Pirates Notebook: Glad We Passed On Scheppers

When I was tracking draft prospects for the 2009 draft, I threw Tanner Scheppers in just for the heck of it. There was a lot of talk about how he could go as high as number two, and every Pirates fan was thinking “too bad we didn’t sign him last year”. I would be included in that list, but that doesn’t mean I wanted Scheppers this year. In fact, I would have rather had the guys we took in the second round,...

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Pirates Notebook: Pictures from the game

I just got home from the Pirates/Nationals game in DC tonight, so the recap will be short, mostly consisting of pictures I took. This was my first visit to the new Nationals park, and I’m impressed. It’s probably the best park I’ve ever been to that doesn’t hold the name “PNC Park”. Here are some pictures I took: These are strange statues. One is of Walter Johnson, and the other is of Josh Gibson. I...

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Brandon Moss: The New Adam LaRoche?

Brandon Moss came over to the Pirates in the Jason Bay trade last year, sporting a career .291 average in 103 major league at bats, and a .279 average in his minor league career, including .282 at AAA. The 2009 season marks the first year that Moss has the opportunity to be an everyday starter, and so far the results haven’t been impressive. While Moss looks good on the field, making several catches that options such as Craig...

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Pirates Notebook: Which side was the ump on?

A lot has been made this series about the favorable strike zone for the Milwaukee Brewers in their series sweep against the Pirates. Adam LaRoche made those concerns public with this quote in the PPG: “Go talk to the home plate umpire,” Pirates first baseman Adam LaRoche said of Marty Foster, whom players felt gave far more favorable calls to Gallardo than Ian Snell, who walked four and struck out five. “He seemed to...

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Pirates Notebook: The Unraveling of the Pirates?

The last time the Pirates won a game in Milwaukee was almost two years ago, on May 3rd, 2007. Last year the Pirates were 1-14 against the Brewers. If there’s anything that the Pirates desperately need to continue their hot start to the season, it’s a win against Milwaukee. Jeff Karstens didn’t have his best stuff tonight, going five innings, and allowing five earned runs, thanks to three homers. The Brewers had a 5-2...

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