A quick look at Brad Lincoln’s pitch location

Unfortunately, due to real life responsibilities, I have been unable to watch either of Brad Lincoln’s past two starts. However, I wanted to share a quick nugget of Pitch f/x data that I noticed this morning. Click here to see a pitch location comparison between Lincoln’s start last night and his June 30th start in which he threw seven shutout innings.

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Bucs ink 27th rounder

According to Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com, the Pirates have signed 27th round draft pick Kevin Kleis.

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Bucs acquire Sean Gallagher

The Pirates have acquired pitcher Sean Gallagher from the Padres in exchange for cash.

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Pearce out until at least August

Steve Pearce, out for several days due to patella tendinitis in his left knee, will receive a plasma-rich platelet injection in hopes of avoiding surgery. He will be out of action until at least August. Surgery remains a possibility.

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Contemplating Evan Meek as a starting pitcher


In today’s Q&A at the PBC Blog, Dejan Kovacevic discussed the idea of converting Evan Meek to a starting pitcher. When I first read Dejan’s feature article on Meek a couple weeks ago, I had the same thought. “I wonder if Meek could become a starting pitcher. Maybe he could be the type of diamond in the rough that the Pirates desperately need.” So I started digging.

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