Found August 04, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
Busy day yesterday on here.  If you missed the Podcast check it out. A new post in the Barajas Bombs series is up. And of course, the recap from last night’s game. Now, a few words about what happened last night. I said in the Podcast that this series is about more than winning and [...]

Should Pirates Retaliate for Beaning of McCutchen?

@mbandi Right, because J-Mac buzzing someone is going to make them see the error of their ways. That has a good track record. — Ed Giles (@InClementeWthr) August 4, 2012   It is an argument that has been had numerous times. Should you retaliate if your opposition drills your best player? Friday night, Andrew McCutchen faced off against Reds’ closer Aroldis Chapman with two outs...

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Bounces Back in Loss; Correia to Make Spot Start

The Pittsburgh Pirates starting staff was one of the best heading into the All-Star break, but have had some struggled in the second half. One of those starting five has been James McDonald, who entered the break with an impressive 2.37 ERA. The right-hander’s second half has been a struggle since Manager Clint Hurdle bumped him to the No. 1 spot in the Pirates rotation. McDonald...

Video: Heisey rounds them all on an inside the park homer

<p><p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p></p> Is there any single play in baseball more exciting than an inside-the-park home run? Most likely not. The only other occurence I can think of that may rival it is a play at home plate. Well, the video clip above has BOTH.   ...

Reds can push lead to 5.5 games with win

The Cincinnati Reds have been nearly unbeatable for the last month, but only now do they have a chance to create some breathing room in the division race. The Reds look to further extend their lead atop the NL Central on Saturday night when they continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Cincinnati has built the best record in the majors with an impressive run over the...

MINOR details 8/2/12: Seth Mejias-Brean extends hitting streak to 19

Seth Mejias-Brean, the Hitting Machine Charlotte 8 Louisville 1 Bats (43-70), Last place International League West, 26.0 GB -Todd Redmond (L 7-8, 3.44) lost after two unearned runs scored in his five innings. Will Ohman, Nick Christiani, and J.J. Hoover each tossed scoreless inning. -CF Denis Phipps went 2-4, with a double and a solo home run (8). SS Didi Gregorius...

This Date in Pirates History: August 3

There have been five former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, three of them played for the 1987 team. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland takes a look at a strong pitching performance from Doug Drabek, that came during the 1990 season. Kevin Elster (1964) Shortstop for the 1997 Pirates. He was originally signed as a second round draft pick of the Mets in 1984 out...

Reds-Pirates series starts with two bangs

CINCINNATI The absurdity of a meaningful Cincinnati Reds-Pittsburgh Pirates series in August manifested itself by who is missing in the Great American Ball Park press box this weekend. Three beat writers who are regularly assigned to the Reds aren't covering any of the three games this weekend between the Reds and Pirates in a land dispute over first place in the National League...

International Prospect Trends: July 2012

Back in early July, I did an in-depth look at the two Dominican Summer League teams of the Pittsburgh Pirates, with early season notes on the players to watch. We now take a look at how some of those players have performed over the month of July, as well as a couple new names to watch. Maximo Rivera has seen his numbers drop off slightly over the last month, but this is still a...

Yep, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a Brady Bunch parody (Video)

It was only a matter of time until some intrepid Pittsburgh Pirates fan decided to create a parody television opening to celebrate the team's season. The show of choice?...."The Brady Bunch":

Exploring the Arsenal – Mat Latos

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...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 105

This series is as big a series as you will see at the 105 game mark.  It means more than making up games in the division race, it’s about stopping the white-hot Reds and letting them know who the sheriff is. The Pirates need to win this series if for no other reason than to [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Cincinnati Reds – Game 107

Was there anything worse than losing the game and failing to make a statement?  Not in my book.  I looked at this series as more than winning and losing and, while the Pirates have kept it close, the Reds are really proving a point to the Pirates. James McDonald started off very shaky but turned [...]
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