Found August 07, 2012 on
This Is Getting Old:
Huge win last night. Mostly because of the start by Bedard. What a start, eh? First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-A Patrick Corbin, LHP (23) Yeah, you saw that right. Another lefty. The Diamondbacks seem to be overflowing with lefties. Hell the Pirates are slated to see [...]
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Arizona Diamondbacks backup catcher Henry Blanco is scheduled for surgery Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb and could miss the rest of the season.
An MRI performed Tuesday in Phoenix revealed the tear. Blanco was injured Sunday in a game at Philadelphia when the Phillies' John Mayberry slid into his mitt at home plate.
Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said...
According to a source, Jeff Locke is headed to Pittsburgh to join the club.
Kevin Correia is slated to spot start on Wednesday for the Pirates. Locke, who was scheduled to start for Triple-A, was promoted likely as insurance arm.
The move is not yet official. No word yet on the corresponding roster move.
Yesterday afternoon, like two hours after I mused on Twitter about a Justin Wilson call-up to be used as a LOOGY down the stretch, the Pirates announced that Wilson would be moved to the bullpen. Given that Wilson throws hard as a reliever and that a lot of his control problems stem from his breaking stuff and that Tony Watson is occasionally homer-happy, having Wilson as an option...
Final: Pirates 4, Diamondbacks 0
WP: Erik Bedard (6-12, 4.53 ERA)
LP: Wade Miley (12-7, 2.85 ERA)
I only got to see the first four innings of this game, but from what I saw, it was easy to tell that Erik Bedard was on. And he absolutely rolled through Arizona’s lineup with seven scoreless innings. He struck out five, didn’t walk a batter, and allowed only two hits.
TOP OF THE SYSTEM
A look at how the current top 20 prospects did today. Note that this list doesn’t include players currently in the majors. Rankings are from the post trade deadline update.
1. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Altoona (2-4, 3.93) - 4.2 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K, 0 HR
2. Jameson Taillon, RHP, Bradenton (6-7, 3.91) - DNP
3. Luis Heredia, RHP, State College (2-1, 2.28) ...
Earlier in the day we covered seven former Pirates players born on this date. That article can be read here. In part two we have Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie, who also played with the Pirates. There are also five transactions of note, including the signing of a Pirates legend, plus we have a Jolly Roger Rewind from John Fredland, dealing with a scoring outburst during a long...
AJ Burnett since the All-Star break:5 games, 39 2/3 innings, 30 strikeouts, 7 walks, 25 hits, 9 runsRate stats: 6.8 K/9, 1.6 BB/9, 4.3 K/BB, 2.04 ERA, 0.83 WHIP, .181/.226/.319 againstThe Pirates are 4-1 in Burnett's five starts, including wins his his last four. The Pirates are 13-9 since the All-Star break. You can do the math.
The weekend matchup with the hottest team of all time had the interest of everyone already on the Buccos’ bandwagon and those looking to join. A sweep by the Bucs would have brought on full-fledged Pirate Fever and a sweep the other way would have given the bandwagon a severe case of Oregon Trail dysentery. Anything in between and we’d get to continue the pennant race that...
When general manager Kevin Towers passed on trading deadline deals that would have thinned the Diamondbacks minor league system, the recent performance of Patrick Corbin was the sort of thing that informed his thinking.
Corbin has made two quality starts since returning from Class AAA Reno to the rotation Aug. 1. He beat the Los Angeles Dodgers with six shutout innings that day...
The Pirates entered the night 53-0 when leading a game after seven innings. That’s how good the back end of the bullpen has been (plus some luck, since the few times the ‘pen blew a lead the offense managed to bail them out).
All good things must come to an end, unfortunately, and that’s what happened on Tuesday. The Pirates were poised to win their third in a row in exciting...
Indianapolis is in first place in their division, with a ten game lead and 28 games left on their schedule. Bradenton has off today. Both DSL teams, as well as the GCL Pirates, were off yesterday. A full recap of yesterday’s games can be found here.
Irwin will try tonight for his eighth straight strong outing
Triple-A: Indianapolis (71-45) vs Charlotte (65-51) 7:05pm
You know, the Pittsburgh Pirates aren't necessarily playing *bad* lately...the issue is that the Reds just can't be stopped. After losing two straight to being the weekend, the Pirates needed to win yesterday to attempt to salvage a bid at winning the division. Well, they did that with a 6-2 win, but are still 4.5 games out of the division lead. The Pirates are 2...