Exploring the Arsenal – Barry Zito

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. For a general guide to pitch types for a right-handed pitcher, please check out this image created by Sons of Sam Horn....

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Go west young Neal!

Neal Huntington had an interesting day today. He traded Octavio Dotel, DJ Carrasco, Javier Lopez, Bobby Crosby, and Ryan Church in various trades to the Los Angeles Dodgers, Arizona Diamondacks, and San Francisco Giants.  I can say that I haven’t seen a series of trades to the same division in one day before. Of course the D-Backs are way out of the division title race, but Huntington still supplied players to two of the four...

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Game 56 Live Blog: Pirates vs Giants

Lineups: Pirates: Andrew McCutchen, CF Neil Walker, 2B Ryan Doumit, C Garrett Jones, RF Lastings Milledge, LF Jeff Clement, 1B Andy LaRoche, 3B Ronny Cedeno, SS Ross Ohlendorf, P Giants: 1. Andres Torres, RF2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B4. Aubrey Huff, LF5. Juan Uribe, SS6. Bengie Molina, C7. Buster Posey, 1B8. Aaron Rowand, CF9. Tim Lincecum, P <p><p><a...

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Game 55 Live Blog: Pirates vs Giants

Lineups: Pirates: Andrew McCutchen, CF Neil Walker, 2B Ryan Doumit, C Garrett Jones, 1B Delwyn Young, RF Andy LaRoche, 3B Lastings Milledge, LF Ronny Cedeno, SS Paul Maholm, P Giants: 1. Andres Torres, RF2. Freddy Sanchez, 2B3. Juan Uribe, SS4. Bengie Molina, C5. Aubrey Huff, RF6. Pat Burrell, LF7. Buster Posey, 1B8. Pablo Sandoval, 3B9. Todd Wellemeyer, P <p><a...

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Game 9 Live Blog: Pirates at Giants

Lineups: Pirates: Akinori Iwamura, 2BAndrew McCutchen, CFLastings Milledge, LFGarrett Jones, RFRyan Doumit, CBobby Crosby, 1BAndy LaRoche, 3BCharlie Morton, PRonny Cedeno, SS Giants: 1. Aaron Rowand, CF2. Edgar Renteria, SS3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B4. Aubrey Huff, 1B5. Mark DeRosa, LF6. John Bowker, RF7. Juan Uribe, 2B8. Eli Whiteside, C9. Jonathan Sanchez, P UPDATE: The correct chat is now up. <p><a...

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