Found May 23, 2012 on Rotowire:
Record 18-22 Bank Account -270 Mets at Pirates - I feel as though many pitchers I typically bet against are on the hill today which includes Charlie Morton, Kevin Millwood, Bronson Arroyo, etc. What can I say about the Pirates that hasn't been said? They simply have the worst offense in baseball, but Andrew McCutchen is very hot right now. The Pirates have scored two or less runs in 20 games! Jonathan Niese has been up and down most of the year and is coming off his worst performance of the year vs a slightly more talented hitting Toronto Blue Jays. I look for Niese to rebound big time as I will take advantage of a nice Money Line value today. TV's Take: Mets -105/Bet $210 to win $200 Braves at Reds - The Reds are playing great ball right now as they look to sweep the Braves behind Bronson Arroyo whom I have never trusted. Arroyo has won only one of his last 12 home starts. The Braves counter with Tommy Hanson who has pitched like the ace they expect winning four of his ...

How long do you stick with Clint Barmes?

Through 40 games, Clint Barmes is hitting .171/.200/.285. Last night, he drew a walk and doubled his season walk total. It's true that he was mostly signed to play defense, but it's hard to say that his defense has been anything better than about average at shortstop this year. Still, he's started more games than any Pirate other than Neil Walker this year. So how long...

Game 42: Pirates 5 Mets 4

Back in my earliest days of being a Pirate fan, I had a pretty well-defined daily routine during baseball season. If it was a school night, I'd watch the earliest part of the Pirates' game (on KBL!) and go to bed at whatever time my parents deemed appropriate for school nights. If it was summer, I'd be allowed to stay up a little later and fall asleep with Lanny Fratarre...

Game 44 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Mets

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Miscues and more whiffs

The Pirates’ hitters and defense let them down on Tuesday night, as they wasted yet another strong starting pitching effort and lost to the Mets 3-2. James McDonald was fantastic, again. It’s clear at this point that he is the Pirates’ ace, as he dominated the Mets for much of the night. After striking out the side in the first, J-Mac allowed a run in the second on two walks...

Pre-game: Mets (23-20) at Pittsburgh Pirates (20-23)

Hello and welcome to another glorious day of Mets baseball. Today the Metsies are in Pittsburgh for a rubber game against the Buccos. On Monday night, New York jumped out to a 4-0 lead but didn’t score again for the rest of the game while Pittsburgh stormed back to win 5-4. Last night, however, the Mets struck back with a thrilling 3-2 victory in which R.A. Dickey recorded a career...

Game 43 Live Chat: Pirates vs Mets

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets – Game 43

A gutty win?  Homeruns?  Offense?  Great work from the bullpen? That is everything the Pirates had last night.  It looked bleak, but the Pirates chipped away and got the job done.  Michael McKenry is basically going to be a lifelong Pirate if he keeps this up. First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root [...]

Pre Game: New York Mets (22-20) at Pittsburgh Pirates (20-22)

After dropping the first game of the series in true #LOLMets fashion, the Mets look to even it up tonight as they send R.A. Dickey to the hill against the Pittsburgh Pirates. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. and the game can be seen on SNY or heard, as always, on WFAN 660AM.  Join the conversation on Twitter by following @dailystache or yours truly, @DevOnSports. Dickey...

The Art Of The E And The K

I'm fully aware that the Mets pretty much won Tuesday's game because the Pirates defense failed them more than the Mets defense failed them in that eighth inning (Pittsburgh is looking squarely at you, Pedro Alvarez). And I also understand that the Pirates had just come off a three game series where they struck out a major league record 2,396,548 times against Detroit Tiger...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. New York Mets – Game 44

If I was any starting pitcher in the league I would look long and hard at the Pirates lack of offense over the past few years before I decided to sign in Pittsburgh.  Nate McLouth continues to get important at bats…… Thank goodness for Triple A pitching depth though. First Pitch: 12:35 PM EST Where [...]

Mets 3, Pirates 1

PITTSBURGH -- New York Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese found the perfect antidote to get back on track -- the Pittsburgh Pirates' anemic offense. The left-hander pitched 7 2/3 strong innings and the Mets beat the Pirates, 3-1, Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. New York took two of three games in the series and have won three of their last four overall. The Pirates lost for the...
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