Comments on: Pirates Lose 4-2 in 16 Innings as Offense Flounders http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: IC Bob http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34164 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:34:40 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34164 Still not to late to add an impact bat. Lets see what we do. Cannot continue to trot out Jones at First. he just kil000ls us and Pedros success rate against lefties is brutal and just makes for a nice late game switch by opposing a mangers. Its pretty sad when I root for Mercer to come up with the game on the line.

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By: Bucco_Joe http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34161 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:22:09 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34161 Their options are limited to say the least. They should have made a move before the July 31st deadline, even if it required one of their top 4 prospects to get it done. I can’t believe the organization felt they could survive 162 games with this anemic offense. Their goal must have been to get past 82 wins to end the losing streak, and if they managed to get into the playoffs that was a bonus.

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By: emjayinTN http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34156 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:00:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34156 James: Somewhere in the report we have to realize that after Martin’s double in the 1st inning, our 3 thru 6 batters combined to go 0 for 22 the rest of the game.

On the bunt/no bunt, Tabata had just been picked off the previous inning by Miley who I think balks on his best move to 1B. On that move, he starts moving his shoulders forward and then steps to 1st. Tabata saw the shoulder move toward the plate and was in his secondary lead when Miley threw over and picked him off. Marte is fast, but he would not have gotten any type of jump – the bunt was the smart move. With runners at 1B and 2B, you have to trust that Martin will at least put the ball in play – he did not and Marte was dead at 3B on a double steal attempt.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34133 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:10:05 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34133 The Core of this team needs to carry it, not some rent a player, if they are not good enough going down the stretch that will be an issue that can only be addressed in the off-season. I can’t figure out why people let the core off the hook and keep looking for artificial cures.
There was no savior out there, the team we have is the team we have, live with it.
This team was good enough on its own to get 24-25 games over 500, if they can’t sustain it, that is a totally other issue, it could involve breaking up this team or simply making a few good off-season moves, tough to tell how management will take another swoon, but it looks likely, Other teams are gunning for them, something they don’t see early in the year, witness St.Louis changing their rotation just for the Pirates. Look at the managing against them these days, managers using every move they can think of to shut the Bucs down, they have not risen to those challenges yet. The schedule is brutal for them and that does make a difference.

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By: CalipariFan506 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34112 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 11:43:28 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34112 Joe I don’t know what you think can be done by Huntington before August 31.

The ship is indeed sinking though. The deniers are just trying to make themselves feel better. 85 wins is a great season though and I expect about a 13-26 finish to get there.

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By: Bucco_Joe http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34110 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 10:44:36 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34110 Will Neal make a move to add something to this punchless offense, or just sit back and watch the ship sink???

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2013/08/pirates-lose-4-2-in-16-innings-as-offense-flounders.html#comment-34107 Mon, 19 Aug 2013 04:39:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=63848#comment-34107 Would have felt a lot better with a 9.5 game lead over the d-backs with 39 games to go than a 7.5 game lead. It wasn’t long ago it was a 11 game lead. Hoping for Liriano’s best, it is definitely needed.

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