Comments on: Pirates Notebook: How important are left handed relievers? Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: gorillagogo Thu, 06 Aug 2009 14:07:37 +0000 My only complaint with your analysis is that LOOGY's often come into the game in high pressure situations. Those 5 extra hits per season could well mean 5 extra losses. Right now that's not a concern for the Pirates since they're basically using the rest of the season as an extended tryout for next year, but once the team is ready to turn the corner it could be a huge difference.