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Talk the Plank Podcast: The Pirates are close to breaking

In this episode, Nathan Hursh and Jake Slebodnick discuss the Pirates’ most recent series with the Cubs. They then criticize the entire franchise from top to bottom. With the team now having the worst run differential in baseball, things aren’t looking great for Pittsburgh. Follow Nathan on Twitter:...
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Cardinals top prospect Nolan Gorman batting sixth in MLB debut

The St. Louis Cardinals are getting ready for an exciting youth movement this weekend. The team announced on Thursday that they had promoted top prospects Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore to their big-league club. Liberatore — a starting pitcher — will make his debut on Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates, while Gorman will play second base and hit sixth in his first MLB game on Friday.

Dodgers News: Freddie Freeman Impressed By Edwin Ríos

After only appearing in 25 games before undergoing season-ending surgery last year, Edwin Ríos was motivated to have a “redemption” 2022 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He made their Opening Day roster and has taken advantage of every opportunity thus far. The latest of which was making...
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Pirates begin 3-game series with the Cardinals

LINE: Cardinals -151, Pirates +129; over/under is 8 runs. BOTTOM LINE: The Pittsburgh Pirates host the St. Louis Cardinals to begin a three-game series. Pittsburgh is 9-10 in home games and 16-21 overall. The Pirates have gone 6-2 in games when they hit at least two home runs. St. Louis...

Two Key Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects Starting to Heat Up

Two of the Pittsburgh Pirates most important prospects, Oneil Cruz and Nick Gonzales, have started to hit much better in recent weeks. Two of the Pittsburgh Pirates most important prospects, Oneil Cruz and Nick Gonzales, didn’t start 2022 off on the right foot. However, they’ve both been heating up in recent weeks. They’ve both put together a nice stretch of games recently that, hopefully, can help them set the trend for themselves for the rest of the season.

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Time to Take Notice of Blake Sabol

Pittsburgh Pirates catching prospect Blake Sabol is having a terrific season with Double-A Altoona and is pushing for a promotion to Triple-A, and perhaps beyond. When people think of catching prospects in the farm system of the Pittsburgh Pirates their mind likely goes straight to 2021 no. 1 overall draft pick Henry Davis. When it comes to highly touted catching prospects that can play other positions people likely think of Endy Rodriguez.

Cardinals Top Prospect Nolan Gorman to Debut Friday

According to Katie Woo of The Athletic, top prospect Nolan Gorman will make his MLB debut Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Gorman was called up Thursday by the Cardinals, who subsequently placed outfielder Tyler O’Neill (right shoulder impingement) on the 10-day injured list. The 22-year-old is expected to start...

St Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates 5/20/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

The St. Louis Cardinals will meet with the Pittsburgh Pirates in MLB action in PNC Park, PA, on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 6:35 PM ET. The St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed a promising start to the year, but they still have work to do. They are presently second in the National League Central. They are presently generating 4.49 runs per game and have a collective batting average of .247 on the offensive side of the field.

Cardinals vs. Pirates Prediction and Odds for Friday, May 20 (Wainwright's Dominance over Pirates Continues)

The 20-18 St. Louis Cardinals dropped three of four to the Mets but welcome an easier series with the 16-21 Pittsburgh Pirates, beginning today at 6:35 PM EST. Pittsburgh's offense has struggled to a laughable degree, following up a game in which they won despite not recording a hit by getting shut out in two straight. They managed a 3-2 victory over the Cubs in their last contest, but things are bad right now for this lineup.

Pittsburgh Pirates Left Searching for Answers at Catcher

The Pittsburgh Pirates original regular catcher, Roberto Perez, underwent season ending hamstring surgery. So what do the Pirates do now behind the plate?. A very unfortunate hamstring injury has taken backstop Roberto Pérez, out for the rest of the season. Perez came into the year as the Bucs’ starting catcher and was doing quite well. He displayed his trademark elite defense but also held his own with the bat. He was an above-average hitter on the season, having a 106 wRC+ and 105 OPS+. But now the Pittsburgh Pirates are left with a black hole behind the plate as Pérez is set to miss the rest of the season after undergoing hamstring surgery.

Benches clear after play at plate between Cubs and Pirates

A play at the plate in Tuesday’s game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates escalated to the point that the benches emptied in a tense scene. In the top of the fourth inning, with the Cubs holding a 1-0 lead, the Pirates’ Yoshi Tsutsugo flied out to right field. Daniel Vogelbach, a former Cubs prospect, tried to tag up and score, but Seiya Suzuki made a perfect throw from right field that allowed Willson Contreras to tag Vogelbach out with plenty of time to spare. That’s where things got weird. After an awkward slide from Vogelbach, Contreras appeared to lean over...

St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates odds, picks and predictions

The St. Louis Cardinals (20-18) and Pittsburgh Pirates (16-21) meet Friday at 6:35 p.m. ET top open a 3-game series at PNC Park. Let's analyze Tipico Sportsbook's lines around the Cardinals vs. Piratesodds with MLB picks and predictions. Season series: St. Louis leads 2-1. The Cardinals 7-6 at the New...

Pittsburgh Pirates Prospects: Examining How Newcomers Have Performed

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired a few new prospects this past offseason, but how have they performed so far this season?. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t make as many trades this past offseason as they did in the 2020-2021 off-season, but they still added a few decent prospects. Although the rebuild is starting to bear fruit and the light at the end of the tunnel, this past off-season was still a part of the rebuild.