Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Barmes Has Biggest Swing of His Season Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:32:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: James S Mon, 13 Aug 2012 02:13:00 +0000 Excellent wrap up of today’s wild game. Love the Hurdle quotes too.

I’m expecting Jared Hughes to be back before they set the playoff roster. Kid deserves to be here for that, and the rest will do him good in the meantime.

By: Andy Prough, CFE Mon, 13 Aug 2012 01:38:00 +0000 Great interviews, Kristy – I really enjoyed the lengthy quotes from Barmes and Hurdle. It’s great to hear Hurdle speaking naturally – he’s got some great sayings. ”
It’s like almost getting slapped by your girlfriend in front of your mother”. ”
“When you throw your kids the key to the car and tell them to take you for a ride, sometimes you really don’t know where you’re going to end up. It seemed like we were in the ditch for a couple days”. Those are pure gold – very enjoyable to read, and to get inside his mind during a challenging stretch of games.

Barmes’ hit was incredibly important. I think that if they end the season in the playoffs, they might look back to that swing as one of the real critical moments in the season. Well done Clint – I have not been a big fan so far this year, but you’ve been proving yourself more than worthy for the past couple of months with terrific defense (normally) and a much better, .250+ batting average.