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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 ATL 5.69 16 613 546 91 144 29 4 18 51 115 .264 .324 .430 .754 111 235 STL 5.12 16 625 559 82 157 28 6 20 51 126 .281 .346 .460 .806 129 257 COL 4.80 15 573 516 72 137 34 7 14 47 105 .266 .329 .440 .769 102 227 HOU 4.44 16 629 556 71 139 25 7 9 62 127 .250 .329 .369 .698 98 205 LAD 4.25 16 602 520 68 129 29 3 15 62 103 .248 .331 .402 .733 108 209 MIL 4.19 16 584 518 67 116 29 5 19 45 127 .224 .295 .409 .704 95 212 ARI 4.00 16 594 523 64 117 22 3 17 58 131 .224 .306 .375 .680 89 196 LgAvg 3.94 16 588 525 62 127 25 4 12 50 115 .242 .310 .376 .686 93 197 SDP 3.53 17 631 546 60 117 25 8 10 68 134 ...

Kevin Correia to start Monday

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 Video Recap – 4/22/12

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...

Jim Callis on Pedro Alvarez

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...

Bedard is the Biggest Loser

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.

Game 16 Live Chat: Pirates vs. Rockies

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Game 15 Live Chat: Pirates vs Cardinals

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Game 16: Pirates 5 Rockies 4

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...

GIFcap: Dee Gordon Seems To Have Penchant For Homoerotic Teammate Interaction

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

Game 15: Cardinals 5 Pirates 1

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...

Silenced again

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...
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