' bullpen. Burnett had Chris...

A.J. Burnett Threw a Two Inning Sim Game Today

MIAMI -- A.J. Burnett threw a sim game this afternoon at Marlins Park, which is a big step for his rehab. Burnett threw 35 pitches...

First Pitch: What the Pirates Should Do With Happ When Burnett Returns?

Right after the trade deadline, I called the moves made by the Pirates "potentially brilliant." When I wrote the article, I knew it would...

Injury Updates: Mercer’s Rehab moved up to Tuesday; Scahill to Altoona

During Clint Hurdle's pre-game meeting with the media before the Pirates Sunday night game with the Dodgers, he gave some updates on a few...

A.J. Burnett Diagnosed, Estimated Return in Approximately Four Weeks

A.J. Burnett went for an MRI today to get the diagnosis on his right elbow, and to find out whether he'd be able to...
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