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BrettBarnett

What do I know about the Pirates, anyway?

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The losing streak ends, then the winning streak ends.

Earlier in the week, while the Pirates were mired in a 10-game losing streak, I took it upon myself to lament the fact that they could be embarking on a sustained losing streak destined to equal that which has already been established for this season. My tone, however, was jovial, which some would call a coping mechanism for having subjected myself to one of the worst teams in baseball...

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Jeremy_Brener

Talk The Plank breaks down series win; crown Derek Shelton a special nickname

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What nickname do Nate and Jake award to Derek Shelton?

Hosts: Nathan Hursh, Jake Slebodnick

Nathan Hursh and Jake Slebodnick break down the weekend series vs. Cleveland and don a special nickname for manager Derek Shelton following a questionable decision to take out J.T. Brubaker in Sunday’s loss.

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: June 21, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Monday, June 21, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Cleveland 2, Pirates 1 Today’s First Pitch: Off Day Podcast: Pittsburgh Pirates News

Pirates GM Ben Cherington hopes to add a ‘ton of talent’ by draft, trades over next 6 weeks (TribLIVE)

MLB News

No. 1 prospect Wander getting called up (MLB.com)

All you need to know about Wander’s debut...

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Robert Kelley

Indians trim Pirates 2-1

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The Bucs fail to sweep.

Josh Naylor’s RBI single in the seventh inning snapped a 1-1 tie and propelled the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday before a nice Father’s Day crowd at PNC Park.

The loss snapped the Pirates’ modest two-game winning streak, but the Bucs still wound up taking the three-game series from the Tribe.

Despite taking the loss, Pirates starter JT Brubaker pitched a solid game, giving up just...

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Robert Kelley

Indians trim Pirates, 2-1

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Josh Naylor’s RBI single in the seventh inning snapped a 1-1 tie and propelled the Cleveland Indians to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates Sunday before a nice Father’s Day crowd at PNC Park.

The loss snapped the Pirates’ modest two-game winning streak, but the Bucs still wound up taking the three-game series from the Tribe.

Despite taking the loss, Pirates starter JT Brubaker pitched a solid game, giving up just three hits while striking...

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Robert Kelley

Indians vs. Pirates - 6/20/2021

Photo by G Fiume/Getty ImagesCleveland Indians (38-30) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (25-44) - Sunday, June 20, 2021 @ 1:35 p.m.

Stadium: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, Pa.

TV: AT&T SportsNet

Radio: 93.7 The Fan

SB Nation Indians site: www.coveringthecorner.com

Starting Pitchers

Indians: Sam Hentges - LHP - (1-1) – 7.57 ERA - 33 total Ks

Pirates: JT Brubaker - RHP - (4-5) – 3.83 ERA – 63 total Ks

Probable Starting Lineups (subject to last-minute changes)

Indians

1. Cesar Hernandez – 2B

2. ...

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Darren Yuvan

Late power surge lifts Pirates over Indians 6-3

Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Two big late shots got it done for Pittsburgh.

It was looking like it was going to be another one of those games. The Pittsburgh Pirates were virtually ineffective at the plate through six innings of play against the Cleveland Indians. But then the improbable happened, and the Buccos got two three-run homers in the seventh inning — one from Michael Perez and another from Bryan Reynolds — after having just one total on the entire year, that lifted the...

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Jeremy_Brener

Cleveland vs. Pirates - 6/19/21

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Game 2 of the weekend series!

Cleveland (38-29) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-45), June 19, 2021 @ 4:05pm

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Cleveland SB Nation Site: Covering the Corner

Projected Starters

Indians: Cal Quantrill (0-2, 3.11 ERA)

Pirates: Wil Crowe (0-0, 6.75 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change) Cleveland Cesar Hernandez (2B)

2. Amed Rosario (SS)

3. Bobby Bradley (1B)

4. Eddie Rosario...

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Jeremy_Brener

Pirates snap 10-game skid in wild 11-10 series opener vs. Cleveland

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One of the wildest games of the season.

The Pittsburgh Pirates are waking up with smiles on their faces this morning following a wild win at PNC Park Friday night.

The Good Guys snapped a 10-game losing streak after an 11-10 win in the series opener against Cleveland.

The Pirates wasted no time getting on the board with a five-run first inning. The five runs in the first matched the same amount of runs the team scored in its previous 34 innings.

Adam Frazier...

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Darren Yuvan

Pirates vs. Indians - 6/18/2021

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Can the Bucs bust the losing streak?

Cleveland Indians (38-28) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-44), June 18, 2021 @ 7:05pm

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Cleveland SB Nation Site: Covering the Corner

Projected Starters

Indians: J.C. Mejia (1-1, 4.26 ERA)

Pirates: Chad Kuhl (0-4, 6.52 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to change) Cleveland Cesar Hernandez (2B) Amed Rosario (SS) Jose Ramirez (3B) Eddie Rosario...

Yardbarker: Pittsburgh Pirates

Pirates closer Richard Rodriguez one of the best bullpen trade chips

The Pirates this summer can market two and a half years of control over a pitcher who has quietly been one of the NL’s most effective relievers since 2018.

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Jeremy_Brener

Series preview: Cleveland comes to town in hopes to end streak

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Cleveland is coming to town for a three-game set.

Cleveland (38-28) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (23-44), June 18-20, 2021

Location: PNC Park, Pittsburgh, PA

TV: AT&T Sports Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM

Cleveland SB Nation Site: Covering the Corner

It’s another interleague showdown as Cleveland comes to PNC Park.

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

Projected Starters

Friday, 7:05 p.m. EST

J.C. Mejia (1-1, 4.26 ERA) vs. Chad Kuhl (0-4, 6.52...

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Robert Kelley

It’s time for the Pirates to make changes in the outfield and at shortstop

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In another lost season, it’s time to see what the Bucs have in the coffers at two positions.

Roughly 40 percent of the way through the 2021 season, the Pittsburgh Pirates are where most people figured they would be – struggling in last place in the National League Central.

With a 23-44 record and in the midst of a 10-game losing streak, the long-range forecast doesn’t look good, but in a bizarre sort of way, maybe that IS good.

Perhaps this isn’t a popular...

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Jeremy_Brener

Bucs Arghticles: June 18, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Friday, June 18, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Off Day Today’s First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. EST vs. Cleveland Indians Podcast: Talk The Plank Pittsburgh Pirates News

U mad, bro?: Steelers fans are fretting; Penguins fans are pushing back; Pirates fans are just fed up (TribLIVE)

Jason Mackey: Six storylines to make following the Pirates more enjoyable (Pittsburgh...

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BrettBarnett

Pirates losing streaks becoming unnoticeable

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Just another day as a Bucs fan.

As I write this piece, the Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 consecutive games.

This string of losses is the longest streak of its kind for the Pirates this season, but the Bucs have amassed losing streaks of six twice, the first coming at the beginning of the season; the second coming at the end of May.

In 1963, the New York Mets lost 22 consecutive games. They went 51-111 that season. The 1943 Philadelphia Athletics...

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Darren Yuvan

SB Nation Reacts: Surprises and disappointments so far

Mark Alberti-USA TODAY Sports

Let’s check in on the season’s developments.

The results from last week’s SB Nation Reacts survey are ready, and this week’s topic is the biggest surprises and disappointments of the season so far. Our first question asked our national voters about the biggest surprise team. Here’s what you had to say:

That’s a clear win for the the San Francisco Giants, who are cruising right now and tied for the league’s best record at 43-25 after...

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Jeremy_Brener

Talk The Plank talks sticky substances and losing streaks

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Nate and Jake break it down.

Hosts: Nathan Hursh, Jake Slebodnick

Nathan Hursh and Jake Slebodnick discuss the Pirates series against the Washington Nationals, ponder when the losing streak will end and dive deep into the MLB sticky substance drama.

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Bucs Arghticles: June 17, 2021

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Everything you need to know about MLB news, Pirates and other Pittsburgh teams for Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Yesterday’s Game: Nationals 3, Pirates 1 Today’s First Pitch: Off Day Podcast: Pittsburgh Pirates News

Colin Moran misses 3rd straight start; Pirates get good news-bad news on injured pitchers (TribLIVE)

MLB News

deGrom K’s 8 of 9, exits with sore shoulder (MLB.com)

Try to dodge chin music, end up with a single...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates drop tenth in a row to Nationals, 3-1

The lone Pirates run, sadly. | Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the Bucs’ worst losing streak in ten years.

It was a day of firsts for Pirates starter Chase De Jong in today’s game against the Nationals at Nationals Park.

One was a good first—he got his first major league hit in the third inning against the Nats’ Paolo Espino. It was a double, even. Good job, dude. (fist bump)

The other wasn’t as good—he was handed his first loss as a Buc.

Fueled by homers by Yan Gomes and Josh...

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Patricia Beninato

Pirates vs Nationals 6/16/2021

We can hope we’ll see this today. | Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Don’t get swept two series in a row, yinz.

Pittsburgh Pirates (23-43) vs. Washington Nationals (29-35), June 16, 2021 @ 4:05 p.m.

Location: Nationals Park, Washington, D.C.

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Radio: KDKA-AM (1020) and FM (100.1)

Nationals SB Nation Site: Federal Baseball

Projected Starters

Pirates: Chase De Jong (0-0, 4.80 ERA)

Nationals: Pablo Espino (0-2, 2.78 ERA)

Projected Lineups (subject to...

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