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This game was close. I swear. You look at this and you’d think, “whelp, Ubaldo must’ve had one of those days”, but that is not the case. Jimenez did his best Dave Burba impression (6.0 IP, 4 ER, 2 BB, 4K) but the Tribe’s bats never figured out Pirates starter AJ Burnett. Both times the Indians scored (two solo shots, from Cabrera and Kotchman, respectively), Ubaldo gave up the momentum and allowed a run the following inning. The bullpen didn’t help matters; Tony Sipp did his best Tony Sipp impression and Nick Hagadone imploded for four runs in the 9th to turn this into a laugher.
The rubber match is 1:00PM on Sunday, Brad Lincoln goes for the Pirates, Jenmar Gomez takes the hill for the Indians.
WP: A.J. Burnett (7-2)
LP: U. Jimenez (6-5)
Bot 1st: Cleveland
- A. Cabrera homered to right
Top 2nd: Pittsburgh
- P. A...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Moving On Up: #Pirates top prospect Gerrit Cole will be promoted to @AltoonaCurve & make his Double-A debut on Wednesday 6/20.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) June 15, 2012
This is from yesterday, but now is the first time I can actually get to a computer to say anything about this.
Gerrit Cole, the Pirates’ 1st overall pick from 2011 will make his AA debut in Altoona...
The Cleveland Indians have signed Texas A&M outfielder Tyler Naquin, the club's first-round draft pick.
Naquin, the 15th overall selection, batted .380 for the Aggies last season as a junior with three homers and 49 RBIs in 61 games. The 21-year-old left-handed hitter finished his career with a .348 average and 112 RBIs in 187 games.
The Indians also signed right-hander...
Pirates second baseman Neil Walker was born in Pittsburgh, grew up in Pittsburgh and now bats second for his hometown team. In fact, the guy still lived with his parents while playing with the Pirates during the 2010 season. So why would anyone be surprised by his lunch lady driving to Cleveland for a Father’s Day game? (via @GhostHunterss)
In NBA news, this was written before...
It won't be long before the Pirates' treasured pitching prospects make it to Pittsburgh. Gerrit Cole, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft and the best of those prospects, was promoted to Double-A Altoona just two months into his first professional season. He pretty much left the Pirates no choice, going 5-1 with a 2.55 ERA, 69 strikeouts and 21 walks in 67 innings...
Final: Pirates 9, Indians 5
WP: Tony Watson (4-0, 3.74 ERA)
LP: Jeanmar Gomez (4-6, 4.95 ERA)
Starter Brad Lincoln didn’t have his best stuff, yet again, as he gave up four runs over just 3 1/3 innings. Thankfully, Asdrubal Cabrera made not one, not two, but three errors that led to the Pirates scoring way more than the four unearned runs in the box score.
Down 2-0 in the 4th inning...
Team President Mark Shapiro was a highly thought of and for the most part successful General Manager with the Indians before being bumped up stairs. He fleeced the Mariners in getting Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo in separate deals for the “Benuardo” first base platoon (Ben Broussard and Eduardo Perez). He got Carlos Santana for Casey Blake and Travis Hafner for Einar Diaz...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez drove in a career-high six runs with his second two-homer game in two days, powering the Pittsburgh Pirates past the Cleveland Indians 9-5 Sunday.
Alvarez hit three-run homers in the fourth and fifth innings for his fourth career multihomer game. He also doubled, for his first game of three extra-base hits.
Tony Watson (4-0), the second of five Pirates...
The Pirates finally put everything together in a fantastic 9-2 win on Saturday at Progressive Field, ending a 4-game losing skid and keeping them over .500.
For the first time in a while, the bats and the arms both came through in a big way. A.J. Burnett wasn’t spectacular by any means, but kept the Indians in check for6.2 solid innings. As we’ve said so many times about Burnett...
Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis continues to excel, winning yet another Player of the Game. Kipnis started his offensive success today in the 1st inning when he hit a solo home run. He added 2 singles and a stolen base. He ended the day going 3-5 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. His score of 4.78 gives him his 8th PoG of the season.
The Indians continue to be aggressive...
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Years of bottled-up frustration between Cleveland's Derek Lowe and Reds manager Dusty Baker spilled over last week in Cincinnati.
The two won't have to wait nearly as long to pick up where they left off.
As the Ohio Cup series resumes Monday night at Progressive Field, Lowe will take the ball in the opener just days after he and Baker took several verbal shots at one another...
That's how you end a four-game losing streak: leave no doubt. The Pirates fell behind in the bottom of the first on Asdrubal Cabrera's solo homer, but then pounded the Indians into submission with four homers of their own; a solo shot by Pedro Alvarez to even the score a 1-1, a two-run shot by Casey McGehee to put the Pirates into the lead in the sixth, a solo shot by Alex...
1. Multiple chances to check up on A.J. Burnett.2. Sabathia hits 30 home runs.3. Renewed opportunities to sweep new arch-nemesis Washington Nats.4. Almost never have to think about Jesus Montero trade.5. Clinch pennants by All-Star break.6. Win games by hitting singles.7. Andy Pettitte pitching until age 50.8. Watch Redsock fans bemoan "Curse of the Showalter."9. Increased chances...