Matt Bandi

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    Fans Scouting Report

    If you have a few minutes to spare, please complete a Pirates entry for Tom Tango's Fans Scouting Report. This is a very helpful tool, but it only works with a large sample of entries. I believe the Pirates are generally one of the least represented teams and, while they...

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    Defensive positioning

    Earlier in the season, I took a stab at breaking down the Pirates’ unusual outfield alignments. About a week after writing that article, I set out to gather some additional data. I went to PNC Park, snapped some photos, forgot about them and moved on...

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    Is Walker a Rookie of the Year candidate?

    By continuing to hit baseballs very hard, Neil Walker has made a case for some Rookie of the Year consideration. When FanHouse baseball writer Ed Price posted some interesting rookie stats on his Twitter feed this afternoon, I thought it might be a good idea to...

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    Series Preview: Braves vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters RHP Tomy Hanson vs. LHP Brian Burres RHP Tim Hudson vs. RHP James McDonald RHP Derek Lowe vs. LHP Zach Duke

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    Series Preview: Nationals vs. Pirates

    Probable Starters RHP Livan Hernandez vs. LHP Zach Duke LHP John Lannan vs. LHP Paul Maholm RHP Jason Marquis vs. RHP Charlie Morton

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    State College Recap, 9/1/2010

    I was in attendance this evening as the State College Spikes fell to the Auburn Doubledays by a score of 1-0. The Spikes bats went silent as the team only managed two hits in the game. Click here to read a few of my observations...

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    Altoona Recap, 8/29/2010

    While traveling for work, I was able to stop in Altoona for a few hours on Sunday to catch a Curve game. Jared Hughes made the start for the Pirates’ Double-A affiliate, which is gearing up for the postseason. Here are a few of my...

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    Is it the manager’s fault?

    Lastings Milledge is on second base after leading off an inning with a double, and the Pirates appear to have something cooking. The next batter hits a two-hopper directly to the shortstop and Milledge takes off for third. He is easily thrown out. After...

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    Anatomy of a loss

    The Pirates have managed to produce some very strange methods of losing in Milwaukee this year. Last night, Lastings Milledge misplayed a fly ball into a two-run triple, which directly led to a 7-2 loss. Let's take a look at just one of the 349,993...

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    Series Preview: Pirates vs. Brewers

    Probable Starters RHP James McDonald vs. LHP Chris Narveson LHP Zach Duke vs. LHP Manny Parra RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Dave Bush