When you jump on Johnny Cueto for three runs in the first, those are the games you really want to put in the win column. Alas, the bad Gerrit Cole showed up at PNC last night and the Pirates dropped the first game of their series with the Giants. Pirates roughed up in 4-hour loss… Continue reading Cole Hammered, Pirates Lose To Giants
The Guy Next Me Holding a Sparkler in Each Hand and Humming the 1812 Overture Actually Did Ask Me: Let’s start with some trivia: With all of the talk about Cutch moving back to 3rd in the batting order, who most often batted 3rd for the 1979 World Champions, 1971 World Champions, and the 1960… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me…..
Pirates offense backs shaky Nova in win over Rays CHRIS ADAMSKI| Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:21 p.m. The stuff Ivan Nova had Wednesday was far from his best. He easily was more inefficient than he had been all season. Tampa Bay hitters were cracking line drive after line drive off of him. But, in a… Continue reading Nova Less Than Super But Still Beats Rays
Some thoughts….. — Clint Hurdle pushed the right button moving Andrew McCutchen back to the three spot last night. — Tampa shortstop/second baseman Tim Beckham is in his first full season of ML play at age 27. For those who don’t remember, Beckham was the first overall pick in the 2008 draft just ahead of… Continue reading Williams Solid, McCutchen Clutch But Pirates Lose In Extras
Thanks to the rare off day for the Pirates and in an effort to reinforce the fact that this blog favors and showers sports love on all Pittsburgh teams, here’s a sampling of articles for each of our favorites. Enjoy! It’s been 16 years since Lloyd McClendon got tossed and decided to take first base… Continue reading Some Light Reading For A Tuesday
— With the release of the 2017-2018 NHL schedules, both Pittsburgh daily newspapers had in their on-line edition “above the fold” an article about the date of Marc Andre Fleury’s return to Pittsburgh with the Las Vegas Golden Knights. Just sayin…. — Julio Urias, the top LA pitching prospect whom I have compared or paralleled… Continue reading Monday Morsels, A Full Plate
The Pirates guranteed themselves a series win by taking their second straight from the Cardinals in St. Louis last night. A few quick thoughts…. — Anyone want odds on someone on the Cardinals getting hit tonight? The Pirates are second only to the Cubs in hit batters. — Starling Marte led the Pirates in 2016… Continue reading Pirates Take Another From Cardinals