Found August 12, 2012 on Next Level Sports Network:
What’s wrong with James McDonald? That’s the question on every fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates mind with the way he has struggled since the All-Star break. The solution in the mind of Clint Hurdle is to go to a six man rotation. That’s going to cause even more problems. If you’re struggling with one of [...]

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