Found August 11, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
I put last night’s game mostly on Hurdle.  McDonald shouldn’t have pitched in his last game, let alone this game, and you can see why.  He clearly needs to get things together, outside of the rotation.  That is 100% Clint Hurdle’s fault. Clint Hurdle should have taken McDonald out before the damage was done.  He [...]

Justin Wilson Throws an Eight Inning No-Hitter

Indianapolis Indians  3,  Charlotte Knights  0 (Box)   It still counts. Justin Wilson pitched a no-hitter. Even though the game was cut short, after 7.5 innings due to a thunderstorm, Justin Wilson still gets to count this game as a no-hitter. Wilson pitched eight no-hit innings, including one in the pouring rain, before the game was halted.  In fact, he simply mowed down the...

Five Good Things: Padres at Pirates 8/11/12

Jason Marquis – Complete game, two-hitter is one thing, but Jason also collected two hits himself. With the win tonight, he improves to 5-1 since the all-star break Chase Headley – Another day, another homerun. Headley tied a club record with a HR in three straight at bats. He now has 10 HRs and 28 RBI since the break Will Venable – A solo HR (7) tonight along with a single...

This Date in Pirates History: August 11

Four former Pittsburgh Pirates players born on this date, including the man who held the single season AB record for 33 years. In his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland covers a big comeback by the Pirates from the 1979 season. Al Pedrique (1960) Shortstop for the 1987-88 Pirates. He was signed by the Mets in 1978 as an amateur free agent out of Venezuela. For a time, it looked like...

Pirates Notebook: McDonald Struggling in 2nd Half; Bucs Going With 6-Man Rotation

Photo by Mark Olson James McDonald has struggled the second half of the season. The McDonald that Pittsburgh saw in the first half of the season was impressive. He entered the break with just a 2.37 ERA and looked to be the club’s ace of the staff. His evolution drew so much attention that some were surprised he wasn’t chosen to pitch in the All-Star game for the National League...

Padres Kotsay to one-year extension

The San Diego Padres have signed first baseman/outfielder Mark Kotsay to a one-year contract extension. Kotsay was eligible for free agency at the end of the season. The 36-year-old went into Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates hitting .275 with one home run and nine RBIs in 55 games. Kotsay has made 15 starts in left field, five in right field and two at first base...

The 2012 Pirates Inconsistent Offense Versus History

I have been pretty brutal in my thoughts about the Pirates offense this year. I have checked in several times in several different ways to note that the offense came out of the gate in a putrid way. Six weeks in I was nothing short of convinced that the slow start the offense had was going to plague the club, resulting in yet another bad season. I’m happy to say that I was wrong...

Game 114 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Padres

Pittsburgh Pirates Live Game Chat ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..

2012 Uniform Changes: Padres Become the 1989 Padres

The Padres have had a long history of questionable jerseys. Long time readers of this site know that I have been a fan of their recent changes, mainly because the uniforms went from awful to average. However their 1989 uniforms, in my opinion at least, are awesome. They utilize several underrepresented colors across the uniform board, especially in baseball: Tweet

Daily Farm Round-Up: 8-11-12

Mallex Smith performed well after being called up to the Emeralds. Tim Stauffer made a rehab start with the T-Pads and Lake Elsinore got blown out by the Quakes. Josh Geer shutout the Travelers through 8 innings as the Missions won 4-0 and Matthew Wisler racked up 9 strikeouts in 5 innings, but received a no decision.Hitting Prospect of the Day: Mallex Smith Pitching Prospect of...

Padres-Pirates Preview

Based on how they've performed at PNC Park coupled with San Diego's play on the road, the Pittsburgh Pirates should be able to end their lengthy home losing streak to the Padres. Of course, if scheduled starter James McDonald's struggles continue, another defeat could be imminent. McDonald again hopes to break out of his second-half funk and help the Pirates avoid losing...

Final: Padres 5, Pirates 0

Source: FanGraphs ©2012 Raise the Jolly Roger. All Rights Reserved..

Padres 9, Pirates 8

Chase Headley homered from both sides of the plate for the first time in his career and drove in five runs to rally the San Diego Padres to a 9-8 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night. Headley hit a three-run home run to cap a six-run fifth inning that tied the game 7-7. His two-run blast in the seventh put San Diego ahead 9-8 after Rod Barajas had hit an RBI single...

Super Duper Top Secret Padres Event/Offer!!!

Anyone happen to catch this Tweet the Padres sent out yesterday? It was a day off for the team, so some of you may have missed it.             A special offer for #Padres Twitter followers coming early next week. Clear your calendar for 8/27 & stay tuned for more info #PadresSocial — San Diego Padres (@Padres) August 9, 2012     What could this be???...

Padres 5, Pirates 0

Jason Marquis took a no-hitter into the seventh inning Saturday night before settling for a two-hitter as the San Diego Padres beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0. Travis Snider broke up the bid with an infield single off the pitcher's mound leading off the seventh inning. Second baseman Alexi Amarista dived to his right but the ball glanced off his glove. Released earlier this...
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