Wednesday, August 26, 2009
There is no other player on the Pirates who is loved more in Pittsburgh then Andrew McCutchen. This rookie sensation has been a clutch, and just an outstanding player this year. Once again Andrew became a hero as he hit a walk-off home run to beat the incredible Phillies. So here is a quick run down, the Pirates had the lead going into the 9th, 3-2, thanks to another solid outing by Ross Ohlendorf. Ohlendorf threw 6.1 innings, allowed 2 runs, and struck out 6. Doumit and Pearce also helped get that lead as they hit home runs. Doumit got a solo shot in the 2nd inning, and Pearce got a 2-run blast in the 6th inning. Well in the top of the 9th someone blew a save, can you guess who? The obvious answer is the Big Bull Rider himself, Matt Capps. Ben Francisco and Shane Victorino knocked in 2 runs off of Capps, as he got his 4th blown save, and it looked like his 8th loss. Then another pitcher blew a save, can you guess who? Another obvious answer, Pat Lidge. After Bixler got home on a Brandon Moss single, and Jayson Werth error, Andrew McCutchen stepped into the box. He took a ball deep to center field, it looked like it might be caught at the warning track, but it carried right into the seats. By the way Capps better have taken him to dinner and gotten him anything he wanted as he gave Capps the win, and he did not deserve it. McCutchen, Rookie of the Year?
Indy won in walk-off fashion vs Columbus, 8-7.
- Daniel McCutchen went 6 innings and allowed 4 runs.(ERA: 3.47)
- Erik Kratz went 2-3 with a solo blast and a double.(HR: 10)
- Jose Tabata went 1-4 with a double, run, and an rbi.
- Argenis Diaz went 0-3, he continues to be awful.(avg: .194)
- Tim Alderson got the W (9-1) as he went 7 innings, and allowed only 1 ER.
- Ray Chang went 3-4 and scored a run.
- Pedro Alvarez went 1-4 with an rbi double.
- Ronald Uviedo went 5 innings and allowed 2 runs.(ERA: 3.53)
- Nathan Adcock threw 4 innings of relief, allowed 2 runs, and picked up a loss (3-1).
- Chase d'Arnaud went 2-4 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs.
- Josh Harrison went 1-4.(avg: .287)
- Brett Lorin threw 5 shut-out innings and got the Win (1-1).(ERA: 1.93)
- Casey Erickson threw 4 innings of relief, allowed 1 run, and got his 5th save.(ERA: 1.81)
- Robbie Grossman went 2-5.(avg: .270)
- Tony Sanchez went 1-4 and scored a run.(avg: .336)
- Aaron Baker went 2-4 with a triple, 2 rbi's, and 3 runs.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The Buccos won their second straight game last night as they beat Milwaukee, 5-2. I am shocked, we don't do this anymore, we are lucky to win one game let alone two. Usually if we have a streak going it's a large losing streak, which in my mind is good. Am I crazy? No, because I want the #1 draft pick, I want Bryce Harper. The kids ridiculous I'll do a story on him later, but lets get to this game. Ross Ohlendorf showed once again that he is getting better and better every day. He threw a solid 7 innings, allowed 1 run, only let up 5 hits, struck out 5 batters, and got his 11th win. I really like Ohlendorf, he is the only Pirate pitcher that has been consistently good. Another interesting note, Lastings Milledge hit his 1st home run as he knocked a 2-run jack. Delwyn Young also crushed a home run. I'm happy to see that our guys are progressing, I hope to see more of it, but I still want to get Harper.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Pirates get shut-out 8-0 by the Rockies.
- Kevin Hart: 5.1 innings, 5 earned runs, and got the loss (3-2).
- Virgil Vasquez went 7 innings, allowed 1 run and got the W (7-2).
- Jeff Clement went 1-3 with a solo homerun (6).
- Argenis Diaz 0-3.
- Pedro Alvarez went 1-5.
- Jason Delaney went 2-4 with a homerun (7), 3 rbi's, and a run.
- Bryan Morris went 6.2 innings, allowed 2 runs, and got the win (3-6).
- Chase d'Arnaud: 3-5, 1 double, 2 runs, 1 stolen-base, 1 home run, and 5 rbi's.
- Josh Harrison 3-5.
- Jose De Los Santos went 3-4 and scored 2 runs.
- Robbie Grossman went 1-5 with a double, a run, and an rbi.
- Quincy Latimore went 1-5 with a triple, and 2 rbi's.
- Tony Sanchez went 2-4 with a double, and 2 rbi's.
- Greg Picart went 2-3 with 3 runs, an rbi, and a stolen-base.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
MLB: The Buccos broke the streak as they beat the Rockies, 7-3.
- Ohlendorf picked up the win (10-8) as he went 6 innings and allowed 3 er.
- Doumit, McCutchen, Milledge, and LaRoche hit a double each, and Garrett Jones hit 2 doubles.
- Phil Dumatrait got his 1st loss as he threw 6 innings and allowed 1 er.
- Jeff Clement went 0-4 and made an error.
- Pedro Alvarez went 3-4, hit a double, scored a run, and got 2 rbi's.
- Josh Harrison went 2-4.
- Chase d'Arnaud went 3-5 with a double and a run
- Starling Marte went 2-5 with 2 runs and an rbi.
- Brock Holt went 2-4 with a hr, 2 runs, and 4 rbi's.
Monday, August 10, 2009
The Pirates lost to the Cardinals, 5-3 to make it 8 straight losses. The game was definitely in the Pirates favor as Steve Pearce hit a 2-run homer, and Delwyn Young singled in Andrew McCutchen to make it 3-0 going into the 4th. The Cards where then able to score 1 run in the 4th and the 7th, and made it a close 3-2. In the 8th, Matt Capps (I think you see what is going to happen) came in with 1 on and gave up a 2-run shot to Skip Schumaker. Then Capps drilled Pujols in the ribs and was ejected immediatley. Jesse Chavez didn't help either, after Capps was gone he gave up 2 runs. Matt Capps was hit with his 7th loss this year, and just seems to blow it EVERY SINGLE TIME. During this 8 game lossing streak the bullpen lost 4 of the 8. Not to mention Chris Bootcheck let up 4 after a solid outing from Morton that we could have possibly won. The bullpen has struggled immensley not only have they lost 4 but have blown 3 save oppurtunities, plus a very large 7.86 ERA. I'm getting very sick of this, every year we are awful and we rebuild. We have been rebuilding for 17 years, and I'm happy with the talent we have and I understand wins don't matter at this point. Still, who doesn't want to see the Pirates actually win atleast few games? I have a proposed idea, we have a payroll of a little over 25 million, in the offseason we should sign some big names, that are still in their prime. No more Burnitz or Randa's. Huntington won't do it though he will say we have talent in the making, but why not get some already developed talent. Lets talk about a few guys, Steve Pearce will not be a MLB caliber player, he is a 4-A ball player. Paul Maholm, he is not a bad pitcher, but let's face it he isn't an Ace, maybe a #2, but I see him as a #3 starter. Jeff Salazar, garbage. Brandon Moss, backup at best, he isn't an every day player, he is way too inconsistent. Ramon Vasquez, why did we sign him? He is awful, never had a good year. I want a solid pitcher to be signed, someone who is an Ace, and I want a power hitting first-baseman. I have already come to the conclusion it won't happen, but I want to hear some of your thoughts leave a comment.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
MLB: Bullpen blows another lead as the Bucs lose to the Dbacks, 4-3.
- Ross Ohlendorf went 6 innings and allowed 1 run as he got the no-decision.
- Andy LaRoche went 2-3 with a 2-run home run, thats his 5th of the year.
- Garrett "FREAKIN" Jones went 1-4 with a solo blast (11) in the 9th.
- Miles Durham went 2-4 with 2 doubles.
- Jared Keel hit a solo shot.
- Calvin Anderson and Quincy Latimore both his solo home runs.
- Brock Holt went 1-3 with a double, rbi, and a run.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
MLB: Diamondbacks shut-out the Pirates, 6-0.
- 13th time this year the Bucs were shut-out
- Ronny Cedeno broke up Yusmero Petit's no hitter in the 8th inning.
- Daniel McCutchen: 6.1 innings, 3 earned runs, and 7 k's.
- Neil Walker went 1-4 with a double, a run, and 4 ribies.
- Ray Chang, Brian Friday, Jeff Corsaletti, and Pedro Alvarez hit 2 doubles. Jason Delaney, and Jonel Pacheco hit a double each.
- Pedro Alvarez went 3-6 with 2 runs, 2 rbi's, and a home run.
- Kinston scored 12 runs in the 6th inning.
- Jeff Locke went 5 innings and let up a run.
- Hunter Strickland: 5 innings, 2 earned, and 5 k's.
- Starling Marte extended his hit streak to 18 games, and has reached base safely in 29 straight games.
- Grossman and Latimore both went 2-4 with a double, and an rbi.
- David Rubenstein went 2-4 with a double.
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
MLB: Nats win as they have back-to-back 4-run innings against the Bucs, 8-4.
- Charlie pitched well until the 6th inning as he let up 4 runs and got the loss (2-4).
- Donnie Veal pitched an inning of relief: o earned runs, 2 bb, and 2 k's.
- Andrew McCutchen went 2-4 with a solo blast.
- Indianapolis amassed 14 hits.
- Brian Bixler, Chris Barnwell, and Brian Myrow hit a home run.
- Jose Tabata went 2-5 with an rbi double.
- Jeff Clement went 1-5
- Eric Hacker got the win (4-4): 6 innings, 2 earned, 7 k's.
- Rudy Owens got the no-decision in his 1st start at Lynchburg: 4.1 innings 0 earned, and 4 k's.
- Josh Harrison went 3-5 with a double and a run.
- Kyle McPherson got the win (2-2): 6 innings, 1 earned, and 4 k's.
- Aaron Baker, and Justin Byler hit 2-run bombs.
Sunday, August 2, 2009
MLB: Pirates lose a close one to the Nats, 5-3.
VSL: Pirates lost a close one to the Phillies, 3-1.
- Paul Maholm got the loss (6-6), he threw 6.1 innings and let up 4 runs.
- Ronny Cedeno went 1-3 with a 2-run homer, and some spectacular defense.
- Delwyn Young went 1-4 with a solo blast.
- Brad Lincoln got a no-decision as he threw 4 innings and allowed 2 runs.
- Jeff Clement, Brian Bixler, and Brian Myrow all hit a solo shot.
- Neil Walker had a great game going 3-4 with 2 doubles and 2 rbi's.
- Yoslan Herrera won his 8th (8-0), as he threw 6 innings and 3 er's.
- Ray Chang went 3-4 with 2 doubles, a hr, 2 runs, and an rbi.
- Pedro Alvarez went 0-4 and struck-out twice.
- Nathan Adcock won his 1st Lynchburg game as he threw 3 innings of relief and allowed a run.
VSL: Pirates lost a close one to the Phillies, 3-1.
MLB: Buccos beat the Nats, 11-6.
GCL: Braves beat Pirates, 5-2.
- Andrew McCutchen crushed 3 hrs and 6 rbi's, scored 4 runs, and went 4-5.
- Lastings Milledge went 1-4 with a 2-run double.
- Ronny Cedeno went 2-4 with an rbi and a run.
- Virgil Vasquez got the win (2-5) with a shakey start: 5 innings, 3 earned.
- Jose Ascanio got the loss in his 1st Indianapolis start: 6.2 innings, 2 er, and 9 k's.
- Jose Tabata went 3-3 in his Indy debut.
- Jeff Clement went 2-5.
- Argenis Diaz went 0-4.
- Tim Alderson won his first Altoona start: 5.2 innings, 1er.
- Pedro Alvarez hit a solo shot as he went 1-1, and was walked 4 times.
- Miles Durham went 1-5 with a 2-run homer.
- Frederick commited 5 errors.
- Matt McSwain got the win (9-6) as he went 6 innings, and 1 er.
- Jose De Los Santos went 2-4 with an rbi, 2 runs, and stole his 45th base.
- Brett Lorin got a no-decision as he threw an excellent 6 innings, 1 er.
- Tony Sanchez went 2-4 with an rbi and a double.
- Starling Marte has a 17 game hitting streak and a 28 game on base streak.
- Justin Byler went 2-4 with a 3-run homer.
GCL: Braves beat Pirates, 5-2.