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Cardinals vs. Braves prediction and odds for Wed., 7/6: Back the under with two aces on mound

The Atlanta Braves took the first two games of their four-game set with the St. Louis Cardinals, and now they’ll send their ace, Max Fried, to the mound against the Cards' Miles Mikolas.

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Evaluating the Jacob Stallings trade

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Halfway through the season, the deal doesn’t look bad for Bucs.

Halfway through a season might be a bit too early to evaluate the results of a trade, but at this point, the Pittsburgh Pirates’ return on the Jacob Stallings deal doesn’t look half bad.

And if not for a couple outings on April 23 – and a couple of injury issues — it would look even better.

Stallings was a fan favorite, but he never did anything for me, and I endorsed the trade...

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Pirates upset Yankees 5-2

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The Pirates got it done in all three phases against the boys from The Bronx.

The Pittsburgh Pirates once again performed well against a top team, giving thoughts of their earlier sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers with a 5-2 victory over the first-place New York Yankees Monday night at a packed house at PNC Park.

Daniel Vogelbach hit a solo homer (11th of the season) and Jack Suwinski hit a two-run dinger (14th of the year) to give the Buccos a lead...

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Bucs Arghticles: July 6, 2022

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Wednesday, July 6, 2022.

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Injuries & Moves: Gamel, Tsutsugo reinstated; Marcano, Park optioned (MLB.com)

MLB News

Muñoz pumps 102.5 mph gas right by Manny (MLB.com)

Pick your All-Star: Arenado vs. Machado (MLB.com)

Friars’ scuffling bats magnify need for Deadline additions (MLB.com)

VOTE NOW: Select starters in Finals of All-Star balloting...

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Game #80: New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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Jameson Taillon returns to Pittsburgh to pitch tonight.

New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, July 5, 2022, 7:05 p.m. ET

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sportsnet

Radio: KDKA

The Pittsburgh Pirates complete a long homestand with a two-game set against the MLB-best New York Yankees.

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Pirates activate Ben Gamel, Yoshi Tsutsugo from injured list

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Both have been out since late May.

Two veteran players returned to the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon after both were out with injury.

The team announced around 4 p.m. that OF Ben Gamel and 1B/DH Yoshi Tsutsugo were both activated off the 10-day injured list and both were slated into tonight’s starting lineup against the New York Yankees.

In corresponding moves, INF Tucupita Marcano and Hoy Park were optioned to Triple-A Indianapolis.

We have...

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Nathan J. Hursh

Talk the Plank Podcast: The Yankees visit Pittsburgh

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The Yankees have the best record in MLB this season.

Hosts: Nathan Hursh, Jake Slebodnick

In this episode, Jake Slebodnick and Nathan Hursh discuss the Pirates’ upcoming series against the New York Yankees. They also discuss forthcoming roster moves that will be made in the coming weeks. Finally, the two talk about Oneil Cruz’s first 50 or so plate appearances and how they feel about his overall play.

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Series preview: Pirates host MLB-best Yankees in Pittsburgh

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The Yanks are coming to the ‘Burgh!

New York Yankees vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, July 5-6, 2022

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Yankees SB Nation Site: Brew Crew Ball

The Pirates complete their home stand with a quick two-game series against the Yankees.

Here’s a look at what we can expect in this weekend’s series:

Projected Starters

Tuesday, 7:05 p.m. EST

Jameson Taillon vs. Jose...

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Fans rate Derek Shelton’s bullpen management ‘embarrassing’

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Cam Vieaux’s rough outing against Milwaukee sparked outrage among the Pirates community.

A couple days ago, we ran an impromptu poll on our Bucs Dugout Twitter page asking how fans would grade Derek Shelton’s bullpen management lately.

Needless to say, fans are not impressed.

POLL TIME: How would you grade Derek Shelton’s bullpen management as of late?

— Bucs Dugout (@BucsDugout) July 2, 2022

Out of 253 total votes, 45 percent of voters would...

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Bucs Arghticles: July 5, 2022

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Pittsburgh Pirates News

Oneil Cruz had enough of this pickle (MLB.com)

‘That wasn’t just my hit’: Smith-Njigba indebted to inner circle (MLB.com)

MLB News

From 5 runs down, Yordan’s 444-ft walk-off HR caps comeback (MLB.com)

With game on the line, Adley makes his marquee moment (MLB.com)

Injuries: Soto, deGrom, Montas, Red Sox, Kimbrel...

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Jake Slebodnick

Brewers shut out Pirates to earn series split

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Vogelbach notches three hits but Bucs strand 23 in the game.

After beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped Sunday’s finale, 2-0, to earn a series split.

Zach Thompson started for the Bucs just hours after he was activated off the injured list and gave up two earned runs over four-and-two-thirds innings. The two runs coming off the bat of catcher Omar Narváez, who homered to right in the fifth inning.

The Pirates’...

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SB Nation Reacts Results: Most likely Pirate to be traded

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This week’s results are here!

Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NFL. Each week we ask questions of the most plugged-in Pittsburgh Pirates fans and fans across the country.

We have our results from this week’s question, in which we checked in with you all about tradeable Pirates.

We asked our voters, which of these Pirates do you think is most likely to be traded? David Bednar, Bryan Reynolds, Chris Stratton, Daniel...

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Homers and Renegade figure in 7-6 win over Brewers

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Defense helped out Bryse Wilson

I know, this is late, but I brought back a little souvenir from Denver—no, not Covid, thankfully, but an old nemesis of mine, tonsilitis. My doctor was impressed that someone of my advanced years could get tonsillitis, but since I have no voice, I couldn't retort "well, I have tonsils, don't I?" and had to settle for a dirty look. This, however, is the first day I've been able to type in English—when I'm sick...

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Game #79: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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Series finale.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, July 3, 2022, 1:35 p.m. ET

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sportsnet

Radio: KDKA

The Pittsburgh Pirates return home to face the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers in a four-game weekend set.

Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.

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MLB best bets for Sun., 7/3: Predictions for Nolan Arenado, Brandon Woodruff and Rays-Jays

Want to get the Fourth of July off to a good start? Betting on the action in Major League Baseball on Sunday is a fun way to kick off the holiday weekend,

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Pirates turn to Zach Thompson to take series from Brewers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a chance Sunday to win their four-game series against the visiting Milwaukee Brewers after taking two of the first three contests.

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Michael Chavis homer boosts Pirates to win over Brewers

Michael Chavis hit a two-run homer and Oneil Cruz added a solo shot Saturday to help the Pittsburgh Pirates top the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 7-4. Daniel Vogelbach added a two-run single, Diego Castillo an RBI double for the Pirates.

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Pirates trade LHP Anthony Banda to Blue Jays for cash

The Pittsburgh Pirates traded left-hander Anthony Banda to the Toronto Blue Jays for cash considerations Saturday. The Pirates designated Banda for assignment Monday after he went 1-0 with a 6.41 ERA in 23 relief appearances this season.

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Game #78: Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates

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Some Saturday afternoon baseball.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, July 2, 2022, 4:05 p.m. ET

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sportsnet

Radio: KDKA

The Pittsburgh Pirates return home to face the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers in a four-game weekend set.

Please remember our Game Day thread guidelines.

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Best NRFI and YRFI Bets Today (Runs Will Score with Bryse Wilson on the Mound)

We at Betsided have made sure to bring you the absolute best value for No Run First Inning and Yes Run First Inning bets on the MLB slate today. We look meticulously at every game, every day, to ensure we win you money.  Here are my findings for today, and you can find odds for these games at WynnBET Sportsbook.  Best NRFI Bet Today Athletics vs.

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