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Breaking down pitch adjustments from pitcher, catcher and hitter POVs

It seems so simple: a pitcher throws a pitch, and a batter either looks at it or swings. But, in reality, it’s much more complicated than that. It’s this game of cat-and-mouse game between a pitcher, catcher and hitter that determines success, wi…

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Pirates split series vs Mariners as Pittsburgh’s offense awakens

A day after the frustrated Pittsburgh Pirates could do no right, smiles were aplenty as they beat the Seattle Mariners 8-1 Wednesday night. The Pirates were able to capitalize off Mariners starter Wade Miley, who was making his first start since comi…

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Niese’s miscues costly in Pirates’ loss

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ reaction to Tuesday night’s 5-2 loss to the Seattle Mariners can best be summarized by something simple: a hung head. Pittsburgh starter Jon Niese hung his head after Seattle’s Nelson Cruz hit a towering home…

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Which prospects could help the Pirates out this year?

Chad Kuhl’s first career at-bat Sunday probably won’t be memorable. He struck out, as pitchers often do at the plate. But it wasn’t a typical strikeout. The Pittsburgh Pirates rookie fouled off five pitches and took another two for…

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No Pirates on NL All-Star final ballot update

On the final NL All-Star ballot update, there are a lot of familiar faces in the top-5 at their position. It’s just that none of them happen to play for the Pittsburgh Pirates. In fact, only two Pirates are even close to the top-5: outfielders …

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Pirates could benefit from National League adopting DH

Light your torches. Grab your pitch forks. Call Bob Walk. Because I’m going to make a statement that might shake baseball’s purists to their core: The Pittsburgh Pirates would benefit from the National League adding the designated hitter….

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