Found April 30, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
I know everyone is rushing to blame a few errors for this loss but that’s not it.  Kevin Correia is the reason this team lost.  You can’t walk five and give up four hits in less than five innings.  Especially when you can’t even strike out the pitcher.  Correia’s luck ran out.  That’s what lost [...]

Evan Meek optioned to AAA

#pirates option Meek to Indianapolis — Tom Singer (@Tom_Singer) May 1, 2012   No corresponding move has yet been made, but one would have to assume that it will be either Doug Slaten, Daniel Moskos, or Daniel McCutchen, and most likely in that order. Evan Meek has struggled so far this year with a 5.59 ERA over 9 2/3 innings. Slaten has a 0.69 ERA over 13 innings for Indianapolis...

Game 21: Braves 4 Pirates 3

I'm not even sure where to start handing out blame for this one. Kevin Correia was pretty awful today; he couldn't get out of the fifth inning, he walked five hitters, and he struck out no one. He was the picture of a guy that couldn't fool anyone. Braves hitters just stood in against him and took their hacks until he either walked them or they hit a ball hard. It'...

Pirates send Evan Meek back to minors

The Pirates optioned right-hander Evan Meek to Triple-A Indianapolis after Monday night's game with instructions to sharpen the location on his fastball. Manager Clint Hurdle said he wasn't ready to announce a corresponding move. Meek allowed three inherited runs to score and was charged with one earned run in 1 2-3 innings against the Braves on Friday night. He had a...

4/30 MiLB Recap: Gerrit Cole pitches best game of season

Everyone in action again today. Durham 1, Indianapolis 0 – Jeff Locke started and pitched 7 scoreless innings. He struck out 2, walked 4, and gave up 3 hits. Daniel Moskos gave up 1 run in 1 inning. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 3. Starling Marte was 0 for 3 with a walk. Erie 10, Altoona 5 – Nathan Baker started and gave up 8 runs (7 earned) over 4 1/3 innings. Brock Holt was...

Hudson's solid return leads Braves to win

Tim Hudson's fastball wasn't great. His sinker sometimes stunk. His cutter didn't always do what he wanted. None of that mattered on Sunday. It was a great day for Hudson. Seven months to the day after his last big league start which ended in a season-ending loss to the Phillies -- and five months after back surgery, Hudson returned to a big league mound. It wasn...

Braves err on side of caution to manage injuries

Manager Fredi Gonzalez and the Braves training staff are taking no chances on lingering injuries this season. That is the residue of last September's collapse, caused in part by catcher Brian McCann's weak offense after coming back too soon from a strained left oblique. So when right-fielder Jason Heyward woke up Monday morning with a tender right oblique, there was no question...

Delgado, Braves struggle in loss to Pirates

ATLANTA (AP) -- Streaking Alex Presley helped the Pirates finally provide tough-luck starter Erik Bedard some support and the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the Atlanta Braves 4-2 on Saturday night. Presley had two hits to extend his career-best hitting streak to 12 games. He scored two runs and drove in a run with a double. Pedro Alvarez also had a run-scoring double. Bedard (1-4) gave...

McCann feels better, hopes to start on Monday

Braves All-Star catcher Brian McCann is not starting against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday night but is available for emergency duty one day after straining a muscle in his right side. McCann said his side feels ''a lot better than I thought'' when he left Friday night's game in the fifth inning. He says he hopes to start Monday. David Ross is starting...

Pirates Recall Jared Hughes

The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled RHP Jared Hughes to take Evan Meek‘s spot on the roster.  Meek was optioned to AAA after last night’s game against the Braves. This is a bit of a head-scrather to me.  Hughes had a pretty good ERA when he went down (1.86), but otherwise he did nothing to impress [...]

Game Day Pictures: Braves vs Pirates 4-28-12

Our cutest bullpen coach ever! My friend Susan and I sat by the bullpen Saturday night. I love that Eddie posed for the picture above. He's so fun! Pictures! Laughing with some kids in the stands shortstop 1 shortstop 2 Love Marteeeeeeen's socks up for BP! Freddie hit TWO home runs that hit the back wall of the grass farm in center field. I took way too many pictures of Eric...

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