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.
According to Tim Williams at BuccoFans.com, the Pirates have signed 27th round draft pick Kevin Kleis.
The Pirates have acquired pitcher Sean Gallagher from the Padres in exchange for cash.
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.
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.