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 view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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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 innings, allowing four hits and striking out six (RECAP). On Sunday he threw six shutout innings, with one hit allowed and seven strikeouts....

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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 a more intelligent, mentally tough, balanced young man in my life. In my life,” Hurdle said before...

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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 view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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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 airport at 3:30 AM, and were then shuttled to Seven Springs for the event, which was held from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Kovacevic raised issue...

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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 view. Click here for a general guide to pitch types and classifications. Graphs are courtesy of Brooks Baseball and The Hardball...

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