Comments on: Reds Use Four Homers to Beat Pirates 4-1 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 05:18:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29470 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:36:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29470 At this point intention doesn’t matter. Cutch has been hit way to many times by the Reds with at least a couple being close to head level. There is very little difference in release point to hit a guy high on the back or hit him in the head. I feel confident that tonight a Pirate will get hit high again, both benches will be warned and the Pirates will be left with no options for retaliation. I don’t care who hits after Votto or Phillips, one of them needs earholed early tonight before it happens to the Pirates again. It’s too bad Cutch has so little hitting behind him, maybe it would make teams think twice. I know it would never happen, but a guy like Adrian Gonzalez would sure look nice in the 4 hole.

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29455 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 16:55:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29455 Jay Bruce follows w/ his.502 slg. and his .323 June BA. NO Pirate regular is slugging.500 Only part-time SS Jordy M. is over .500

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29440 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:24:21 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29440 I won’t address the rest, but careful using RISP to prove, well, anything at this point. Even 556 plate appearances is volatile for an offensive stat like that. If RISP numbers are indicative of ANYTHING at this point, it’s bad luck in sequencing for the Pirates. Look again at those numbers at the end of the year. The Pirates’ will be higher. The Cardinals’ will be lower. But maybe it will indicate at least something in October.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29436 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 15:15:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29436 The problem with the Pirate hitters is they are basically whimps, when someone low bridges you, you get up off the deck and put a charge into the next pitch or the same at bat, not this team, low bridge them and they just want out of the box.
The Reds know this and until the Pirates start making the Reds pay with their bats, they are going to keep getting hit.
In Hockey a player committing a penalty is made to pay by scoring on the power play, even a punch in the mouth is not near the payment as scoring a goal is.
They are the worst team in baseball with runners in scoring position, that shows they can’t handle pressure, back to my whimp theory.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29417 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:18:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29417 then what’s wrong with plunking Phillips?

:)

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29410 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:25:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29410 And why is McCutchen keep getting plunked by Reds pitching? Smart thinking on their part. Who is the best Pirates player? Andrew. Who is the power hitter behind Andrew? Uh, NO ONE! Votto got Phillips behind him. You plunk Votto, you’re setting the table for Phillips. You plunk McCutchen? You’re cleaning the table off. Get a power bat after McCutchen, and then you won’t have to worry about him getting hit.

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By: kidic56 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29408 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:32:14 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29408 Sometimes, more often than not, the RISP stat means nothing. The past 2 game for the Reds, they have gone a combined 1 – 16 w/ RISP, yet they have scored a total of 9 runs, a 5 – 1 win Sunday, and a 4 – 1 win Monday. The Pirates were 2 – 9 Sunday, and scored 6 runs, the Dodgers were 3 – 8, but scored 3. I think Runs Scored is way more accurate.

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29404 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:03:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29404 Call off your dogs! I misspoke by saying it wasn’t high, but it wasn’t at his head either. And if you consider the context, the placement of Mesoraco’s glove, it did not appear to be intentional. We saw plenty of such hit-by-pitches between these two clubs in Pittsburgh. None looked intentional. Sometimes hit-by-pitches happen, as with all teams. Are the Reds intentionally throwing at the Pirates? Only they and God know.

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/06/reds-use-four-homers-to-beat-pirates-4-1.html#comment-29403 Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:58:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=57659#comment-29403 It didn’t hit McCutchen high? Really, I consider the top of the collarbone fairly high. Leake hit him in the neck a couple years ago and he didn’t miss that by much this time. I know the Bucco’s have hit Phillips a couple times in retaliation, but for the most part they just sit back and take it. The umpire gave no warnings so the opportunity was there to retaliate, but nothing. Then Walker about gets a 98mph fastball right in the mouth. I’m sick of the Pirates allowing this to go on against the Reds. The Reds don’t throw at a guys rearend, they go after the head area and the Pirates need to see to it that either Votto or Phillips catch one in the ear hole tomorrow night before another Pirate catches one there.

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