Found July 08, 2012 on
This Is Getting Old:
Soooooooooooo some team from Pittsburgh is heading into the All-Star break in first place. #PACKPNC and celebrate this! This is what we’ve all been waiting for! First Pitch: 1:35 PM EST Where to Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, CSN-BA Tim Lincecum, RHP (28) Any other time I’d be all like “Ohhhhhhh crap, Timmy is [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
Final: Pirates 3, Giants 1
WP: James McDonald (9-3, 2.37 ERA)
LP: Ryan Vogelsong (7-4, 2.36 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (23, 2.38 ERA)
James McDonald turned in perhaps his best pitching performance of the season today holding the Giants to just one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out ten batters and did not walk anyone.
The Pirates scored their three runs thanks to RBI...
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com says scouts of six contending teams were watching the Brewers starting pitcher Zack Greinke face the Astros (Saturday), but they didn’t get to see much since Greinke was ejected two batters into the game.
The six teams that were listed as having a scout present was the Orioles, Rangers, Braves, Diamondbacks, Blue Jays and the San Francisco Giants...
Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break in sole possession of first place following a 13-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
The long-woeful Pirates have won six of seven and 10 of 12, and no team in the majors has a better record since May 12 than Pittsburgh's 34-19.
It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan.
Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher.
John Harper of the New York Daily News tweeted at 9:23 a.m. that “Source says Dickey is not starting All-Star Game....
There are a million things that I'd like to write about over this All-Star break because the storybook first half that the Pirates just finished up lends itself to a million different stories. I've been waiting for this kind of thing for forever, really, and now that I have a few days without baseball games I want to write about all of them all at once. I'll do my best...
I guess it is still possible for the Pirates to lose. Erik Bedard had another rough start, especially a 36-pitch 4th inning during which he gave up 5 runs, 4 earned. The offense was there; it just wasn’t quite enough as the Pirates lost, 6-5. Bedard only lasted 3.2 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 [...]
I'm still conflicted on this whole Ryan Vogelsong thing. I love a good story and there are few better than Vogelsong; the wayward prospect who hit rock bottom, went to Japan for three years to pull himself together, and then came back as an All-Star for the team that originally drafted him. On the other hand, I always thought Vogelsong had potential and I went to bat for him...
The All-Star Break is upon us, and until game action starts up again on Friday, we're going to do a brief season in review of the 2012 MLB season thusfar. Our staff has voted on a variety of awards, and we're going to roll them out over the next four days.
Next up in today's "unofficial" awards: the most disappointing player of the MLB season. A lot of...