Comments on: First Pitch: There Is No Escape http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 01 Jun 2014 09:35:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20503 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 23:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20503 They made it! Now, if they can win ONE more, it’ll be a new high this century. Next roadmap is 1999(the previous most epic collapsing September). That team won 78. A winning season will require a 7-3 record in their final 10. Managed to win one against a 100 loss team, awesome job. Both Barmes and Barajas had 2 hit each, so there you go.

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By: William Pearce http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20501 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 16:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20501 Some try to put a good spin on this team.. After drafting high for 20 years we get this??? After building a new stadium we get this.. They have quit.. lost as to what they are doing… 26 STOOGES… SAD

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By: salempirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20497 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:19:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20497 I’m certain that even as bad as the Pirates currently are that reaching 75 wins is attainable. Gotta remember that they’re saying they’re just a hot streak away. They may even notch back-to-back wins down the stretch.

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By: salempirate http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20496 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:14:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20496 Must say I agree with your thoughts on free agency. The Pirates need to make better use of their money. My hope is that NH’s contract is not renewed and he takes all of his flunkies with him.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20493 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 10:58:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20493 Good thing Barmes was in there to make sure the game went south. I hope that Karstens starts over Locke for the rest of the season. 74-77, they still haven’t won as many games as 75 yet since Lloyd.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/first-pitch-there-is-no-escape.html#comment-20490 Sun, 23 Sep 2012 06:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42270#comment-20490 Tim, I will write your article for you. Why do the Pirates consistenly get shut down by 4A pitchers? A: They stink. How can they fix their inconsistent to non-existent offense? For one, maybe they could take a quality over quantity approach to free-agency for a change. I know they will never be in the market for a Pujols, but they should have been able to get a good professional hitter with an adequate glove for what Barmes and Barajas cost. They could also at least attempt to not bat guys in the 7-8 spots that have a lower average than the pitcher or if that is what is happening, maybe give another player a legitimate shot at earning the position. Other than that and some of these young guys starting to produce consistently and maturing I’m at a loss. One thing is for sure at least, with monumental collapses like the Pirates go through, there isn’t a lack of bad things to write about lol.

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