Chad Kuhl’s strong outing, RBIs carry Pirates past Tigers CHRIS HARLAN | Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, 9:57 p.m. For the second night in a row, one of the Pirates’ youngest pitchers contained a Detroit Tigers lineup and a former Triple Crown star. Right-hander Chad Kuhl allowed three runs on five hits in Tuesday night’s 6-3 victory at PNC Park,… Continue reading Good Pitching Continues, Pirates Win Again
Before we get to the game summary, a few notes…… — Don Baylor passed away yesterday at the age of 68. I don’t know how many of you know Baylor for being anything but a former manager of the Rockies and the Cubs. I will tell you that in his prime he was one of… Continue reading Pirates Shut Out Tigers
— This was the setting yesterday as I compiled much of today’s blog. Blown saves didn’t bother me much at all. — Yesterday’s heroics at PNC Park should leave no doubt that GMNH is the best GM in baseball and possibly in all sports. — As nice a story as Sean Rodriguez’s walk off home… Continue reading Monday Morsels
Pirates can’t overcome early deficit vs. Padres ROB BIERTEMPFEL| Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017, 10:51 p.m. Lulled to sleep by rookie right-hander Dinelson Lamet, the Pirates on Saturday spotted the San Diego Padres a six-inning head start. By the time the Pirates woke up, it was too late. Lament carried a one-hitter into the sixth inning and strong-armed the… Continue reading Pirates Drop Another To Padres, Sean Rod Back To Bucs
I attempted earlier this week to dispel the myth surrounding the Pirates disappointing 2016 season. Today I want to tackle another misconception that continues to make the conversational rounds on a regular basis. The Pirates need everything to go perfectly in order to win under their plan. That is patently false and here’s the evidence… Continue reading More Pirate Myth Busting And A Comeback Win
The Guy Next To Me Who Blames Bob Nutting For Everything Except the Weather Actually Did Ask Me: Let’s start with some trivia: The Hall of Fame game is just around the corner. While he gave one of the most memorable induction speeches, Steeler Terry Bradshaw shocked many by who he chose to introduce him.… Continue reading The Guy Next To Me….
Red rookie pitcher shuts down fading Pirates ROB BIERTEMPFEL| Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, 10:45 p.m Facing a pitcher who hasn’t beaten anyone in more than a year, the Pirates on Wednesday had trouble getting anything going at the plate. The Pirates finally generated two runs to tie the score in the sixth inning. But late home runs by… Continue reading The Spiral Continues As Pirates Lose Again