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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:55 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Rocco wrote:Jonathan Sanchez today- 2/3 of an inning, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 ER. His ERA is 13.50 this spring. I don't think it's going to work out.

That has pirates mid game reliever written all over it


Hurdle's going to turn to him in the 8th inning of a 1-run game in August when the Pirates absolutely need to win. I am getting mad just thinking about it.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby columbia on Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:59 pm

Are you going with "Dirty Sanchez" once he makes the big club, Rocco?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:29 pm

columbia wrote:Are you going with "Dirty Sanchez" once he makes the big club, Rocco?


I'm hoping it doesn't get that far.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:02 am

He ain't makin it if he's gonna keep pitchin like that. Too many bodies to take a clown like that
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby jimreb on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:19 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
Rocco wrote:Jonathan Sanchez today- 2/3 of an inning, 2 hits, 2 walks, 1 ER. His ERA is 13.50 this spring. I don't think it's going to work out.

That has pirates mid game reliever written all over it


Mid Game reliever? Sounds like we found our 5th starter
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:49 am

He'll probably be an adequate 5 starter. It is the NL Central afterall.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Thu Mar 07, 2013 4:28 pm

McDonald went 4 innings and gave up 1 hit. That's good. He walked 3. That's not so good.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:13 pm

Speaking of not good, Jeanmar Gomez: 1 2/3 innings, 4 hits, 4 runs, none earned thanks to a throwing error by Gaby Sanchez at 3B. Even with the error Gomez has seen 4 runs scored in all 3 of his outings and has a WHIP of 2.50. It's spring and it all may be meaningless, but it feels like the Pirates are better off if they'd stop trying to make fetch happen here and give up the dream on Gomez.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:57 pm

its such a pirate move to get gabby sanchez at bats at third.

of course, it also makes no sense.

logic dictates he would spell el blimpo when a good lefty is pitching

however, if gaby sanchez is playing third, that means the pirates other power hitting left hander that cant hit lefties, GFJ, has to play.

so whats the point of sanchez playing third?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:09 pm

I'm guessing they're just trying it in the spring to see if he can handle the position. If he can do it, it's one less reason to keep Josh Harrison on the roster.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:16 pm

Rocco wrote:I'm guessing they're just trying it in the spring to see if he can handle the position. If he can do it, it's one less reason to keep Josh Harrison on the roster.


That was my thought. It was more about having a backup option other than Harrison. It'd be nice to have our backup middle infielder be able to actually field... Gaby playing 3rd allows us to not have to have that Ciriaco/Mercer waste of roster space.

Theoretically. But this is Clint Hurdle we're talking about
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:58 pm

Jason Grilli got the save for Team Italy in the WBC against Mexico. He loaded the bases with a single, a walk and a HBP before getting a groundout to end the game. Remind me to buy more antacids before the season starts.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:06 pm

Rafael Furcal is likely done for the year. It's all coming together for the Pirates.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:45 am

Mr. Colby wrote:
Rocco wrote:I'm guessing they're just trying it in the spring to see if he can handle the position. If he can do it, it's one less reason to keep Josh Harrison on the roster.


That was my thought. It was more about having a backup option other than Harrison. It'd be nice to have our backup middle infielder be able to actually field... Gaby playing 3rd allows us to not have to have that Ciriaco/Mercer waste of roster space.

Theoretically. But this is Clint Hurdle we're talking about


in this gentleman's opinion, hurdle loves having ciraccococo/mercer types wasting that 25th roster spot.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:42 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:
Rocco wrote:I'm guessing they're just trying it in the spring to see if he can handle the position. If he can do it, it's one less reason to keep Josh Harrison on the roster.


That was my thought. It was more about having a backup option other than Harrison. It'd be nice to have our backup middle infielder be able to actually field... Gaby playing 3rd allows us to not have to have that Ciriaco/Mercer waste of roster space.

Theoretically. But this is Clint Hurdle we're talking about


in this gentleman's opinion, hurdle loves having ciraccococo/mercer types wasting that 25th roster spot.


It's not just Hurdle. Seemingly every manager has a fetish for scrappy middle infielders who can marginally play 4-5 positions but can't really hit.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby ulf on Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:20 pm

Rocco wrote:
KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
Mr. Colby wrote:
Rocco wrote:I'm guessing they're just trying it in the spring to see if he can handle the position. If he can do it, it's one less reason to keep Josh Harrison on the roster.


That was my thought. It was more about having a backup option other than Harrison. It'd be nice to have our backup middle infielder be able to actually field... Gaby playing 3rd allows us to not have to have that Ciriaco/Mercer waste of roster space.

Theoretically. But this is Clint Hurdle we're talking about


in this gentleman's opinion, hurdle loves having ciraccococo/mercer types wasting that 25th roster spot.


It's not just Hurdle. Seemingly every manager has a fetish for scrappy middle infielders who can marginally play 4-5 positions but can't really hit.

Rocco we can see right through your bucco apologist opinions at this point. No point in making up things to defend them and clint hurdle.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:51 pm

http://deadspin.com/5989591/google-translating-wbc-coverage-jason-grilli-is-the-author-of-our-salvation

Please enjoy Gazzetta, a major Italian newspaper, leading its recap of the Italy-Mexico game with this:

There are games that you can not forget. No more. This debut in the World Classic - the new World With The Stars - against Mexico's Adrian Gonzalez and Sergio Romo, two stars of the Major League, enters in the history of baseball blue: as it is acquired, for the like Italy 'won it (but could also lose it), for as the players took turns, all indeed all (including coach and led by Marco Mazzieri, which has among his assistants people like Mike Piazza and Frank Catalanotto). A victory over the wire 6-5, last out, last bouncy before freeing the joy, all the mountain with Jason Grilli, author of salvation, as good as the winning pitcher Nick Pugliese, who plays in Italy and not in Major, as good as Alex Liddi, who arrived in base 5 times of 5 and author in the first inning of the second point beat Italy.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:08 pm

Last 4 throws made by the bum pitching for the Bucs right now:

1. Ball 4.
2. Pick-off throw into the stands
3. Wild pitch
4. Wild pitch. Run.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:11 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:Last 4 throws made by the bum pitching for the Bucs right now:

1. Ball 4.
2. Pick-off throw into the stands
3. Wild pitch
4. Wild pitch. Run.


Clint Hurdle said we are getting 95 wins this year, and damn it I believe him!!!!!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:13 pm

Are the posts on the last few pages made tongue-in-cheek? You can't take the slightest bit of meaning out of spring training.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:24 pm

Mr. Colby wrote:Last 4 throws made by the bum pitching for the Bucs right now:

1. Ball 4.
2. Pick-off throw into the stands
3. Wild pitch
4. Wild pitch. Run.

Jimmy Anderson?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Mr. Colby on Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:58 am

Mine were. I don't even remember the guy's name who was pitching.

Case in point: Royals are like 12-1 and Reds are 2-12
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:05 pm

Speaking of bums, Andy Oliver- 1 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 2 wild pitches.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:35 pm



Incredible potential...I like.

One day closer to Opening Day!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Lt. Dish on Sun Mar 10, 2013 2:31 am

David Leonhardt ‏@DLeonhardt
RT @MLB: This is more or less the greatest thing ever. pic.twitter.com/VYVOv9WsTE

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