Tag: Justin Wilson

Pirates Notebook: Hurdle Not Too Worried About Reliever Innings

The performance of the bullpen has played a role in the the Pirates' winning ways, especially given the many close games they have won....

Walker’s Homer Breaks Stalemate, Pirates Beat Tigers 1-0

Before we get to the game's pivotal moment, I should praise the work of Clint Hurdle to counteract my usual desire to bury him. Eyebrows...

Pirates Beat Brewers 5-2 with Four Homers, Another Locke-Down

Forgive me for the obvious pun, I couldn't resist. The Pirates took a bite out of Mike Fiers early and often by hitting three home...

First Pitch: This Year is Different Because of the Depth

After recording the podcast today, I was talking with James and Tom about depth. We were specifically talking about the Dodgers, and how despite...

First Pitch: The Altoona Four – Where Are They Now?

In 2010 the Altoona Curve had a group of pitchers that went on to be called "The Altoona Four" out of convenience. I say...

First Pitch: Thursday Thoughts on Liriano, Martin, Wilson, Milwaukee, Sanchez

Thursday is podcast recording day. Today it was also "Go see Luis Heredia at Pirate City" day (article coming tomorrow), and "Ten Articles Will...

Pirates Play Game of the Year in Liriano’s Debut, Beat Mets...

If the Pirates make a run for the playoffs, a real run in which they are keeping pace with the Reds and the Cardinals,...

First Pitch: The Common, Yet Wrong Way to Manage a Bullpen

After today's game, Clint Hurdle announced that he would only be using Jason Grilli and Mark Melancon when the team is ahead. Hurdle didn't...

Pirates Keep Rolling with 6-4 Win Over Phillies

The Pirates' offense jumped on starter Cliff Lee and the Phillies' relievers for 14 hits for a 6-4 win Thursday afternoon. Add in the...

A Lot Being Asked of Pirates’ Bullpen

Consistency has been a problem for the Pirates this season. The offense needed more than a week to find its stride and the starting...
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