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For some context, here's how much worse the Pirates are than everyone in the National League right now when it comes to hitting:
Tm R/G G PA AB R ▾ H 2B 3B HR BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It appears RHP Kevin Correia will start Monday for #Pirates v. #Rockies, weather permitting.
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) April 22, 2012
Kevin Correia was scratched from his start last night due to soreness in his side. He seems to be ok and will start Monday. Brad Lincoln, who would have started the game had Correia been unavailable, will stay in the bullpen for the time being.
Gorkys Hernandez was at one point rated as the #62 prospect in all of baseball when he was in the Atlanta Braves organization. However, his stock has fallen quite a bit since being acquired by the Pirates in the Nate McLouth trade in 2009. Pirates Prospects ranks him now as the #24 prospect in the Pirates organization. He still possesses and excellent glove and arm and should make...
A week or so ago, Baseball America's JJ Cooper published subscriber-only a piece that discusses Pedro Alvarez. An American League scout opined that if he didn't know Alvarez's pedigree, he'd be tempted to call him a non-prospect. Jim Callis follows up on that today by discussing some of the biggest position player draft busts and concluding:
Perhaps if Alvarez...
Poor Erik Bedard. The man has posted a very respectable 2.63 ERA, but leads the Majors in losses with 4. 4 starts, 4 losses. This is what happens when you pitch for the Majors' worst offense. The Pittsburgh Pirates should be ashamed. He's currently on pace for 43 losses. Congratulations Erik Bedard, you are the biggest loser.
AAA Indianapolis | Louisville 7 Indianapolis 2Rudy Owens pitched seven strong innings allowing just two hits and no runs. He struck out five and walked none. However he got just two runs of support and Tim Wood blew that lead in the ninth. by giving up three runs and Louisville walked it off. Starling Marte was 1/4 with a triple, Anderson Hernandez singled and Jose Morales added...
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It was the same old story for the Pirates yesterday…and we’re getting a little tired of talking about it. The Pirates got another great start from Erik Bedard and another ****** day from the offense that led to a 5-1 loss to the Cardinals in the series rubber match.
With the way Bedard has started his stint with the Buccos and with the way AJ Burnett pitched in his debut,...
Let's start with this: this post will not be about bunting. I have an alarming amount of things to say about bunting and I'll probably say them several times in the near future. The bunting in this game made me angry, but I want to save most of these thoughts for later so that I can be more coherent and (hopefully) eloquent about it. For tonight, the Pirates had one of their...
Dee Gordon and Rod Barajas had their own celebration last year that consisted of Dee jumping into the arms of Barajas to be rocked to sleep. It was … interesting. Well … apparently Dee is trying a different homoerotic teammate interaction in 2012, this time with Andre Ethier. Tony Gwynn Jr.‘s face in the background
Remember last year how Paul Maholm posted a career-best 3.66 ERA while starting 26 games for the imploding Pirates? If you do, then you probably also remember that even though he was on a career-setting pace stat-wise before he got hurt, his record ended up at a miserable 6-14.
That’s because the offense provided him an average of 2.88 runs of support and in Maholm’s 26...
I wanted to keep my streak of a recap-for-every-game going since I kind of fell off of the table towards the end of the year last fall and I don't want to head down the rabbit hole again. The problem is that I have nothing unique to say about this game at the moment; Erik Bedard hit some rough spots early but cruised after the fourth inning and pitched generally well. The Pirates...
Colorado Rockies (8-7) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (6-8)April 24, 2012Jamie Moyer (1-2, 2.55) vs. Kevin Correia (1-0, 1.50)Lineups:Pirates1. Alex Presley, LF2. Jose Tabata, RF3. Andrew McCutchen, CF4. Casey McGehee, 1B5. Neil Walker, 2B6. Yamaico Navarro, 3B7. Rod Barajas, C8. Clint Barmes, SS9. Kevin Correia, SPRockies1. Marco Scutaro, 2B2. Dexter Fowler, CF3. Carlos Gonzalez, LF4. Troy...
Remember the ridiculous lack of run support Paul Maholm got last year when he was pitching well early on? The Pirate hitters must have something against their left-handed teammates, because Erik Bedard is suffering from the exact same problem.
Bedard wasn’t at his best today, but he still ended up with a decent outing and made it through seven innings after a rocky first three...