Found April 16, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
I’m going to say something out of the ordinary for me.  Kevin Correia has to stay in the rotation. I can honestly say that I didn’t have him pegged for the first win of the season.  Oh well, I still think he is a marginal pitcher. First Pitch: 9:40 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root [...]

Return of the road warrior

The Pirates stopped their skid and picked up a much needed win on Sunday thanks to some strong pitching, a little bit of offense, and insurance runs provided by some awesome bunts. Yep, awesome bunts. Let’s start with another unlikely contributor: Kevin Correia. Through nine games, Correia has pitched two of the three best outings by Pirates starters, and has been the best of the...

Ian Kennedy after third win in as many starts

Ian Kennedy has carried his regular-season success from last year over to the beginning of 2012. The right-hander looks to win his third straight start and help the Arizona Diamondbacks continue their home success against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night. Though Kennedy (2-0, 2.84 ERA) went 0-1 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts against Milwaukee in the 2011 NL division series...

Pittsburgh Pirates: Offensive Purgatory Just Getting Started

Follow me on Twitter @jim_krug All positives garnered from a surprising opening series victory over the cross-state rival Philadelphia Phillies was quickly forgotten after a Western massacre that would make even General George Custer sympathetic. Over the Pirates’ current 5-game losing streak at the hands of the Dodgers and Giants, the Buccos amassed only: 7 runs (1.4 per game...

D-backs' Shaw shows stuff of future closer

PHOENIX It sounds like sacrilege. It seems difficult to imagine. But it just might be true. The heir to Mariano Riveras cut fastball legacy could be Diamondbacks reliever Bryan Shaw. At least, thats what the Diamondbacks are saying two weeks into 2012. "It's as good as Rivera's," D-backs catcher Miguel Montero said of Shaws cutter. "Right now, its harder...

Left-handed Diamondbacks fan makes a great catch with his glove (Video)

On Monday night, another Arizona Diamondbacks fan made a great catch with his glove during their game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Your browser does not support iframes. In the top of the second inning, Pirates outfielder Alex Presley hit a sharp line drive into the stands on the third base side. The left-handed fan reached out with his right hand and made a nice catch...

What You Need to Know: Tuesday, April 17 by Daniel Rathman

The Monday Takeaway All Gerardo Parra’s pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning of last night’s game did was push the Diamondbacks’ lead from 4-1 to 5-1. But in the mind of manager Kirk Gibson, it might prove more significant than a meaningless insurance run in a relatively comfortable victory over the Pirates. The homer was the first extra-base hit in 19 at-bats for...

The Pittsburgh Pirate Pacific Time Zone Challenge!

Tonight the Pittsburgh Pirates and their miserable offense will go head-to-head with potential Cy Young candidate Ian Kennedy in Arizona. The game will start a 9:40 PM in the Eastern Time Zone. Can you stay awake for the whole game? Why would you want to? Well, I'll probably be awake for the whole game, because that's how I roll. So take the challenge with me and with other...

Another step back

It looked like the Pirates were ready to build some momentum coming off an encouraging victory on Sunday, but they weren’t able to sustain their early surge and fell right back in to their giant offensive slump. The Bucs jumped out to a quick lead in the first, but were only able to score once on three hits and a walk. Joe Saunders was not sharp early on, but Neil Walker‘s RBI...

Gibson recalls being drafted by Cardinals

Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson has a tie to the Cardinals, defensive coordinator Ray Horton has been busy getting his pilot's license and more inside.
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