Comments on: First Pitch: An Amazing Stat That Shows How Good the Pirates Have Been This Year http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:16:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: BostonsCommon http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31166 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:30:06 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31166 Pitching, pitching, and more pitching. Combined with one of the best defenses in MLB and you have a team that will not go on prolonged losing streaks. I mean c’mon, were talking about Chalie Morton as your #5, and really the only question mark. And that question mark moves to the ‘pen if/when Wandy makes it back. The bats only need to remain adequate for this team to win. We’ve seen SFO win a couple of World Series with this same model recently.

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By: buster09 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31163 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:08:41 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31163 I can’t see Huntingdon bringing in somebody that Hurdle immediately puts in RF to replace Tabata at this stage of the season. A decent RH hitting bench guy would help,but I’m not sure who would be available right now. Whoever it is though,NH will get hammered in the Pitts. media for not trading for Miggy !

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By: Jeff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31161 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31161 And then the losing streak is buried, hopefully never to be mentioned again…except by future historians.

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By: Joe9195 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31159 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 13:23:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31159 Two movie scenes:

After every win – the groundskeepers from Major League “They’re still sh!tty.”

After every loss – Rob Schneider from The Waterboy “Oh no, we suck again!”

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31155 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 12:48:44 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31155 pdad…agree. Until we hit 82 wins (hopefully in august :) ), I will not relax.

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By: pdad http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31150 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 11:37:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31150 My defense of the ridiculous pirate fans:
20 losing seasons in a row
2 heartbreaking collapses the last two years
The starters are bound to regress because of FIP
The strand rate is unsustainable
The bullpen is overworked?
They need more offense
We are fans not analysts which makes us a bit irrational at times and we have been let down a lot

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31149 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 10:23:27 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31149 The Pirates have continued pitching very well by both the Rotation and the bullpen, and the Pirates have picked it back up again with scoring late to win games. We still have some guys in the lineup who are having down years compared to 2012, and that is being led by Garrett Jones. Next on that list is Neil Walker, and then we can get around to the guys who are not regulars, Inge and Snider. Thankfully, Marte, ‘Cutch, Alvarez, and Martin are well ahead or even with last year, and great positives from the add of Jordy Mercer and Jose Tabata back from injuries. I cannot see Brandon Inge leaving unless he becomes completely inadequate. After the AS Break, teams look for guys with experience that could add a clutch hit down the stretch, and he would qualify in that category. I liked the add of Canzler, and that will mean that Harrison will return to AAA. Barring any injuries, this is the group who got us here and IMO, is the group we should ride through the whole season. We do need the bats of Walker and Jones to come alive, and our pitching should be 100% after the AS Break.

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By: iverar@yahoo.com http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31148 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 08:16:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31148 It is a long season. The key is to avoid the loooong losing streaks which I think we will given our quality starting pitchers. We have a lot of “stoppers” in our starting 5 that can put an end to a skid. Losing 4 in a row is nothing compared to what we dealt with in 2010. Wow, that team was bad and routinely seemed to lose 8-9+ games in row. I doubt that happens this year. We will probably have a few more stretches where we lose 4 games in row. It happens over 162. Even if we win 95 games that means we will still lose A LOT of games. That is MLB. But we do need the offense to give us a bit more. Even with stellar pitching like we had in the first two games of the A’s series, you still have to score a few runs. I do think it will be tough for us to match the rest of this season what he did before the ASB. That is unless the offense gives us a bit more. Will be interesting to see what Huntington does as far as a trade(s) go over the next couple of weeks.

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By: stickyweb http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/first-pitch-an-amazing-stat-that-shows-how-good-the-pirates-have-been-this-year.html#comment-31145 Sun, 14 Jul 2013 07:28:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=60383#comment-31145 Tim,
Nice try to bring reason into the conversation, but obviously the fact that Inge is still on the roster is the 6th sign of the apocolypse and the Collapse v3 is pre-ordained and inevitable. :-)

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