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Pirates Place Wil Crowe on Injured List

The Pittsburgh Pirates placed pitcher Wil Crowe on the 15-day injured list prior to Saturday’s game against the St Louis Cardinals due to right elbow inflammation. Pitcher Junior Fernandez has been recalled from Indianapolis to take his place on the 28-man roster for the final five days of the season.

Fernandez pitched for the Cardinals in each of the last four seasons, posting a 5.51 ERA in 50.2 innings over 47 games. He gave up two runs on two hits and six walks in eight innings since joining the Indianapolis Indians.

Crowe has struggled recently with a 10.61 ERA in September. He finishes the season with a 4.38 ERA in 60 appearances, with a 1.39 WHIP in 76 innings.

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In the last 6 games he faced 42 batters, gave up 14 hits, walked 7, and struck out 5. Maybe just a short sample size, but it did seem also by eye that he was just not pitching well. Hopefully the injury is minor and once healed he is more effective.


So with Junior playing last night, that makes 67 different players for the Buccos this season. Someone had posted, not long ago, that 67 is the major league record for a team. Is that correct?


I believe that ties the record with the 2019 Seattle Mariners. The Pirates should call up Nick Mears or Jeremy Beasley, so they can set the record, or bring up Cody Bolton, since I believe he will need to be added to the 40-man this year.


Well, Mears it is!! They should call up everyone and shatter the record. For what it’s worth.


Whatever happened to Joey Mooney? I think that was his name. All about Crowe day. Hope all is well if he still read the message boards.


That’s a good question and I hope its not something health related but rather he just decided he wanted to do something else. He only lives about an hour from me. I know he did attend Senator-Curve games in Harrisburg but I only go to one or two a year there and I only live 10 miles away.


Yes, hope he is well. We had a running joke last season when I posted the flying cartoon Crow and wished him a Happy Crowe day. I promised to change the gif and came up with the one I was using figuring he was going to be more of the same this season. Was happy he did well for much of the season as the 6th and 7th inning guy. Will change up again for next year if Crowe is back and hope he does what he did to start this season all next year.


I used to live in Camp Hill and Middletown when I worked for the state. Went to one game. Preferred the Hershey Bears. Now live in South Carolina.


Welp another pitcher we ran into the ground, hoping wil can have a nice long offseason to recover for next season so he can hold down the 7th

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