Game #102: Herrera Wins His First

PNC Park | 7:05 | Herrera vs. Clay Hensley | Box Don’t know if this game is a blip on the radar or the start of a beautiful relationship. If it is only a one night stand, it was a fantastic night. Yoslan Herrera allowed just six singles and one walk over six innings while holding San Diego scoreless. That effort earned him his first ML win. The Pirates offense continued it’s recent frenetic activity. The Bucs clouted three...

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John Tudor Profile

Like 1982, the Pirates were very much in the race in 1983. The club was tied for first as late as September 17. The Buccos went just 6-8 over the final two weeks of the season while the Phillies caught fire and went 13-2 over the same stretch to win the division by a comfortable six games. The team was dominated by outstanding pitching. The staff was fourth in the league in ERA and second in strikeouts. The offense was average. Jason...

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Game #101: Offense Power Bucs to Sweep

Minute Maid Park | 2:05 | Snell vs. Brian Moehler | Box After resting in mid-season hibernation in Colorado, the Pirates offense awoke with much gusto and helped the Pirates sweep the Astros on the road. The Bucs pasted Brian Moehler for six runs in 2-1/3 innings. Jason Bay’s two run homer accounted for the second and third runs in a four run first. But Ian Snell ran into big trouble as well. He gave up five runs in three...

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Game #100: Maholm Dominant, Freddy on Fire

Minute Maid Park | 8:05 | Maholm vs. Jack Cassel | Box First things first: I believe Eric Young used the “S” word a few moments ago on “Baseball Tonight”. He was describing the highlights of the Royals-Tigers game and referred to a hot hitter as “keeping his ‘excrement’ going”. Then he caught himself and said “Just keeping it going, keeping it going.” It is always fun to see...

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Lee Mazzilli Profile

Bucs CF Omar Moreno left for the Houston Astrodome as a free agent following 1982. That wasn’t much of a loss as his career was in a downward spiral from which it wouldn’t recover. (Regarding Moreno, Bill James’ 1984 Baseball Abstract states: “There can be absolutely no excuse for writing his name on a lineup card.”) Three days before Christmas in 1982 and less than two weeks after Moreno signed with...

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