The Guy Next To Me Still Trying to Add Up The Cubs Runs From Wednesday Actually Did Ask Me: Let’s start with some trivia; What was the last year the Pirates had 2 pitchers that won 20 or more games? Bonus: Since 1900, what year did the Pirates staff have the most 20 game winners?… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me….
Gorman: Steelers pay price to find cornerback KEVIN GORMAN | Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, 8:54 p.m. Somehow, the Steelers’ search for a competent cornerback — never mind a shutdown starter — brought them back to the Cleveland Browns. Only hours after being cut Wednesday, Joe Haden escaped the city we commonly call the Mistake by the Lake by signing… Continue reading Steelers Look To Turn A Corner(back) On Defense
Well, it would appear that the Pirates have all but declared the 2017 season a lost one. Not that we didn’t suspect it but the news that key reliever Juan Nicasio had been placed on irrevocable waivers seems to have removed all doubt. In a similar move, it was reported that pitcher Wade LeBlanc had… Continue reading On To 2018 As Pirates Raise The White Flag
Pirates drop in NL Central standings with loss to Cubs ROB BIERTEMPFEL| Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, 11:06 p.m CHICAGO — The Pirates are running out of time to make something happen in the NL Central race. On Monday, they began a crucial three-game series with a lackluster 6-1 loss against the Chicago Cubs. The wipeout dropped the fourth-place… Continue reading Pirates Fall Further Back In Central
— As Andrew McCutchen goes, so go the Pirates. In April, May and August, McCutchen posted an OPS of .734, .682 and .635. The Pirates are 34-44 during that time. In June and July when his OPS was 1.193 and 1.101, the team is 27-24. — The moral of the story is that if one… Continue reading Monday Morsels
Gerrit Cole (almost) singlehandedly beats Reds, 1-0 by WTM Bucs Dugout Aug 26, 2017, 9:42pm EDT It wasn’t a game that looked promising. The slumping Pirates were starting Gerrit Cole, who had never beaten the Reds, who’s had a growing problem with gopher, and who’d be facing one of the game’s more powerful lineups in the Great… Continue reading Offense Tough To Find In Pirate Win And Steeler Loss
We had been discussing earlier this week the Ben Roethlisberger retirement talk and his seeming need for both drama and attention. This article ran on SI.com at the same time we were talking about it so I thought I’d share with those who had not yet seen it. The biggest takeaway for me was the… Continue reading Did Roethlisberger Really Think About Quitting?