All posts tagged "Andy LaRoche"

  • Analysis
    2010 defensive projections

    Steve Sommer of Play a Hard Nine posted 2010 defensive projections in November, so let’s look at how the Pirates stack up. Steve combined UZR numbers and the results from Tom Tango’s Fan Scouting Report to come up with his projections. Check out his post for details on the methodology. In an...

  • Analysis
    The future of Andy LaRoche

    It has been a disappointing season for Andy LaRoche. With yesterday's 1 for 4 performance, he is hitting .248/.328/.372, good for a .313 wOBA. All of those numbers are below average. In addition, while many have praised his play in the field, both UZR and John Dewan's plus/minus system agree that he...

  • Analysis
    Where is Andy LaRoche's power?

    One of the most disappointing aspects of the season for me has been Andy LaRoche's complete lack of power. He is currently ranked 131st out of 160 qualified hitters in Isolated Power (ISO), right between Craig Counsell and Felipe Lopez. If the Pirates are going to turn the corner and become a...

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    Bucs Score Late and Earn Split

    The Pirates had nothing going against Javier Vazquez. They'd managed a single run - a solo homer from Delwyn Young - and just one other hit in eight innings. Vazquez had whiffed 12. But when the 9th came, a new pitcher - Rafael Soriano - was on the hill. Andrew McCutchen singled...

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    Team Effort Repels Houston

    It was one of those games where nobody and nothing really stood out. Paul Maholm was good but not great in giving up four runs over seven innings. Those runs came in the form of a Hunter Pence dinger and a couple of RBI producing at bats from Carlos Lee. The Pirates...

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    McCutchen Shines as Bucs Sweep Mets

    Nate McLouth is gone. Long live Nate McLouth. Andrew McCutchen is up and off to a great start. He had two hits, an RBI, three runs scored and a stolen base as the Pirates offense used a bunch of singles to give Mike Pelfrey an early shower. McCutchen singled leading off the...

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    Bucs Offense Busts Out Late

    The Pirates scored five times in the 8th to overcome another shaky start from Ian Snell. The Pirates cobbled together five runs on a double, four singles, a walk and an error to take advantage of Pedro Feliciano and then J.J. Putz and finally Brian Stokes. They wasted the effort of the...

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    Sanchez' 6 Hits Paces Offensive Outburst

    Freddy Sanchez had six hits in six trips to the plate, knocked in three and scored four times to pace a season high 18 hit attack. Andy LaRoche and Jason Jaramillo each had three hits. Andy LaRoche drove in two runs and Nate McLouth contributed the go ahead RBI with a two...

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    Bucs Bullpen Returns the Favor

    Coming into the game, the Washington bullpen was much maligned - a league worst ERA with 14 loses and a league low six saves. Tonight it was the Pirates turn to lose a game late. Coming into the fifth inning, the Pirates had been held hitless and were trailing 3-0. Not only...

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    Bucs Sweep Marlins

    The Pirates have taken the Marlins for three straight games. The offense was powered by the LaRoche brothers. Adam had four hits and three doubles and Andy drove in two runs. Paul Maholm retired the first nine Marlin clubbers before struggling through innings 4-6 by giving up four runs and eight hits....

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