All three Bucs Beat Writers are featured in their own podcasts-
First up-Pirates Beat Writer Andrew Erickson-Josh Harrison showing better range than Neil Walker. Pirates lose in extra innings, Bucs Bullpen, Cubs series. The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics presents the Pirates Pre-Game Show.
Pirate Beat Writer Travis Sawchik in-studio with Josh Taylor, the Gerrit Cole situation, rest of schedule, Josh Bell has been best hitter since he came back up. Jordy Mercer underappreciated, Clint Hurdle as psychologist for team.
Bucs Beat Writer Rob Biertempfel on Gerrit Cole missing at least three starts, Taillon innings limit, not comfortable with Glasnow pitching in majors right now? Kang on rehab stint.
The Pirates have sent outfielder Tito Polo and left-handed pitcher Stephen Tarpley to the New York Yankees to complete the August 1 deal in which the Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Ivan Nova.
In five starts with the Pirates since being acquired, Nova has gone 4-0 with a 2.87 ERA (31.0ip/10er) and one complete game. He has also struck out 22 batters and walked just one in that time.
Overall this season, the 29-year-old Nova has gone 11-6 with a 4.41 ERA (128.2ip/63er) and three complete games (one shutout) in 26 games (20 starts).