Found September 09, 2012 on Pirates Prospects:
Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball Times , unless otherwise specified. Statistics are courtesy of FanGraphs . Sunday, 1:35 PM – Chris Rusin table.tableizer-table {border:1px solid #CCC;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:12px;}.tableizer-table td {padding:4px;margin:3px;border:1px solid #ccc;} .tableizer-table th {background-color:#104E8B;color:#FFF;font-weight:bold;} 2012   IP 6.0 K/PA 16.7% BB/PA 10.0% HR/9 3.00 GB% 36.8% Whiff% 23.9% ERA 9.00 FIP 8.27 Rusin is a soft-tossing lefty making just his third start in the big leagues. He has a...

Cubs rookie Brett Jackson crashes into fence for awesome catch (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Cubs rookie Brett Jackson made a highlight reel catch on Friday to rob Andrew McCutchen of a hit, but he didn’t escape without injury. Jackson went head-first into the center field fence in Pittsburgh for a spectacular catch, but he came away with some cuts on his face, a bleeding and bruised knee, and he left the game.’s Carrie...

Cubs CF crashes into fence on catch

Cubs rookie centerfielder Brett Jackson is trying his best to impress the big club, and while his batting average is an anemic .191 in 31 games with Chicago, he showed Friday night against the Pirates that his defense—and dedication—is nothing short of superb. With his team up 7-0 in the bottom of the sixth, Jackson chased down a ball off the bat of Pittsburgh superstar...

Cubs' Clevenger suspended one game

Chicago Cubs catcher Steve Clevenger has been suspended for one game by Major League Baseball for his role in a benches-clearing incident against the Nationals. Clevenger, who also was fined, did not appeal the penalty and was set to sit out Saturday night at Pittsburgh. During the sixth inning of the Cubs' 9-2 loss to Washington on Thursday night, a pitch from Chicago'...

Cubs Center-fielder Crashes Into Wall, Still Makes Grab

Brett Jackson, center fielder for the Chicago Cubs made an incredible grab last night during the Cubs 12-2 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh’s Andrew McCutchen launched a long fly ball which was going to hit off the wall for extra bases but Brett sacrificed his body to make the nice grab. Brett Jackson told the Chicago Tribune: “That’s the type of player I am,...

Cubs 12, Pirates 2

Travis Wood gave up just one hit over six innings and the Chicago Cubs stopped a six-game losing streak Friday night with a 12-2 win over the mistake-prone Pittsburgh Pirates, who made seven errors in their worst defensive night in over a quarter-century. Wood (5-12) ended an eight-game skid of his own, striking out five and walking three to win for the first time in more than two...

Face First, Cubs CF Brett Jackson Robs Andrew McCutchen, Helps Melky Cabrera

Cubs center fielder Brett Jackson is going to have a touch of whiplash after he robbed Pirates batting star Andrew McCutchen last night, running into the wall to do it. Your browser does not support... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Cubs were upset with Nationals for playing hard while up by 5

It was understandable why the Cubs were frustrated after being pounded by the Nationals for four straight games this week, but their reason for starting two fights on Thursday made little sense. The Cubs were on their way to getting swept in the four-game series (they were outscored 31-9), when they decided to pick a fight with the Nats. Ian Desmond and Danny Espinosa both stole...

Cubs complete the sweep

The Pirates missed a bunch of opportunities and the Cubs made them pay with three long balls, as Chicago finished the weekend series sweep that was extremely disappointing for the home side. Jeff Locke delivered a solid start. The Cubs punished two mistake pitches for solo homers, both in the fourth inning, but other than that he did a very nice job. Locke struck out six and didn’t...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 138

    First Pitch:  7:05 PM EST Where To Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, CSN   Jeff Samardzija, RHP (27) The Shark. Kind of a dopey name. Way easier to spell than Samardzija. Sharkboy is actually have a pretty good season, his first full season as a starter. Tm W L ERA G GS IP H [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Chicago Cubs – Game 139

I can’t believe the Pirates are in the position they are in.  Playing their way to allowing idiot Cubs fans to bring brooms to PNC Park?  Pathetic.  Second year of collapses and I’ve had enough of Clint Hurdle as Bucco manager.  He brings nothing to the table.  If he did we wouldn’t have these ridiculous [...]
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