Comments on: Pirates’ Bats Stay Cold in L.A. as Bucs Lose 3-0 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 17:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26097 Sun, 07 Apr 2013 01:12:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26097 For years ST was a mass tryout because we did not have the kind of talent to consider many as annual regulars. I thought the Pirates were beyond that and only needed to find a Catcher, and possibly a RF, but we brought in a boatload of leftovers like Pie, Robinson, Goedert, Inge, and then when you toss in the number of reps we have to give to our own people like Hague, Mercer, Harrison, Presley, Tabata, Dejesus, and many others, it takes away from the primary reason you are there – to get your team ready to start the season.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26092 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:15:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26092 So far every pitcher that Pirates have faced with the exception of Marmol looks like Cy Young.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26091 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 14:14:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26091 I agree, the Pirates ST was a disaster, anyone that was there should have figured that out. Brad Hawpe and players like him getting the majority of abs for a long period of time in ST was insanity, the Pirates knew these guys had no chance to make this team. The way I have it figured is somewhere near the end of the month, much like last year, the Pirate bats will come alive, until then pray the pitching can steal a game or two for us.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26085 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:33:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26085 “some teams are hitting at mid-May form…”
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maybe those teams are facing pitching that are in mid-March form?

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26083 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 11:07:56 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26083 Excellent pitching so far, but when do the Pirates get a chance to hit? Can every pitcher they face be that good or are we that bad? I think it must be a combination of both. I know that Clint Hurdle signed an extension in February, but he has to be having flashbacks to his final days as the Rockies Manager. Some teams are hitting at mid-May form, and the Pirates are in mid-March form. Did we spend too much time with trying to get AB’s for the raft of folks we picked up on waivers and brought to ST? One of the things I noticed during ST was that Buck Showalter had his lineup in just about every game for at least the last half of the games in Florida. We are pitiful at the plate. Hurdle cannot hit for these guys, but he did not help by fooling with a set lineup to start the season. Sometimes Managers are too smart for their own good.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/pirates-bats-stay-cold-in-l-a-as-bucs-lose-3-0.html#comment-26082 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 05:06:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49596#comment-26082 Wow, 4 pitchers who pitched well enough to win and only 1 got one. There is a new bet you can make in Vegas. What number will be higher, the runs scored by the Pirates opposition or the number of hits the Pirates have during the game. The Pirates hitters just seem to be very unprofessional, when they are hot, they all seem to be hot together and when they are like this, well, they are horrific. With professional hitters there seems to be a middle ground that there definitely isn’t with this team except for when they are facing Carlos Marmol. Oh well, maybe the top 20 prospects who played last night who are hitters did better than the 1 for 19 with 7 K’s they did on their opening night.

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