2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2014 Pittsburgh Pirates
National League Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 88–74 (.543)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Robert Nutting
General manager(s) Neal Huntington
Manager(s) Clint Hurdle
Local television Root Sports Pittsburgh
Local radio KDKA-FM
Pittsburgh Pirates Radio Network
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Tim Neverett, Bob Walk, John Wehner)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the franchise's 128th season as a member of the National League, 133rd season overall, and 14th season at PNC Park. The regular season began with a win at home against the Chicago Cubs on March 31 and ended with a loss at Great American Ball Park against the Cincinnati Reds on September 28. The Pirates finished the regular season in second place for the second consecutive year in the National League Central Division with 88 wins and 74 losses.

The team clinched their second consecutive playoff berth with a victory on September 23. Also for the second consecutive season, however, the Pirates finished in second in their division behind the defending National League champion St. Louis Cardinals. The team secured one of two NL Wild Card spots, as well as home field advantage for the 2014 National League Wild Card Game. However, they lost the October 1 playoff game to the San Francisco Giants, thus eliminating them from the 2014 postseason.

Three members of the 2014 Pirates were selected to represent the National League in the All-Star Game. In addition, two Pirates players were named NL Player of the Month: Andrew McCutchen in June and Josh Harrison in August. During the 2014 season, the franchise season attendance record (2,435,867, set during PNC Park's inaugural 2001 season) was broken on September 21, the final home game of the season and 23rd sellout of the year (tying the franchise sellout record set in 2013). The new record stood at 2,442,564 until being broken in the 2015 season.[2]

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 2 51–30 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 8 42–39 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 14 44–37 32–49
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 17 41–40 32–49


National League playoff standings[edit]

Division Leaders W L Pct.
(1) Washington Nationals 96 66 0.593
(2) Los Angeles Dodgers 94 68 0.580
(3) St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
(4) Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543
(5) San Francisco Giants 88 74 0.543
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 6
New York Mets 79 83 0.488 9
Atlanta Braves 79 83 0.488 9
San Diego Padres 77 85 0.475 11
Miami Marlins 77 85 0.475 11
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 12
Philadelphia Phillies 73 89 0.451 15
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 15
Colorado Rockies 66 96 0.407 22
Arizona Diamondbacks 64 98 0.395 24


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2014 National League Records

Source: Standings Head-to-Head
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL LAD MIA MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–3 5–2 3–4 9–10 4–15 3–4 3–4 2–4 2–4 3–4 12–7 6–13 1–5 1–6 7–13
Atlanta 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–3 1–6 9–10 5–2 9–10 11–8 3–4 3–4 1–5 2–4 11–8 7–13
Chicago 2–5 1–5 8–11 5–2 3–4 4–2 11–8 5–2 3–3 5–14 3–4 2–4 9–10 3–4 9–11
Cincinnati 4–3 2–5 11–8 3–4 3–4 4–3 10–9 2–4 3–3 12-7 1–5 5–2 7–12 3–3 6–14
Colorado 10–9 3–4 2–5 4–3 6–13 3–4 1–6 3–4 3–3 2–4 10–9 10–9 1–5 1–5 7–13
Los Angeles 15–4 6–1 4–3 4–3 13–6 3–3 1–5 4–2 3–4 2–5 12–7 10–9 4–3 2–4 11–9
Miami 4–3 10–9 2–4 3–4 4–3 3–3 3–4 8–11 9–10 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 6–13 13–7
Milwaukee 4–3 2–5 8–11 9–10 6–1 5–1 4–3 4–3 3–4 12–7 3–3 2–4 7–12 2–4 11–9
New York 4–2 10–9 2–5 4–2 4–3 2–4 11–8 3–4 13–6 3–4 3–3 1–6 4–3 4–15 11–9
Philadelphia 4–2 8–11 3–3 3–3 3–3 4–3 10–9 4–3 6–13 1–6 4–3 2–5 4–3 10–9 7–13
Pittsburgh 4–3 4–3 14–5 7–12 4–2 5–2 4–2 7-12 4–3 6–1 3–3 4–2 8–11 3–4 11–9
San Diego 7–12 4–3 4–3 5–1 9–10 7–12 4–3 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–3 10–9 3–4 3–4 9–11
San Francisco 13–6 5–1 4–2 2–5 9–10 9–10 4–3 4–2 6–1 5–2 2–4 9–10 4–3 2–5 10–10
St. Louis 5–1 4–2 10–9 12–7 5–1 3–4 2–4 12–7 3–4 3–4 11–8 4–3 3–4 5–2 8–12
Washington 6–1 8–11 4–3 3–3 5–1 4–2 13–6 4–2 15–4 9–10 4–3 4–3 5–2 2–5 10–10


Detailed records[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game Log[edit]

Postseason[edit]

Wild Card Game[edit]

  • October 1 – National League Wild Card game – The Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants in the Wild Card Game.
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
San Francisco Giants 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 1 0 8 11 2
Pittsburgh Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: Madison Bumgarner (1–0)   LP: Edinson Vólquez (0–1)
Home runs:
SF: Brandon Crawford (1)
PIT: None

Game log[edit]

Roster[edit]

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaches

Opening Day lineup[edit]

Disabled lists[edit]

Suspensions/fines[edit]

Transactions[edit]

The Pirates were involved in the following transactions during the 2014 season:

  • Black line marks the transition between off season and regular season
Legend
  • a – Invited to training camp

Notable achievements[edit]

Awards[edit]

Milestones[edit]

Statistics[edit]

Player[edit]

Hitting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

Legend
  • Stats reflect time with the Pirates only.

– Denotes player was acquired during season.
– Denotes player was relinquished during season.

Team[edit]

Hitting[edit]

Pitching[edit]

Draft picks[edit]

2014 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[40]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School Signed
1 24 Tucker, ColeCole Tucker SS (1996-07-03)July 3, 1996 (aged 17) Mountain Pointe HS (AZ) 6/12/2014
CB A 39 Joe, ConnorConnor Joe OF (1992-08-16)August 16, 1992 (aged 21) San Diego 6/17/2014
2 64 Keller, MitchMitch Keller RHP (1996-04-04)April 4, 1996 (aged 18) Xavier HS (IA) 6/14/2014
CB B 73 Supak, TreyTrey Supak RHP (1996-05-31)May 31, 1996 (aged 18) La Grange HS (TX) 6/14/2014
3 100 Luplow, JordanJordan Luplow RF (1993-09-26)September 26, 1993 (aged 20) Fresno State 6/17/2014
4 131 Gushue, TaylorTaylor Gushue C (1993-12-19)December 19, 1993 (aged 20) Florida 6/12/2014
5 161 Suchy, MichaelMichael Suchy RF (1993-04-15)April 15, 1993 (aged 21) Florida Gulf Coast 6/11/2014
6 191 Eppler, TylerTyler Eppler RHP (1993-01-05)January 5, 1993 (aged 21) Sam Houston State 6/11/2014
7 221 Jorge, NelsonNelson Jorge SS (1995-12-14)December 14, 1995 (aged 18) International Baseball Academy (PR) 6/14/2014
8 251 Coley, AustinAustin Coley RHP (1992-07-14)July 14, 1992 (aged 21) Belmont 6/12/2014
9 281 Krause, KevinKevin Krause C (1992-11-23)November 23, 1992 (aged 21) Stony Brook 6/17/2014
10 311 McRae, AlexAlex McRae RHP (1993-04-06)April 6, 1993 (aged 21) Jacksonville 6/11/2014
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Dean Treanor
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Carlos García
A Bradenton Marauders Florida State League Tom Prince
A West Virginia Power South Atlantic League Michael Ryan
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Brian Esposito
Rookie Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Edgar Varela
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Milver Reyes
Rookie DSL Pirates Dominican Summer League Mendy López

References[edit]

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