Game 9 Live Blog: Pirates at Giants



Akinori Iwamura, 2B
Andrew McCutchen, CF
Lastings Milledge, LF
Garrett Jones, RF
Ryan Doumit, C
Bobby Crosby, 1B
Andy LaRoche, 3B
Charlie Morton, P
Ronny Cedeno, SS


1. Aaron Rowand, CF
2. Edgar Renteria, SS
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Aubrey Huff, 1B
5. Mark DeRosa, LF
6. John Bowker, RF
7. Juan Uribe, 2B
8. Eli Whiteside, C
9. Jonathan Sanchez, P

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  • Benjamin P. Glaser

    Harrison makes the most sense, especially with his baserunning gaffe. Navarro gives the most position flexibility.

    • Richard Ya’Zhynka

      I agree. I’d keep Navarro in Pittsburgh.

  • Richard Ya’Zhynka

    Fox was not in the lineup for Indianapolis tonight. I hope he is on his way to Pittsburgh.

  • sstauffer5

    Come on. This is moving deck chairs on the Titanic. The real problem is Huntington and his staff have no feel for offensive talent at the minor or major league level. Barajas, Barmes, McLouth, Overbay…what a waste of money…disaster. Little real offensive help in the system. We need to move some minor league pitching for some real help. if not now, when?

  • sstauffer5

    And, most of the hitters that have been at the ML level for more than one year seem to be getting worse (Tabata, Presley, Walker, Alvarez, etc). So little power; so many strikeouts. Could it be that the Hurdle/Ritchie hitting philosophy isn’t working???

    • szielinski

      The Pirates seemingly cannot develop hitters.

  • REM

    The team sucks on offense and you are criticizing the bench? Give me a break. How about this novel approach…Cut McClouth, bench Barmes, play Navarro every day at shortstop, reduce Barajas playing to 3 days a week, and lastly fire Huntingdon.

    • Tim Williams

      I’m just pointing out what I think they are doing, and why it makes sense. I’m not saying that will solve their problems.

      • REM

        I’m just frustrated. This organization doesn’t want to win. Their actions clearly show that.

  • leadoff

    If it were me, two moves would happen in about a weeks time.
    First, I would send Harrison back and bring up Fox now because Fox can be an effective bench player and Harrison has to play more, young guys have a tough time when they don’t play a lot.
    2nd, I would start Marte now in left field at Indy, let him play about a week to get his timing back and bring him up, send Presley down, Presley has clearly lost his confidence and has become far to tentative. From what I can see they could use a starting left fielder and Marte is probably the best choice in the organization. I would not be giving up on Presley just because I would be sending him back, lots of players need to go back once in a while.
    Remember the Nats wanted to trade for Marte during ST and they wanted to keep Harper in the minors at AAA, shows you what they thought of Marte.

    • szielinski

      Marte has yet to master AAA pitching. He’s unlikely to fare better facing ML pitchers.

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