The Pirates throw a left-handed sinkerballer against a lineup ill-suited for left-handers and sinkerballers; the Reds will try to ride their OBP stars to give Johnny Cueto a shot at postseason redemption.
The Pirates and Reds clinch postseason appearances, Texas goes to town on the Astros, and the Orioles have an ugly night.
The Indians pull off the sweep, the Reds edge Pittsburgh, the Royals take a close one from Texas, and more.
The Pirates’ once-promising pitcher elects free agency, while Wilson Betemit gets DFA’d, Jose De La Torre gets claimed by Milwaukee, and the Astros add a young, recouperating arm.
With a strong outing versus the Braves and a home run at the plate, Jose Fernandez did his best to convince Rookie of the Year voters on Wednesday.
How can we explain the fact that the NL Central is almost certain to send three teams to October?
Gerrit Cole helps Pittsburgh seal win no. 82, Juan Uribe breaks out, Gio Gonzalez nearly no-hits the Mets, plus Andrelton Simmons and more.
A look at the lesser-known, but influential, stories of Pittsburgh’s season.
Yusmeiro Petit comes close to perfection, the Pirates stay stuck on 81 wins, the Red Sox nearly sweep the Yankees, and more.
It didn’t take long for Pirates starter Gerrit Cole to start to miss more bats.
The Pirates win their 81st game with 24 to spare.
The Diamondbacks trade Jason Kubel, the Mets get a pitching prospect, and teams manipulate their rosters to maximize returns.
Dan debuts a new format with a look at the month’s unlikely power hitters, Robinson Cano’s injury scare, the Pirates’ pitching, and the defensive plays of the night.
Pittsburgh gets Marlon Byrd to fill in their injured outfield, while the Red Sox have a potential postseason pinch-runner.
Ben, Sam, and guest co-host Russell Carleton discuss whether and how the Dodgers should discipline Yasiel Puig, teams that would want to take mulligans on their trade deadlines, and things sabermetricians are still getting wrong.
Mark Reynolds, Ryan Roberts, Andrew Lambo, and Elliot Johnson headline the movers.