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  1. Pirates must rely on big reinforcements

    Christina Kahrl

    This is a big week for the Pittsburgh Pirates, perhaps even a defining week. Monday night's loss to the Atlanta Braves was their sixth straight. They're now two games back in the wild-card standings, with the Braves between them and the Cardinals and...

    Blog | August 19, 2014
  2. Reds' Leake, Frazier have big parts to play

    Christina Kahrl

    When you look at the Reds and Pirates, it's easy to get caught up in the big stars: Andrew McCutchen and Joey Votto, both National League MVPs, both leading candidates for the face of the game, both of them engines to power the possible in two NL Cen...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. Pirates first to 50, but they're no fluke

    Christina Kahrl

    First team to 50 wins, the Pittsburgh Pirates? For reals? Legit? By getting there behind Francisco Liriano's start, a deep pen's collective hold and save, and the homers hit by Pedro Alvarez and Garrett Jones, today's Pirates might have done ...

    Blog | June 30, 2013
  4. Pirates' offense more than McCutchen

    Christina Kahrl

    In the Pittsburgh Pirates' first 50 games, you had to wonder if they would wind up as the "Andrew McCutchen and Friends" show. They were struggling to score three runs per game, averaging 2.9 while playing break-even baseball. The focus was on McC...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  5. Verlander's third no-no near-miss

    Christina Kahrl

    Justin Verlander very nearly pulled off a no-hitter against the Pirates, which would have been his third career no-hitter. Two outs shy of the feat, the Pirates' Josh Harrison waved his bat in time to flick a soft liner up the middle, thwarting the t...

    Blog | May 19, 2012
  6. Clearing the bases: Bunt-y Sunday

    Christina Kahrl

    First base: If at first you do succeed, why not try again? That was the choice of Clint Hurdle the bunt-happy skipper of the Pirates, on Sunday. Up by just a run in the eighth inning against the Giants with two men on and nobody out and with ground-p...

    Blog | April 16, 2012
  7. Cubs and Pirates play with fire at second

    Christina Kahrl

    Friday's Chicago Cubs home opener provided an interesting contrast. The Cubs have 2011 aspirations to try and live up to, while the Pittsburgh Pirates do not. Yet both teams have a similar problem: experimentation at second base. Whatever comes ou...

    Blog | April 01, 2011