TribLIVE

| Sports

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

Saturday's scouting report: Pirates at Marlins

Pirates/MLB Videos

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Pirates podcasts

  • Loading...

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Friday, June 13, 2014, 7:06 p.m.
 

• With their two most talented pitchers (Gerrit Cole and Francisco Liriano) on the disabled list, the Pirates need Charlie Morton to continue his recent hot pitching. Morton is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last two outings. Over those starts, Morton has struck out 16 in 12 innings. ... Morton never has allowed a home run to the current collection of Marlins and should be aided in continuing that streak by the deep dimensions of Marlins Park.

• The Pirates have not seen many left-handed starting pitchers this season since the NL Central is so right-handed dominant. The Pirates are 3-4 in games started by left-handers. Marlins left Randy Wolf has held current Pirates to a .229 batting average. Wolf's fastball averages just 87.6 mph, yet he throws it on more than half of his offerings.

The Buzz

Starling Marte entered Friday's play 8 for 16 in his last four games to snap out of an 0-for-23 snap. Marte is hitting .524 when batting sixth this year, perhaps an ideal long-term home for him in the lineup.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Pirates

  1. Pirates trade for Dodgers 1B/OF Morse, Mariners LHP Happ
  2. Marte’s 2 fine defensive plays rescue Pirates in victory over Reds
  3. Pirates place Burnett on 15-day disabled list
  4. Hurdle: Soria likely to assume setup role with Watson
  5. Gameday: Pirates at Cincinnati, Aug. 1, 2015
  6. Pirates notebook: Blanton introduced; Worley designated for assignment
  7. Pirates’ Burnett endures another poor start in blowout loss to Reds
  8. Pirates bolster bullpen by trading for former closer Soria
  9. Gameday: Pirates at Reds, July 31, 2015
  10. Pirates acquire pitcher Blanton from Royals for cash
  11. Gameday: Pirates vs. Nationals, July 26, 2015