Globe iconLogin iconRecap iconSearch iconTickets icon
news

Pirates News arrow-downArrow Down icon Arrow Up icon

Bucs beat Reds without a hit -- and VanMeter called it

@justdelossantos
May 15, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- Josh VanMeter called it. As the Pirates were facing the possibility of being no-hit by Hunter Greene, the Reds’ electrifying rookie who looked as if he could do no wrong Saturday at PNC Park, VanMeter made his prediction. The Pirates would get no-hit, but they would still win

Thompson goes 5 2/3 no-hit IP ... without knowing it

Pirates' pitcher showing growth after rough start to season
@justdelossantos
May 15, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- Zach Thompson can shove when he’s healthy, too. Thompson flirted with a no-hitter in the Pirates’ 3-1 win over the Reds on Saturday at PNC Park, holding Cincinnati hitless for 5 2/3 innings before allowing his first knock of the night and “settling” for six shutout frames. Unlike

Pirates Charities Family Walk benefits local mental-health initiatives

May 15, 2022

The cul de sac at Mazeroski Way outside PNC Park was a festive scene just before 9 a.m. ET on Saturday, as the Pirates and approximately 1,000 of their fans prepared for the start of the Pirates Charities Family Walk presented by Highmark and Allegheny Health Network. There was abundant

Struggling Keller needs to 'make his own opportunities'

May 13, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The statistics on the surface are not good for Mitch Keller. The Pirates right-hander gave up five runs in 4 2/3 innings Friday night in an 8-2 loss to the Reds at PNC Park. The loss dropped Keller’s record to 0-5 this season and 7-22 for his four-year

Injuries & Moves: Beede joins active roster

May 13, 2022

Keep track of the Pirates’ recent transactions and injury updates throughout the season.

Mitchell clubs a pair of jacks

May 14, 2022

Welcome to the Pirates prospect update, where you’ll find news, promotions and standout performances, all year long.

Crowe (and his son) build a big shoe collection

@justdelossantos
May 13, 2022

This story was excerpted from Justice delos Santos' Pirates Beat newsletter. To read the full newsletter, click here. And subscribe to get it regularly in your inbox.

Bucs bested by former mate in Alldred's debut

Rookie left-hander picks up first career strikeout in 1 strong inning against Reds
@JakeCrouseMLB
May 12, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- Coming off the boost of a series win against the Dodgers, the Pirates couldn’t continue the momentum against the Reds. And it came at the hands of a familiar face. Pittsburgh was held scoreless by Reds starter Connor Overton over 6 1/3 innings, and the Bucs could never

Resilience gives Bucs 1st series win vs. LA since '16

@JakeCrouseMLB
May 11, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- To beat a powerhouse club like the Dodgers, it takes a little bit of everything and a dash of resilience. The Pirates got big contributions from their pitchers, hitters and defenders on Wednesday at PNC Park, and what it led to was a 5-3 victory to win a

Prospects with the best fastballs -- 1 for each team

May 13, 2022

Not all fastballs are created equal. Sure, we all look at radar gun readings and it’s natural to ooh and ahh when we see triple digits. But we all know that just throwing hard does not necessarily equal having the best fastball in the organization. There’s no doubt that the

2022 mock draft: Position players pack Top 10

May 11, 2022

With a little more than two months before the Draft starts on July 17, it's still early to be making strong connections between teams and targets. In my first full first-round projection of 2022, I'll try to place players in the area they'd go if the Draft began today, but

Wilson hits speed bump in latest look as starter

@JakeCrouseMLB
May 11, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- When the Pirates acquired right-hander Bryse Wilson from the Braves at the Trade Deadline in 2021, general manager Ben Cherington made it clear that Wilson was going to get a long look as a starter in the team’s rotation. But after Wilson allowed six runs on eight hits

Bucs' Davis homers in Double-A debut

@tylermaun
May 10, 2022

In his first Double-A plate appearance, Henry Davis got hit by a pitch. In his third, it nearly happened again. Instead, Davis simply left the yard. Baseball’s No. 23 overall prospect cranked a two-run homer to left field for his first Eastern League hit and reached base three times in

Explore Greensboro's First National Bank Field 

May 11, 2022

Welcome to Greensboro's First National Bank Field, a central North Carolina locale with city skyline views. The ballpark is home to the Grasshoppers, but adorable bat dogs have long had a presence as well.

Hottest pitching prospects in each farm system

May 10, 2022

It's not just big league pitchers who are unleashing unhittable stuff. Minor League arms have averaged 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings during the first month of the season, including 10.9 whiffs per nine at the Single-A level. We're going to spotlight the hottest Minor League performers every couple of weeks,

Quintana, Pirates learn good things come to those who wait

@justdelossantos
May 9, 2022

PITTSBURGH -- The streak, at long last, is over. In their 28th game of the season, a Pirates starting pitcher finally recorded a win. After tossing six scoreless innings, José Quintana left with a one-run lead that was never lost as the Bucs beat the Dodgers, 5-1, on Monday night

Injury to 'integral' Pérez presents challenge for Pirates

@justdelossantos
May 8, 2022

CINCINNATI -- The Pirates will be without their starting backstop for quite some time. Prior to Sunday’s 7-3 loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park, general manager Ben Cherington announced on 93.7 The Fan that Roberto Pérez’s left hamstring strain is “on the more severe side of things.”

Each team's most surprising development so far

May 9, 2022

There are preseason projections, both for individual players and for teams across the Major Leagues, but projections are never able to foresee certain unexpected developments each year. One month into the 2022 campaign, this year is no exception. With the help of each MLB.com beat writer, here's a look at