Comments on: Seeing Similarities in the Pirates’ Two Losses http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 01:05:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26021 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:04:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26021 I guess I am going into the season with a higher level of misery than normal.

Without the Triple A Astros in the division we are going to have a harder time winning. This is from memory so if I’m off a little don’t go wild but I believe we were 12 and 4 against Houston, meaning our non-Houston record was 67 and 79 or a winning percentage of .458. We weren’t as good as our record indicated last year.

Our roster additions weren’t great either. The capper for me was on St. Patrick’s Day. I saw the game live and the Pirates looked terrible. Yes I know it’s spring training, and yes I know the players are working on certain parts of their game, but SOME parts of baseball are still baseball.

The Yankees had 3 regulars with them. That’s it. The rest of the players were wearing hockey numbers (87, 92, 73, etc…). Most were just players filling out a spring training roster. The Pirates 7 starters and one bench player. Their pitcher was flavor of the week “hot prospect” Phil Irwin. The Yankees jumped out early and the Pirates made mistake after mistake – even in the most basic parts of the game. It was ugly – way too ugly for a MLB team to EVER look.

I was kind of down on the Bucs before that game but I really lost faith after watching that game. They looked like a bunch of players who didn’t know baseball.

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By: Bob Martin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26011 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 12:11:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26011 I know it only 1 series but I saw a lot of things that I have seen before with this team. They don’t so anything right when they are on offense. Snider was up twice with the shift on and he couldn’t lay down one bunt to third base. That is unexceptable as a Major league player. Then they have the tying run on third and Pedro goes fishing knowing that Marmol hasn’t been throwing strikes. Walker comes up next and with only 1 out knowing a fly ball to the outfield ties the game, instead of trying to drive the ball he rolls or over to the second baseman for a DP to end the game. Again I know we’re only 3 games into the season but I have seen this “movie” more than once and I know how it’s going to end.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26009 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:56:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26009 The sky is falling!

It’s one frikkin series!

Sheesh.

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By: NorCal Buc http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26007 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:46:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26007 HAD we won yesterday, with Walker hitting ANYHING but a DP, we would have NOT been world beaters. Similarly, we are not in the tank.

It’s three games. ALbeit, against the cubbies, we ought to have won two. In L.A., we facing three TOP pitchers. I’ll be happy with one win……

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26002 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:15:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26002 we lost 83 games last year. which means you were only partly miserable.

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By: jimfalbo21 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-26000 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 05:43:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-26000 Jmac walked Nate Schierholtz, not Brent.

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By: TonyPenaforHOF http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-25997 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 04:02:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-25997 Your right and here are the reasons why:

Luhnow Leads Scouting Directors With 21 Opening Day Players – http://www.baseballamerica.com/draft/luhnow-leads-scouting-directors-with-opening-day-players/

Ex-Pirates owner Lustig: Nutting ‘too rational’ – http://triblive.com/sports/pirates/3769786-74/lustig-nutting-money#axzz2PYfMip7k

This is why we will never be winners with the current leadership and owner. I can’t believe it’s the third game of the season and I am already down!

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-25996 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:49:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-25996 How long until we start hearing “the Pirates keep running into the top of every teams rotation”? I also love how they haven’t learned anything about holding base runners on, they haven’t been close to throwing anybody out this year stealing. Thank goodness the pitchers haven’t been walking many. Lastly, the .211 average Russell Martin had last year is starting to look pretty good. I know it’s only 3 games, but the more things change, the more they seem to stay the same for the Buccos.

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-25994 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 03:21:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-25994 The 4 minor league teams went 0-4 and got outscored 21-9 in their debuts today. At least no major prospects were on the mound. Hanson & Polanco went 0-8 and Stetson Allie and Nate Baker had horrible days with Allie 0-4 with 4 K’s. I’m shocked he is at full season ball. Jarek Cunningham had the best day of anyone with a homer and a double. Hopefully he will adjust in his second year in AA and be at AAA by the end of the year.

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By: John http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/04/seeing-similarities-in-the-pirates-two-losses.html#comment-25992 Fri, 05 Apr 2013 02:43:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=49407#comment-25992 We’re 3 games into the season. At least wait until June to despair!

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