Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Bucs Continue to Battle Through Close Games Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Lease Tue, 22 May 2012 15:23:00 +0000 The pitching has been remarkable, and been keeping them in it. I don’t expect it to last at this high of a level, nor for the offense to be THIS bad. But it’s not going to be a good enough offense, either. I remain amazed that any team pitches to McCutchen with the game on the line. That won’t last too much longer either. Please move Alvarez to 7th, his tailspin corresponds exactly with moving to cleanup.