| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Scouting Saturday's Pirates-Marlins game

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Getty Images
Pirates starter Charlie Morton delivers in the first inning against the Nationals on Monday, July 22, 2013.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

• Charlie Morton has pitched at least six innings in each of his last three starts after failing to pitch beyond the fifth inning in four June starts. Morton has issued just one walk in each of his last two starts. Morton is also coming off his best velocity outing as his fastball averaged 94 mph in his start against Washington.

• The Marlins have become a more difficult team to prepare for after calling up rookie outfielders Christian Yelich and Jake Marisnick this week. The Pirates have limited scouting reports on each player. Both are top prospects and Yelich became just the second Marlin to begin his career with three hits Tuesday.

The Buzz reported Friday that it expects the Pirates to become more engaged in the trade market for relief pitching. The Pirates announced closer Jason Grilli will miss between four and eight weeks earlier in the day.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates sign independent league pitcher
  2. Pirates, Orioles had trade talks involving 2B Walker
  3. Rossi: Baseball should retire Roberto Clemente’s No. 21
  4. Robust farm system needs to restock Pirates if free agents depart
  5. Pirates protect top prospects in advance of Rule 5 draft