Comments on: Jeff Locke Shines But Reds Win 2-1 in 13 Innings http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jeff-locke-shines-but-reds-win-2-1-in-13-innings.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 17 May 2014 16:09:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: jon6er http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jeff-locke-shines-but-reds-win-2-1-in-13-innings.html#comment-29672 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:34:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57858#comment-29672 I still think if we brought up Tony Sanchez and dfa Cr-Inge it would be a major upgrade. Martin can give Pedro a day off a week and you got Sanchez behind the plate and even if you want to catch McKenry, Sanchez offers a better pinch hitting option than Cr-Inge. We even have other career minor league position players who can give you more than Cr-Inge.

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By: Kevin_Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jeff-locke-shines-but-reds-win-2-1-in-13-innings.html#comment-29654 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:58:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57858#comment-29654 I’m still upset today about Hurdle pitching Grilli and Melancon 2 days ago up 4 runs. 1st of all it was dumb. 2nd Grilli blew a save yesterday after pointlessly pitching the day before, and even though i can’t even remotely claim cause and effect here, I WILL ANYWAYS! 3rd, and most importantly neither of them are available today in what is a 2-2 game through 6 innings. Stupidity can linger for quite a while….

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jeff-locke-shines-but-reds-win-2-1-in-13-innings.html#comment-29620 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:49:01 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57858#comment-29620 I think when the Pirates fall back to about 9 or 10 games out, the offense will pick up, none of them can hit consistently under any kind of pressure and they have to do better from the bench than Inge is doing.
Tough situation for the Pirates, is maturation the problem? is their hitting approach with men on base the problem? I think it is a combination of these two, they show they can hit as long as someone is not on base.

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By: skliesen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/jeff-locke-shines-but-reds-win-2-1-in-13-innings.html#comment-29545 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 12:08:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57858#comment-29545 Tough loss for sure, but I believe CH was right to let Locke hit in 6th.

ESPN has a column up suggesting Pirates offer Taillon, Polanco, Sanchez, and unnamed LH prospect for Marlins OF Stanton. What’s your thoughts, James?

My initial thought was HELL YES! But after giving it even a little thought, I’m on the side of giving this idea a hard pass.

If I’m NH, no way I give up Taillon and Polanco for an injury prone player. Pirates could be a legit contender with a better than average RF in the lineup this year and they don’t have to give up the farm to get Rios or similar.

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