Comments on: Pirates Retaliate Against the Reds in the Best Way Possible With a 4-0 Win http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:02:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29512 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:59:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29512 That was me writing the game recap.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29511 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:58:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29511 I’m not basing it on 10-11 innings. I’m basing my opinion on everything I’ve seen from him and his stuff throughout his rehab process.

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29510 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:55:46 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29510 I truly hope they reach the point where they have AJ, Wandy, Liriano, and Locke all healthy and all pitching well, and then have to choose between Charlie and Cole for the fifth spot. That would be awesome, but highly unlikely. Let’s not get overly optimistic on Charlie after only 10-11 innings pitched. If that were the scenario, it is possible they could send Cole down for a couple of starts. More likely they will have another injury or one of the starters will suck.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29488 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:56:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29488 It’s hilarious that we went from worrying about over using Melancon and Grilli to trying to find some innings for them to get their work in just a couple of weeks. I usually cut Hurdle some slack since it’s really easy to manage from the couch, especially with 20-20 hindsight, but using BOTH Mark and Cheese in a 4-0 game was STUPID.

If you don’t want Grilli to get rusty, fine, put him in for the 9th, but Melancon has now pitched on 4 of last 5 days. Chances are we may need him in the next couple games, and somebody else could have pitched the 8th.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29482 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 12:15:26 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29482 James…I’m with you on the questionable early hook and the use of our teo bullpen studs.

Foo

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29479 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 05:04:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29479 Sorry, meant reverting to the mean

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/pirates-retaliate-against-the-reds-in-the-best-way-possible-with-a-4-0-win.html#comment-29477 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 03:51:18 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57747#comment-29477 One has to believe the strikeout problems and the RISP problems are going to catch up with the Pirates. I don’t see them improving in either department, especially when the players tire a little going down the stretch. Regressing to the mean is normal for most teams, the Pirates don’t do anything like a normal team.
I believe St.Louis will come back to the pack, that leaves the Reds IMO as the team to beat before it is all over. The Pirates can look so pathetic one day and come back the next day and beat an undefeated pitcher while striking out 17 times, go figure.

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