The Altoona Mirrorhttp://www.altoonamirror.comTop Headlinesen-usMon, 1 Sep 2014 17:09:36 EDTMon, 1 Sep 2014 17:09:36 EDT's homers hurt Bucs - The Cincinnati Reds likely envisioned themselves in the thick of a pennant race as the calendar turned to September. Yet, they're five games under .500 after injuries wreaked havoc on one of baseball's more talented rosters.Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTPirates must do better than 0-5 on road trip Pittsburgh Pirates packed up and left PNC Park Sunday afternoon following a successful 6-3 homestand. They now start a three-city, 10-game trip that will keep them away from home until Sept. 12. The trip begins with a 2 p..Mon, 1 Sep 2014 00:00:00 EDTMorton's '14 might be done - Charlie Morton's return to the Pittsburgh Pirates' starting rotation seems to be unlikely. Morton made a rehab start for the Curve last week, but didn't report any improvement in the sports hernia injury that has affected his pitching.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTWalker's home run enough - For the second straight game, the Pittsburgh Pirates made the most of one productive inning.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDTPreseason games a scam - People get sappy about the opening day of baseball season, writing gooey paeans to the way springtime optimism blooms like the daffodils. As Mad magazine was fond of saying, yecch.Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:00:00 EDT