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Major League Baseball predictions

Major League Baseball predictions

Mike Ruggiero

September 15, 2014

It’s the last month of the Major League Baseball season and I want to make my remarks and thoughts about the remaining games, heading into the postseason. Starting in the American League, here are the teams I feel are DONE for the year as far as playoff hopes are concerned. BOSTON RED SOX All I can say...

Life After Littlefield: Pirates take 2nd series against Cubs, head to Milwaukee

Life After Littlefield: Pirates take 2nd series against Cubs, head to Milwaukee

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

April 11, 2014

For the second time this month the Pirates managed to take 2 of 3 from the Chicago Cubs, this time it was on the road.  With these 2 wins the Pirates currently sit at 6-3, which is good enough for 2nd place in the NL Central behind the Milwaukee Brewers. A couple keys notes to take way from this serie...

Life After Littlefield: Pirates head to Chicago, Huntington & Hurdle extended, Taillon surgery

Life After Littlefield: Pirates head to Chicago, Huntington & Hurdle extended, Taillon surgery

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

April 8, 2014

This past weekend we saw the Pirates take 2 of 3 from a very good St. Louis Cardinals team, with the Pirates getting quality starting pitching performances from Gerrit Cole and newcomer Edinson Volquez in games 1 and 3 of the series.  The Pirates will now begin a 9-game road trip tonight in Chicago...

Life After Littlefield: Pirates take first season series

Life After Littlefield: Pirates take first season series

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

April 4, 2014

The Pirates managed to take two of three from the Chicago Cubs in the opening series of the 2014 season, and currently sit tied for first place in the NL Central with the St. Louis Cardinals. Opening Day saw Francisco Liriano dazzle the Cubs hitters over  sixshutout innings, striking-out 10 Cubs...

Life After Littlefield: Opening Day 2014

Life After Littlefield: Opening Day 2014

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

March 31, 2014

They’re back.  After the shortest offseason in the past 20 years, the Pirates return for the 2014 season as they try to follow up their successful 2013 campaign, in which we saw them finish 94-68 and make it to the NLCS before losing to the St. Louis Cardinals. For the first time in a long time,...

Life After Littlefield: NLDS Game 5

Life After Littlefield: NLDS Game 5

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

October 9, 2013

It’s time to ride or die with the Cole Train.  After getting embarrassed in Game 1, the Pirates won Game 2 in St. Louis and Game 3 in Pittsburgh before losing Game 4 to force a Game 5 with the Cardinals.  In this elimination game manager Clint Hurdle went against experience (A.J. Burnett) and chose...

Life After Littlefield: NLDS Game 1

Life After Littlefield: NLDS Game 1

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

October 3, 2013

In what was the most significant game in PNC Park history, Francisco Liriano and the Pirates put on for a record crowd as the trumped the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 in the NL Wild Card Game. With over 40,00 fans on hand, the Pirates did exactly what they had to do and that was get to Reds’ starter Johnny...

Life After Littlefield: NL Wild Card Game

Life After Littlefield: NL Wild Card Game

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

October 1, 2013

For the first time in PNC Park history there will be a playoff game being played.  At 8:07 PM tonight, the Pirates will be taking on the Cincinnati Reds in the NL Wild Card game to see who will advance to take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Division Series.  After sweeping the Reds...

Life After Littlefield: Weekend with the Reds

Life After Littlefield: Weekend with the Reds

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

September 27, 2013

Three games.  That is all that is left to the 2013 regular season for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Currently the Pirates sit at 91-68, three games behind the NL Central Division leading St. Louis Cardinals and one game ahead of the Cincinnati Reds going into this weekend series in Cincy. For the Pirates...

Life After Littlefield: Pirates are October bound for the first time since 1992

Life After Littlefield: Pirates are October bound for the first time since 1992

Jarrod Blumer, Contributor

September 24, 2013

In a year filled with numerous achievements and milestones, what’s one more?  After a 2-1 victory over the Cubs last night, thanks to a Starling Marte solo-homer in the 9th inning and a Washington Nationals’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a playoff berth for the fi...