Game 137 Recap: Dana Eveland?

Once upon a time Dana Eveland was a Pirate. That was last June. He made one start among his three appearances. He pitched a total Of 9-2/3 innings and gave up nine runs. Today – in his first appearance since last June – he gave up just on run in eight innings in a rain out make up between Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Brad Lincoln pitched well in the loss. He got off to a bad start as LA scored three times in the first. Dee...

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Projecting the 2012 Pirates Rotation

A lot of focus goes to offense, and particularly power, in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ system.  However, if there’s anything we’ve learned over the last few years, it’s that pitching wins games.  You can have a good offense, but you can lose due to a lack of pitching.  Likewise, you don’t need the best offense if your pitching is strong.  We saw the latter this year.  The Pirates were winning and contending...

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Game 132 Recap: Lincoln Sharp, Offense Present in Win

Brad Lincoln tossed six scoreless innings and participated in a barrage against nemesis Chris Carpenter. The Pirates scored seven runs and had five extra base hits to support Lincoln. Pittsburgh’s first run came in the second courtesy of a two out double from Garrett Jones and an RBI single from Josh Harrison. The Pirates would put four runs on the board in the fourth. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the inning. After a one...

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Developing Pitchers, Not Throwers

It seems like every night when I write up the daily minor league schedule I am writing about a great walk to strikeout ratio with at least one of the Pirates pitching prospects. The system is filled with guys who have a 3:1 SO/BB ratio yet the strikeout totals for the most part aren’t that great so that ratio obviously doesn’t tell the whole story. It is no secret the Pirates have their minor league pitchers work on...

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Brad Lincoln Moves to the Rotation

Brad Lincoln pitched six strong innings against the Milwaukee Brewers tonight, and the timing was perfect. The start came on the same day that Kevin Correia was placed on the 15-day disabled list, and shortly after Paul Maholm was also placed on the disabled list.  With both starters out, Lincoln will get more time in the rotation from this point forward. “We’re definitely going to get him the ball and see where he can...

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