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04-05-2013, 10:50 PM
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Welp, I hate to be right about this one... so much for game 1.

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Why would you keep him in. Why. He was tossing creampuffs.

Oh God, Gomez. This could be interesting.

Fortunately, a couple of weak AB's ends the inning.

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Jesus Christ, what wouldn't be amazingly impressive outing for Brown and Walk?

Sanchez had a so-so start for a 4th starter, kept us close and then ran out of gas. Now Gomez is in and it's hard to shake the idea that he's just going to mop up the rest of these innings while the Pirates offense flounders.

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Yeah, stupid play by Gonzalez.
And then we get the DP.

At least we got out of it without any more runs. But yeah, 3 runs might do it.

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Yep, right move by Mattingly.

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Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

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You're down by 3 runs Andrew, 3 runs. WTF?

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3-0 final.


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We'll have to get lights-out A.J. tomorrow, otherwise we're going to be in danger of starting the season with an unsightly deficit. But, still way early to be saying much with a strong opinion. Gomez did look pretty solid as a long relief guy.

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04-06-2013, 12:06 AM
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how's Rinku Singh been? any updates on his development?

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Oof.

I gotta stop going to games. I don't go to many, but I swear the Pirates haven't won a game I've gone to since about 2007...and haven't scored more than 3 runs in any of those games. I'm contemplating sitting tomorrow's game out just because I want to see the Pirates actually win a game while being in the same city as I'm in for once...also I have something else going on that I should go to anyway.

In my lifetime I think the Pirates have had more than 6 runs in a game I've gone to once...and that was against a team that doesn't exist anymore.

Every time I see the Pirates in person that percolator starts inside me. When I watch this team on TV I always keep a calm and fairly upbeat attitude about things, but when I see them in person I turn as jaded as, well, Jaded-fan and I do have to admit...my fuse is getting low. As of right now the Pirates 2nd best hitter is Clint Barmes...who is 2 for 9. McCutchen and Barmes are the only hitters on this team with a batting average above .167 right now...and not even McCutchen is going to get glowing praise from me because he has the green light to call his own steals...and he tried to steal 2nd in the 8th inning of a 3 run game. That's inexcusable. I know he's feeling the speed thing right now, but that's not only needlessly risky, it accomplishes nothing if you succeed when the tying run is still on ****ing deck.

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04-06-2013, 09:08 AM
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You know, I live just outside of Baltimore. I'm really starting to get the urge to buy an orange jersey. I've never ever rooted for a non-Pittsburgh team.

I just can't stomach this any more. The team's goal is to field a team, that's it. They're nothing more than a place holder in the majors.

It's a real shame that Cutch is going to spend his career in this kind of environment.

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04-06-2013, 09:12 AM
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maybe I shouldn't be upset that I can't see the Bucs here in SC. Might be a fair excuse to become a fan of another team I have never cheered for a team outside of Pittsburgh before. Frankly, the idea that its even possible makes me kind of nervous

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04-06-2013, 12:02 PM
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It's been four games, three of which were played in horrendous weather.

I understand and am experiencing the same frustrations, but we've gotta give it two months or so to even begin to open an honest assessment of the 2013 team.

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04-06-2013, 03:26 PM
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The team has horrendous plate discipline and has for years. Is this something that is caused by a system wide emphasis on other things or are these just the wrong players? We had one guy in the system who was solid at drawing walks and he was shipped out in the Wandy trade. Right now they're having debates on who's the best for the #2 slot with the best being a 320ish ob% to pick from. Is it lack of preparation for the pitchers they're facing? I really wish there was some sort of organizational emphasis on this because it's the single most glaring problem with the team.

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04-06-2013, 06:58 PM
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That's a good point and is something that should be addressed. Marte in particular needs to improve in this regard, but he's the type of player who is going to need to get a lot of playing time, and go through some struggles, to max out his potential, which is different than a leadoff type hitter, but that's where we're at right now.

A blessing would be a SS with good plate discipline and defense, who could be the leadoff hitter.

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04-06-2013, 08:04 PM
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Didn't realize it was Kershaw v Burnett tonight. This should be fun to watch from a baseball perspective, but the offensive struggles are destined to continue.

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04-06-2013, 08:49 PM
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so, do feeds exist for pirates games? Or is there somewhere to at least listen to the radio feed for free online?

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If only this team had offense.

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If only this team had offense.
What are we, 14+ innings without a run??

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Dodgers with bases loaded, Hughes pitching.

EDIT: The big man gets out of it, no runs allowed. 7th 1-0, still, LA.


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Pretty much as expected.

Here's all the commentary you need on the season so far: tonight, Marte had the first multi-hit game of any Pirate this season, with two singles (one of them an infield single).

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What a train wreck.

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That's freakin inexcusable.

Martin is an idiot for that. Short lead off 1st base, and gets picked off, cheating toward second, on a lefty, A FREAKIN LEFTY.

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I didn't see this mentioned yet.

Daniel McCutchen suspended 50 games for violating substance abuse policy

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