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Cubs at Pirates — 4/11/21

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs (4-4) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (2-6) - Sunday, April 11 @ 1:05 p.m.

Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

SB Nation Tigers site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Trevor Williams - RHP - (1-0) – 3.00 ERA - 6 total Ks

Pirates: JT Brubaker - RHP - (0-0) – 2.25 ERA – 4 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Cubs

1. Ian Happ – CF

2. Willson Contreras – C

3....

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BrettBarnett

Pirates come alive at plate to down Cubs 8-2

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Put one in the win column.

After beginning the season with a win, the Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6) were struggling to get themselves back into the win column. On Saturday night in Pittsburgh, with a massive outpouring of run support early in the game, the Pirates were able to secure a win against their divisional foe, the Chicago Cubs (4-3).

In game two of a three-game weekend set, the Pirates sent Mitch Keller (0-1) to the mound, while the Cubs called on Kyle Davies...

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Robert Kelley

Famous usher saw it all with the Bucs

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

BD talked with Phil Coyne back in 2016. Here are excerpts from that interview.

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who had a longer association with the Pittsburgh Pirates than Phil Coyne.

The Oakland native, who died Friday morning at the age of 102, worked as an usher for the team for 82 years, but he began going to games at what was then a relatively new Forbes Field around 1930. Coyne said in an interview in 2016:

“I was 12 years old, and the older...

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Robert Kelley

Cubs at Pirates — 4/10/21

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports Chicago Cubs (4-3) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-6) - Saturday, April 10 @ 6:35 p.m.

Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

SB Nation Tigers site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Zach Davies - RHP - (0-0) – 3.18 ERA - 5 total Ks

Pirates: Mitch Keller - RHP - (0-1) – 9.00 ERA – 4 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Cubs

1. Ian Happ – CF

2. Willson Contreras – C

3...

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Darren Yuvan

SB Nation Reacts: MLB first week and Pirates fan confidence

Fans of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago Cubs make their way to their seats for an opening day baseball game at PNC Park. | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

What’s the fan poll look like after Pittsburgh’s 1-6 start?

It’s the first SB Nation Reacts poll after the start of the season, and we have two big questions to get the results for this week.

The first question was for all of our league-wide voters and dealt with the MLB at-large during the first week of the season. We asked...

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Jeremy_Brener

Roster news: Recently DFA’d Edgar Santana dealt to Braves

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Ben Cherington’s making moves again.

Going, going, gone.

Last week after Edgar Santana was designated for assignment following the acquisition of RHP Kyle Keller, it was only a matter of time before he was going to be traded. Now, he’s gone.

According to sources, the team traded Edgar Santana to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations.

Pirates have traded Edgar Santana to the Braves in exchange for cash considerations. They DFA'd him when...

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Darren Yuvan

Famed Pirates usher Phil Coyne passes away at 102

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Some bad news for Bucs fans today.

A bit of bad news this afternoon for any long-time Pittsburgh Pirates fan. Phil Coyne, the famed usher who spent 81 years working for the team, was reported to have passed away today at the age of 102, and it was later confirmed by Pirates Twitter.

It is with a heavy heart that we confirm the news of the passing of long-time usher Phil Coyne.

Today, we remember the life and many fond moments we have all shared with Phil.

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Braves To Acquire Edgar Santana From Pirates

The Braves are acquiring right-hander Edgar Santana from the Pirates in exchange for cash considerations, per Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link).

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: April 9, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Friday, April 9, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Cubs 4, Pirates 2 Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pirates come up short against Cubs in home opener (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pirates manager Derek Shelton savoring return of fans for home opener at PNC Park (TribLIVE)

MLB News

Trout’s moonshot takes ball to school, literally (MLB.com)

Yermín Mercedes. 485 feet. Just watch this...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates Drop Home Opener to Cubs, 4-2

Greg Brown called Jacob Stallings a cheetah during the game. Okay, Brownie. | Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

As most of you know and the rest will learn, I’m an optimist at heart. So what kind of spin can I put on the Pirates’ sixth straight loss?

At least it wasn’t a blowout.

Unfortunately, it was yet another loss, this one 4-2 against the Cubs, spoiling the Bucs’ home opener at PNC Park. But there were some small signs of life. Small, mind you.

Bucs starter Tyler Anderson was not...

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Patricia Beninato

Game Thread: Cubs at Pirates, 4/8/21

Hey, at least he has more strikeouts than Arrieta right now. | MLB.com

Happy Home Opener!

Chicago Cubs (3-3) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (1-5) - Thursday, April 8 @ 1:35p.m.

Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh PA

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

SB Nation Cubs site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

Starting Pitchers

Cubs: Jake Arrieta - RHP - (1-0) - 1.50 ERA - 5 total Ks

Pirates: Tyler Anderson - LHP - (0-1) - 5.40 ERA - 7 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Cubs

1. ...

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Jeremy_Brener

Series preview: Fans return to PNC Park for three games vs. Cubs

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It’s the Pirates home opening series!

Chicago Cubs (4-2) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (1-5), April 8-11, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA 100.1 FM & 1020 AM

Cubs SB Nation Site: Bleed Cubbie Blue

It’s the home opening series for the Pirates at PNC Park and it’s the second series against the Cubs this season. After the Pirates underwhelming performance in Cincinnati, perhaps a series in front of their fans can...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: April 8, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Thursday, April 8, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Reds 11, Pirates 4 Today’s First Pitch: 1:35 p.m. EST Pittsburgh Pirates News

For myriad reasons, the Pirates can’t wait to get home (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Pirates leave Cincinnati with another lopsided loss (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Leiter vs. Rocker: Who should go No. 1? (MLB.com)

MLB News

Judge (oblique) out of...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates swept by Reds with 11-4 defeat

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Another loss for the Buccos.

The Cincinnati Reds picked up today right where they left off following yesterday’s shellacking, and they all but ended this one early on with a series sweeping 11-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Chad Kuhl struggled to start the game, giving up a five-run first inning, including a solo homer to apparent Bucs-killer Tyler Naquin, his third time going yard in the last two days. And Kuhl continued with Pittsburgh’s overall...

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Talk The Plank dives into Reds shellacking of Pirates

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Nathan breaks down the series including its few highs and many lows.

Host: Nathan Hursh

Bucs Dugout contributor Nathan Hursh invites guests from the Locker Room app to discuss the Pirates series against the Reds and what to look for during their PNC Park opening series vs. the Cubs.

Follow Nathan on Twitter: @Nathan_Hursh

Follow Nathan on Instagram: @Nathan_Hursh

Please rate and review the podcast on iTunes. Send all feedback, comments, and questions to...

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Game thread: Pirates vs. Reds, 4/7/21

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Some Wednesday afternoon baseball!

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-4) vs. Cincinnati Reds (4-1) Wednesday, April 7, 2021 @ 12:35 p.m. EST

Location: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA 100.1 FM & 1020 AM

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Chad Kuhl

Reds: Luis Castillo

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute change) Pirates Kevin Newman (2B) Wilmer Difo (3B) Colin Moran (1B) Phillip Evans...

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BrettBarnett

Phillip Evans deserves to start

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

He’s a true utility man, but he should always be on the field somewhere, preferably in right field over a certain someone.

The Major League Baseball season has just begun, and the Pittsburgh Pirates are off to a slow start. A proactive leader might insist that an early shakeup is needed; a more careful leader might suggest that we need to let things run its course for the time being. I fall into the former camp. On a team which isn’t likely to be graced with...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: April 7, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Reds 14, Pirates 1 Today’s First Pitch: 12:35 p.m. EST Pittsburgh Pirates News

Reds rout Pirates, 14-1, as early-season struggles continue (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Rocker vs. Leiter: Who’s better? (MLB.com)

MLB News

Tatis (shoulder) to IL; surgery not expected (MLB.com)

Try not to flinch: Foul ball shatters...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates dismantled by Reds 14-1

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

All of the faults of the Pittsburgh Pirates were on full display tonight in a humbling 14-1 stomping at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds

Shaky starting pitching? Check.

The Bucs were hoping veteran Trevor Cahill would help stabilize a starting staff that’s been erratic so far, but instead he took the worst drubbing of this young season. He gave up a solo homer to Tyler Naquin in the first off of an errant change up, and instead of settling down, Cahill got even...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates vs. Reds 4/6/21

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucs look to break a three-game losing streak.

Pittsburgh Pirates (1-3) vs. Cincinnati Reds (3-1) Tuesday, April 6, 2021 @ 6:40pm

Location: Great American Ballpark, Cincinnati, OH

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

Reds SB Nation Site: Red Reporter

Starting Pitchers

Pirates: Trevor Cahill

Reds: Wade Miley

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute change) Pirates Adam Frazier (2B) Kevin Newman (SS) Bryan Reynolds (LF) Colin Moran...

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