Comments on: Phillies Use Four-Run Inning off Cole, Mazzaro to Beat Bucs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/phillies-use-four-run-inning-off-cole-mazzaro-to-beat-bucs.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:01:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/phillies-use-four-run-inning-off-cole-mazzaro-to-beat-bucs.html#comment-30579 Fri, 05 Jul 2013 10:21:31 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59578#comment-30579 deacs: Did you see those hits off of Mazzaro? A bloop by Frandsen, and a broken bat, weak hit to left – sometimes the breaks just kill a team that was otherwise deserving. It should have been 2 outs, nobody on, but the HP Umpire was giving Ryan Howard the “veteran break” on pitches that should have struck him out. That kind of crap is a learning experience for Cole, but that has a tendency to cause a young pitcher to lose a little concentration.

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By: deacs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/phillies-use-four-run-inning-off-cole-mazzaro-to-beat-bucs.html#comment-30575 Thu, 04 Jul 2013 23:48:45 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59578#comment-30575 I had my rant all ready and then I read this article. I live in Philadelphia so I don’t see any post game interviews etc. I thought the goal was to get Cole to pitch to contact and trust his defense which would allow him to keep the pitch count down and go deep into games. So naturally I got excited when I saw 45 pitches after 4 innings and I was in shock and PISSED when they took him out after 78 pitches considering the innings the bullpen has put in. But I guess if you’re elevating your pitches then maybe it’s time for the hook. I’m not going to rip the manager that has this team 20 games over. He may not be perfect but for the most part he’s pressing the right buttons.

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