• Exploring the Arsenal – Kyle Lohse

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Jameson Taillon Named Eastern League Pitcher of the Week

    Top prospect Jameson Taillon has been named the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week, after making two starts last week in his jump to the Double-A level. Taillon combined for 11 shutout innings, giving up five hits, no walks, and striking out 13. In his debut on Tuesday, he threw five shutout...

  • Taillon has an easy evening on the mound

    Jameson Taillon does not seem to be having much trouble transitioning to the Double-A level. He breezed through six innings last night, allowing just an infield single and facing only one batter over the minimum. He struck out seven and threw only 69 pitches. This was my first chance seeing Taillon in...

  • First Pitch: Upset Watch

    I don't watch college basketball much. In fact, it's my least favorite sport. It's the perfect combination of not caring about college sports, and hating the sport of basketball in general. I've tried giving basketball a chance, but outside of the final two minutes, I just don't find it interesting at all....

  • Hurdle Doesn’t Believe McCutchen is Repeating 2011 Second-Half Slump

    Andrew McCutchen has had an impressive 2012 season. So much in fact that when Pirates Manager Clint Hurdle was asked about the All-Star center fielder, he said he was one of the most intelligent players he's ever worked with in the 35-plus seasons he's spent in professional baseball. "I don’t think I’ve ever met...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Mark Rogers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • Only One Friday Starter Attended Clay Pigeon Gate

    I don't really think the whole clay pigeon-gate controversy is news. Dejan Kovacevic wrote today about how the Pirates held a charity event on Thursday in which ten players attended. The event came right after a 20 day road trip and a redeye flight from San Diego. The players arrived at the...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Shaun Marcum

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

  • A Healthy Clement Ready for Opportunity with Pittsburgh

    It's been a long journey back to the big leagues for Jeff Clement. But on Friday, the first baseman was given the opportunity to battle his way back when the Pirates selected him from Triple-A Indianapolis to join the club in Pittsburgh. Clement, who was Pittsburgh’s Opening Day first baseman in 2010,...

  • Exploring the Arsenal – Mike Fiers

    Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. The chart below shows the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. This chart is from the catcher’s point of...

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