• Various Bucco musings at the 33-game pole…

    Sorry my posts have been relatively light lately. Spring and summer are busy times at Tony's house, with the youngin's baseball taking up a lot of our time. Besides, we have the pleasure of having Cory and Randy providing a plethora of fantastic Pirate info already. Anyway, I thought I'd toss a...

  • Game #34 vs. Atlanta

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Kyle Davies | Box This game was smelly. The difference was the defense. Andruw Jones made a brilliant catch in center. The Braves turned four double plays. The Pirates defense betrayed Zach Duke in the disastrous 6th inning. Mike Gonzalez pitched a scoreless 9th for...

  • Indians Split Series With Syracuse

    boxscore The Indianapolis Indians struggled with Syracuse pitching again today, as they lost to the Chiefs by a score of 6 - 4 at Victory Field. Syracuse starter Ty Taubenheim got the win, giving up 2 runs in 7 innings. Indians' starter Bryan Bullington got the loss. Bullington entered the game...

  • Your Fearless Leader, David Littlefield – Part 2: Remembering the Past

    I think it's clear from the introductory post that this will be a topic that generates some good discussion. And to think I haven't even mentioned Bobby Hill yet... For the second part of what will surely be a long, drawn out series, let's take a look at what the Pirates have...

  • Game #33 at Chicago

    Wrigley Field | 2:20 | Maholm vs. Carlos Zambrano | Box Interesting game. Freddy Sanchez hit leadoff. Jose Bautista was behind him. Jack Wilson dropped to #8. Ryan Doumit started in RF (and got two more hits) and hit clean up, while Xavier Nady went to CF. Well, it worked. Jason Bay...

  • Chiefs Get By Indians; Cota Starts Rehab

    boxscore Syracuse Chiefs' pitcher Josh Banks was in control for nine innings and held the Indianapolis Indians to one run as the Chiefs beat the Indians by a score of 2 - 1 at Victory Field this afternoon. Banks entered the game with 5 previous starts and a 3 - 0 record, and...

  • Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 11

    The last member of the 1979 post-season roster that was picked up via trade was Manny Sanguillen The Trade The Pirates acquire Sanguillen from Oakland on April 4, 1979 for Miguel Dilone, Mike Edwards and Elias Sosa. The Background Sanguillen was amateur free agent signing out of Panama, one of a host...

  • Pittsburgh Pirates Roundtable #33

    Question #1: Who are the eight best candidates for Pittsburgh's rotation right now? Are you happy with the five guys throwing for the Pirates, or is there room for significant improvement? Is there enough depth that Dave Littlefield could trade pitching to fill other holes? Jim from Sportsocracy: Looking at the state...

  • Another Big Inning Sparks the Indians

    boxscore Michael Tejera won his first for the season  -- photo by NancyZ The Indianapolis Indians took advantage of a miscue by the Syracuse Chiefs to put up their third 7-run inning of the season, as they won the second game of this four-game series by a score of...

  • Game #32 at Chicago

    Wrigley Field | 8:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Jason Marquis | Box This one was all about Jason Marquis. He tossed a complete game three hitter. Alfonso Soriano led off the bottom half of the first with a tater and that was the only run of the game. Marquis walked none and was...

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