Notes: Charlie Morton, Steven Jackson, Injuries, Brad Lincoln

Some notes to catch up from over the weekend… -The Pirates placed Charlie Morton on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with shoulder fatigue.  Neal Huntington had this quote, via the PBC Blog: “Charlie has been battling mild shoulder discomfort and fatigue off and on for the majority of the season. Charlie has not wanted to use it as an excuse and has worked to pitch through it. Until now, we felt we could work through the...

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Where are the high school arms?

I get asked this question a lot: where are the high school arms from the 2009 draft? The simple answer is that they’re in Extended Spring Training, with the exception of Colton Cain, who has been injured with a back issue, although Cain would have also been in Extended Spring Training. Chances are the Pirates will take the same approach with these players as they took with Quinton Miller in 2009.  Miller was drafted in the...

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Several thoughts on Charlie Morton

I didn’t get to see the start by Charlie Morton tonight, but by all accounts, I’m glad I missed it.  I was actually at dinner with my family when the game started.  My Dad was following along on MLB At-Bat, and giving me the play by play of the first inning.  After hearing that Morton walked the first batter and gave up a single to the next batter, then balked both over, I kind of knew what was coming....

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Pittsburgh Pirates Prospect Watch 5/27/10

No prospect watch tomorrow night, although there will be a regular post…INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (AAA) Indianapolis won 9-7 against Charlotte.  Hayden Penn got hammered, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.2 innings, with six walks and three strikeouts.  Justin Thomas pitched 1.1 perfect innings, and got credit for the win.  Vinnie Chulk pitched two more perfect innings, with five strikeouts.  Wilfredo Ledezma...

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Game 48 Live Blog: Pirates at Reds

Lineups: Pirates: 1. Ronny Cedeno, SS 2. Neil Walker, 2B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF 4. Garrett Jones, RF 5. Ryan Church, LF 6. Andy LaRoche, 3B 7. Jeff Clement, 1B 8. Jason Jaramillo, C 9. Charlie Morton, P Reds: 1. Orlando Cabrera, SS 2. Miguel Cairo, 1B 3. Brandon Phillips, 2B 4. Scott Rolen, 3B 5. Jay Bruce, RF 6. Jonny Gomes, LF 7. Drew Stubbs, CF 8. Ramon Hernandez, C 9. Johnny Cueto, P...

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