Random musings from the weekend. Get ’em while they’re hot. — When this 2017 baseball season started, we discussed the difficulty of the April schedule for the Pirates given the number of games with the Cubs, Red Sox, Yankees and Cardinals. The goal was to finish the month at .500. The Pirates are 11-13. —… Continue reading A Monday Morning Baker’s Dozen
Thanks to Adam for the game recap…. Game 2 was the epitome of Penguins/Capitals playoff hockey. It was a 60 minute summation of the Pens quarter century post season dominance Washington. Washington literally dominated the first period. They out shot the Pens 16-5 and according to NBC had 35 shots attempts to 8 for the… Continue reading Pens Win, Nova For Cy Young?
The dormant Pirates offense broke out big time in Miami last night, an eight-run second inning leading the way to a 12-2 trouncing of the Marlins. Jameson Taillon got the win though he labored through five innings, needing 95 pitches to do so. Pirates cruise in road blowout of Marlins THE WASHINGTON POST |… Continue reading Pirates Offense Breaks Out, Steelers Take Conner
The Guy Next To Me Wearing the “Ovie’s a Punk!” Tshirt actually did ask me: Let’s start with some trivia: Since 1980, which group had more 1st round busts, Notre Dame quarterbacks or Penn State running backs? BONUS: Which year were two Pitt players drafted in the first 5 picks? –As I write this the… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…..And A Pens Win
Pens/Caps Second Round Preview By Adam Haberman The much anticipated second round rematch between the Penguins and Washington Capitals starts tonight at the Verizon Center in Washington. It’s a match-up of the two best teams in the NHL based on regular season record. The fact that they are playing in the second round is a… Continue reading Pens Second Round, Pirates Get Gift And Beat Cubs
Another gem wasted from a starting pitcher. This time it was Gerrit Cole who was victimized by the putrid offensive showing in a 1-0 loss. Cole went seven strong innings, surrendering just one unearned run on only two hits while striking out eight. He walked none and threw 78 pitches. The Pirates look to avoid… Continue reading Cole Stellar, Offense Sputters….Again
A few notes before the game summary….. — First off, let’s not overreact to yesterday’s 11-5 14-3 drubbing of the Pirates at the hands of the Yankees Cubs. It happens. With that said, there are reasons to be concerned. — Lost in the discussion of the Pirates nightmarish defense thus far in 2017 is the fact… Continue reading Kuhl Pounded Early, Cubs Pummel Overmatched Pirates