Comments on: Pirates Offense Goes Flat Again in 4-1 Loss to Cubs http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: BuccosFanStuckinMD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html#comment-30641 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 03:30:11 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59735#comment-30641 The Pirates offense did nothing to help him. but Morton gives me zero confidence. He pitched okay today, but he seems to lack confidence in his stuff and nibbles too much. He is an exasperating pitcher to watch. I sure hope he gets dropped from the rotation. He’s the same guy 2 years ago.

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By: Monsoon Harvard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html#comment-30640 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 03:11:51 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59735#comment-30640 Also, Walker needs to work on his hitting. He’s the number one rally-killer right now.

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By: Monsoon Harvard http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html#comment-30639 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 03:09:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59735#comment-30639 I guess we have to go through the whole prcess again of the Pirates realizing that Tabata sucks and should not be out there.

I sure hope Andrew Lambo is given a shot at right field soon. Soon!!!

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By: skliesen http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html#comment-30637 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 02:37:29 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59735#comment-30637 It was a bad day for the Bucs all the way around. Score could’ve been much worse. Hopefully, Marte’s neck and Walker’s side are ok for tomorrow. That was one ugly collision on Marte’s first SB.

Not sold on Morton. He is so inconsistent. I’m beginning to think Gomez may be a better fit for our 5th starter.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/07/pirates-offense-goes-flat-again-in-4-1-loss-to-cubs.html#comment-30635 Sun, 07 Jul 2013 02:17:59 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=59735#comment-30635 James: I have to give you credit, you found a way to put this out in as positive a manner as possible. I shut the game off. The Pirates had ample chances early to put pressure on Jackson, but did not. His pitch count was way up early and Marte got to 3B with 1 out and ‘Cutch at the plate. With the infield drawn in and Jackson throwing BP, McCutchen grounded weakly to SS. The next time up Marte gets on, steals second and then gets thrown out trying to steal 3rd with only one out and Walker and McCutchen due up. Stupid baseball. Morton struggled all day, pitching in and out of jams just about every inning. After Alvarez gave him a 1-0 lead, he promptly went out and started leaving everything up and in the middle of the plate and was lucky to only be down 2-1 after that inning. The next inning out he walked the first batter and I walked away from the TV. The Pirates were sleepwalking. Marte was the bright light in his first two AB’s and getting into scoring position, but we were unable to get to Jackson who was missing badly. Saying that McKenry allowed 2 SB’s is extremely nice – the first one he threw into right center field missing 2B by about 15 feet, and allowing the runner to get to 3rd. Morton pitched out of it. I was baffled by the lineup in that Russell Martin was given the day off, and Snider was on the bench even though a RHP was on the mound. These are games where Walker, McCutchen, and Jones have to step up and be leaders – without Martin on the field, the team seemed to be unable to find the course necessary to win the game. Alvarez and Marte did their parts, but very little help from anyone else in the order when it mattered.

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