All posts tagged "pirates"

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    Kang Jung-ho continues to step up for Pirates with 9-game on-base streak

    By Brian Han The Pittsburgh Pirates recently lost third baseman Josh Harrison and shortstop Jordy Mercer to injury, and utility infielder Kang Jung-ho has more than stepped up to the challenge. The 28-year-old South Korean rookie extended...

    • Posted July 23, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang (27) watches as teammate Jordy Mercer (10) collides with Milwaukee Brewers' Carlos Gomez during the second inning of a baseball game Sunday, July 19, 2015, in Milwaukee. Gomez was out on the play and Mercer left the game on a cart. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
    Kang Jung-ho likely to replace Jordy Mercer at SS after injury

    By Brian Han The Pittsburgh Pirates lost starting shortstop Jordy Mercer to a knee contusion and MCL sprain on Sunday putting the 28-year-old out of commission for approximately six weeks. South Korean rookie Kang Jung-ho replaced him...

    • Posted July 20, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Kang Jung Ho (27) is greeted by Andrew McCutchen (22) after hitting a two-run home run against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)
    Pirates’ Kang Jung-ho hits home run No. 4

    Kang Jung-ho hit a two-run home run and the Pittsburgh Pirates (38-27) went on to defeat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 Wednesday night for their seventh straight win. The home run off White Sox left-hander John Danks...

    • Posted June 17, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Kang Jung-ho of South Korea, prepares to take the field. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
    Confident Kang Jung-ho fitting right in with Pirates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kang Jung-ho chose the gray T-shirt because he thought it looked cool. That’s it. The fact “The Trillest” — a mashup of “true” and “real” that serves as slang for someone considered most authentic...

    • Posted June 13, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang, of South Korea, gestures to teammates during batting practice before the Pirates play the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Friday, May 29, 2015, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
    [USAToday] Kang Jung-ho brings power, poise from Korea to Pirates

      Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle likens the burden carried by his Korean infielder, Jung Ho Kang, to pulling a big wagon. The magnitude of major league stadiums and crowds, the increased media coverage and...

    • Posted June 4, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Jung Ho Kang watches the flight of the ball after hitting a solo home run off St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Tyler Lyons in the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, May 10, 2015, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
    Kang Jung-ho, Choo Shin-soo heating up!

    Pirates’ Korean IF hits 2nd home run of the season and Rangers OF belts 2 doubles to extend hitting streak to 10 games (Yonhap) — Pittsburgh Pirates’ Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho hit his first home run at home...

    • Posted May 10, 2015
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  • Pittsburgh Pirates' Kang Jung-ho, of South Korea, watches his solo home run against the St. Louis Cardinals in the ninth inning in a baseball game, Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Bill Boyce)
    Kang Jung-ho hits first big league homer

    SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) — South Korean infielder Kang Jung-ho of the Pittsburgh Pirates belted his first big league home run Sunday in St. Louis. With the Pirates trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 in the top...

    • Posted May 4, 2015
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