Rob Biertempfel of the Tribune-Review tweeted today after the game that the Pirates will not be making any roster moves going into this weekend’s series against Cleveland. There was a ton of speculation and it seemed like a given that Alex Presley would be called up as the Pirates will be facing 3 right handed
Final: Pirates 5, Astros 4 WP: James McDonald (5-4) LP: Jordan Lyles (0-2) SV: Jose Veras (1) Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to watch much of this game, but from the looks of the box score and the summary, it looks like James McDonald once again did not have his best stuff. He labored through 5.2
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This was a tweet sent by ESPN’s Keith Law when asked about what it would take for the Bucs to sign 2nd round pick, Josh Bell. Bell, who was ranked as the draft’s 15th best player and 5th best hitter by Baseball America, fell to the Bucs in the 2nd round due to signability issues.
Final: Pirates 7, Astros 3 WP: Charlie Morton (7-3) LP: Enerio Del Rosario (0-1) SV: Joel Hanrahan (19) This one took forever, but the Bucs won it at last. The win propelled them to 34-33 on the year, putting them above .500 this late in the season for the first time since 1999. Charlie Morton
Game 67: Pirates at Astros