Comments on: Pirates Get Losing Hand of Pitchers Duel on Opening Day http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:11:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Carpetbagger http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html#comment-14103 Mon, 09 Apr 2012 18:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28176#comment-14103 “Despite not scoring a run in the first, the Pirates came out of the
chute aggressive. Alex Presley lead off the bottom of the first inning
with a single into center field off Cy Young Award winner Cliff Lee.”

Uh, Cliff Lee did not pitch on Opening Day.

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By: st1300b http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html#comment-14030 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 01:30:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28176#comment-14030 I was at the game, and if Andrew will excuse me, I had plenty to be excited about for the home opener. I got to see (actually my third time now) maybe the games greatest pitcher of the last decade in Doc Halladay and I got to see our prize free agent pick in Bedard go pitch for pitch. Let me tell you that it is a much more enjoyable game – win or lose – when the pitchers are dialing up first pitch strikes, melting the corners, and basically dominating their craft. It was awesome to watch in person.
There was also some great defense out there, Neil Walker may have made the play of the day and possibly the week throwing out a runner from left field. Resop and Cruz were solid, and Presley is going to have a fine year – the epitome of a “gamer”.
So we lost game one, for anyone bummed about that just remember we won the last 5 and how did those seasons turn out? I enjoyed the walk to the ballpark up from CCAC college because there were so many tailgaters, people were everywhere enjoying an absolutely perfect day for a ballgame. I made several friends in the stands around me, and all who were there agreed that it was awesome. Including the festivities around the game such as the blind hero throwing a first pitch strike, standing ovation for Nate McClouth’s return, and many other small but memorable moments. I even got a close up on TV I found out later, but the takeaway from this game was that Bedard is clearly, no doubt, an ace. That’s something I plan to enjoy maybe a few more times this year, another trip to PNC when Bedard is on the mound. Trust me you’ll enjoy it. 

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By: Randy Linville http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html#comment-14026 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28176#comment-14026 Tough loss. Wiggy being an ex-Buc makes it a little harder and you can find people in KC who still hold a grudge against Mayberry’s dad for showing up late (apparently after a late night) for an afternoon LCS game in 1977. That earned him a spot in Herzog’s dog house and a ticket to Toronto after the season.

Bedard has started a total of three Opening Day games in his career and is now 0-2. 

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html#comment-14027 Fri, 06 Apr 2012 00:45:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28176#comment-14027 Each loss hurts

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By: James S http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/04/pirates-get-losing-hand-of-pitchers-duel-on-opening-day.html#comment-14024 Thu, 05 Apr 2012 23:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=28176#comment-14024 Had to work and missed the game. Sounds like the real highlight though was when Neil Walker flew out to left. Most humans do not have this ability. I’ve seen plenty of birds do it, however. I wish he had stayed in the batters box and taken his swings, he might have been able to get a hit. Can’t wait to see the highlights, I hope there is footage of this super-human act.

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