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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:35 am

jimreb wrote:Is it just me or does it seem Walker has hit into a lot of GIDP this year.

He has 11. Martin is the next closest with 6. It's not just you, he's tied for 9th in the league.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Chefpatrick871 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:35 am

Reds losing big and cards already lost. Finish this up and gain some ground.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:36 am

Hurdle is taunting Anaheim by using Mazzaro for the 8th here. He doesn't even think the Angels are worthy of their normal setup man.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:37 am

NashvilleCat wrote:
jimreb wrote:Is it just me or does it seem Walker has hit into a lot of GIDP this year.

He has 11. Martin is the next closest with 6. It's not just you, he's tied for 9th in the league.


Without looking, I'd imagine it's a function of batting behind Jones, Sanchez and Pedro a lot.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:40 am

Rocco wrote:
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jimreb wrote:Is it just me or does it seem Walker has hit into a lot of GIDP this year.

He has 11. Martin is the next closest with 6. It's not just you, he's tied for 9th in the league.


Without looking, I'd imagine it's a function of batting behind Jones, Sanchez and Pedro a lot.

It's as much a function of hitting a lot of ground balls at people and not being particularly quick down the line. If any of those guys had higher OBP he'd be leading the league.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:54 am

5-2 Bucs. Cutch with a double. Finally someone does something with a runner in scoring position.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:55 am

Rocco wrote:5-2 Bucs. Cutch with a double. Finally someone does something with a runner in scoring position.

Cutch is feeling it. That's a nice run to have right there.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 12:56 am

Jones has two doubles with the bases empty and two weak outs with runners on base tonight. Sigh.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Spum on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 am

Remember when the Pirates sucked at inter league?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 am

Raise it. And go to sleep.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby NashvilleCat on Sat Jun 22, 2013 1:05 am

Raise it!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:40 am

http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/batting/_/ ... /minpa/100

Among NL SS with at least 100 plate appearances, Mercer is 3rd in OPS while Hopeless is last. Mercer is 8th in WAR despite barely playing compared to the other SS. Hopeless is 13th. Starlin Castro is last, which makes me hope Chicago gives up on him before he figures it out and they trade him to someone not in the NL Central.

Mercer's probably not going to keep hitting like this but it won't take much for him to be an upgrade at SS. If he can hover somewhere around league average for SS that should be good enough.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:24 pm

McCutchen at home this year: .338/.400/.538
McCutchen away from home: .234/.315/.344

At home he's the same hitter he was last year, while on the road he's a mess. In 2010 his home OPS was 150 points higher. In 2011 his home OPS was almost 100 points lower. Last year he had a home OPS 13 points higher which is insignificant- he had one more double at home than on the road in about 10 fewer at-bats. He's never had a season with a split this extreme, so I'm tempted to think it's a random fluke that will hopefully even out. As a team the Pirates have been equally terrible at home and on the road so it's not a team-wide thing.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:05 pm

Go Bucs Go!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:10 pm

I hope the good Liriano shows up today.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:11 pm

Jerome Williams strikes out two in the first inning. I have a feeling this game is going to suck.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:12 pm

Heck...hopefully the pirates offense show up.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:21 pm

Vote for Pedro
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:22 pm

Another one for Pedro!
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:24 pm

So no more Pedro bashing?
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby meow on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:24 pm

Sanchez's first hit since the 8th grade picnic
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:25 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:So no more Pedro bashing?


Just wait until next week. The 0-15 with 14 K streak is just around the corner.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:27 pm

Just can't do it can you Rocco...
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:29 pm

Until Pedro figures out how to manage his Ks he's going to be maddeningly erratic. Even when he's hot he's striking out 1/3 of the time. His power explosions are as enjoyable as his dead periods are frustrating.

2-0 Bucs. Mercer with another one. Perhaps he shouldn't be hitting 9th.
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Re: Official 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates Thread

Postby Rocco on Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:33 pm

3-0 Bucs. Martin draws a bases-loaded walk. Liriano won't know what to do with this kind of run support.
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