Comments on: Prospect Watch: Liriano Strikes Out Eight, Polanco Drives In Four http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.2 By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26712 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:44:16 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26712 Allie is back in the lineup tonight as the DH. No word why he left, but must not have been anything serious. Field was wet and muddy so many he slipped and it was just a precaution. Just a wild guess

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By: John Dreker http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26711 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:35:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26711 They could, but I think they want to give him one more start before bringing him up. Get him to his full pitch count, make sure he gets through it fine, before bringing him to the majors.

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By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26709 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 17:35:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26709 Is there any chance we can activate Liriano early if Sanchez bombs out again today?

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By: saywhatranone http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26704 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:50:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26704 You can’t really blame Hurdle for his bullpen use. It isn’t his fault when Sanchez can’t get out of the 3rd or AJ has an off night and leaves after 5. They also aren’t winning many 10-2 games so he has to go to Melancon/Grilli (except for the odd time he brough Grilli in to get the final out… i think that was a 6-2 game but it definitely wasn’t a save situation).
Bunting is the easiest thing to do in baseball and after seeing Marte/Snider attempt…. I really don’t want to see them do it again.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26701 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:33:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26701 Any word on why Allie left the game early?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26700 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:33:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26700 I disagree with number 2, as he appears to be OVER using his bullpen. Melancon, twice, has been used 3 days in a row.

He tried to bunt with BOTH Marte and Snider the other day. Thankfully, both failed and got much needed hits.

I think there’s more truth to # 3 than we think. Btw, how many winning seasons does Hurdle have as a manager?

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26699 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 12:30:48 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26699 agree!

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26695 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:33:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26695 hmmmmm, I thought we were winning because of smart decisions that Hurdle has been making thus far in 2013.
1. hes platooning correctly for the most part
2. hes made the right moves with the bullpen, again for the most part
3. we’re winning despite his mistakes
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hard to fire a guy when the team is playing very well.

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26694 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 11:31:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26694 stop making sense. :-D

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By: John http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/prospect-watch-liriano-strikes-out-eight-polanco-drives-in-four.html#comment-26692 Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:45:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=51656#comment-26692 You realize he is winning baseball games… more than he is losing in fact. That is pretty amazing in Pittsburgh.

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