Comments on: Walker’s Homer Breaks Stalemate, Pirates Beat Tigers 1-0 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:30:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28168 Wed, 29 May 2013 21:55:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28168 Taking out someone who hits extra bases when he gets hits is madness in a scoreless game that only needs a solo homerun for a win. Not to mention he had a lineout to the OF in his last AB before the single up the middle. A strikeout or homerun…..your sarcasm is misplaced.

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By: Y2JGQ2 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28167 Wed, 29 May 2013 21:52:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28167 James- were we watching the same game? 1. Taking out a dominant Jeanmar who was showing no signs of slowing down….simply stunts his growth….he should be stretched out to 90 pitches at this point…. There is no reason not to put him out there in the 8th until he at least gives up a base runner. Putting in Wilson worked out, but if he was having an off day with his control, it could have been disasterous. It may have worked out, but it worked out with luck, not conscientious decision making. 2. Putting Harrison out at second is fine, no problem there….but why are you pinch running if the situation isn’t important enough to hit for Barmes who was already struggling horribly in his previous AB’s vs. Porcello? It makes no sense 3. Finally after then hitting into a double play and making an error he finally pinch hits with Mercer for Barmes the NEXT time he comes up….evidently the chance to go ahead in the 8th wasn’t important, but in the extra’s it was? You either pinch hit for him in the 8th or you don’t pinch hit for him at all, this move makes no sense.

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28139 Wed, 29 May 2013 16:34:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28139 Yes, I agree. Taking Alvarez out of the game after going 1 for 7 with NO HR’s, NO RBI’s and 4 KO’s in 2 games against Detroit was sheer madness on Hurdle’s part.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28131 Wed, 29 May 2013 14:57:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28131 Our genius manager let Barmes hit in the 8th after Josh Harrison mysteriously was put in to run for Alvarez.
First of all Alvarez should have stayed in the game. Alvarez runs the bases fairly well and taking out a game breaker in the late innings is a no no. Captain hook has a problem with taking out his guns too early in games.
Second, Barmes should have been pinch hit for in the 8th. If Jessie Owens was pinch running it would not have made any difference, because of who was supposed to drive him in. Wasting Alvarez was totally Genius.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28130 Wed, 29 May 2013 14:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28130 He was taken out because the manager is a genius? There is probably a stat somewhere that says Gomez was about to crash, Hurdle is a little bit of a hypocrite, statements that the bats will tell us when a pitcher is done. I guess they were hitting rockets off of him in the 7th and he was lucky to get through 7. I did not see those rockets, but apparently Hurdle did. Porcello was allowed to go 8, except for more strikeouts, he was not pitching any better in the 7th than Gomez and he had thrown a lot more pitches.

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28113 Wed, 29 May 2013 12:53:17 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28113 I meant Leyland went off on Grilli sorry

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By: elgaupo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28112 Wed, 29 May 2013 12:51:23 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28112 Check this old link someone shared on OBN. I guess Grilli, Leyland and Inge all were on the 2008 Tigers together. Grilli questioned the management team after he was traded and Grilli went off on him:

http://www.mlive.com/tigers/index.ssf/2008/05/wdfn_audio_leyland_grills_gril.html

I think the Inge reference is hilarious

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By: pitwalker18 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28105 Wed, 29 May 2013 12:16:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28105 I didn;t get to watch or listen to the game last night. I was following along on MLB Gameday. Can anyone tell me why Gomez was taken out of the game when he only had thrown 73 pitches and had just struck out Peralta?

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By: HamburgBucco http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28097 Wed, 29 May 2013 11:13:53 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28097 Can you imagine what our record would be if we played the majority of games without both Inge AND Barmes ?
In my opinion we are making it a bit too easy for Cincy and the Cardinals by deliberately choosing NOT to play out strongest team day in day out.

Let’s see how we deal with Sanchez tonight, Detroit’s hottest pitcher right now. With AJ on the mound usually we don’t get good run support for him.
On the other hand the Buccos love to make a great pitcher look weak and a weak pitcher look great, so I’m hoping for a convincing win tonight.

With Mercer at SS please.

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/05/walkers-homer-breaks-stalemate-pirates-beat-tigers-1-0.html#comment-28092 Wed, 29 May 2013 05:40:22 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=54956#comment-28092 And the Bucs improve to 14-4 when Inge does not start. This guy is crazy good in the clubhouse.

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