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Should Jose Ascanio Be Added to the 25 Man Roster?

Jose Ascanio started tonight's Indianapolis Indians game, making his final rehab appearance during his time on the 15-day disabled list.  A quick look at...

Game 30 Recap: Friars Hit Three Homers to Beat Bucs

San Diego's bats awoke somewhat. The Padres got three solo homers from players who had yet to homer in 2011 in beating Pittsburgh 6-5. The...

The Second Best Bullpen in the Majors

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the off-season with a similar situation to their 2009/2010 off-season, as it pertained to the bullpen.  They didn't have an...

Game 28 Recap: Morton Wins His 3rd, Bucs Take Series

Everyone who reads this blog likely knows that Charlie Morton only won three games in 2010. He already has three wins and he and...

Game 19 Recap: Fish Pound McDonald

A game whose scoring started with so much promise - Pedro Alvarez' first homer of the year - quickly turned into a disaster. Scott...

Game 17 Recap: Josh Johnson is an Ace

Marlins starter Josh Johnson faced one batter over the minimum in seven shutout innings. He gave up two singles and a walk and got...

Game 14 Recap: Hernandez’ Slam Dooms Bucs

Ramon Hernandez highlighted a seven run fifth inning with a grand slam as Cincinnati returned the beating by winning 11-2. The pitch Hernandez drove...

Pitch f/x: Comparing the Strike Zones for Pirates, Opponents

There was quite a bit of discussion regarding the role of umpiring in the Pirates’ 6-5 loss to the Colorado Rockies on Sunday afternoon....

Game 11: Marcum Handcuffs Bucs

If the Pirates are able to edge close to a .500 season (oh what sweet dream), we will look back on this game as...

Game 10 Recap: Lack of Control Costly

There have been a couple of warning signs about the Pirates early season success in pitching. A lack of strikeouts and a plethora of...
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