Matt Bandi

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    Morris skips start; Watson joins rotation

    Pitching prospect Bryan Morris, who had struggled in his previous few appearances, skipped his scheduled start this week to rest his arm. Morris has pitched 103 innings this season, already surpassing his 2009 total of 72.2 innings. In a separate move, Tony Watson will replace...

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    Series Preview: Padres vs. Pirates

    PNC ParkProbable Pitchers Friday, July 23rd - 7:05 PM: RHP Kevin Correia vs. LHP Paul Maholm Saturday, July 24th - 7:05 PM: RHP Mat Latos vs. RHP Jeff Karstens Sunday, July 25th - 1:35 PM: LHP Wade LeBlanc vs. RHP Brad Lincoln

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    Revisiting Pedro’s front foot

    At the end of June, I noted a change in the swing of Pedro Alvarez. Upon his promotion to Pittsburgh, Alvarez began using a much higher leg kick than he had during his successful stint in Triple-A. At the time that the article was published, Alvarez...

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    Bucs place Doumit on DL

    The Pirates have placed catcher Ryan Doumit on the disabled list due to a concussion he sustained in a collision last night. Jason Jaramillo was recalled from Triple-A Indianapolis to replace Doumit on the roster.

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    Daily runs scored in graphical form

    As you may know, the previously meek Pirates' bats have exploded out of the All-Star break. To properly present the dramatic improvement in such a short period of time, I plotted the team’s 2010 daily runs scored onto the following graph. I included a trend...

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    Miller added to West Virginia roster

    Pitching prospect Quinton Miller, previously on a rehab assignment with short-season State College, has been added to the roster of Single-A West Virginia.

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    K%, BB% and the Pirates starting rotation

    The Pirates’ starting rotation has been awful in 2010. They rank 29th out of 30 teams in ERA, 30th in FIP, 29th in xFIP, 30th in innings and 30th in strikeouts. From Charlie Morton’s implosions to Chris Jakubauskas’ one scary inning, it has been a tough year...

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    Doumit out after foul tip

    Ryan Doumit is out of the lineup tonight after a foul tip struck his mask in last night's game. Erik Kratz will start in his place. Doumit may be available to pinch-hit.

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    Friday returns to Indy

    Brian Friday is back with Triple-A Indianapolis after a rehab assignment. Friday has been out with a sprained ankle that he sustained on June 9th.

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    Diego Moreno suspended

    The Pirates have suspended Altoona closer Diego Moreno for "unprofessional conduct." No other details are known.