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Playoff Push: A look at the Bucs’ schedule

Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle has revitalized the franchise in his seven-year tenure and looks to return to the playoffs in October. (Photo by Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

July 18, 2017

Just five years ago, this season would have been considered a success for the Pirates. But now, after making the playoffs in three of the past four years, many see it as a disappointment. With just under 70 games left in the regular season, the team sits two games under .500 at 46-48 and five games bac...

Slow starts a troubling trend for Pirates

Andrew McCutchen, once one of the MLB's best players, is hitting just .212 this year, well below his career average of .290. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 17, 2017

The Pittsburgh Pirates — one of the most unsuccessful teams in sports until recent years — are officially stuck in mediocrity. From 1993-2012, the Pirates suffered an unprecedented 20 consecutive losing seasons. The streak marked the longest of any professional team in the United States’ fo...

Pitt Night sets standard for Pirates going forward

Andrew McCutchen drove in 20 runs for the Pirates in September. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich / Staff Writer

July 28, 2016

The force was strong with the Pittsburgh Pirates this past Wednesday at PNC Park. On a dually-themed University of Pittsburgh Night and Star Wars Night, the Pirates put together a complete performance to blow out the visiting Seattle Mariners, 10-1. After Chancellor Patrick Gallagher hurled the...

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