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Old 04-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #51
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The pitcher for the Astros is throwing batting practice.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:12 PM   #52
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The pitcher for the Astros is throwing batting practice.
I was kind of secretly hoping for a suicide squeeze when Duke stepped in this the bases loaded.

I realize that is the WRONG call in that situation, but hey...

... It would have been a nice PR move to appeal to all the casuals in attendance.

Buccos are looking strong with the bats again.

6-0 in the bottom half of the 4th.
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #53
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There is Steven Strasburg. Who some say is the best Overall player, let alone pitcher. He probably will go #1 overall. If he falls to the Pirates, awesome!!!
he is by far the best player in the draft. 6-5, 220 starting pitcher who throws in the high 90s and even top 100 every so often, and can maintain it for an entire start. If some how he falls to us that is an crazy steal, but i dont see how at least washington passes up on him

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As much as I'd love to add another high quality bat in the first-year draft, I don't know if they CAN'T take a pitcher.

I am admittedly under-read on the talent out there this year. The Pirates pick... 4th?

Any prospects you like that I should read up on?
Alex White from UNC, is 5-1 this year is suppose to be another one of the top college pitchers this year.

Kyle Gibson and Andy Oliver are the only other two college pitchers that have been in the high first round talk.

my originally choice for our pick was Dustin Ackley from UNC. Great bat and gives us depth at first which we need, but reading some scouting reports on him, most are saying he would fit better at OF, most likely Center. Although i wouldnt mind having an outfield of McCutchen-Ackley-Tabata in the future, i think that management has high hopes for Robbie Grossman and that he may have a future on the team
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:55 PM   #54
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I was kind of secretly hoping for a suicide squeeze when Duke stepped in this the bases loaded.

I realize that is the WRONG call in that situation, but hey...

... It would have been a nice PR move to appeal to all the casuals in attendance.

Buccos are looking strong with the bats again.

6-0 in the bottom half of the 4th.
i couldnt wait to watch the home opener but the free preview for extra innings ran out today so now i got to scrap some money together to get it
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Old 04-13-2009, 08:03 PM   #55
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Too bad - you missed a great one! I went to the game and had a great time - great pitching performance by Duke, a couple HRs, a shutout win, and a near fight a couple of rows behind me. Can't ask for much more than that!
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Too bad - you missed a great one! I went to the game and had a great time - great pitching performance by Duke, a couple HRs, a shutout win, and a near fight a couple of rows behind me. Can't ask for much more than that!
great to hear u had a great time, cant ask for much more in going to a ball game.

I hope duke can prove me wrong this year, im never mad when im wrong about these things.

i do plan on making a couple of trips up there this summer and going to see a couple of games, my grandfather is retiring and he told me he was going to take me to some games if i make the trip up there, him and i are really big baseball fans
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Disappointing loss yesterday. Not only a blown early lead but a lot of runs given up after two outs. If Maholm and Duke continue to pitch well and Snell finds his groove, we'll be ok. However, inconsistent hitting and shallow pitching talent pool will continue to plague this team.

PS - Looks like we definitely got the raw end of the three-way deal last year with LA and Boston.
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big win today.

i flipping back and forth between the Pens game and the North Carolina/Miami game and got a chance to see Alex White pitch.

if we are looking to get a front of the end rotation guy with our top pick id def consider grabbing him. throws in the 91-93 with his 4-seam fastball and 88-90 with his 2-seam which he usued to help him induce groundballs. his changeup is more of a splitter with the late tailing action on it but he can use it as his strikeout pitch.
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Man... I have been slacking lately.

The Buccos are playing some amazing ball right now.

Hopefully they can keep the momentum going today and not fall into a habit of sh*tting the bed after a huge offensive game.

The offense is either up or down, but I have been very pleased with the extra base hits this season. 6 doubles yesterday and 3 triples in the series. It seems like they keep coming from the same guys (Sanchez, Doumit, and LaRoche the Younger today), but bases are bases and runs are runs. As long as those guys are eventually crossing the plate... I'm cool.

And, Monroe... keep beastin' on pitchers... OK? 6 RBI.

LAROCHE WATCH: LaRoche the Younger has gone 4-6 with 2 2B, 2 RBI, and a base on balls. LaRoche the Elder has been having some... dare I say... emotional issues against his old team (...that was mean). I only remember one of his two strike-outs, and it was ugly. Team LaRoche has turned a little brother-big brother double play in both games.
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Old 04-19-2009, 04:02 AM   #60
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I don't know if this has been pointed out here, but it was discussed during the post-game.

Your Pittsburgh Pirates are currently ranked number ONE in ERA (2.63) and shut-outs (3)

:traditional Pirates fan celebration motion: .... I don't know what that would be, however...

:makes a hook with index finger and closes one eye:

arrrrrr...
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