Found August 15, 2013 on Baseball Prospectus:
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What can we actually expect from Andrew Lambo?

If you missed it, and I’m sure you have not, the Pirates made it official today that Andrew Lambo would be joining the club in time for the start of this week’s series against the St. Louis Cardinals. We all know the breakout season Lambo has had this year and when you couple that with the fact that the Pirates right fielders have combined to produce the worst offensive numbers...

The Book on Andrew Lambo

Andrew Lambo is free. Andrew Lambo is finally free. The Pirates will call the right fielder up today after watching him hit 31 homers in the minors this year. Lambo became the first Pirates minor leaguer to do that since Steve Pearce in 2007. The story of how Lambo got to this point isn’t a traditional prospect story. He was formerly a top prospect, saw his stock fall, saw that...

Jon Lester Aimed to Keep Red Sox in Striking Distance, Minimize Damage in Loss to Toronto (Video)

This season, Jon Lester has posted an undefeated record against Toronto, but the left-hander couldn’t extend his streak to 4-0 on Wednesday night. Lester went 6 1/3 innings for the Sox, allowing two earned runs on six hits, but he didn’t feel like his offspeed pitches were working for him like they had been in his past couple of starts. Despite committing two errors himself,...

Top Performers: Andrew Lambo Finishes Strong With Indianapolis

Below are the top Runs Created* totals in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system from the last week. The rankings include every hitter who had an at-bat for a Pirates’ minor league affiliate, not including DSL teams, and with no limitations on whether the hitter has prospect eligibility. Players who spent time at different levels are counted multiple times, once for each level,...

Pirates promote Andrew Lambo

The #Pirates officially select the contract of Andrew Lambo and option OF Alex Presley to @indyindians — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) August 13, 2013   After a breakout season in both Double-A Altoona and Triple-A Indianapolis, the Pirates have officially called up OF Andrew Lambo. Alex Presley will be optioned to make room for him. Lambo, who just turned 25 on Sunday, has hit...

Andrew Lambo gives backwards Z sign after first career hit

Andrew Lambo got called up by the Pittsburgh Pirates to make his Major League debut this week, and the youngster still has a lot to learn. Lambo, who led the minor leagues with 31 home runs this season (14 in Double-A and 17 in Triple-A), smacked his first career hit on Thursday. The 25-year-old outfielder […]

Pirates Officially Call up Andrew Lambo, Option Alex Presley

Andrew Lambo has been officially called up. (Photo Credit: David Hague) The Pittsburgh Pirates have officially called up Andrew Lambo, and have optioned Alex Presley to Triple-A. The Pirates had to add Lambo to the 40-man roster, although no corresponding move was needed since there was an open spot. Moving Presley down made sense, as the Pirates can’t carry two bench outfielders...

Game 122: Red Sox at Blue Jays - Lester aims to stay perfect against Jays

Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Jon Lester may be more excited about tonight’s start than anybody would be against the last-place Toronto Blue Jays. For the Red Sox starter, there’s a fairly simple reason. Lester dominates the Jays. Against Toronto this season, Lester is 3-0 with a 2.79 ERA in four starts. His season ERA is over a run and a half higher (4.37) than that versus...

First Pitch: Do the Pirates Finally Have the Best 25 Men in Pittsburgh?

Andrew Lambo’s promotion could finally give the Pirates the best 25 players in Pittsburgh. (Photo Credit: David Hague) There has been a lot of talk from various Pirates writers about having the “best 25″ in Pittsburgh. You could make a strong argument that the Pirates didn’t always have the best 25 players on the active roster this year. In some cases the upgrades were minor...

Dempster, Lester, Peavy Face Jays At SkyDome

The Red Sox will send Ryan Dempster to the hill tonight in Toronto to try to increase their 3-game lead in the AL East. He will face the immortal Todd Redmond. Jon Lester will match up against the highly disappointing Josh Johnson on Wednesday night and Jake Peavy will make his third start in Carmine Hose on Thursday night against Mark Buehrle.

Red Sox-Blue Jays Live: Jon Lester, Sox Look to Feed Off Tuesday’s Dramatic Win North of the Border

5:50 p.m.: Mike Napoli has been bad — to put it lightly — of late. Entering Wednesday’s game in Toronto, the slugger is 0-for-12 with nine strikeouts over his last three games. Napoli had already been dropped to sixth in the order after batting fifth most of the season, and he’ll now be dropped to seventh. Napoli will bat seventh Wednesday as Jonny Gomes bats fifth and Stephen...

Pirates Roundtable #5

Last night, me, James from Pirates Prospects, Cory from Three Rivers Burgh Blog, Ed Giles, Michael Waterloo from Pittsburgh Sporting News and the Punxatawney Spirit, and Travis Sawchik from the Trib got together for the fifth Pirates Roundtable. We covered a lot of ground, from Andrew Lambo, to playoff rotations and pretty much anything in between. You can watch the video above,...

Rajai Davis rounds the bases on ball hit back to the pitcher

It may not technically count as an inside-the-park home run because it was aided by a couple errors, but Rajai Davis wound up circling the entire diamond on a ball hit back to the pitcher during last night’s Blue Jays-Red Sox game in Toronto. Davis lined a ball of Jon Lester’s leg, Lester attempted to scoop up the ball on the ricochet and toss it to first base. When Lester...

How we see it goin' down: Sox - Jays series

First Pitch: Tuesday 7:07, Wednesday 7:07, Thursday 7:07  Arms: Tuesday:  Ryan Dempster, RHP (6-8, 4.67 ERA)  vs. Todd Redmond, RHP (1-1, 4.22 ERA)   Wednesday: Jon Lester, LHP (10-7, 4.37 ERA) vs. Josh Johnson, RHP (2-8, 6.20 ERA)   Thursday: Jake Peavy, RHP (1-0, 6.00 ERA) vs. Mark Buehrle, LHP (8-7, 4.43 ERA)                                   ...

Comeback Interruptus In Canada; Sox Lose, 4-3

 (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)Sometime down the road, the Red Sox may look back on this gut-wrenching 4-3 loss with a series of regrets. They may regret letting Rajai Davis hit an inside-the-multiple-errors-HR to score the game's first run. They may regret squandering Mike Napoli's dramatic ninth-inning, two-out, two-run HR that tied the game. They might...
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