First Pitch: Astral Traveling

First Pitch
That’s the type of start from Mitch Keller that gives Pirates fans hope for the future. Five innings, one run, seven strikeouts, one walk. Anyone watching Keller throughout the minors was expecting more starts like those in the majors than what we’ve seen so far. Hopefully this is a sign…

Game Recap: Keller Strong in Win Over Cubs

No Quarter, Recaps, Uncategorized
The Pirates stopped their six-game losing streak by stomping the Cubs, 8-2.  In the process, Mitch Keller became the first Pirates starter to record a win. Keller’s start was probably the best news the Pirates could get.  He walked the first batter he faced, which cost him a run when…

Live Game Discussion: Pirates vs Cubs, 6:35 PM

Live Game Discussion
The Pittsburgh Pirates (1-5) take on the Chicago Cubs (4-3) at PNC Park on Saturday night in game two of a three-game series. Mitch Keller will be on the mound for his second start, coming off of three runs over three innings against the Cubs on April 4th. His mound…

The Rise of the Fastball

Guest Features
The following article was a reader submission by Jason Gindele. You can find his previous articles here and here. The late Tom Seaver once said: “The good rising fastball is the best pitch in baseball.”  He may have been on to something. Decades later, some analytics are now pointing to…

Pirates Sign 16-Year-Old Pitcher out of San Marino

International News
The Pittsburgh Pirates signed 16-year-old right-handed pitcher Alessandro Ercolani out of San Marino on Friday morning. He will report to Pirate City in Bradenton in May. Ercolani was among a group of players from foreign countries who came to the U.S. in October of 2019 for a ten-day academy in…

Pirates Trade Edgar Santana to Atlanta Braves

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded right-handed pitcher Edgar Santana to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. Santana was designated for assignment on Monday when the Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Kyle Keller from the Los Angeles Angels for cash considerations. The 29-year-old Santana missed the 2019 season due to Tommy John…