Comments on: Game 148 Recap: Loss 81 is Here Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 04:03:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anonymous Wed, 14 Sep 2011 11:34:00 +0000 Hurdle recently commented on Pirate pitchers needing to improve on pitching inside. Isn’t this something which is basic to pitching? Gawd, one day you’d think ML players could grasp fundamentals like hitting the cutoff man, throwing to the right base and keeping batters away from owning the plate. Do the Pirates have an extraordinary number of dumb players or do other teams have similar problems? It’s a yearly thing to hear every off-season and spring training about improving fundamentals, but those fundamentals aren’t getting better. Hurdle has worked extra hard getting improved bunting, but unfortunately he has overused that by using in-game situations for training.