Pirates Buried By A Nationals Early Bomb

Follow a couple of shaky starts to the season, free agent acquisition and likely flip candidate, Tyler Anderson hit his stride over the next five outings; lowering his ERA to 3.05, his WHIP to 1.04 and his average against to .209, as he pitched an eight inning gem against the Cubs to bring his recordContinue reading “Pirates Buried By A Nationals Early Bomb”

Pirates Swept Out Of Milwaukee

After the first two batters of the game for Milwaukee I was honestly felt deflated, and began to prepare myself for disappointing afternoon of baseball. A single by Luis Urias, followed by a rocket shot of a double by Daniel Vogelbach quickly put the Pirates in the hole 1 to 0; with the recently recalledContinue reading “Pirates Swept Out Of Milwaukee”

Biding His Time In AAA

Since the beginning of the 2021 season, the words Rule 5 Draft, have become as commonplace as Spend Nutting, Win Nutting amongst Pirates Fans. Obviously, I am kidding to a certain extent, but they have been used often enough that I believe many are beginning to understand the intricacies as to why a player couldContinue reading “Biding His Time In AAA”

Pirates Walk Their Way To A Loss

In the first game of a three game set versus the Brewers, the Pirates put out a what resembled a full Sunday lineup against one of the top pitchers in baseball currently in Brandon Woodruff; and for almost seven innings the strategy to sit Stallings, Reynolds and Moran-whose hand obviously couldn’t have been feeling tooContinue reading “Pirates Walk Their Way To A Loss”

Being Designated Isn’t Always A Bad Thing

As I sit here, looking forward to my next trip of the season out to PNG Field in Altoona to check out the Curve and the Pirates Top Prospects on the current roster, of which there are many, my mind drifts back to the last time I traveled out 22 and up 99 back atContinue reading “Being Designated Isn’t Always A Bad Thing”

Pirates Are Out-Dueled By The Dodgers

In the first inning, it seemed as if the Pirates would really be able open the game up with some two out magic; pushing Dodger Tony Gonsolin to his limits, and loading the bases after already putting one on the board with a Gregory Polanco RBI single. However, Micheal Perez-who is now hitting .141 onContinue reading “Pirates Are Out-Dueled By The Dodgers”

The Lone Lefty – Omar Cruz

When the Pittsburgh Pirates and General Manager made the decision to trade starting pitcher Joe Mugrove, I must admit that I was a little conflicted; and I still might be. Last year before Major League Baseball, and the world for that matter, were shutdown, Gary and myself were sitting at 412 Brewery, enjoying some deliciousContinue reading “The Lone Lefty – Omar Cruz”

The Pirates Missed Out On The Sweep

With Chad Kuhl on the mound there is usually not too much wondering as to what pitcher you are going to get that day, which is why I was a little concerned about Jesus Aguilar bomb in the top of the second. However, this lapse in placement was not the norm, and more of theContinue reading “The Pirates Missed Out On The Sweep”

Hayes Sparks Offense Outburst From The Pirates

I am not going to lie, that was fun. Beyond my initial concern as to why Mitch Keller was pulled from the game after only 45 pitches, I thoroughly enjoyed myself. Once again, the solid one to three delivered; especially with Ke’Bryan injected into the lineup. The Younger Hayes has lifted some of the pressureContinue reading “Hayes Sparks Offense Outburst From The Pirates”

Benefitting From Playing Multiple Positions, And Sometimes Multiple Sports

Since he arrived on the scene in November of 2019, Pittsburgh Pirates General Manager Ben Cherington has emphasized, and at times, given preference to positional versatility when constructing rosters from PNC to Pirate City. Along with this flexibility, he has also targeted players with pure athleticism in the field and on the base paths, whichContinue reading “Benefitting From Playing Multiple Positions, And Sometimes Multiple Sports”