Comments on: Pirates Fall to Cardinals 4-3 in Miscue-Filled 14-Inning Thriller http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Mon, 26 May 2014 12:47:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33926 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:45:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33926 Ok the Pirates shut up the Chicken Littles for one day. If they lose today (they won’t), the pessimists will be out in full force, even though the Pirates will still be 2 games ahead of the pack.
It is easy to point out the weaknesses of this team. Marte drops a fly ball, costs the Pirates a game – one game. I guess you’d rather have Matt Holliday out there in left. I guess you missed him knocking a fly ball over the fence 2 weeks ago, and almost falling down on another catchable ball that went off the fence. In fact, I would rather have Marte as my fulltime LF than Matt Holliday, who is one of the Cardinals’ best players.
You can whine all you want about the Pirates defense, but all three ESPN announcers agreed they would rather have the Pirates defense than the Cardinals’ because of their superior athleticism.

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33887 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 03:13:03 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33887 I expect a collapse. Call it more paranoia or self defense rather than pessimism.

But Liriano seems hellbent on proving me wrong haha.

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By: Still City Kid http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33882 Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:29:49 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33882 First of all I never called anyone an “idiot” or any other name for that matter. Secondly no one said that was directed specifically at you. And lastly it was 1 of 162 games and was lost by 1 run in 14 innings. Have faith for crying out loud, stop overreacting and enjoy the fact that the Pirates are in first place in mid-August. Like I said I think some “fans” want to see the team collapse because they are neurotic pesimists. Is that you? I don’t know, but I’m so sick of it.

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33873 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:36:54 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33873 First of all, those are the types of posts that this site does not tolerate and should not. We are here to talk baseball and because I have seen the Pirates win at a 30% clip over the past two seasons from this point further doesn’t make me an idiot or whatever other name you want to say.

Watch the game last night. Marte’s drop isn’t what concerned me. It was Gaby rushing a play to 2nd when Holiday was gimping. It was Barmes letting that ball eat him up in the 14th. It was Cutch failing to put the ball in play with Marte on 3rd and one out and then totally overswinging after a leadoff double by Walker when he just had to hit it to the right side. Guys are not doing what has gotten them here to this point. They are tight, they are panicking, just like some of us idiot fans are. We all know what has happened the pat two years, so do the players. Until the prove once and for all they can overcome the demons (and that is excatly what they are right now) then fans have every right in the world to doubt this ballclub’s ability to even win 12-15 more games from here. Remember the game they made 7 errors last September? Remember the extra innings game in September at Cincinnati when he left a small village on base? All of this stuff weighs on the minds of every player in the clubhouse whether you guys want to ignore it or not. You know how we can tell that? Because Clint Barmes booted a ball in the 14th. Because Cutch forgets to hit for situations to get an extra run. Because Gaby Sanchez made a boneheaded throw to 2nd base when he just needed to take his time. This team is scared it’s happening all over again. And that is why a lot of us are too.

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By: Still City Kid http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33870 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 21:13:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33870 I told you the doubters were still out there. Just waiting, waiting for a moment where they could bring their negativity back. Shut the h*** up! Go root for another team. These are the same people that cried and demanded changes be made after we traded McClouth. Seriously, you don’t understand baseball and nobody cares what you think.

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33858 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 19:44:50 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33858 It’s impossible to be rational until they finish a season.

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By: benh444 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33844 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:39:34 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33844 no ones questioning that youre a fan, youre just drastically overreacting to 1 game in a 162 game season imo. as james said above, if they pull that game out in extra innings, people are talking about how the pirates own the cardinals today, not collapse 3.0 (which has been started up at least 4 times since the all star break)

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By: smurph http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33843 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:26:57 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33843 It just amazes me the number of people just waiting for a game like this or a losing streak of 4 games to toss in the towel. Everyone knows the Pirates weaknesses, and yet they still have the 2nd best record in the majors. I will counter your predictions. The Pirates will NOT get swept in St. Louis. They WILL contend for the NL Central, and will still be in it the last week of the season. I guess you folks have seen so much losing that you expect it to be just a matter of time. This team is better than the 2011 or 2012 Pirates in just about every aspect – SP depth, RP depth, defense, and yes, hitting.

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33842 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:26:19 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33842 Just because somebody doesn’t think the Pirates are going to win the division or thinks they’re going to finish poorly doesn’t make them a bozo or not a real fan. I hope you guys are right and that I’m crazy. It doesn’t mean I’m going to quit watching or going to pnc park. It only means we are expressing opinions that are different from you guys.

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By: Sports70 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-fall-to-cardinals-4-3-in-miscue-filled-14-inning-thriller.html#comment-33840 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:17:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63464#comment-33840 Once again, the offense sucks, that’s plain as day and probably not going to change anytime soon…what shouldn’t change is being able to catch a more than routine fly ball – Marte was lazy and, as Dennis said below, did not use fundamentals…if he catches the ball, WHEN THE PIRATES HAD THE LEAD, the game is over 1-2-3…it’s not like it was tied since the third inning, they were winning the whole game, which means the offense did just well enough (even though still pathetic), the pitching did their job, but Marte and the defense didn’t hold up their end of the bargain, and that’s why they lost

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