Comments on: Pirates Notebook: Bailey Tosses No-Hitter to Ensure Bucs Losing Season http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 03:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20878 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20878 Hanrahan just took care of that.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20871 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 16:43:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20871 I’m a FAN of the Pirates. Seeing them no-hit wasn’t great for me. Seeing a Pirate pitcher throw a no hitter would be great. I guess you were rooting for failure from the Pirates. I don’t ever do that, too much of a fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20864 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:42:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20864 I would suggest you look up what the word “fan” means in a dictionary. If you can’t enjoy a no-hitter there is something wrong with you, you must not like baseball very much. Seeing a no-hitter in person is a bucket list item for most baseball fans.

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20863 Sun, 30 Sep 2012 11:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20863 For those who thought it was awesome to see the Pirates no-hit, try being a fan of another team. It’s one thing to be no hit by Bob Gibson, quite another to be no-hit by Homer Bailey. I was enraged at it. Seeing the Pirates sleep walk thru another game wasn’t ‘cool’ to me. McCutchen stole second, even though the Reds knew he was going and pitched out. He took off on the next pitch for third, and was out by a mile. That kind of poor fundamentals isn’t winning baseball, and he is, by far, the best player the Pirates have. Instead of drilling Brandon Phillips, A J pitched him away all game long. Never once even slightly inside, just let him hang all over the plate.

Sad.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20859 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20859 it was really cool to witness a no hitter…

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By: Dan http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20857 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 15:05:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20857 Pirates suck man

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20856 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20856 Most major league teams that the Pirates play these days have figured the Pirate hitters out. Hard to see these alignments on TV, but live it is very easy, other teams know how to defense everyone of these hitters, if the opposing pitcher can keep the pitch in a certain area, the Pirates will hit into most shifts, this presents a very real problem for the Pirate hitters, this does not happen very often to them in the minors. If they don’t hit home runs there usually going to be in trouble. I don’t know if another batting coach is going to solve this problem or not, what it looks like to me is the Pirates need more spray hitting type hitters sprinkled in with a couple of power guys.
McCutchen trying to steal third probably cost the Pirates the game, because with him standing at second they can’t shift on Jones or Alvarez, the Pirates have to understand that there are different ways to beat a shift. A shift does not have to be radical either, the Brewers and The Padres are terrific at defense alignments. Bailey deserves credit for pitching in the right zones all night, but Spiers is the guy that deserves most of the credit in my eyes.
Just think if Marte is in right field on that tag up in the first inning, could he have thrown the runner out at home? I think from that distance he would have had a good shot at it.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20855 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20855 With AJ starting that last game, that means Rod will be catching. Between KC starting and Rod catching….yuck!

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20854 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:04:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20854 Agree! That makes absolutely NO sense whatsoever!!!

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/09/pirates-notebook-bailey-tosses-no-hitter-to-ensure-bucs-losing-season.html#comment-20853 Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=42537#comment-20853 Yeah for such a supposedly SABR-savvy front office they are missing the #1 principle that drives wOBA; get on base.

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