This piece represents volume 1 of a monthly series that focuses on how the Pirates competition in the NL Central is trending. Both from a prospect development and MLB product standpoint. Knowing where your team is headed, at least partially is about where your division mates are headed. Corey’s attention to detail on this stuff I think you’ll find intriguing. Enjoy!
Tag Archives: Chicago Cubs
Forecasting the Immediate Futures in the NL Central: AKA, Know Your Enemies
I asked on Twitter if any of you would have interest in seeing how the NL Central is going to take shape over the next several seasons. A whole bunch of you said yes, so here it is.
Pirates End Road Trip with Huge 4-3 Win over Cubs
The Pirates first long road trip of the season sure had its ups-and-downs as the Pirates were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers and headed to Chicago where they won the first two games of the series and then lost by three touchdowns on Saturday. After all of that, the Pirates managed to win the seriesContinue reading “Pirates End Road Trip with Huge 4-3 Win over Cubs”
Pirates Win, Split Home Opening Series with Cubs
The Pirates entered today’s contest against the Cubs fresh off the home opener that saw them only post one run and waste a solid pitching performance against the weakest version of the Cubs lineup.
Suzuki Sinks Pirates Home Opener With Two Solo Shots
Bucs drop home opener 2-1 to Cubs as solo shots provided all the scoring.
Pirates Put An Exclamation Point On Their 100 Loss Season
10-1-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Last night versus a dismantled Chicago Cubs lineup-one without Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant-the Pittsburgh Pirates lost their 100th game in the 2021 season; the 9th of its kind in their 140 year franchise history, and the first since 2010. Now, it’s not likeContinue reading “Pirates Put An Exclamation Point On Their 100 Loss Season”
Roansy Contreras Shows Glimpse of His Arsenal; Bucs Fall 3-2 to Chicago
No matter what happened, no matter who did what, this game was always going to be about the few innings the Pirates brass allowed Roansy Contreras to pitch as he made his Pirates debut, at PNC Park no less.
Pirates Win After An Appearance From The So-Called Bad Mitch Keller
9-29-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) I’ve written and said almost everything I possibly could about the journey of Mitch Keller; from former top prospect in all of Major League Baseball to polarizing starter for your Pittsburgh Pirates. At the end of 2020 when Keller went on his 11 inning no-hit streak,Continue reading “Pirates Win After An Appearance From The So-Called Bad Mitch Keller”
Shelton Can’t Win, And Neither Can The Pirates
9-5-21 By Craig W. Toth (aka @bucsbasement on Twitter) Immediately after Pirates lost their third game in a row to Cubs at Wrigley Field, on a BS call I might add, Pittsburgh Manager Derek Shelton was required to address the question as to why the team’s most effective reliever, David Bednar, did not pitch inContinue reading “Shelton Can’t Win, And Neither Can The Pirates”
Second Game in a Row the Pirates Battle Back Only to Lose 6-5
Two games with nice comebacks only to fail to secure a win. Those smart no matter where you are in the standings.