Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Lincoln Struggles, But Will Remain In Rotation http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-lincoln-struggles-but-will-remain-in-rotation.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 23:51:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: Nate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-lincoln-struggles-but-will-remain-in-rotation.html#comment-16070 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33471#comment-16070 I was at the game last night. Lincoln looked OK the 1st time through the lineup, but after that, he started getting hammered. Bullpen, I agree with that.
Pedro looked absolutely lost…again. Chen showed no fear at all (and why should he?), he just attacked the plate the whole time. I would like to know how many times the Bucs hacked at the 1st pitch. Late in the game, after they pulled Gregg, Cutch went for the 1st pitch. Why? Dude just came in, see if he can find the plate first.

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By: Ian Rothermund http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-lincoln-struggles-but-will-remain-in-rotation.html#comment-16068 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 15:10:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33471#comment-16068 I’m becoming more and more of the opinion that Lincoln’s future is in the bullpen. I mean, right now, I think he’s a better option than Correia, and safer than going with one of the AAA guys. Also, considering how the bullpen’s been doing, it’s not as if there’s anyone that can logically be kicked out.

I was talking to people on facebook about this, but my argument and explanation of why Lincoln has yet to be a successful starter is (and this is a super-cliffs notes version) because when he starts, he lacks the fastball command to sit in that 91-93/touching 94 range. So, along with lacking a true third pitch, it just seems like guys avoid the curveball unless there’s two strikes, and just work a count until they can see a 92 fastball right down the middle.

His stuff just plays up so much better as a reliever, in my opinion, and he gets to scrap that mediocre change-up.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-lincoln-struggles-but-will-remain-in-rotation.html#comment-16056 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:13:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33471#comment-16056 Tell me again why we are playing Clint Barmes. He can’t hit or field.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/06/pirates-notebook-lincoln-struggles-but-will-remain-in-rotation.html#comment-16054 Wed, 13 Jun 2012 07:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=33471#comment-16054 Lincoln looked very shaky. Like he had every year except the beginning of this one.

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