Comments on: Pirates Open Five-Game Set with All-Around Dominance http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32570 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 15:19:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32570 You beat me to it, IC. Right now Liriano is the Pirates ace and one of the best SPs in the majors. That slider is downright nasty. He has the same arm motion and release point as the fastball, and it breaks at the last possible second. The main thing is he knows exactly where to place both the slider and the 2-seamer. Great control. How many Cards swung at the slider several inches below the strike zone?

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32552 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 13:16:39 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32552 I know the Pirates can add a 26th man. That will most likely be Cumpton. What I’m advocating is optioning Black for Ryan Reid. The 30 pitches he threw yesterday make him a question mark today. I’d prefer to have a fresh option to turn to.

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By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32548 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:50:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32548 The more I see Liriano the more I am convinced he is one of the best two or three pitchers going right now. His arm action is incredible. No one picks up the slicer making it impossible to hit. Sure glad we have him and think he can be a difference maker come the playoff season.

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By: chenzt http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32527 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:54:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32527 I thought the 26th man rule only applied to day-night double header?

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By: Alex Henry http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32525 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:26:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32525 july 27th*

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By: Alex Henry http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32524 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:26:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32524 Kris Johnson pitched July 2th so i would be shocked if it was him on short rest i expect Cumpton but i want and hope Pimentel gets the start

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By: James Santelli http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32523 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 05:10:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32523 Moose is correct. The consensus seems to be that it will be one of Kris Johnson, Stolmy Pimentel or Brandon Cumpton to come up and start tomorrow.

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By: Stephen Brooks http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32522 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 04:04:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32522 Sure hope so. Even after scoring 9 tonight, these Bucs are still 26 runs behind last year’s team after 104 games. Hard to believe after the upgrades at LF, C, SS and the right-handed 1B platoon. Jones, Walker and Cutch all ht over .300 with RISP. Unlike this year.

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By: moose7195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32520 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:53:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32520 I think MLB added a rule that lets you have 26 men on the roster if there is a double-header, so they just have to call someone up

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/61829.html#comment-32519 Tue, 30 Jul 2013 03:45:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=61829#comment-32519 Who comes up to replace Black tomorrow? Ryan Reid gave up 3 runs in his last appearance on Saturday. Hughes and Welker threw tonight. Either way you can’t have a guy coming off a 30 pitch outing on the 25 man for a doubleheader.

And I still think Pimentel gets a start tomorrow. Pirates are delaying the announcement so St Louis has to scramble to put together a scouting report.

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