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ironcitychef
04-14-2005, 05:23 PM
Meant to do this awhile ago:
Pirates are 3-6 (2.5 back of the Brewers)
Who is Hot:
J. Bay .308 AVG, .310 SLG, .444 OBP, 14 Total Bases
M. Redman 1-0, 1.50 ERA, 0 HRA, 8 SO
Who is Not:
T. Wigginton .182 AVG, .212 SLG, .206 OB%, 8 SO in 33 AB
R. White 0-2, 12.27 ERA, 5 Earned Runs on 8 Hits

Hopefully I can keep this up. Sometimes just painful.

clevestinks
04-14-2005, 05:35 PM
Can we give up anymore runs, Holy %^%&!

ironcitychef
04-14-2005, 11:15 PM
Cleve, here is my thing. We won't spend money on players, but we could spend some cash on a computer program to pick lineups that produce 2 runs a game? As for giving up runs, I gotta believe that the Brewers are the most 'roided team in baseball, or it could be smaller ballparks, or it could be...still to early to think its us right?

ironcitychef
04-15-2005, 11:20 PM
4/15/05 8-5 win over Chicago Cubs
Pirates are 4-6 (1.5 back of the Brewers/Astros)
Who is Hot:
D. Ross, .667 SLG, 10 Total Bases in 15 At Bats, 3 HRs
J. Mesa, 4 saves in 4 attempts
Who is Not:
J. Wilson, .162 AVG, 0-4 tonight
O. Perez, 3 games, 0-2, 16 runs on 18 hits

clevestinks
04-16-2005, 02:51 PM
4-6, better than I would have thought, especiallyh after the first three games. Lets Go Bucs.

ironcitychef
04-16-2005, 11:32 PM
4/16/05 4-3 loss to Chicago Cubs
Pirates are 4-7 (2.0 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
R. Mackowiak, 2-3 today, .400 avg.
J. Mesa, 4 saves in 4 attempts
Who is Not:
D. Ward, new #5 hitter only .179
O. Perez, 3 games, 0-2, 16 runs on 18 hits
K. Wells, 0-3, 16 runs on 19 hits, 13 walks, 7.23 ERA

ironcitychef
04-18-2005, 12:17 AM
4/17/05 4-2 loss to Chicago Cubs
Pirates are 4-8 (3.0 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
getting harder to find...
M. Lawton, .306 AVG, .414 OB%
Who is Not:
Basically the whole team.

clevestinks
04-18-2005, 02:05 PM
Luckily our division is starting out slow, can`t afford to fall behind this early, at this rate we`ll be out by June 1, I was hoping to be in it till at least mid july

ironcitychef
04-19-2005, 01:19 AM
4/18/05 11-1 loss to St. Louis Cardinals
Pirates are 4-9 (4.0 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
The boss Geroge S., which makes me wonder, if he spends 200 million and is fired up, then how come our owner isn't upset his 30 million is looking worse and worse every day. What happened to the gloves on the left side of our infield?Pirates: 7 HR, 37 BB Bad Guys: 14 HR, 53 BB
Pirates: .314 OBA/.352 SLG/.666 on-base plus slugging (OPS).
Bad Guys: .346/.439/.784
so much for small ball.
Who is Not:
Pitching staff. From starters to bullpen, they look so different from last year.

clevestinks
04-19-2005, 06:06 PM
Let me practice for when your on your honeymoon.

" We got our butts kicked today, we suck" We can`t hit, we can`t pitch, we can't field"

HinesWard4Life8682
04-19-2005, 09:58 PM
tigers suck seriously they have a weak division tho, they got minnesota standing in their way

ironcitychef
04-19-2005, 11:26 PM
Cleve you nailed it! You are hired. I almost want to post the Bull Durham rant of "you throw the ball, you hit the ball, you catch the ball." I think I just did...

4/19/05 7-1 loss to St. Louis Cardinals (so much for gaining ground)
Pirates are 4-10 (5.0 back of the Cards)((worst start in 10 years))
Who is Hot:
No one. Simply put...no one. Wait...actually John Russell(3rd base coach) has gone 4 games without anyone needing to retake the signals. Way to be on your game John!
Who is Not:
That Damn computer program. I read it had 4 line ups with averages of 716, 711, 707, and 707 runs a year. You know I love to number crunch so...that's 4.42, 4.38, and 4.36 runs a game. So far we have 39 runs in 14 games...carry the two...divide by 3.145...Holy Crap! We are only averging 2.79 runs a game. Consider our starting five have a combined ERA of a whopping 23.92(4.78 per game) where are in for some serious painful slumps here people. My question pirates fans...if we didn't put Zach Duke in the rotation to not damage his pshyche or whatever, what does Oliver Perez feel like with a 9.something ERA? Show me some hope McClatchy!

clevestinks
04-20-2005, 05:34 AM
Does McCleddon need to go????? I know he is not all to blame, we trade away every good player for promising minor leaguers, but I`m not so sure he stays past June.

ironcitychef
04-20-2005, 11:31 PM
For me, I'd say he can stay as long as we only spend 30 million. Once we spend around 45 million then he has fewer options. If only we could get up that high.

4/20/05 6-4 loss to Cin Reds
Pirates are 4-11 (5.0 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
Bobby Hill who I think should get more playing time at 2nd Base
Who is Not:
Bullpen. Still having to pitch every game and getting nothing to show for it.

ironcitychef
04-21-2005, 03:07 PM
4/21/05 4-2 win over Cin Reds(on a roll, baby!)
Pirates are 5-11 (5.0 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
Jason Bay today, HR, 3-4 great day for Bay
Who is Not:
J. Wilson, T. Redman, T, Wiggington all 3 are in low .100's avg. with no signs of slowing down.

ironcitychef
04-22-2005, 11:02 PM
4/22/05 Much like Bull Durham we did need this rain out.
Pirates are 5-11 (5.5 back of the Cards)
Who is Hot:
TBA
Who is Not:
TBA

clevestinks
04-23-2005, 02:13 PM
Who is hot: whoever we play
Who is not: take your pick

ironcitychef
04-24-2005, 12:41 AM
4/23/05 4-3 win over the Cubs(Yeah Baby!)
Pirates are 6-11 (5.5 back of the Cards)(tied with Brew Crew for last)
Who is Hot:
Bay with extra base hits and finally getting a middle order of Bay, Wilson, Mackowiak, and Hill
Who is Not:
J. Wilson. Move him from 2nd to leadoff, to 7th it doesn't matter. Guy can't buy a base hit.

ironcitychef
04-24-2005, 11:01 PM
4/24/05 5-2 loss to the Cubs
Pirates are 6-12 (6.5 back of the Cards)

Here are the notes so far this season:
Our two 'aces' are four wins shy of where we thought they might be right now.
Matt Lawton is a great pickup so far. But its like the guy with one eye...
Jack Wilson might need all season to make up those .200 average points he's behind last year.
Our bullpen needs some serious attention.

clevestinks
04-25-2005, 05:35 AM
Damn, two game winning streak comes to an end. What a run though.

ironcitychef
04-26-2005, 10:38 AM
But I'll take 3 out of 4!
2-0 win over astros
Pirates are 7-12(6.0 back of cards, who are about the only winning team in our divivision)

Perez had a solid game finally, So lets see if Wells can get on track also.

clevestinks
04-26-2005, 01:21 PM
Lets win one for the Kip per!!! I bet know one has ever said that before, lol :busted:

ironcitychef
04-26-2005, 10:55 PM
another rain out.

Best thing though is our starting pitching has not given our bullpen a rest, but those two rain delays might just be the reason we start winning again.

ironcitychef
04-27-2005, 03:26 PM
4/27/05 2-0 win over the Astros(2 straight shutouts!)
Pirates are 8-12 (6.5 back of the Cards)(Brew Crew now last)(2nd is 4.5 back)
Who is Hot:
Bay continues to hit well and Mesa is still tearing up saves while not being a dominating closer, he just gets it done.
Who is Not:
Wiggington and Wilson got hits lately but are still a missing piece to our hitting puzzle and scoring more than 2 runs a game.

clevestinks
04-27-2005, 03:50 PM
We might climb out of the cellar!!!!!!!!!!!11

ironcitychef
04-28-2005, 12:01 PM
Also to note: Mesa gets 300th career save.

clevestinks
04-28-2005, 01:32 PM
Poor Guy! He is only 97, and we were so far out of games early on he had no chance

ironcitychef
04-30-2005, 09:59 AM
4/29/05 3-2 loss to the Giants
Pirates are 8-13 (7.0 back of the Cards)(back in last)

Pirates have scored 2 runs in 9 of their 21 games. Add in one shutout and that really brinks down the average.

ironcitychef
05-01-2005, 09:40 AM
4/30/05 7-6 loss to the Giants
Pirates are 8-14 (7.0 back of the Cards)

Pirates are 1 of 3 teams to be under 40 million in total salaries. Tampa is low at 29 million, then us, then KC at 36 million. At least we are ahead of them in the power rankings.

clevestinks
05-01-2005, 09:55 AM
Get out the shovel boys, we`re starting to dig a hole, DEEP.

clevestinks
05-01-2005, 09:56 AM
Hey the bright side. Its May, and we are not out of contention yet. Almost but not yet. :)

ironcitychef
05-02-2005, 10:18 AM
If I showed you two lines:
10-15 7.5 games out of first
8-15 7.0 games out of first
on May 1st would you ever had believed the first is the Yankees, and the second is the Bucs? So much for spending all that extra money. Goes to show, you may need more than 30 million to be competitive, but at least you don't need over 200 million.

5/01/05 8-3 loss to the Giants
Pirates are 8-15 (7.0 back of the Cards)

clevestinks
05-02-2005, 02:18 PM
Yes but I`d rather have thier teams rookies cards

ironcitychef
05-04-2005, 12:37 AM
5/03/05 7-4 win over the Astros
Pirates are 9-16 (8.0 back of the Cards)(3.0 back of 2nd though, damn Cards)

While we we are chatting about value...
Yankees are 11-16 after the day with Tampa Bay, total salaries = $208,306,817
Pirates are 9-16 after win against Houston, total salaries = $38,133,000

Since we might not be in the race for much longer I've decide on a different chase...

Yankees $/win = 18,936,983
Pirates $/win = 4,237,000

4x's as much??? I'm telling you Pirates fans, now that we have no big contracts except Lawton who could be gone by years end if he keeps producing, we are doing well and Pirates should be proud they have not gotten into Penguin trouble by going out too early and buying players it couldn't afford. But hopefully if you keep supporting the team we can soon see the days of a 45-55 million payroll like the Reds or Brewers and see some bigger talent come to town. No disrespect to our current players, but we have 12 years of losing. Enough is enough. We have the foundation in place.

ironcitychef
05-04-2005, 11:10 PM
5/04/05 6-4 win over the Astros(we own them!)
Pirates are 10-16 (8.0 back of the Cards)(.5 game out of last!)

To highlight some questions, can our starters recover like our hitting is starting to do? They are pitching decent, but can't be counted on to deliver innings or more important leads and wins. Also on the positive, the Bucs have now won 6 of last 11. Too bad there was that 4 game losing streak in that mix! Lets go Bucs!

clevestinks
05-05-2005, 02:21 PM
Still hope ! I think?

ironcitychef
05-06-2005, 12:23 PM
5/05/05 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks(3 in a row, 7 0f 12)
Pirates are 11-16 (7.0 back of the Cards)(3.0 games out of 2nd)
Bay and Castillo are on being the few over.300 right now. Mesa won the saves award or delivery award for April. On the other end, J. Wilson and Wiggington are now at least north of .150. Good play on this road trip then coming back to a fired up home town could make this a good month.

clevestinks
05-06-2005, 05:05 PM
Bay is hot, and we are not in the basement right now

ironcitychef
05-06-2005, 11:15 PM
whats up with Perez? He's getting drilled again tonight. Thought it was stupid for McClatchy and Littlefield to piss off Perez and BAy by not redoing their contracts, but man maybe we are okay.

ironcitychef
05-07-2005, 09:26 AM
5/06/05 8-4 loss to the Diamondbacks
Pirates are 11-17 (7.0 back of the Cards)

ironcitychef
05-08-2005, 12:08 AM
5/07/05 3-2 win over the Diamondbacks
Pirates are 12-17 (6.0 back of the Cards)(2.0 out of 2nd)

Pitching stats so far:
http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/pit/stats/pit_sortable_player_stats.jsp?baseballScope=PT1&subScope=pos&teamPosCode=all&statType=2&timeSubFrame=2005&sitSplit=&venueID=&Submit=Submit&timeFrame=1

ironcitychef
05-09-2005, 12:05 PM
5/08/05 16-2 win over the Diamondbacks(yeah 16!)
Pirates are 13-17 (6.0 back of the Cards)(2.0 out of 2nd)

Come back home soon guys, we are fired up!

clevestinks
05-09-2005, 02:41 PM
Making a run, awesome game yesterday, would like to spread those runs over a few games but Ill take it. 2 out of second. Lets Go Bucs!

ironcitychef
05-10-2005, 10:11 AM
5/09/05 2-1 Loss to the Giants
Pirates are 13-18 (7.0 back of the Cards)

Perez is still struggling. Craig Wilson is now out 6-8 weeks with his finger. Hold it together guys.

clevestinks
05-10-2005, 02:06 PM
If Perez would just show up, we could be at least in contention

ironcitychef
05-11-2005, 12:27 AM
Tell me if Perez and Wells and winning records we wouldn't be right behind the cardinals?

clevestinks
05-12-2005, 06:19 PM
Pirates are hot and tied for third, with the Cubs stumbling look out

ironcitychef
05-12-2005, 11:23 PM
5/12/05 Off day
Pirates are 15-18 (6.5 back of the Cards)

Home stand against Brewers. Could make up ground and take over 2nd.

ironcitychef
05-13-2005, 10:50 PM
5/13/05 4-3 Loss to the Brew Crew
Pirates are 15-19 (6.5 back of the Cards)

Oh well so much for thinking of getting closer. By the way Clevestinks will be in the 'burgh this weekend for sister's college grad. Wanna keep us up to date?

clevestinks
05-14-2005, 12:46 PM
Sure thing! Man we needed that one last night, with the Cards loss. :o

clevestinks
05-15-2005, 07:14 PM
Lets Go Bucs!

Pirates win two in a row over the Brewers, after dopping Friday nights game. We now have moved from the basement to third place, only one game back of the Brewers,for second.. And six out of first. Pirates have now won four straight series, and are 7-3 the last 10.

ironcitychef
05-17-2005, 10:52 AM
Thanks for keeping up. Man, couldn't believe it. There was no buzz around the 'burgh about the Pirates. Not that we have proved anything yet, but we are playing good ball right now. Anyway, taking 2 of 3 this weekend was great. Divisional games are key as for the last few years, the Cards, Astros, and Cubs have just taken it to us.

clevestinks
05-17-2005, 01:40 PM
THis is the year , for our division, its kinda weak, so if we were ever going to be cheap and make a run, this would be the year. I know, I have high hopes!

ironcitychef
05-19-2005, 12:27 PM
5/18/05 3-2 Loss to the Cubs(Mesa 2 straight blown saves)
Pirates are 17-21 (7.5 back of the Cards)(6.5 back of wild card)

Good to see Redman hitting well again. But is he All-star material? Are any of these guys?
C. Wilson, J. Castillo, T. Wiggington, J. Wilson, J. Bay, M. Lawton, T. Redman. I say we send just the one minimum, but who?

clevestinks
05-19-2005, 02:34 PM
I hope this isn`t the begining of the end for Mesa??

ironcitychef
05-19-2005, 07:58 PM
I don't think so. He did this last year was solid then lost I think 3 straight, then was solid the rest of the year. Hey Cleve, who is your pirates all-star so far? I vote for lawton or M. Redman.

ironcitychef
05-21-2005, 09:54 AM
5/20/05 9-4 win over the Rockies(Redman Solid again)
Pirates are 18-21 (7.0 back of the Cards, tied for 2nd)(7.5 back of wild card)

In case you didn't see it. Jack Wilson is at .200 for the season now.

clevestinks
05-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Lawton and or Bay, I like the 8 HRS for Bay. Mack does`nt have the at bats.

clevestinks
05-21-2005, 12:58 PM
This is the time for Perez to come around, or else a trip down. 1-4 8.03. Its got to get better?

ironcitychef
05-21-2005, 10:51 PM
He must have heard you.
5/21/05 8-3 win over the Rockies(Perez was strong)

ironcitychef
05-25-2005, 10:13 PM
wrong time to play the cards on this series (0-3):crutches:
5/25/05 11-5 loss to the Cardinals(some said they wouldn't win the division)
Pirates are 19-25 (10.0 back of the Cards)

Heard a sports caller talking about the top paid player on their team not doing anything, and I decided to do some homework. I'm happy with our top 3, given J. Wilson was 0-for-April, but it was really the production we get at times from the lower three in the MLB. What a bargain.
And Bay isn't far up from the bottom as we speak as well.

M. Lawton $ 7,750,000 F. Sanchez $ 326,000
M. Redman $ 4,500,000 B. Hill $ 324,000
J. Wilson $ 3,250,000 H. Cota $ 322,000

clevestinks
05-26-2005, 05:18 AM
Man go in seven back and feeling good, now three days later 10 back, ouch. If we wouldn`t have wasted that Kip Wells performance the other night, we needed that win.

ironcitychef
05-26-2005, 10:12 AM
Yeah, and the road doesn't get easier. Reds, Marlins, Braves, Orioles. Come on guys, keep it together.

ironcitychef
05-27-2005, 11:59 AM
good start...
5/26/05 8-4 win over the Reds
Pirates are 20-25 (9.5 back of the Cards)

clevestinks
05-28-2005, 04:12 PM
Just can`t seem to put together a nice long stretch of wins :o

ironcitychef
05-28-2005, 11:22 PM
but two out of three the rest of the way will get us something...
5/28/05 9-2 win over the Reds
Pirates are 21-26 (10.5 back of the Cards)(too bad they win 7 out of 10)

Keep chugging boys. Glad to see my man Rob M. in the groove!

clevestinks
05-29-2005, 08:46 AM
Yah and Bay with his 11th round tripper, Lets Go Bucs! :)

ironcitychef
05-30-2005, 09:43 AM
5/29/05 11-2 loss to the Reds
Pirates are 21-27 (10.5 back of the Cards)(too bad they win 7 out of 10)

clevestinks
05-31-2005, 03:17 PM
Pirates need to get back to .500 before July

meanjoe75
05-31-2005, 07:47 PM
The Pirates aren,t the worst team in baseball they are about a middle of the pack team

ironcitychef
06-01-2005, 11:25 AM
5/31/05 5-4 win over the Marlins
Pirates are 23-27 (9.5 back of the Cards)

I hear you on getting to .500, but with BAL, NYY, WSH, and STL this month it could be tough. But in July we get CHC, HOU, COL, and FLA so maybe July we could hot. While we are currently #23 on the power rankings chart, #14 is tops at .500 or below and I believe we can compete with everyone up to that #14 ranking. So yes we have middle talent, now its time to show it.

ironcitychef
06-01-2005, 08:40 PM
Mackowiak goes grand salami! Bucs are on a roll!

ironcitychef
06-02-2005, 01:15 AM
6/01/05 9-1 win over the Marlins
Pirates are 24-27 (9.5 back of the Cards)
Win 4 of 5 and only gain a .5 game? How did a team like the Cards get swept in the Series? I still believe we are playing well cause besides getting killed by the Cards this year we are doing well. We would be 24-22 without those games and about .500 if we split. Better get some of those games back coming up fellows.

Prosdo
06-02-2005, 02:59 AM
hey chef. i couldnt e-mail you or send you a pm so i guess i have to post it here. i got some free tickets coming my way and i was curious as to what are some good home games coming up that i should check into. thanks :)

ironcitychef
06-02-2005, 10:31 AM
Gotta love the free stuff! I'd say the schedule makers put us on the road against the big boys but best home bets are:

June 6-8 Sammy Sosa and Miguel Tejada of the Orioles come to town
July 4-7 Jim Thome and Bobby Abreu of the Phillies. Personal note I watch the Phillies cause Billy Wagner the closer used to pitch against my Div. III college team. We only had two players get a couple scouts come to games. When Billy showed up, there were always at least a dozen. Its neat watching someone you knew at the pro level.
July 18-20 Astros in town. I say this cause how much time do you have the 19th is a double header make up so I'm saying pack the sun screen and get a nice bleacher/upper deck seat.

The other series with Tampa and Colorado will have you shuffling through your program to find out who everyone is. Plus you might be really proud of those scrappy Bucs when you see size wise how other teams are just flat out larger than us. Anyway enjoy and pics from the game would be a bonus. Ask BRC or someone how to host it at imageshack.

Prosdo
06-02-2005, 01:51 PM
Thanks Chef. I'll let you know what games I go to and I'll try to get some pics :)

clevestinks
06-02-2005, 07:04 PM
Rollin rollin rollin, biy my ass his swollen Rawhide!

Lets Go Bucs!

ironcitychef
06-02-2005, 11:40 PM
6/02/05 6-3 loss to the Marlins
Pirates are 24-28 (9.5 back of the Cards)

Trivia Time: Name the three Pirates pitchers with winning records.

J. Fogg
B. Meadows
J. Grabow

Highlight over for answers. Yeah I know you can still see them anyway, but didn't want to ruin the fact that two of those names are not starters.

ironcitychef
06-04-2005, 12:36 AM
6/03/05 3-1 win over the Braves
Pirates are 25-28 (9.5 back of the Cards)

Minus the losses to the Cards, the Pirates are 17-10 since May 1st. We are not that bad. You throw in that the Cards kill us and they never lose, and you understand why we are 3 games under .500 and 9.5 back.

ironcitychef
06-05-2005, 12:56 AM
6/04/05 1-0 loss the Braves
Pirates are 25-29 (10.5 back of the Cards)

Tough luck M. Redman. On the season, he leads the Pirates im innings pitched, has only a 2.81 ERA, and is tied with Williams for starters with only 25 earned runs. The down side...

3-4 record. Come on Bucs, score some runs for the man.

clevestinks
06-05-2005, 08:19 AM
Can`t let games like that slip away. Need Perez to come up big today.

ironcitychef
06-05-2005, 10:17 AM
Yeah time to get the aces rolling. CS by the way I will be out June 14 - the 30th if you could keep up please.

ironcitychef
06-06-2005, 01:53 AM
Way to go Perez.
6/05/05 5-2 win over the Braves
Pirates are 26-29 (9.5 back of the Cards)

So close to .500 I can smell it. I can remember when .500 almost won us the division. Who would have thunk it would put us double digit back this season?

clevestinks
06-06-2005, 07:22 AM
Perez finally living up to some of the Hype!

Lets Go Bucs!

ironcitychef
06-06-2005, 10:15 AM
For those keeping score at home saw these today...

Cubs are the wild card leaders and we are only 4.0 back of them.

Pittsburgh New York
Pitcher ERA Salary Pitcher ERA Salary
Mark Redman 2.82 $4.5m Randy Johnson 3.92 $16m
Kip Wells 3.58 $3.18m Mike Mussina 4.32 $19m
Dave Williams 3.75 $330,000 Carl Pavano 4.50 $9m
Josh Fogg 4.12 $2.15m Kevin Brown 5.43 $15.71m
Oliver Perez 6.41 $381,000 Jaret Wright 9.15 $5.67m
Five-man ERA: 4.20 Five-man ERA: 4.80
Total salary: $10.54 million Total salary: $65.38 million
Not bad boys. Just need some wins to come with those stats.

clevestinks
06-06-2005, 11:02 AM
Nice homework ICC. Nice.

ironcitychef
06-08-2005, 12:54 AM
6/07/05 6-5 win over the Orioles
Pirates are 27-30 (10.5 back of the Cards)

Why can't the Sox sweep the Cards now?

meanjoe75
06-08-2005, 11:14 PM
It would be great to see the Pirates sweep the Yankees and RedSox

ironcitychef
06-08-2005, 11:18 PM
6/08/05 6-1 win over the Orioles
Pirates are 28-30 (10.0 back of the Cards)

Saw Rob Mackowiak go up and down between us and the minors in the past. I always liked him. An I'm glad he is still on our team. Just a note...MLB draft...Pirates selected Andrew McCutchen in the first round...McCutchen, a 5-foot-11, 175-pound outfielder, enjoyed an outstanding season as a senior at Ft. Meade (Fla.) High School. A right-handed hitter, McCutchen batted .709 (39-for-55) with 11 home runs and 28 RBIs and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year in Florida...also the Bucs drafted Jose Mesa's son, outfielder Juan, in the 23rd round of the First-Year Player Draft.

clevestinks
06-10-2005, 03:38 PM
How about being down 5-0 the other nite, and coming back 6-5. Thats what I`m talking about.

ironcitychef
06-11-2005, 09:23 AM
Wish I was up to go see some of these games. One game under .500 now.
6/10/05 7-2 win over the Rays
Pirates are 29-30 (9.5 back of the Cards)

So much for the Sox and Yanks putting a dent in the Cards for us? We are only about 4.5 back of the wild card though.

ironcitychef
06-12-2005, 12:45 AM
6/11/05 18-2 win over the Rays!!! yeah baby!!!!
Pirates are 30-30 (8.5 back of the Cards)


.500 ALRIGHT BUCS! Way to get it done! Perez is a winning starter finally. Don't forget this was supposed to be a hard month against those top shelf teams.

clevestinks
06-12-2005, 07:04 AM
Mid June and still in it! Can`t beat that. Now I`m hoping for 5 games over, that is my short term wish.

Prosdo
06-12-2005, 01:56 PM
18-2!!!! Wtg Buccos! That is one game I would have liked to been at.

clevestinks
06-12-2005, 03:15 PM
I would have like to see the game on T.V. it was hot yesterday. A little AC for that long game. Instead I had two grad parties and a wedding, a hot stinkin wedding. :o

ironcitychef
06-13-2005, 01:02 AM
dropped one today. Like I say though 2/3 the rest of the way and we will be sitting pretty.

clevestinks
06-26-2005, 07:24 AM
Chef may be on his honeymoon, can`t remember?

So, Pirates are now 7 games under .500, exactly 2 weeks ago we were exactly.500.
No hitting yesterday against the Cards. Four hits no runs, as we got shut out once again. I think that is our third shutout in the past two weeks. For us its either double digit runs scored or none.

clevestinks
07-02-2005, 07:16 AM
The Bucs are sinking fast! The road has not been kind to the Pirates. 5-17 in thier last 2 road games. Lawton hit his tenth homer last night.
Chef hurry and get back. They havent won much since you left.

AllAmericanSteelerGirl#7
07-04-2005, 03:03 PM
They had a really good game yesterday against the Brewers! They came back from 6 runs down and held out to win the game by one run!! GO PIRATES!

Beat 'em Phillies!

~AllAmer~

ironcitychef
07-06-2005, 04:33 PM
What happened???? So close and so far away! Now 10 games under .500
7/06/05 3-0 win over the Phillies
Pirates are 36-46 (16.5 back of the Cards)

Well to update...peaked when we hit .500, middle relief still seems to be a problem along with CF/C room for improvements, Bay is our one all-star because someone had to go. Heard national media saying Wilson and Castillo are quite a tadem up the middle. Well finish out the week strong and keep grinding for the other 81 games after the break.

clevestinks
07-06-2005, 06:54 PM
Welcome back Chef. Congats on the wedding.

Sorry about the updates, had some medical problem with he wife.

Lets Go Bucs!

Prosdo
07-07-2005, 12:40 PM
Come on Buccos lets get back up to .500!

ironcitychef
07-12-2005, 11:11 AM
Thanks guys and gals. All -star break.

Bay? no home runs? Come on dude, gotta represent the great white north better than that.
Will try to get some pics of all festivities up soon.

clevestinks
07-12-2005, 01:45 PM
After Abreus 24, Bay comes up with a big Goose Egg! Ouch.

ironcitychef
07-14-2005, 04:24 PM
Yeah and this the next day:

Best player who didn't get into the game

Otherwise known as the, "Thanks for showing up" award, it has to go to Pirates young star Jason Bay. It was a tough All-Star debut all-around for the reigning NL Rookie of the Year, who took the only oh-fer in the Home Run Derby.

from si.com

Lets go bucs!!! 81*

ironcitychef
07-14-2005, 04:50 PM
7/14/05 5-1 loss to the Cubs
Pirates are 39-49 (17 back of the Cards)

Things to watch in the 2nd half...
monitor Wilsons - Jack and Craig
Perez to regain form?
Duke and Snell make a pitch for future major terms?

clevestinks
07-14-2005, 05:10 PM
Who will we trade away for prospects? It seems that this is the way we usaully do things.

ironcitychef
07-15-2005, 10:39 AM
Lawton for sure. M. Redman will be gone too. Those are the big dollars on the team. Not a good price tag for our franchise.

ironcitychef
07-17-2005, 11:49 AM
7/17/05 3-0 win over the Cubs
Pirates are 40-50 (18 back of the Cards)

Zach Duke 2-0 1.23 ERA. Keep it up. Hope the pros don't catch on and join you to the rotation next year.

clevestinks
07-17-2005, 03:31 PM
Played like crap Fri. And it was a televised day game here. Left work early, for what ?

Sat . shutout play is great against Maadux

Today down 6-1 in the fourth , ugly again

ironcitychef
07-18-2005, 10:39 AM
Just to updated on trade front, heard we would ditch Wells to someone who can't get over his velocity despite his record. I would really like this to happen as I am doubtful about his ability to holdup or return completely.

ironcitychef
07-20-2005, 10:35 AM
3 in a row to Astros...fading fast.

Word is M. Redman to FLA for Bigbie a LH OF with medium power(25-35 HRS), except numbers are down right now which makes him affordable for us) Part of a FLA/BAL trade so they have to do their part first...

ironcitychef
07-27-2005, 10:34 AM
Alright, time to retool for next year...

7/29/05
Pirates are 44-56 (19.5 back of the Cards)

Trade watch:
Lawton, M. Redman, Ward, Mesa, Wells.

ironcitychef
07-30-2005, 01:36 AM
Will we ever beat the Braves?

No major action for us at the deadline so far, got rid of Ross for a infielder of SS and 3rd potential. Notes: potential...:coffee:

ironcitychef
08-04-2005, 07:01 PM
In case anyone else is still watching...

8/4/05 12-7 loss to the Padres
Pirates are 46-63 (23 back of the Cards)(surprisingly only 14 back of wild card)

J. Bay .295 BA, 119 H, 32 2B, 21 HR, 58 RBI - if we don't extend and redo his deal then it is a sure sign we don't want to field a winning team anytime soon.

Z. Duke 4-0, 0.92 ERA, 34 H, 39.1 IP, 1 HR, 29 SO, With such potential young pitchers already in, why don't we buy some bats and a CF glove to help them out?

Did anyone notice Perez is almost .500 again(5-6) and has quietly snuck up to 2nd in team SO's with 81? Yeah, me neither...:popcorn:

ironcitychef
08-10-2005, 04:20 PM
Is it me or do we only win when Duke pitches? What...Williams got a win? On a roll now...

48-65 24.5 back:rolleyes:

ironcitychef
08-14-2005, 10:27 AM
8/14/05 1-0 win over the Astros
Pirates are 50-67 (24 back of the Cards)

I sure hope we can mobilize in the offseason to really put some energy into the team for the all-star season next year. Mesa just keeps pumping out the saves, incredible.

clevestinks
08-15-2005, 03:47 AM
back to Back shutouts??? Wow! Its about time.
I would have like to see Clemens get the win the other night though. Big Clemens fan, and we are out of it , so what the heck.

blairsummit
08-18-2005, 12:27 AM
duke is amazing.

go pirates!!!

ironcitychef
08-19-2005, 08:21 AM
Duke and Duffy up for Rookie of the Year! Can we get it twice in a row?

ironcitychef
08-26-2005, 09:48 AM
Its bad enough to be in last, but to get hit with injuries as well. Can the season end already?

ironcitychef
09-08-2005, 01:12 AM
55-83 32 games back...just in case you were wondering:help:

ironcitychef
09-19-2005, 01:32 AM
Two notes...

Jason Bay hit his 30th HR, which is 18 more than our next Pirate power hitter.

Pirates have stopped posting the standings on their site, showing brilliant PR savy.

Pirates are 61-88 33 games back.

ironcitychef
10-07-2005, 11:05 AM
Time to bury this till next year...

67-95 yeah we avoided 100!

Will Tracy be the next skipper?

At least we get some great players on our field next year...okay so it is the All-star game.

ironcitychef
10-18-2005, 01:06 AM
Well Tracy is in.

Concerns are for more power in the middle of the line up or right field/3rd for that matter and a rightie starter, middle relief and insurance at closer. Bad news is free agent market is thin.

ironcitychef
10-30-2005, 01:50 AM
Mesa, Meadows, and White are gone. Man its going to be a long winter.

ironcitychef
11-08-2005, 11:48 AM
No news, but just had to wonder if Lawton was doing stuff in our clubhouse and was anyone else invloved?

SteelCityMan786
11-08-2005, 06:18 PM
Well A news outlet hear in the Blair County Area Is reporting Mark Cuban has said he is interested in buying the Bucs. I'd take him as owner. He'd turn us around REALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL QUICK!

SteelerDan43
01-03-2006, 07:47 PM
ESPN and the Post Gazette are reporting that Jeromy Burnitz will sign with the Pirates for 1 year with a mutual option for 07. So with the additions of Burnitz assumingly in right, Randa on 3rd and Casey on first. Do you think they are headed in the right direction? I say yes. Burnitz should provide a little pop while we groom McClouth. Eldred has great power but needs some time in AAA to work on the holes in his swing. With the excellent defense of Castillo and Wilson up the middle and Duffy in center I think things are looking good. I believe Jack Wilson will return to form this year with the bat. That surgery right before the season really hurt him. Bay is great and hopefully he continues to improve. If Perez comes back to form the pitching staff will be stellar. I think they are finally heading in the right direction

SteelerzGirl
01-03-2006, 07:52 PM
Let's hope you're right. Things can't be any worse for the Buccos... Geez...(lol). :smile:

SteelerDan43
01-03-2006, 07:54 PM
Can you imagine if we didnt give Ramirez away to the Cubs for a song and a dance???? We would definatley be in the hunt for .500 We are definatley missing his power right about now lol

SteelerDan43
01-03-2006, 08:02 PM
ESPN Insider is also saying that the Pirates are one of the leading canidates to land pitcher Ryan Franklin who was non-tendered by the Mariners.

Mr. Popular
Dec 30 - The Pirates have considered bidding for free-agent right-hander Ryan Franklin to add depth to the starting rotation, the Beaver County Times reports. Franklin, who became a free agent when Seattle declined to tender him a contract, is attracting plenty of interest from teams in the market for a back-end-of-the-rotation starter, reports ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick.
Agent Jeff Frye has been using the recent deals signed by Jason Johnson, Brett Tomko and Scott Elarton as a framework in Franklin's talks with clubs. Franklin has a 23-44 record over the past three seasons, but a lower ERA (4.49) and more innings pitched (603) than any of those three starters. Tomko signed a two-year, $8.75 million deal with the Dodgers, while Elarton agreed to a two-year, $8 million contract with Kansas City. Cleveland signed Johnson for one year and $4 million.

SteelerDan43
01-05-2006, 02:38 PM
Franklin has signed with the Phillies.... It would have been nice to have him but its not the end of the world. We still have a great rotation options in Wells, Duke, Maholm, Burnett, VB, Snell, and Perez. It would of been nice to have a little more experience in there though...

SteelerDan43
01-05-2006, 02:59 PM
To date we have added

Terry Adams RP
Jeromy Burnitz RF
Giovanni Carrara RP
Gookie Dawkins 2B
Mike Edwards 3B
Roberto Hernandez RP
Joe Randa 3B
Scott Strickland RP

And subtracted

Alfredo Amezega SS
Brian Meadows RP
Jose Mesa RP
Michael Restovich RF
Daryle Ward 1B
Rick White RP
Ty Wiggington 3B
Josh Fogg SP
Mark Redman SP

SteelerDan43
01-05-2006, 03:08 PM
It's shaping up to be a decent line up

1B - Casey
2B - Castillo
SS - J. Wilson
3B - Randa
LF - Bay
CF - Duffy
RF - Burnitz
C - Doumit

SteelerDan43
01-18-2006, 02:21 PM
Pirates just signed Wells to a 4 mil. dollar 1 year contract to avoid arbitration yesterday...

SteelerDan43
02-19-2006, 10:42 AM
just over 11 days untill the first game of the year!!!

SteelerDan43
02-19-2006, 06:22 PM
Here are some links to three good Pirates articles from Pittsburgh Live...

JVB News

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/sports//s_425428.html

Duke's journal

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/mostread/s_425403.html

and a Burnett article

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/trib/mostread/s_425423.html

SteelerDan43
03-02-2006, 03:29 PM
The Pirates won their grapefruit league opener over the Washington Nationals 9-1, the win goes to Duckworth and the loss goes to Watkins. Both Eldred and Stansberry went yard... Nice way to start off the new year guys!

SteelerDan43
03-03-2006, 03:08 PM
They won their second game in two days this afternoon, defeating the Nationals 6-4. McLeary gets the win, Bowie the loss, and Capps the save. Church went yard for the Nats while Maldonado and Craig Wilson both hit long balls for the Buccos...

Also Kip wells is having/had surgery to relace clotted vein in his pitching arm.

600th Post!

SteelerDan43
03-04-2006, 04:57 PM
The 2-0 Buccos took on the 0-1 Red Sox and came away with a 7-6 win. Gonzalez got credit for the win and Whiteside the Save. Sean Burnett pitched a scoreless first inning, his first game action since comming of his arm injury that had him sidelined all last year. Gorzelanny pitched 1.2 giving up 1 earned run 3 walks and 3 hits. He also stuck one man out. Grabow gave up 3 earned runs in 1.2 innings of work. Doumit had a home run, Edwards, Gerut, and Duffy also had RBIs. Duffy also had a stolen base. The Pirates improve to 4-0 overall and 3-0 in Grapefruit play while the Red Sox fall to 0-2.

SteelerDan43
03-06-2006, 04:39 PM
Pittsburgh got back on the winning track today beating the Twins 5-4. The Bucs scattered 12 hits and got long balls from Burnitz, Castillo, and Sadler with one a piece. Rodriguez got the win, Johnston the save, and Cameron the loss... The Bucs play Atlanta tomorrow and go on the road for two split squad games wednsday against the Reds and Yankees

83-Steelers-43
03-07-2006, 08:04 AM
Update on Kip Wells........

Could be back in two months for what it's worth.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06066/666300.stm

SteelerDan43
03-07-2006, 04:00 PM
The Bucs continued their hot streak this afternoon with a 10-5 win over Atlanta... Reames got the win and Baker was sadled with the loss. Eldred (2), Bautista (1), and McLouth (1) had home runs in the win. The Pirates improve to 5-1 in Grapefruit league play.

83-Steelers-43
03-07-2006, 04:36 PM
From what I understand Duke struggled on the mound today.

SteelerDan43
03-07-2006, 04:41 PM
From what I understand Duke struggled on the mound today.

Ok so Duke's line today was 3 innings 7 hits 2 ER 1 BB 4 SO

Thats alot of hits but he must of scattered them and got out of some serious jams to only give up 2 earned runs

The pitcher that has looked the best in spring training so far has been Duckworth who should take the last spot in the rotation now that everyone was bumped up a spot with Wells' injury

SteelerDan43
03-08-2006, 03:51 PM
The Pirates won their first of two split squad games today 5-0 over the Reds... Stansberry homered and had 3 RBIs to bring his total for spring training to 6. McLeary got the win, Strickland the save, and Hall the loss. Gorzelanny pitched 3 scoreless innings giving up 2 hits and a walk while striking out 2. The other half of the team plays the Yankees tonight at 7:15

SteelerDan43
03-21-2006, 10:43 PM
Perez named the opening day starter, Duke, Maholm, Snell are the other 3 locked in the rotation and Santos and Duckworth are fighting for the 5th spot. Listed on Pirates main site...

clevestinks
03-31-2006, 06:56 AM
Does anyone think we have a shot at a playoff birth?

83-Steelers-43
03-31-2006, 08:40 AM
Does anyone think we have a shot at a playoff birth?


To keep it short and to the point............no way in hell. From what I have noticed, our pitching is still questionable and we still don't have that consistant long ball hitter. I'm guessing that I'm one of the few that is not that hard up over the Randa, Casey and Burnitz acquisitions. While I like Tracy for the most part, I don't think he can bring this team over .500, let alone to a playoff birth.

Every year around this time the fans are pumped for the season to begin and everybody has the "this is the year we hit .500 or make the playoffs" frame of mind and then midway through the season it becomes evident that nothing has changed for this ball club. It's a never ending trend. Until baseball changes it's act and McClatchy is out of this city (take Craig Patrick with him) this team will never reach the playoffs in my opinion. I'm still trying to figure out why we sent Bautista down. Stupid move in my opinion. Another season under .500 coming on up.

"WE WILL".......:rolleyes:

On related Pirate news: Anna Benson is seeking a divorce with former Pirate and now Oriole pitcher Kris Benson. Who didn't see this coming? http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2390936

SteelerDan43
03-31-2006, 11:14 AM
To keep it short and to the point............no way in hell. From what I have noticed, our pitching is still questionable and we still don't have that consistant long ball hitter. I'm guessing that I'm one of the few that is not that hard up over the Randa, Casey and Burnitz acquisitions. While I like Tracy for the most part, I don't think he can bring this team over .500, let alone to a playoff birth.

Every year around this time the fans are pumped for the season to begin and everybody has the "this is the year we hit .500 or make the playoffs" frame of mind and then midway through the season it becomes evident that nothing has changed for this ball club. It's a never ending trend. Until baseball changes it's act and McClatchy is out of this city (take Craig Patrick with him) this team will never reach the playoffs in my opinion. I'm still trying to figure out why we sent Bautista down. Stupid move in my opinion. Another season under .500 coming on up.

"WE WILL".......:rolleyes:

On related Pirate news: Anna Benson is seeking a divorce with former Pirate and now Oriole pitcher Kris Benson. Who didn't see this coming? http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2390936


Playoffs... no, .500... yes Tracy has taken a team like this there before in the dodgers. It all depends on the pitching. As far as offseason moves the only bad one was burnitz but he does consistently hit 25 hr a year. Casey is a 300 hitting machine and randa is a servicable player that will split time with sanchez. Bautista went down for the same reason eldred did... huge holes in his swing and he would be better off getting playing time in the minors

83-Steelers-43
03-31-2006, 12:21 PM
Baustista looked fine with me. Eldred I would agree.

Around this time every year it's always the same song and dance.

3 to be 4
03-31-2006, 03:57 PM
i may be a Red Sox fan but I can say that the state of baseball absolutely sucks when so many great franchises like the Pirates and Royals dont have a friggin chance before the season even starts.

tony hipchest
03-31-2006, 06:03 PM
i may be a Red Sox fan but I can say that the state of baseball absolutely sucks when so many great franchises like the Pirates and Royals dont have a friggin chance before the season even starts.for sure. it sucks when the soon to be ex mrs. benson was the greatest thing to happen to the pirates in years. last bit of hope i had was when i heard mark cuban was interrested in buying the team.

SteelerDan43
03-31-2006, 08:35 PM
gotta always keep the faith

83-Steelers-43
03-31-2006, 08:37 PM
last bit of hope i had was when i heard mark cuban was interrested in buying the team.

Same here. Then I heard the Pirate organization state they are not interesting in selling. I guess McClatchy is milking this city for all it's worth. The chance of Cuban buying this team is about the same as McClatchy coming out of the closet. It's a joke.

3 to be 4
03-31-2006, 11:37 PM
while the NFL's system is so great it insures every team has a chance unless its ownership is REEEAAALLY effed up (Bill Bidwell), because baseball has no such system, each city is hostage to the quality of its ownership. A Mark Cuban comes in, and the Pirates can win.
the cities only hope is to put so much pressure on the owner to sell, basically not coming out to the ballpark. its truly sad.

SteelerDan43
03-31-2006, 11:53 PM
Dont abandon ship! The Steelers sucked for 30 years before they did anything. The little guy can be competitive (marlins, a's, twins, expos) we are heading in the right direction. Look no farther than last years brewers or inpiration... We have the only rookie of the year in Pirates history, a 200+ K pithcher and a guy who took the league by storm last year in Duke... Keep the faith!!!

SteelerDan43
04-02-2006, 07:14 PM
Pirates' Plan (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06092/678757-63.stm)

Great series of stories from the post gazette....

83-Steelers-43
04-02-2006, 10:23 PM
Like I have said many times before........until baseball get's it's shit together, it's a lost cause and it is America's lost past time. Marlins, Twins, Expos..........that's all warm and nice, but let's be honest. The teams with the most money tend to win. Our expectations are .500 or above. Big f'ing whoop! Let's close our city and celebrate if we accomplish that huge goal!!! It's a JOKE. McClathcy sucks. Plain and simple. He's proved it time and time again.

I always recall Jim Leyland (over rated joke in my opinion) stating that the players make the team, not the manager. He stressed that fact. We shall see. Hell, I gave up five years ago.

SteelerDan43
04-02-2006, 10:54 PM
Like I have said many times before........until baseball get's it's shit together, it's a lost cause and America's lost past time. Marlins, Twins, Expos..........that's all warm and nice, but let's be honest. The teams with the most money tend to win. Our expectations are .500 or above. Big f'ing whoop! Let's close our city and celebrate if we accomplish that huge goal!!! It's a JOKE.

Hey your entilted to your opinion. The Marlins did win the world series, the Astros were in it, the Twins and A's are contenders in the playoffs on a very consistent basis. The system sucks yes but right now its what we got, we are slowly making progress. We lost a lot of fans in 94, alot of them forever but the game has recovered. I know Im on a football board so I will be the only one with this opinion but Baseball is america's pastime, is and always will be. It is ingrained within our country's soul. Football may pass it in popularity but not in spirit. Yes the Pirates have been bad to horrible for over a decade but I'm proud to be a Pirate fan. I am proud to call myself a fan of one of the most sucessful, longstanding teams in the league. I know they are going through a tough time but I will always be a Pirate fan just like I will always be a Steelers fan. We will come back and we will win again, it will take a while but it will be as sweet a victory as you can imagine. I will always through the good and bad and especially through the very bad root for the Bucco's...

83-Steelers-43
04-02-2006, 10:59 PM
Oh, I'm not stating that I root against the Bucco's. I'm born and raised in this city and have been bred to root for the home teams. But after sixteen years of watching a ball team end up under .500, I repeat.........sixteen years, it's very discouraging to say the least. Baseball has become the joke of sports in this country. Between strikes, steroids, the salary cap (lack there of). It's very hard to go to a ball park, spend the amount of money on food, tickets and beer only to watch a ball team that has been the joke of the league for the last sixteen years straight.

When you end up above .500 and consider that a victory, it speaks volumes about the sport, the team and the organization.

SteelerDan43
04-03-2006, 04:25 PM
Brewers 5 - Pirates 2

Perez strikes out 9 and gives up 1 in 5.1 but the bullpen blows it

83-Steelers-43
04-03-2006, 04:32 PM
The bullpen blowing it.....Hmm...that sounds very familiar.

SteelerDan43
04-04-2006, 10:34 PM
Brewers 7 Pirates 5

3 to be 4
04-04-2006, 10:58 PM
And here comes Breem around third.........Bonds throw.............

tony hipchest
04-04-2006, 11:16 PM
And here comes Breem around third.........Bonds throw.............yes our very own bill buckner.

3 to be 4
04-04-2006, 11:24 PM
that was an incredible game. What gets lost in all that is the game pitched by Doug Drabek. Heres a question for old Pirate fans. Which was worse? that loss, or the one in 1972, the Bob Moose game?

83-Steelers-43
04-05-2006, 09:53 AM
They didn't even show the game on FSN last night. They decided to show the Cavalier game for some odd reason. Last I recall, I live in Pittsburgh. Why in the hell would I want to watch any type of Cleveland team I have no idea. At 10:35 on the Sports Call a good number of people called in very pissed off for showing the Cavs and LeBron's nine step dunks instead of Pirate baseball. It's understandable.

On a side note: Vogelsong sucks, give up on him already. Bullpen blows it again.

SteelerDan43
04-06-2006, 12:20 PM
lost again, 3-2...

each of these games were within reach and were lost on a play or two... bases loaded last night in the 9th and couldnt get the run across

SteelerDan43
04-06-2006, 12:29 PM
Reds game preview...

http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060405&content_id=1385558&vkey=news_pit&fext=.jsp&c_id=pit

83-Steelers-43
04-06-2006, 12:36 PM
Nice to see that they are actually showing tonights game on FSN. And we start the season off 0-4.....nice.

SteelerDan43
04-09-2006, 04:07 PM
With the Buccos finally getting a win and Pirates manager Jim Tracy's old team in the Los Angeles Dodgers comming to town it should make for an interesting first home game and series. Through the first full week the Pirates are 1-6 while the Dodgers are 2-3 and playing right now (losing 1-0). The Dodgers recieved bad news when closer Eric Gagne had to shut it down again to have an operation to remove a nerve in his pitching elbow, he will be out around 2 months. The Dodgers are hitting .282 as a team but only have 2 HR, they also have a BB/K ratio of .78 while the Pirates are at a measily .309. But on a good note the Pirates are comming off of their first win of the season a 5-3 win over Ken Griffey Jr. and the Red. They also are tied for 4th in the league with 9 HRs as a team

Sharkissle29
04-09-2006, 09:14 PM
With the Buccos finally getting a win and Pirates manager Jim Tracy's old team in the Los Angeles Dodgers comming to town it should make for an interesting first home game and series. Through the first full week the Pirates are 1-6 while the Dodgers are 2-3 and playing right now (losing 1-0). The Dodgers recieved bad news when closer Eric Gagne had to shut it down again to have an operation to remove a nerve in his pitching elbow, he will be out around 2 months. The Dodgers are hitting .282 as a team but only have 2 HR, they also have a BB/K ratio of .78 while the Pirates are at a measily .309. But on a good note the Pirates are comming off of their first win of the season a 5-3 win over Ken Griffey Jr. and the Red. They also are tied for 4th in the league with 9 HRs as a team
i really still dont think the pirates are as bad as their record shows. they can easily be 5-2...they let a few games go but i think they're just getting their jitters out. i still see a .500 team here, even in the NL Central which seems like it will be extremely competitive this year

the one thing we need to worry about is our bullpen, and really our pitching in general. didnt these guys learn in little league that walks means runs? once they get their control down they'll be ok

SteelerDan43
04-10-2006, 02:59 PM
Our offense production has gone up so far this year. Unfortunatley so have strike outs. So far this year we have struck out 55 times, second in the league. And we have 5 more today already. This is something we just cant do with our struggling offense to begin with. Last year we struck out 1092 times an average of 6.74 a game compared to this year with 7.8 a game. Now this number should go up with the pick up of a guy like Burnitz that hits HR but does strike out more. So you would think we should be scoring more runs because of the aquistion of a HR hitter like Burnitz but we are scoring 5.66 Runs/Game with 1.5 HR/Game. Compare that with last year when averaged 4.19 Runs/Game with .85 HR/Game. So the offensive production is there. So far we are on par with the best scoring team last year (Red Sox) scored 5.6 Runs/game. So it boils down to pitching as always, last year our team ERA was 4.42. This year the team ERA is 6!!!! let me repeat that, 6!!!!! Completley unacceptable! We have struck out 51 (T-2) but have walked 34 (3rd worst), we also have given up 71 hits (T-2nd worst). This needs to improve as last year there were only two teams that pitched worse than us that were playoff or over .500 teams (Red Sox and Yankees). Gotta win with pitching first. We have been lacking in fundamentals due in part to possibly because Tracy isnt the old school guy that Mac was. Even so I think we will be able to better gage the team after a full month

SteelerDan43
04-10-2006, 03:10 PM
holy crap Cota got a hit!

83-Steelers-43
04-10-2006, 03:17 PM
Same old, same old Pirates from what I'm seeing. While I don't see anything changing a month from now, it was pretty cool to see Michael Keaton. Supposedly this morning on local sports radio Keaton said something to the effect that this team won't do anything until McClatchy opens his wallet. Then he went on to throw out the first pitch...LOL.

8-3 Dodgers win.....:rolleyes:

1-7...nice.

SteelerDan43
04-10-2006, 03:21 PM
Well I dont see the results changing too much after a month but I do expect the ERA to go down as well as the runs

83-Steelers-43
04-10-2006, 03:38 PM
Personally, I see our pitching struggling for the rest of the season. I'm sure there will be some change, at least I would hope so for a team that was hyped up as much as this one was before the season began.

If they weren't going on fifteen years of completely sucking, I might go with the "well, it's only been eight games, we'll bounce back, they are only in a skid" explanation. For me, that excuse was thrown out the window five years ago.

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 09:43 AM
Personally, I see our pitching struggling for the rest of the season. I'm sure there will be some change, at least I would hope so for a team that was hyped up as much as this one was before the season began.

If they weren't going on fifteen years of completely sucking, I might go with the "well, it's only been eight games, we'll bounce back, they are only in a skid" explanation. For me, that excuse was thrown out the window five years ago.

Our pitching hasnt been the problem in the past few years it was a lack of offense, our ERA the last few years were 4.42-05, 4.29-04, 4.64-03, 4.23-02, 5.05-01, 4.94-00 (19th, 14th, 20th, 16th, 28th, 20th) with the exception of 1 out of the last 5 years we have had a respectable era. The reason we lost is that we have ranked 28th-05, 27th-04, 16th-03, 28th-02, 29th-01, 20th-00 in runs scored. Now just looking at that you can tell which year we had our best record, 03 in which we won 75 games. Last year the Brewers reached the .500 mark with rankings of 16th in runs scored and 10th in ERA. I would say that with the youth on the team the ERA will go up slightly overall probably somewhere in the 4.5-4.6 range but the offensive production will also go up with Bay's production along with the consistency of Casey, and the break out of Castillo. Maybey possibly getting up to 20th or so putting us in the bottom of the middle third. Now if the young pitching staff steps up (obviously havnt so far) we have the possibility to be in the middle in hitting and pitching which equals .500

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 09:52 AM
Suggestions to the Pirates to make the lineup better, with Sanchez killing the ball sit down Randa and start Sanchez at 3rd. Randa can still be a veteran team leader off the bench. Try Sanchez at leadoff with the Duffy/McLouth platoon struggling mightily back them down to 7th or 8th. Sanchez is hitting .500 in 14AB, while Randa is at .222 in 27AB. Sanchez also has decent speed as he was a former SS. Even though he doesnt run much neither does Duffy or McLouth

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 09:04 PM
Raise the Jolly Roger, The Pirates win 7-6 over the Dodgers!

83-Steelers-43
04-11-2006, 09:52 PM
Wow, the starting pitching still sucks, but it's nice to see we can connect with ball. That's assuring.

SteelerDad
04-11-2006, 09:57 PM
Why is every Pirates fan except me in love with Freddy Sanchez and Craig Wilson? It seems like everytime I turn around, some Bucs fan is saying that if we just start Freddy and Craig, we can win the division.

Sanchez and Wilson are bench players plain and simple.

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 09:59 PM
Why is every Pirates fan except me in love with Freddy Sanchez and Craig Wilson? It seems like everytime I turn around, some Bucs fan is saying that if we just start Freddy and Craig, we can win the division.

Sanchez and Wilson are bench players plain and simple.

"I can hit unlike Randa"Sanchez = goooooood

KKKKKraig Wilson = baaaaaad

SteelerDad
04-11-2006, 10:02 PM
Sanchez is fine as a role player. If you want to replace the Joker, bring up Jose Bautista.

Sanchez has done nothing in his career except cut LLoyd's grass so he could waste a spot in the lineup three times a week.

83-Steelers-43
04-11-2006, 10:07 PM
Sanchez is playing well. Better than Randa (another Littlefield pick up). But shhhh. We are not permitted to talk in a negative light.

Craig Wilson......the most inconsistant/overrated player on that team. Funny part was the applause he got on opening day. Speaks volumes for many.

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 10:10 PM
Sanchez is fine as a role player. If you want to replace the Joker, bring up Jose Bautista.

Sanchez has done nothing in his career except cut LLoyd's grass so he could waste a spot in the lineup three times a week.

Playing well in spring training does not equal playing well in the regular season. Baustista has way to many holes in his swing for the bigs, Sanchez dont forget was a highly touted SS prospect that has never gotten a shot at a starting role on a regular basis but has been nothing but spectacular off of the bench.

SteelerDad
04-11-2006, 10:11 PM
You just said it, highly touted SS prospect. Let's trade him to a team that needs a SS and get some power for third base. Sanchez is now, and always will be, nothing more than a punch and judy hitter. You just can't have that at third base and win.

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 10:12 PM
Sanchez is playing well. Better than Randa (another Littlefield pick up). But shhhh. We are not permitted to talk in a negative light.

Craig Wilson......the most inconsistant/overrated player on that team. Funny part was the applause he got on opening day. Speaks volumes for many.

You know I generally talk about the Pirates in a positive light and generally take the supportive side of the argument but I got to call a spade a spade, Randa is in a funk and Sanchez is hot, Sanchez has to get a couple spot starts and alternate with Randa untill Randa comes out or officially sinks ala Chris Stynes. Also we should just cut J.Hernandez

SteelerDan43
04-11-2006, 10:15 PM
You just said it, highly touted SS prospect. Let's trade him to a team that needs a SS and get some power for third base. Sanchez is now, and always will be, nothing more than a punch and judy hitter. You just can't have that at third base and win.

The key word there was WAS, after his bone spur in his foot and missing all that time no one will give us more than a song and a dance, we also have been trying to move KKKraig all winter/spring and can get crap for him.

SteelerDad
04-11-2006, 10:24 PM
I'm just tired of this guy being trotted up to the plate every night to pinch hit. I have yet to see him get a key knock in a big situation.

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 10:29 AM
In his one start this year (4/8) he went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles and 3 RBI. He is actually batting .500 this year with runners in scoring position. Last year the guy hit .291 in 453 ABs!! Its not like he is putting up numbers in just 100 or so AB. He had 12 win shares last year compared with a guy like Randa who had just 17 in 555 ABs. So do the math and look at the stats, they say Sanchez is the better player at this point

Great Stats Site (http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/stats/players/index.php?playerId=1624&firstName=Freddy&lastName=Sanchez)

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 10:36 AM
Freddy Sanchez is the very least of this teams problems.

Starting pitching is my main concern for this team. Snell is horrible. He loves throwing the ball directly down Grant Street. Perez hasn't been the same since his first season. Duke is questionable (pitching staffs fault if you ask me). Maholm doesn't look good. Santos is the only one out of the group that looks solid. You can't give up seven or eight runs and attempt a come back after six innings and expect to win.

Also, it would be beautiful if we could start hitting HR's with two or three men on base. I can't recall the last time I have seen a Pirate team open the season with this many HR's and power behind their bats.

SteelerDad
04-12-2006, 10:48 AM
I really think we need to give the staff some time to grow under their new coaches. The last coaching staff could not grow a pitcher to save their lives. Pittsburgh hasn't had a good pitching coach since Ray Miller packed up his mitt and left. They will improve, I'm confident of that. But it's going to take some time and we're all going to get very frustrated.

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 10:52 AM
we're all going to get very frustrated.

Well, I already expected that before the season began. Hell, the last thirteen years I have expected to be frustrated. lol. As I've stated already, I personally don't see the pitching getting much better this season. Not enough to help this team crack .500. In my opinion, I didn't see the point in the pitching staff messing with anything Duke was doing from last year to this year. That should have been commonsense. Going by the PPG poll in this mornings paper, I think others would agree.....http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 10:58 AM
Freddy Sanchez is the very least of this teams problems.

Starting pitching is my main concern for this team. Snell is horrible. He loves throwing the ball directly down Grant Street. Perez hasn't been the same since his first season. Duke is questionable (pitching staffs fault if you ask me). Maholm doesn't look good. Santos is the only one out of the group that looks solid. You can't give up seven or eight runs and attempt a come back after six innings and expect to win.

Also, it would be beautiful if we could start hitting HR's with two or three men on base. I can't recall the last time I have seen a Pirate team open the season with this many HR's and power behind their bats.


We have reversed our recent trend as we are currently 14th in runs and 4th in HRs but our Pitching staff outside of R.Hernandez and M.Gonzalez have been downright crap. I havnt been able to watch the games since they are not carried on tv in Rochester but I have followed the games on the gamecasts from ESPN (much better than MLB.com) and it seems like we are never ahead in the count.... ever. Its like we automatically give them a 2-0 count before we try to pitch instead of just throw. Historically Tracy is much better with a pitching staff compared with Mac but with the youth of the starting 5 outside Santos (29 I believe) I would expect the results to be somewhere near the same as the end of last year maybey a little worse but it will get better than it is right now. These guys are only 2 starts into for most of them their first major league years as starters, so they will need a little time

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 11:03 AM
I wasn't going into this season and expecting the pitching to be lights out. I understand they are young, even though there is no excuse for Oliver Perez to look the way he has up to date. That's why I found it very strange that many in the local media and fans were stating that our starting pitching would be our strong point.

By no means am I or was I expecting these young kids to come in and pitch like Clemens, hence that's why I did not and still do not see this team cracking .500 this season.

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 07:24 PM
So far with Sanchez starting he is 2 for 4 with a HR

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 07:41 PM
Can Maholm hang on through the 6th and get a quality start (6 IP & 3 or less runs)??? I think it will be the first one of the year, Perez's first start was close but only went 5 in his first start

Make that a no....

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 08:22 PM
BIIIIGGGGGGG double play there

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 09:03 PM
Raise the Jolly Roger!!! That makes two in a row and three out of 4 for the Bucs

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 09:08 PM
Nice to see this team bounce back from an 0-6 start. They are showing some type of life.

SteelerDan43
04-12-2006, 09:10 PM
We still have some issues but all that matters is the w!

83-Steelers-43
04-12-2006, 09:12 PM
Yeah, a "w" is a "w". Sad part is, it's a long year and this is the Pirates...lol.

SteelerDad
04-12-2006, 11:12 PM
Craig Wilson is slowly making a believer of me.

clevestinks
04-13-2006, 03:37 AM
Nice to see this team bounce back from an 0-6 start. They are showing some type of life.
Maybe Batman, pissed them off?

83-Steelers-43
04-13-2006, 07:04 AM
Maybe Batman, pissed them off?

Ahh yes, very good theory CS. Good win though.

83-Steelers-43
04-13-2006, 03:26 PM
And we get slammed 13-5 today. Perez didn't make it out of the fifth inning. :rolleyes:

SteelerDan43
04-14-2006, 02:30 AM
Check out this 1911 Pirates Team Sweater (http://www.mastroauctions.com/index.cfm?action=DisplayContent&ContentName=Lot%20Information&LotIndex=57095&CurrentRow=1)

83-Steelers-43
04-15-2006, 07:17 AM
The bats are working, the pitching is horrible. Hell, we could be in first or second place if we actually had half decent pitching. I wonder how long Casey will be out? Back spasms.

BlackNGold203
04-15-2006, 09:04 AM
I'm going to PNC Park Tuesday night to see them play the Cards....I love that ballpark...the pitching better come around quickly...or we will be buried by mid May

clevestinks
04-15-2006, 09:07 AM
I'm going to PNC Park Tuesday night to see them play the Cards....I love that ballpark...the pitching better come around quickly...or we will be buried by mid May
Have fun, I have to check for the homestands in May.

83-Steelers-43
04-16-2006, 04:38 AM
Well, Casey will be out 6-8 weeks with two fractures in his back. Snell looking bad to start off giving up three runs in the first. I'm also wondering if Cota will ever be able to hit a baseball?

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06106/682642-63.stm

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 01:46 PM
Yesterday's game wasnt as bad as it seemed IMO, after the first Snell settled down and pitched strong. Had two men on base then had a brain fart gave up two more +1 from Capps that went against his record Wilson is killing the ball but will it keep up? Lets hope so with the Casey injury. On another note I believe Duke's 2-1 win is the first quality start of the season, not 100% on that but I will check. The pitching has to better against the Cards or it is gonna get ugly fast, they are not the mediocre offenses of the Cubs and Dodgers. Also I updated my Pirate's site The Jolly Roger (thejr.net) with links to the news stories from MLB.com, Post-Gazette, and Trib so you can get all your Pirate's news in one place. I am looking for other people to do editorials (my first one should be up sometime in the next two days) and someone who has some graphics skills to help me out with the logos and what not.

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 01:56 PM
We have 2 quality starts this year, both from Duke. The recent 2-1 win over the Cubs and the last game of the Brewers' series. For the casual fans a quality start is 6 IP with 3 or less runs against.

Stat leaders through yesterday, AVG - .333 C.Wilson/J.Wilson, Hits - 16 J.Wilson, HR - 6 C.Wilson, RBI - 12 C.Wilson, Wins - 2 Torres, IP - 18 Duke, K/9 - 12.27 Marte, ERA - Hernandez 0.00

melroseplace
04-17-2006, 03:06 PM
my friends and I headed down to go to the game Saturday night and planned on using our student IDs to get tickets for like $5. we were double whammied tho b/c not only were they not accepting student ID discounts that night, but they were also sold out of the cheapest seats. the lowest price they had were I think $24, so we ended up just wandering around Pittsburgh/taking pictures (lol yes we're cheap and won't pay that much for tickets). I have one of my best friend and I with the Art Rooney statue outside of Heinz Field lol maybe I'll post it in the "locker room" forum or put it in my signature

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 03:19 PM
my friends and I headed down to go to the game Saturday night and planned on using our student IDs to get tickets for like $5. we were double whammied tho b/c not only were they not accepting student ID discounts that night, but they were also sold out of the cheapest seats. the lowest price they had were I think $24, so we ended up just wandering around Pittsburgh/taking pictures (lol yes we're cheap and won't pay that much for tickets). I have one of my best friend and I with the Art Rooney statue outside of Heinz Field lol maybe I'll post it in the "locker room" forum or put it in my signature

I was gonna go to that game but was too wiped out from driving home, they always get crazy crowds for bobblehead nights. Would a been a good one to go to too, best home game we had all year

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 04:00 PM
Did anyone on here sign up to volunteer for All Star game festivities??

83-Steelers-43
04-17-2006, 04:03 PM
No and nor do I plan on it.

In my opinion, If Snell keeps having starts like this I think you eventually have to send the kid back down. Also, since Casey is down I would have liked to seen Eldred up here. Also, it's great watching Shelton smack his 9th HR of the year for the Detroit Tigers. Another great move by Littlefield. Unreal.

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 04:20 PM
Also, since Casey is down I would have brought up Eldred.

So he can play where? For as much as I dont like C.Wilson he is hitting so you got to play him, so even if Eldred came up he sits on the bench where he gives us no flexability since he only can play 1st. Bringing up a guy like Edwards that can play almost all the positions and has a decent amount of major league experience makes more sense. Eldred is hitting a whopping .211 in AAA. Edwards was at .273, the best of the guys that have a reasonable amount of big league experience. Also we called up Paulino to replace Doumit who went on the DL

83-Steelers-43
04-17-2006, 04:25 PM
Just because the guy doesn't play a few games it doesn't mean he's going to hit age 85 and crumble into dust before our very eyes while on the bench. Eldred would get playing time if he was brought up while Casey is out for 6-8 weeks, unless we plan on playing Craig Wilson for the next 6-8 weeks straight? Personally I don't see what it would hurt.

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 07:34 PM
The Casey situation was the A-typical Dave Littlefield move, bring in the vet, let him play decent to well then trade him after the all star break and bring in the young kid. That means we need to get that young kid namely Eldred as many AB's to fix that swing before we bring him up and he gets murdered at the plate loses his confidence and turns into the next Tike Redman. Lets say he comes up and takes Casey's spot, best case scenario Casey is back in 6 weeks. So thats approx. 36 games @ 6 a week, lets say in his bench role he gets a start to 1 game a week and an pinch hit AB once every two games (sanchez's role). So that would give him approx. 39 AB (6 weeks*1 start*4AB) + .5(36 games - (6 weeks*1 start)). In AAA lets say he starts 5 out of 6 games, that would get him 96 AB (6weeks*4starts*4AB). That difference of 57 AB is most likely larger than that as a portion of those starts are 5AB starts. So I would much rather have this kid getting more AB's and fixing his .211 swing to at least a .250 swing before we have to depend on the kid. Especially with the pressure we are putting on him to save the team along with Bay.

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 07:38 PM
Whoo Hoo another quality start, that makes 3 for the year lol

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 07:44 PM
Torres is in again! Man this guy is a horse, he's played in over half the games so far

clevestinks
04-17-2006, 08:11 PM
Poirates down 2-0 last i saw though

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 08:21 PM
well 2-1 against the best nl team with the way we been playing is pretty good

tony hipchest
04-17-2006, 08:27 PM
well 2-1 against the best nl team with the way we been playing is pretty good

the status quo has been maintained.

SteelerDan43
04-17-2006, 08:42 PM
with the way the pitching has been i was expecting a 13-5 so I was happy to see Maholm pitch so well against the likes of Pujols and Rolen. If such a thing as a good loss exists that was it

83-Steelers-43
04-17-2006, 08:53 PM
Eitherway, would still rather see Eldred up here. Oh well. Does it matter? Lost again 2-1. 4-11 record.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 10:00 AM
When I was updating my site this morning I found a great article on the Pirates Pitching from the Beaver County Times, Best article I've read all season.

Yeah, they stink, but thats what you wanted (http://www.timesonline.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=16494519&BRD=2305&PAG=461&dept_id=478568&rfi=6) - John Perrotto

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 10:02 AM
"The road to stardom"......lol, yeah when they hit that point they are normally sporting blue pinstripes.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 10:13 AM
I believe for the most part we have all the parts signed through 09 at least and 11 for some of the younger guys so hopefully playing them now will pay off before their contracts come up and they become eligable for FA. One thing baseball has going for it is the rookie structure which allows for people like Shelton to get a shot to play and for teams like the Pirates to keep guys like Duke around for a while

83-Steelers-43
04-18-2006, 10:16 AM
Well, here's to hoping Littlefield keeps them around (Shelton). Or we might not have the money all of sudden to pay these guys once and if they ever get good and their contracts are up. Personally, I was not thrilled to see us dump two of our starting pitchers to begin with.

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 10:38 AM
that year in the rule 5 draft i believe there were 5 pirates in the top 10, something ridiculous. We did at least get Batista back though

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 06:47 PM
Bucs whoopin the Cards 6-0 early... Now 9-3 through 4 and a half

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 07:57 PM
Holy crap Perez has a quality start as of the end of the 6th, that would be two in a row!! as many as the first 14 games combined lol

SteelerDan43
04-18-2006, 08:07 PM
Now its 12-3, puttin a hurtin on them guys... 12-4 Final, Great Win

Stlrs4Life
04-18-2006, 09:02 PM
Wow! What an off nite for the Cards! LOL! good job Bucs!

83-Steelers-43
04-19-2006, 08:10 AM
Wow! What an off nite for the Cards! LOL! good job Bucs!

Yeah, we actually put together good pitching and good hitting. Hopefully they can keep it up.

83-Steelers-43
04-19-2006, 05:02 PM
4-0 Cards final.

83-Steelers-43
04-20-2006, 09:19 PM
Hopefully we can turn it around against the Astros. Get the pitching and bats working together and I see no reason why not?

SteelerDan43
04-20-2006, 11:06 PM
We just went up a spot in the division, Derek Lee out for 8-10 weeks. Now their offense Ramirez and.... just Ramirez. We definatley can finish better than them now.

SteelerDan43
04-20-2006, 11:12 PM
Hopefully we can turn it around against the Astros. Get the pitching and bats working together and I see no reason why not?

With the exception of the 1 Cards game its been either or. Maybey just maybey we can win a series. We are 4-6 over the last 10 which isnt what we want but a definate improvement over 0-7 to start

83-Steelers-43
04-21-2006, 08:43 AM
Dan, how about Derek Bell getting busted with cocaine and a warm crack pipe? LOL.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2415413

SteelerDan43
04-21-2006, 09:00 PM
Dan, how about Derek Bell getting busted with cocaine and a warm crack pipe? LOL.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2415413


Ahh the memories of the days of good old Cam Bonifay, Pat Mears, Operation Shutdown Bell, Kevin Young and Mike Benjamin. For the bonehead decisions Littlefield has made you got to say he is at least better than Bonifay

Also Duke made another quality start, 3ER in 6IP. But we have reverted to 05 form. Ala Pitching with no hitting.

83-Steelers-43
04-21-2006, 09:04 PM
For the bonehead decisions Littlefield has made you got to say he is at least better than Bonifay.

lol, I'll agree with that even though Littlefield is making it close. Let's get these bats going tonight and try to pull one out. 9th inning. Let's go guys.

SteelerDan43
04-21-2006, 09:26 PM
two men on with no outs if we cant score here we deserve to lose, well thats one run

tony hipchest
04-21-2006, 09:29 PM
Ahh the memories of the days of good old Cam Bonifay, Pat Mears, Operation Shutdown Bell, Kevin Young and Mike Benjamin. For the bonehead decisions Littlefield has made you got to say he is at least better than Bonifay

Also Duke made another quality start, 3ER in 6IP. But we have reverted to 05 form. Ala Pitching with no hitting.

i always wondered what pat mears middle name was. if i was his parents it would be spmething like steve, shawn, something starting with an "s"

pat s. mears

papsmears???????:sofunny:

disclaimer: i may be the only one who finds this funny.

83-Steelers-43
04-21-2006, 09:31 PM
We spend money at third base for Randa and Sanchez plays a better third base and has a better bat. Stupid. Pirates lose 3-2.