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5…5 WINS…5 WINS IN A ROW!

 

It was a pitcher’s duel throughout the course of nine innings but the Bucs pull off another win, 2-1 over the Nats.

The Bucs played small ball to move rnners over with Delwyn Young, Freddy Sanchez and Nate McClouth all collected singles in the last frame. The offense was not there for the Pirates or the Nationals all game. Pittsburgh left 13 men on base, 9 times out of ten you lose a game when you leave that many on base. Thank goodness for John Russel’s crew, they were playing Washington.

 The Nats are losing by the pound these days. Alot of the blame needs to be placed on their atrocouis bullpen. The Nats pen is 1-15 when givin the opportunity to win a game. John Hanarahan picked up the L for the Nats yesterday. An era of 6.97 and an 0-2 record just won’t cut it if you’re trying to win ballgames.

The losing tendency is wearing off an outfielder Adam Dunn. The offseason acquisition must really be rethinking signing with the club.

“I’m tired of talking about losses, period,” he said.

“You can only say the same thing over and over and over before you get fed up with it, and that’s kind of what’s going on right now.”

The opposite feeling is abounding over at the Pirates camp.

 “It’s unbelievable. You can just feel the electricity in the clubhouse,” John Grabow said after he picked up his second win of the season to remain undefeated. “It’s so awesome knowing that when you win, how much it changes the mood. Everybody’s a lot more confident. When you come to the field and you’re expecting a win, it makes all the difference.”

With the Buc’s on a brink of a 4-game sweep. Fans are ready but quite hesitant to jump on the bandwagon. The brroms will surely be out in the capital tonight. From watching the series on FSN Pittsburgh there seems to be a large contingency of “Burghers cheering on the Bucs at National’s Park. The drive to D.C. is not very far and fans must be taking advantage of the short trip to take in a game as well as a history lesson about America.

Posters on the Pirates message board on piratec.com claim that a large population from the Steel City migrated to the east for work in the latter part of teh ’70s. After being in Baltimore myself last year for an Orioles-Pirates game I can definately agree. There were many many Buccos fans joining me to cheer on the Pirates. It’s laways nice seein us Pittsburgh fans invading another teams stdium. We surely get enough of them at PNC Park in the summer when Cardinals, Cubs and Philies fans invade the Park.

OH and by the way…

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER…19-21

 

 

QUOTE CREDIT: espn.com/AP report  

 

Will it ever end?

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The city of Pittsburgh is usually a peaceful place. With an array of architectural landmarks and a breathtaking skyline, the Steel City beems with pomp and pride.

However when the baseball team takes the field, the city is filled with doom and gloom and nerves that hinder the inner momento that is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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 On an especially gloomy and even more doomy (probably not a word) night, the Brewers owned the Pirates once again. This time the Bucs fell to the Crew 8-5.

What looked to be a turning of the tides the Pirates got out on the Brewers in the bottom of the first scoring a run   thanks to a Freddy Sanchez bomb. The Brewers would get that run back in the top of the 2nd. The 4th, 6th and 8th innings were blown wide open by the Crew as starter Ian Snell got rocked and the bullpen couldn’t help in the least.

The pitching staff was able to hold Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun hitless, but the lower part of their lineup stepped up and got the job done. Former Pirate Jason Kendall scored a run, hit a single and was hit by a pitch. Corey Hart scored three runs with a pair of doubles.

The Pirates were able to muster up 5 runs over the span of the nine inning game but couldn’t come through in clutch situations.

First baseman Adam LaRoche was 0-5 and made the final out in each of his at-bats. Nyjer Morgan has been slipping as of late. His average his falling sharply and he failed to do what a leadoff man does, get on base. He did get a single but also grounded out twice, popped out and struck out swinging on a nasty pitch.

The one bright spot that stood out was bench player Delwyn Young. DY has not been given a legitimate shot with the Bucs but he proved his case for more playing time when he nailed a pinch hit double to right center field. The rocket that rolled to the wall scored two runs and set up a failed Pittsburgh comeback.

The Pirates have now fallen to 12-14 and have lost 7 of their last 8. The losing streak is also in tact as the Brewers have downed the Pirates in the last 17 games. The Bucs won’t even have a chance to redeem themselves until teh middle of summer when the Brewers come to town at the end of July.

O where have you gone Randall Simon.
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At least one Bucco knew how to send a message to those cheese-headed, sausages loving, beer drinking, Milwaukee Brewers

 

PHOTO CREDIT:

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BREAKING NEWS: Pirates acquire OF Delwyn Young

In quite the head scraching move the Pirates have traded for Dodger’s outfielder Delwyn Young. The Pirates will either ship two players to be named later or cash to LA.

Now I have no problem with this. I’ve heard of the guy and hear he has a load of upside. He is 26 years old and will just be reaching the prime of his career.

 
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“DY” as he was affectionately called in Las Angeles tore up the minor league circuit. In 2004 he hit 22 homers and batted .281. He made his major league debut in 2006 and has since struggled. His career BA is just .261 and his power numbers have slipped with just three home runs.

The Pittsburgh outfield is already crowded as it is. With Morgan going bonkers at the plate, McClouth solidifed in solid and the front office banking on Moss to contribute there really isn’t room for Young. 

On the bench we have Hinske and Monroe who are good players and not getting the playing time they deserve as it is. In the minors we have Cutch and Tabata. The only logical explanation for this is that we will use one of them as more tade bait. He need pitching, all wee can get. More than likely Monroe or Hinske will be outta here first, maybe even Morgan. Morgan is the most attractive of the three because of his hot start. I can even see Adam LaRoche being traded. Moss or Hinkse can fill in at first and even Steve Pearce once he gets the call up.

It’ll be interesting to see how it unfolds and impacts the club….

PHOTO CREDIT: mlb.com 

 

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