All posts tagged "Wandy Rodriguez"

  • Pirates Notebook
    Pirates Notebook: Pitching Blanks Cardinals; Weekend Rotation Set

    The Pittsburgh Pirates pitching staff shined at PNC Park on Wednesday night. Wandy Rodriguez and the bullpen blanked St. Louis, which extended their consecutive scoreless streak to 21 frames. Not since the sixth inning of Monday night’s loss had the Cardinals plated a run off Pittsburgh’s arms. The feat was impressive considering the Cardinals...

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    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Tosses Solid Outing; Plans With Wilson Haven’t Changed

    Wandy Rodriguez didn’t impress over his first four starts with Pittsburgh after being traded from Houston. The left-hander posted a 5.58 ERA over 24.2 innings, before taking the mound at PNC Park on Friday. Not having started since the 15th, Rodriguez did pitch two innings of relief in the Bucs 19-inning marathon...

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    Pirates Notebook: Rodriguez Struggling Since Trade; Do Pirates Need to Look For Help?

    Since the Pirates acquired Wandy Rodriguez from the Houston Astros for three prospects, the left-hander hasn’t pitched well. After allowing five earned runs to Los Angeles in the Pirates third straight loss and their sixth of their last seven games, Rodriguez hasn’t posted numbers as expected. Since the trade, Rodriguez has a...

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    Pirates Notebook: Locke Shines in 2012 Debut, But His Role is Undecided

    Jeff Locke was impressive in his 2012 debut for the Pirates on Thursday at PNC Park. The left-hander, who was recalled on Wednesday, was promoted to serve the club with length from the bullpen — a role that he’s never been called upon to do in his professional career. But the 24-year-old...

  • Analysis
    First Pitch: Did the Pirates Make a Mistake With the Wandy Rodriguez Trade?

    After the Wandy Rodriguez trade was made, I wrote about how I wasn't a fan of the deal. It wasn't that I thought Rodriguez was a bad player. I think he can be a good pitcher for the Pirates down the stretch, and for the next few years. I didn't like the...

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    Pirates Focus on Short Term and Long Term Help at the Deadline

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were connected to a lot of big names throughout the month of July, in their search to find help for their run at contending in 2012. Names like Chase Headley, Justin Upton, Hunter Pence, Shane Victorino, and even Billy Butler were mentioned in connection with the Pirates. But when...

  • Analysis
    Pirates Shuffle the Rotation With the Addition of Rodriguez

    Wandy Rodriguez joined the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday and was acquainted with his new team. A strange situation for the left-hander, who was acquired from the Houston Astros on Tuesday in exchange for three prospects, and was officially added to the Pirates roster. Rodriguez arrived to Minute Maid Park just like had for the...

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    First Pitch: Why I Don’t Like the Wandy Rodriguez Trade

    I thought a lot about Wandy Rodriguez tonight. I really didn't have any other choice. I was driving down to Florida today, which is a 13 hour trip from Virginia. The main purpose of that trip is helping my parents move to Orlando tomorrow. The second part of the trip will be...

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    The Departed – Grossman, Owens, Cain

    Taking a look at what the Pirates gave up in the Wandy Rodriguez trade

  • Analysis
    Exploring the Arsenal – Wandy Rodriguez

    Exploring the Arsenal usually runs before each game, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitcher expected to oppose the Pirates. This is a bonus installment of the series, giving you an idea of what to expect from the newly acquired Wandy Rodriguez. The chart below shows the horizontal...

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