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Final: Reds 8, Pirates 1

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Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (24-24) vs. Cincinnati Reds (27-21)

Time: 7:05 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here is the live box score.

And here is the Pirates’ lineup vs. Cincinnati RHP Homer Bailey

  1. Jose Tabata, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, SS
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Garrett Jones, RF
  7. Matt Hague, 1B
  8. Rod Barajas, C
  9. Charlie Morton, RHP

Comments

  1. JRay3 says:

    Well definitely like the look of this lineup, albeit sans Mercer whom I would have liked to see out there immediately after the recall. Certainly will not argue that much with the play Josh Harrison has provided and if it means Barmes is sitting the bench a step in the right direction which I am all for.

    In his last three starts Bailey has given up just 17 hits in 19 innings of work and has posted a 2.84 ERA with 2 wins and a ND. Big test for Charlie tonight, as it seems he is the one guy in the rotation struggling a bit to put it together, hopefully tonight is that step in a positive direction.

  2. OZ says:

    Harrison seems to be getting a good look at SS lately….let’s hope he wins the job.

  3. Bizrow says:

    Harrison, might be a short term spark plug, that got the club going

    Ok, don’t be shy, sign in, just where you currently reside

    There are lots of yinzers out there

    Dejan’s Lunatic Nation – at the Trib,
    Arizona – Tucson, Chandler, Phoenix
    Arkansas – Rogers
    Austrailia – Mackay
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Yuba City
    Canada – Toronto
    China – Singapore
    Colorado – Ft Collins, Estes Park, Denver
    Connecticut – Cos Cob, Bridgeport, Wallingford
    Costa Rica
    Delaware – Newark
    District of Columbia
    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Oviedo, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Cape Coral, Coco Beach (Major Nelson and Mary Ann)
    Georgia – Marietta, Atlanta
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne
    Hawaii – Honolulu
    Idaho – Mountain Home, Coer d’Aline
    Indiana – Indianapolis, Burns Harbor, South Bend
    Iowa – Bettendorf, Humboldt
    Illinois – La Salle, Peru, Payson, Chicago, Palatine (3 inmates there), Lincoln Park, Grayslake, Lincoln Park, Algonquin
    Japan – Tokyo
    Kentucky – Louisville, Bowling Green
    Louisiana – Slidell
    Maine – Bangor
    Maryland – Arnold, Odenton, Severn, Baltimore, Waldorf
    Massachusetts – Boston
    Michigan – Kalamazoo, Eaton Rapids, Lansing
    Mississippi – Biloxi
    Mountain Home AFB*
    Nebraska – Omaha
    New Hampshire – Barrington
    New Jersey – Chesterfield, Princeton, Roxbury, Lebanon, Lincoln Park
    New York – New York, Smithtown, Manhattan
    North Carolina – Asheville, Hickory, Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Wilmington, Chapel Hill
    North Dakota
    Ohio – Cincinnati, Columbiana, Westerville, Green, Hilliard, Toledo, Louisville, Columbus, Perrysburg, Pickerington, Youngstown, Cleveland, Olmsted Township, Liberty Township
    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, DuBois, Reading, Crafton, Arnold, Wexford, Mt Lebanon, Canonsburg, Lancaster, Huntington, York, Boiling Springs, Philly suburbs, Morningside, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Bradfordwoods, Norristown, Hanover, Clearfield, Sewickley, DuBois, Plum Boro, Slippery Rock, Wilks-Barre, Sharpsville, Bessemer, Greensburg, Washington, Imperial, South Side, Duncansville, Newville, Sheppton, Grove City, Butler, Allentown, Ross Township, Blairsville, Flood City (Johnstown), Overbrook, Danny’s Hoagies, Baldwin, Economy
    The Phillipines
    South Carolina – Duncan, Longs, Columbia
    South Korea – Seoul
    Tennessee – Smithville, Nashville
    Texas – Tyler, San Antonio, Belton
    Vermont – North Bennington
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Warrenton, Springfield, Virginia Beach, Fairfax
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, Sammamish
    West Virginia – Martinsburg, Morgantown
    Wisconsin – Madison, Oshkosh, Hortonville

    185 locations represented in the blog,
    9 countries
    36 states, plus the District of Columbia
    Two planets
    5/29/2012 3:35 PM

    Beat Em Bucs

  4. NMR says:

    Any word on the Reds lineup tonight?

  5. JRay3 says:

    One move down, one to go. Would like to see Presley back with the club in exchange for Hernandez. In 40 AB’s in Indy, Presley, is hitting .275 with a .362 OBP and 1.037 OPS. He has 3 triples, 3 HR’s has walked 6 times with 7 strikeouts.

    After that move we can continue the focus of which bat is available that will be the much needed addition to the team.

  6. NMR says:

    I can only think of two lefties, Votto and Bruce, who are regulars for the Birds.

    Chuck goes 7 while giving up 2. Playoffs?

  7. OZ says:

    Dejan’s Lunatic Nation – at the Trib,
    Arizona – Tucson, Chandler, Phoenix
    Arkansas – Rogers
    Austrailia – Mackay
    California – Bakersfield, San Francisco, UNION CITY, Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Hollywood, Huntington Beach, Yuba City
    Canada – Toronto
    China – Singapore
    Colorado – Ft Collins, Estes Park, Denver
    Connecticut – Cos Cob, Bridgeport, Wallingford
    Costa Rica
    Delaware – Newark
    District of Columbia
    Florida – Palm Harbor, Orlando, Valrico, Gainesville, Daytona Beach, Oviedo, Tampa, Jacksonville, Sarasota, Palm Beach Gardens, Cape Coral, Coco Beach (Major Nelson and Mary Ann)
    Georgia – Marietta, Atlanta
    Germany – Leverkusen/Cologne
    Hawaii – Honolulu
    Idaho – Mountain Home, Coer d’Aline
    Indiana – Indianapolis, Burns Harbor, South Bend
    Iowa – Bettendorf, Humboldt
    Illinois – La Salle, Peru, Payson, Chicago, Palatine (3 inmates there), Lincoln Park, Grayslake, Lincoln Park, Algonquin
    Japan – Tokyo
    Kentucky – Louisville, Bowling Green
    Louisiana – Slidell
    Maine – Bangor
    Maryland – Arnold, Odenton, Severn, Baltimore, Waldorf
    Massachusetts – Boston
    Michigan – Kalamazoo, Eaton Rapids, Lansing
    Mississippi – Biloxi
    Mountain Home AFB*
    Nebraska – Omaha
    New Hampshire – Barrington
    New Jersey – Chesterfield, Princeton, Roxbury, Lebanon, Lincoln Park
    New York – New York, Smithtown, Manhattan
    North Carolina – Asheville, Hickory, Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston, Wilmington, Chapel Hill
    North Dakota
    Ohio – Cincinnati, Columbiana, Westerville, Green, Hilliard, Toledo, Louisville, Columbus, Perrysburg, Pickerington, Youngstown, Cleveland, Olmsted Township, Liberty Township, Warren
    Pennsylvania – Downtown, Hopewell, Indiana, North Wales, Franklin Park, Forest Hills, Lansdale, Philadelphia, DuBois, Reading, Crafton, Arnold, Wexford, Mt Lebanon, Canonsburg, Lancaster, Huntington, York, Boiling Springs, Philly suburbs, Morningside, Harrisburg, Lawrenceville, Bradfordwoods, Norristown, Hanover, Clearfield, Sewickley, DuBois, Plum Boro, Slippery Rock, Wilks-Barre, Sharpsville, Bessemer, Greensburg, Washington, Imperial, South Side, Duncansville, Newville, Sheppton, Grove City, Butler, Allentown, Ross Township, Blairsville, Flood City (Johnstown), Overbrook, Danny’s Hoagies, Baldwin, Economy
    The Phillipines
    South Carolina – Duncan, Longs, Columbia
    South Korea – Seoul
    Tennessee – Smithville, Nashville
    Texas – Tyler, San Antonio, Belton
    Vermont – North Bennington
    Virginia – JAL, Hampton, Rescue, Richmond, Front Royal, Woodbridge, Suffolk, Warrenton, Springfield, Virginia Beach, Fairfax
    Washington – Seattle, Nine Mile Falls, Spokane, Sammamish
    West Virginia – Martinsburg, Morgantown
    Wisconsin – Madison, Oshkosh, Hortonville

  8. Milo Hamilton says:

    3-Run Homer Bailey.

  9. Milo Hamilton says:

    The Yankees have acquired Ryota Igarashi off waivers from Toronto. Igarashi was “shocked” when he learned of the news on Duke Welker’s twitter.

  10. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Milo,

    Great one.

  11. Johnnie Ray III,

    Please don’t mention that stupid wild card one-game playoff!!! I do NOT want to be on the road for a one-game thing that never lets me as a fan root at home for my team!

    Go for the division title!!! I want to see and feel PNC rock!!!

  12. Playoffs by 2012 says:

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    LINE #1
    Total Hits + Walks + Runs + RBI’s for Matt Hague
    Line is 3.5

    LINE #2
    Total Home Runs Allowed by Charlie Morton
    Line is 1.5

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    JRay3 +115
    Steve J Smith +110
    Nate83 +100
    RobertoForever +60
    Bizrow +60
    JaxBuc +40
    GlassHalfFull +22.5
    NMR +20
    Officer Mancuso +20
    jeffsbar +20
    pattonbb +20
    Milo Hamilton EVEN
    JohninOshkosh EVEN
    cosmo -10
    tmp444 -25
    JMB -40
    bob hasis -50

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  13. JRay3 says:

    @ Groat – How about if the one game WC playoff is played at PNC as the #4 team versus being the #5 team? You have to admit the place would be rocking in that scenario.

  14. JRay3 says:

    @ Playoffs – Well since this will be my last chance to play an Over/Under for about a week as I get set to take the wife on vacation tomorrow, definitely will have to play both of them and take advantage of the double action.

    Line 1 – I will take 50 on the under.
    Line 2 – Well Morton did give up 2 HR’s to the Reds the last time he faced them, but I believe tonight is a bounce back for him so holding breath I will take 25 on the under in this one.

    Always enjoy these postings and will look forward to more of them upon my return!

  15. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @Playoffs

    I’ll take 50 on the under for Line 1

    Line 2, tough…I’ll take another 50 on the under as well. Don’t want to be rooting for HR’s by the Reds

  16. GlassHalfFull says:

    @Playoffs

    Glad you’re back. Tonite is a gamblers dream with a double whammy.

    I’ll take both unders at 22.5 per. Thanks.

  17. Bizrow says:

    Hague 20 over

    Morton 20 under

    OZ, wass up with that?

    Not stopping me, sir

  18. Baywatch says:

    I knew Mercer could hit the long ball but I had no idea until after checking his stats a few minutes ago … guy hit 19 home runs last year – 13 at Tuna and 6 at Indy. Granted, that’s not here but I’d much rather see the minor leaguers showing that kind of pop LATE in their minor league careers, rather than early. Here’s to new life at short!

  19. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Jray, you got it, enjoy the vacation, the window will await your return. Good luck tonight!!

    Ryan, you got it, the window always appreciates your “all-in” attitude, good luck tonight!!

    GlassHalfFull, it’s good to be back, you got it and good luck tonight!!

  20. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Bizrow, you got it, good luck tonight!!

  21. NMR says:

    DK posted a nice synopsis of the competition between Jordy and Chase since ’09.

    Does anyone have any insight on why Chase seems to have been favored by the Front Office, yet was drafted after Jordy?

    One of those potential vs. polish situations?

    DK: Mostly sheer athletic ability. D’Arnaud is off the charts in that regard. But baseball is still about playing baseball, so …

  22. Milo Hamilton says:

    @NMR

    I don’t think being Polish has anything to do with it. Stan Musial was Polish and had a great major league career.

    Nevermind.

  23. JMB says:

    LINE #1
    Total Hits + Walks + Runs + RBI’s for Matt Hague
    Line is 3.5

    LINE #2
    Total Home Runs Allowed by Charlie Morton
    Line is 1.5

    L1 – 50 on the under
    L2 – 50 on the over

  24. NMR says:

    You’re crazy, Milo. There’s no such thing as a Polish French-Canadian…

  25. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Ha Ha…..thats funny right there

  26. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Mercer=2nd coming of Cal Ripken…..i kid, i kid

  27. Karen22 says:

    Let’s have a belated Memorial Day “Reds” meat Ground Chuck Barbecue tonight!

  28. NMR says:

    Thanks, Dejan.

  29. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    JMB, you got it, good luck tonight!!

  30. Arriba Wilver says:

    Playoffs

    First time player

    L1. 50 on the over

    L2. 50 on the over

  31. Milo Hamilton says:

    Couple of notes …

    Texas has signed Roy Oswalt.

    Roy Halladay out 6-8 weeks with strained lat in his shoulder.

  32. Evan says:

    I’d like to get in on this betting thing. Give me 20 on the under for both lines.

  33. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Arriba, the window welcomes you, and thanks you for your patronage, you got it and good luck tonight!!

  34. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Evan, the window welcomes you as well, you got it and good luck!!

  35. @Playoffs, Line 1 go with 20 on the over. Line 2 go with 20 on the under. Thanks. Hey I was at Saturdays victory and post-game bombardment, and then saw the victory yesterday before driving back south to VA for 5 hours. So far on the season in PGH and in DC I am 5-2. Hoping to keep it up with several more games in the Burgh later in the year and one in Baltimore. Let’s Go Bucs!

  36. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Saw that Milo………twitter helps

  37. JaxBuc says:

    I’ll take 40 on the under for Line 1.
    I’ll take 10 on the under for line 2.

    So now the Phillies will have less pitching to go with their underacheiving hitters. Wow, I can hear the wailing and gnashing of teeth from Eastern PA from here.

  38. OZ says:

    Bizrow…I updated the list with my location.

    I’ll give this gamblin’ thing a shot.

    Line 1: 50 under
    Line 2: 10 over

    Parlay for 10, tease for 20….kidding on the exotics.

  39. Bizrow says:

    Oz, thanks, cut and pasted it, we will take lunatic signups pretty much any way that works ;-)

    186 strong

  40. pattonbb says:

    @Playoffs –

    Line 1 – 40 on the under
    Line 2 – 20 on the under

    Thanks, and as always…Go Bucs!!!

  41. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    ********************************************************************************************************
    The window got a bunch of free giveaway swag at PNC over the weekend. The window has decided to pass this onto the wonderful patrons who have made this whole OVER / UNDER creation so much fun. A reward for your kind ords and loyalty if you will……

    Whomever can amass the most (fake) units at the end of the season will win:
    (1) BRAND NEW PITTSBURGH PIRATES EARTH DAY GIVEAWAY HAT

    This is the white hat with the green “P” on the front that was a stadium giveaway earlier this year. It has never been worn, and still has the cardboard on in the inside.

    Just my way of saying thank you!!

    Good Luck!!

  42. TDB1977 says:

    40 on the over for number 1
    20 on the over for number 2

    Let’s Go Bucs!

  43. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    I think we should take that tab now….

  44. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Steve, you got it and good luck, by the way, the window is planning on making the trip to B-More for at least one game as well.

  45. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    JaxBuc, you got it, good luck!!

    OZ, the window welcomes you, you got it and good luck!!

    pattonbb, thank you, you got it and good luck!!

    TDB1977, the window welcomes you also, you got it and good luck!!

  46. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @Ryan

    Just like the MLB season, this will be a marathon. :)

  47. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    I ain’t scared..

  48. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Ryan, the window loves the attitude, keep it going!!!

  49. Mike C. says:

    I’m calling in sick this morning to catch the pirates game here in S.Korea ha
    told them hopefully i’ll be in by afternoon
    U guys don’t know how much i love afternoon games here (starts around midnight 4 me)
    seems like we haven’t had much of those this year

    @Playoffs
    I’ll take the under for both lines.

    as Morton’s on the mound today, a question to sabremetric smart readers here :

    are sinkerballers/pitch to contact pitchers undervalued in sabremetrics due to their usually low K rates?
    would pitchers like Brandon Webb, Aaron Cook, Chien-Ming Wang in their prime still not be valued as high vs pitchers with good K/9, K/BB rates?

    DK: Love this stuff, Mike. Thanks for sharing.

  50. jeffsbar says:

    Playoffs-

    Line 1 – 20 on the under

    Line 2 – 20 on the under

  51. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @Mike C.

    Need to know how many (fake) units you wish to put on both lines. Thanks.

  52. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    jeffsbar, you got it, good luck!!!

  53. Thundercrack says:

    NMR,
    I agree that it was a nice synopsis of Jordy vs Chase that DK did. And I commend DK for giving Mercer a shout-out and congratulating him on his call up.

    But here is what bothers me about what he wrote

    “From the day he was drafted in the third round of 2008, he was getting compared to Chase d’Arnaud, who was more highly regarded within the organization.”

    To me, and again this may just be the way I read it and no one else does, it is a thinly veiled jab at the front office. Another poke. Another chance for him to say that the FO doesn’t know how to evaluate position players. They got another one wrong.
    And I have never considered DK a ‘champion’ for Mercer. Hasn’t wrote much about him —not even mentioned in the 5/21/12 column where he told NH to do anything / something! He writes about Miguel Sano more than he does about Mercer.

    Some have commented about my previous remarks in the past few days. So I only bring this to the blog because it is a chance for me to explain my position (if anyone really cares) I like DK’s writing. And I think it is great that he congratulated Mercer and called attention to his hard work. But I do think he seems to take jabs at the FO when it really isn’t warranted or could be avoided. (and I am not talking about genuine criticism, like the Jason Bay trade stinks)

    Again, maybe it is the way I read it –or that I don’t read so good.

  54. Mike C. says:

    @Playoffs

    i’ll start off slow ^^

    Line 1 – 20 on the under

    Line 2 – 10 on the under

  55. pattonbb says:

    Weaver has back problems. The Angels might be looking for some pitching….just throwing it out there.

  56. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @Mike C

    Military?

  57. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Mike C, the window welcomes you by saying,
    환영과 행운을 빕니다
    hope that shows up, you got it and good luck!!!

  58. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @playoffs

    Nice…..

  59. bob hasis says:

    Playoffs this is for Line 1; 25 Ritz Crackers

  60. bob hasis says:

    UNDER

  61. Mike C. says:

    @Ryan
    naw, got a new job down here.

    @Playoffs
    thanx for the welcome in korean!

  62. Milo Hamilton says:

    Haven’t checked in on SI’s power rankings in awhile. Texas is #1 this week. The 24-24 Pirates come in this week at #27 (the Cubs are #22). That’s right, only 3 teams worse. OK. Again, SI is using sabermetrics with the help of the folks at Fangraphs to compile their rankings. The Pirates are suffering from an historically low wRC+ (once again, I have no idea). Here I thought they were struggling to score runs (one of those medieval countng stats).

    Here’s the SI synopsis on the .500 Pirates, “Even with the breakout season of starting pitcher James McDonald, this season has been nothing short of a disaster for the Pirates.”

    My goodness.

    DK: Assuming anyone should ever care about arbitrary, hollow rankings, that would be outright scandalous. As it is …

  63. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    where at?

  64. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    @Milo

    I find it to be exciting actually. I get thrilled and call the game over if either team scores 3 runs….

  65. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Its not only chicks that dig the long ball………

  66. JMB says:

    “Disaster” is a tough word to understand at .500 on Memorial Day.

    We have seen more than our fair share of disasters.

  67. RobertoForever says:

    @playoffs

    Hopefully squeaking in under the wire. Not much time to research. But the 4 day layoff from the o/u has me “jones-ing” for some major action, lol.

    I’ll take 40 on the Hague under (If it were Jones with the 3.5 o/u, I would take the over. I think he is getting locked back in on RHP)

    and 60 on the Morton under.

    BeatEmBucs

  68. Milo Hamilton says:

    @Playoffs

    I’d like 50 on the over for Line 1. That will be all.

    I very much enjoyed your story on your trip to the ball park over the weekend. Hope you can make it back again soon.

  69. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Of course, when I come back to Pittsburgh (1st time in almost 3 years) the Pirates are out of town…..I guess it’ll be Kennywood instead!

  70. Milo Hamilton says:

    Start of tonight’s game delayed due to it’s not raining.

  71. JAL says:

    Game will start late–still tarp over home plate

  72. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Mike C, you are welcome, and welcome to the window!!

    bob, you got it and good luck!!

    Roberto, you got it and good luck!!

    Milo, thank you for the kind words. Wife and I had a blast at the park this weekend. You got it and good luck tonite!!

  73. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Delayed start of the game means the window stays open a little longer!! 17 plyaers tonite, I’m speecheless. Thank you to every one of you and Good Luck tonight!!!

  74. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Thanks for doing this Playoffs……makes the games more interesting

  75. JohninOshkosh says:

    @Playoffs:

    If the stewards are pushing back post time, then I’ve still got time to go to the fake ATM and get some fake units.

    Book me for 25Under on the first and 25Over for the second, if you please.

  76. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    John, glad to see you back at the window again, you got it and good luck!!

  77. JohninOshkosh says:

    @Milo:

    For what it is worth (very little): USA Today’s sportswriters have the Buccos ranked 20 overall (10 in NL); Cubs are at 30.

    Their comment: “Somebody needs to help Andrew McCutchen”

  78. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @Ryan, it has been an absolute blast for me and I’m glad so many people are enjoying it as well.

  79. Officer Mancuso says:

    Always too late home from work for over/under but can I get in due to delay? Hague under 20 Morton under 20

  80. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    “Somebody needs to help Andrew McCutchen”

    True statement. One more close to him and they’d really be on to something.

    Marte??

  81. Officer Mancuso says:

    I actually have an Underdog tshirt (a gift, I swear). I should wear it tonight!

  82. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Officer, the delay lets you get in on the action tonight and the window is happy for that. You got it and good luck!!

  83. Hobart st says:

    Newark DE so no new place to add

    I was Elroy Face or Bob Friend’s Hat as a “Name” but cant remember which

    My granddad gave me autographed hats from both but they have been unfortunately lost over the years so now I am Hobart st and I hope I can remeber that

    I got so excited when I thought MLBTV was gonna show a Buc show but nada

    Just wanted to register a name I think I might remember

    PS

    JAL thanks for the daily links

    DK: Welcome! And seconded on the JAL appreciation.

  84. cosmo says:

    playoffs

    25 under on both lines please.

  85. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Cosmo, you got it and good luck!! You are lucky player #20 tonite. The window is gonna need a new abacus……

  86. JAL says:

    Hobart st

    Welcome and glad you find the links useful

  87. Officer Mancuso says:

    Playoffs, thanks! As many have noted, your window adds a ton of fun here during games.

    Morton v. Bailey, interesting matchup.

    SI picks an interesting moment to declare the team a disaster. If they said, “crash coming, sell stocks!” I’m guessing the smart money would buy.

    DK: The strangest part, OM, is that they apparently use advanced statistics to rationalize their position. Well, those stats can foretell doom (sometimes), but the rankings are for this very week, not for July or August. It remains wholly true that baseball teams rank themselves by simple wins and losses.

  88. Keith says:

    You guys are not talking about the story of the night: there are no Pirates in tonight’s lineup hitting below .200!

  89. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Wins and Loses is key DK.

    Though don’t tell NH!! Ha Ha

  90. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Has anybody seen if CH or Pedro mention the rip off he got last night? The ball was trapped. Another reason to bring more instant replay to the game. I know everybody wants to throw the human element out there but, I believe it was trapped, though not clearly.

    Talk to Jim Leyland about instant replay! WRITE SOMETHING!

  91. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Can anybody tell me what’s wrong with this picture:

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/photos?gameId=320529123&photoId=2100673#photo_2100674

  92. Officer Mancuso says:

    Keith, quite the turnaround. Beware pre-July stats I guess, but for a while there the hitting was downright scary. It’ll take more than 14 runs in 18 innings to chase that chill from my bones, but I’ll be glad when it’s gone.

  93. Naterosboro says:

    “You guys are not talking about the story of the night: there are no Pirates in tonight’s lineup hitting below .200!”

    Well….Chuckles Morton is in there, and if ever I’ve seen a pitcher allergic to a bat it is him. The man can sac bunt tho, I’ll give him that ;)

  94. JHadar says:

    Any word on when the game starts?

    DK — absolutely right about stats. At the end of the season they even out, but I wonder what they would have told mid-season before some of the great comebacks or collapses. Like the July 4th ranking for the 1914 Boston Braves, or even last year’s Bucs right after the all-star break.

  95. TDB1977 says:

    @Ryan

    The caption on the picture states the Buccos are playing the Cubbies tonight.

  96. Naterosboro says:

    @ Ryan

    Hmmm…59 degrees and clear? Then why is the )@#*($^ game delayed!? ESPN….LIARS!!!

  97. Naterosboro says:

    @ Ryan & TDB1977

    Haha, u guys are right. Not playin the Cubs (just beat up on them ESPN…idiots)…it’s still not [now] 73 & clear!

  98. Milo Hamilton says:

    Really cool rainbow at my house. I sent the kids out to find the pot of gold. I’m hoping there’s a winning season in there.

  99. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    You guys got it……stupid ESPN.

  100. RobertoForever says:

    @Keith – great point. And the Pirates have a better top hitter than the Reds, and the Reds have the worst BA for a position player on the field tonight. (Ryan Ludwick)

  101. MrB says:

    Ryan – At the risk of starting an argument, I watched yesterday’s game, that AB and the numerous replays. I thought it was a catch. The only aspect of the play that made me question the result was the CF’s body language afterwards, but obviously that doesn’t factor.

    For those of us living outside the broadcast area, has there been any announced estimate of first pitch? (Going to check twitter feeds now)

  102. Nate83 says:

    If it’s not to late I will take 20 on the under for line 1 and 20 on the under for line 2. Thanks.

  103. Milo Hamilton says:

    There is one more cell coming through the area. It should be through here shortly. And then probably a half hour to clean the field & warm up the pitchers. 9:00 – maybe ?

  104. Mike C. says:

    of all the days i had to pick to skip work and get up early, the game gets delayed =(

  105. Milo Hamilton says:

    First pitch is 9:00.

  106. JAL says:

    While waiting for the game, a new player, from Pirates Prospects

    Pirates Sign Minor Leaguer Nathan Kilcrease

    http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/05/pirates-sign-minor-leaguer-nathan-kilcrease.html

  107. Keith says:

    I will be interested to see if Mercer indeed starts, as DK intimated on Sulia. I think Mr. Barmes’ days are numbered, but there simply don’t seem to be any serious possibilities for acquisition outside Pittsburgh. Or, at least, their trades would be better spent on an OF or 1B for more offense. With Mercer and even d’Arnaud, the Bucs have prospects who may pan out at SS. Heck, I like Harrison there.

    DK: Management’s M.O. has been not to move up prospects and let them sit. Mercer was late to the ballpark today — not remotely his fault — so this game wasn’t all that feasible.

  108. MrB says:

    Thank you for the game start update Milo.

  109. Arriba Wilver says:

    Wonder who they will trade Nathan Kilcrease to later tonight? (Sorry, couldn’t resist).

  110. TDB1977 says:

    @arriba

    They will trade him to the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks for cash considerations. Except the deal to take place in the next 6 hours ;)

  111. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @Mike C.

    That sucks man. I feel your pain.

    Nate, you got it, good luck tonite!!

  112. Drew71 says:

    Thunder has lost his freakin mind.

    NObody has commented about his previous remarks.

    Well. Cept me. Just now.

  113. Milo Hamilton says:

    Someone needs to tell Charlie to put that curveball away, at least the 1st time through the order.

    DK: I’ve written this often the past two years, but as soon as you see Charlie leaning too much on the curve, time to get the hot water ready.

  114. PigLegs Robinson says:

    What happened in the 1st inning is why I hate walks by middle-of-the-order players.
    The Pirates got OWNED.
    McCutchen triples, and the guy with the best chance of knocking him in is walked by the opposing pitcher. Smart move by the pitcher, stupid move by the Pirates.

    Sure, all these new modern walk-freaks are happy by this, as his OPS or OBP or whatever other goofy new stat improves, but the reality is that the Pirates were kept from scoring a guy from 3rd once again. Middle-of-the-order hitters are paid to swing the bat and knock in runs. If he strikes out, so be it. Better to go for the RBI than get disposed of by the opposing pitcher.

    Walks might be okay by leadoff guys and poor hitters, but a hit is ALWAYS better. A smart pitcher knows how to be effectively wild. Walk the sluggers and run producers. That is a smart pitcher.

  115. CDBrewer says:

    @PigLegs,

    Gotta disagree, the 5 hitter has to protect the 4. I am with you further down the order, but 3-6 have to be able to pick each other up.
    I want that walk, it’s another run with a real offense.

    I get it, but Bonds walked a ton, and Kent and Ellis Burks picked him up. Albert walked a ton in StL, and it worked out okay too.

  116. PigLegs Robinson says:

    The Pirates, as long as they are owned by Bob Nutting, will never have a real offense.

  117. Drew71 says:

    Why? Can’t he hit?

  118. CDBrewer says:

    LOL!
    Not going there, either to agree or disagree, but okay…

    I think I am supposed to make the obligatory small market team comment to get DK’s hackles up at this point.

  119. RobertoForever says:

    Congrats to Rod Barajas tonight on his 1,000 start as a catcher. Quite an accomplishment. He is 3rd among active catchers in starts, behind AJ Pierzynski and Ramon Hernandez.

    Hope he continues his hot hitting!

    #LetsGoBucs

  120. Milo Hamilton says:

    You know, I kinda agree with Pig Legs’ premise if David Ortiz or some other veteran hitter is up there. We don’t need Pedro going outside the strike zone at this point of his career. I do agree that my cleanup hitter’s OBP is the furthest thing from my mind. His job is to drive in runs.

  121. RobertoForever says:

    The Pirates are not the only team struggling with their leadoff hitter.

    The Reds, through yesterday, have a worse OBP for the leadoff spot than the Pirates, at .208

  122. CDBrewer says:

    That was one of the worst throws I have ever seen.
    Wow.

    DK: Slipped out of his hand. I find stuff like that eminently forgivable.

  123. Keith says:

    @DK:
    Yeah, it seems that Mercer will be given a chance. I guess I don’t see anything not to like about his progress and the timing seems right for him. We’ll just have to see if the club pulls the plug on Barmes sooner than later.

  124. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    I should have made the line for Warning Track Doubles and Triples instead of Home Runs.

    Who gets bumped when Karstens is ready, Correia or Morton?

  125. RobertoForever says:

    Looked like a great running catch by Tabata in the top of the 3rd. Guess his leg cramps are healed.

    #BehindThanksToDVRTech

  126. CDBrewer says:

    @RF,

    Lots of teams are struggling with all sorts of things, but the Pirates are the main concern here.

    Do you think we need a better performance from a leadoff hitter, or a new leadoff guy?

  127. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    The amount of fly balls Morton gives up now is not a good sign at all.

  128. TDB1977 says:

    I, for one, am tired of Morton. He is starting to really wear thin his welcome. His head is as screwed up as Pedro’s was earlier this season. Ever since the second half of last season, he has been horrible. I really hope when Karstens is ready to come back, it’s Morton that goes to the bullpen.

    DK: What I was hearing from the Pirates about Charlie BEFORE tonight was that he’s just not doing much of anything with conviction. Nothing more complicated than that. Some of it stems from coming off the hip surgery. Not that he’s not healthy. He is. But it took him a while through spring, plus the usual questioning of himself, to get comfortable. Next is getting confident.

    Should that happen in middle relief?

    Like you wrote, we’ll know when Karstens rejoins the rotation.

  129. Milo Hamilton says:

    In Morton’s last 27 starts dating back to June 10th of last year – he is 6-13 (6-14 if he gets the loss tonight) with a 4.76 ERA. He’s averaging just over 5 innings per start in that span.

  130. RobertoForever says:

    @CD

    Very good question. I know there is some debate to whether Harrison should be a leadoff guy. His defensive struggles keep him from being given the everyday leadoff spot. That and his lack of walks.

    I still have hope that Tabata can improve. I think he could be the answer at leadoff. But hasn’t been this year so far.

    What are your thoughts?

  131. PigLegs Robinson says:

    Of the entire Pirates starting rotation this season since the first game, Morton , by far, has made me the least comfortable. I always worry when he pitches.
    I agree he should be the one to go to the pen, or even triple A.
    Correa has been more stable than Morton all year. Lincoln has been safer than Morton too.

  132. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Charlie Morton goes 4 innings and didn’t give up a single Home Run. He just…well…kinda gave up. The UNDER wins on that one.

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  133. RobertoForever says:

    Congrats to Doug Slaten on his debut with the Buccos. Great 1-2-3 inning.

  134. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    DK, how tough was a game like this (2 hour rain delay, small crowd, poor effort by team you were covering) to cover back when you were the beat writer?

    DK: It sucked, to be totally candid, with any long rain delay. (The crowd and team’s performance never have any effect.) You lose your ability to write a good story because the deadlines all get blown up, you don’t get back to the hotel until around 1-2 a.m., and if there’s a matinee the next day, you’re really messed up.

    Rain = bad.

  135. CDBrewer says:

    @RF,

    I have been disappointed by Tabata’s regression this year. I really thought he was just hurt last year. Now, I don’t know.
    While it all goes together, I guess I am more worried about the middle of the order. PigLegs observation is correct with this team – we only have 1 or 2 guys who HAVE to get it done.
    I don’t think we have a 5 or 6 hitter – unless you consider that most teams could have a guy like Alvarez hitting in one of those spots instead of 4th. We don’t have any power length to our lineup either. That is a pressure for all the guys playing.

    Sometimes I think our guys struggle because their lineup spot demands qualities they either don’t have or aren’t ready for.
    Maybe one of the SS’s will pan out for the top of the order and Hague will be the 5/6 hole guy. Then we’ll be cooking.
    That said, I LOVE tight to the vest low scoring ball. We aren’t coming back tonight, but I like the small ball games.

  136. PigLegs Robinson says:

    You can have them, CD. Give me the Lumber Company of the 70’s ANYDAY! I love slugfests.

  137. Milo Hamilton says:

    Horrible baserunning by McGehee. Stop & make the guy throw the ball to 2nd base. Little League stuff there.

  138. RobertoForever says:

    @CD

    Agree with everything you said. Wouldn’t this lineup look much better with D-Lee in the 4 hole? If I had three minor miracles, I would have wished for D-Lee to accept the $8 million tender (right after world peace and a cure for cancer)

    And I am with you on the low scoring ball. It makes every pitch a little more exciting. A real chess match. I don’t mind a blow-up by the Buccos ;) but I like the good pitching, good defense, and a game where the hitters actually have to pick a pitch to hit, rather than just blast away. Have seen in person a no-hitter pitched against a team I was rooting for in Triple-A. Would love to see a no-hitter pitched BY the team I was rooting for in person. I guess its only a matter of time in Pittsburgh with our young stud arms, right?

    DK: Fixed your Slaten reference, at your request!

  139. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    DK,
    Thanks for the candid response. I had a feeling it would be about the same as sitting in traffic knowing you’re gonna be late for work and there’s nothing you can do about it.

  140. RobertoForever says:

    Another hit for the Hot Rod.

    Hot Rod Barajas has raised his BA 102 points in just 20 days. Looking like a real solid addition to the lineup.

    In May, batting .311, with 4 HR’s and a .922 OPS

  141. RobertoForever says:

    DK,

    Thank you! I know you have better things to do than be the typo correct, but it is much appreciated.

    Now, if only the IT folks could fix that banner at the very top that says “Flyers end Pens brief playoff run”. Any chance you have a Flyers fan in IT and that’s his terrible revenge on us, lol.

  142. CDBrewer says:

    @RF,

    At the risk of offending you and DK (I kid), I have been looking for a piece that stays. DLee was the right idea last year because he was cheap, and frankly, reversion to mean in baseball is the overwhelming norm. The 2nd half was predictable.
    I am still looking at a KMorales or Trumbo. While Adam LaRoche didn’t pan out, he was gonna be here a while – that was the right thought.

    Those great young arms are wonderful potential, but we’ve seen potential flame out. And Pineda is a cautionary tale of young pitching. Surgery changes everything. Who knows if Luebke will ever be what he was early this year.

    As for the no-no…I was lucky enough to be field detail for Humber’s perfecto out here this season. Will never forget it…overwhelmingly lucky that was my assignment that day. I could have been outside the stadium and not seen a pitch just as easily.

  143. RobertoForever says:

    @Milo

    Jeff Brantley agrees with you vehemently that McGehee totally blew that play. But his suggestion was that McGehee drop to the ground and “play dead” to make the fielder come get you. He certainly puts the color in color analyst.

  144. Milo Hamilton says:

    So, what do you all see Resop’s role being in the Indy bullpen ?

  145. PigLegs Robinson says:

    I was at John Candelaria’s no-hitter on August 9th 1976. I remember a guy from L.A. visiting Pittsburgh from the row in front of me bet me a quarter that the Dodgers would win. It was a good time.
    Even still, I think I might have had more fun at the labor-day double header sweep of the Phillies a month later in which they outslugged them. (Any win back then against the hated Phillies was great all by itself).

  146. Milo Hamilton says:

    @Roberto

    Not even mentioned on the Pirates broadcast.

  147. Milo Hamilton says:

    @PigLegs

    I was at the Labor Day DH. I vaguely remember Larry Demery pitching one of those games.

  148. CDBrewer says:

    @PigLegs,

    I am the minority. I know it. The DH was designed to create offense, steroids were, ahem, overlooked to create offense…people like offense.
    It is true in all sports. The NFL and NHL have tried to increase scoring in recent years too.

    I get it, and I really like the 3:30 hour grinder of a 9-7 with deep counts and doubles and triples, stolen bases, and a dinger or 2, now and then. That said, trotting in circles is like slowmo NASCAR. No thanks. I’ll take making productive outs and bunts and smart ball over 5 homers

  149. CDBrewer says:

    But we don’t have to worry about hitting 5 homers anytime soon…sorry, couldn’t resist!

    Let’s hope I have that problem soon.

  150. PigLegs Robinson says:

    CDB : Not to beat a dead horse, but it’s funny you mention Adam LaRoche, because that’s what I call it when the Pirates have a runner in scoring position and the batter walks. I always say of the pitcher, “He Adam LaRoched him”.
    With men in scoring position, LaRoche always seemed to either walk or take a called third strike while waiting for his perfect pitch to hit. Either way, nobody scored (unless the bases were loaded). Sadly, that is how I will always remember him.

  151. RobertoForever says:

    @CD

    WOW – I am supremely jealous. I got to know Humber when he first came to the Triple-A for the Twins after the Santana trade. There was a lot of pressure on him and he struggled the two years he was there. I am glad he threw that no-hitter. No one will ever be able to take that away from him.

    And back to you, CD, that is some awesome duty to have had. Sounds like a real cool day. Any footage of you on TV, to prove to your grandkids you were there, lol.

    @Milo – Yeah, he can take get in line behind Wood, Meek, Morris and Welker.

  152. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    @PigLegs
    “With men in scoring position, LaRoche always seemed to either walk or take a called third strike while waiting for his perfect pitch to hit. Either way, nobody scored (unless the bases were loaded). Sadly, that is how I will always remember him.”
    *************************************************************************************************************

    Thank you for writing that. This is the ONLY way any Pirates fan should remember him.

  153. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Man this game turned into an absolute laugh-er real real real quick. Hope they bring a little more intensity to the game tomorrow.

  154. PigLegs Robinson says:

    Milo: Yeah, Demery pitched a real good game that day. He was looking good back then, I thought he would have a better career than he ended up with. I think he injured his arm and then just spiraled down after that.

  155. RobertoForever says:

    @Milo

    Jeff Brantley also just suggested that Hughes is getting hit hard because he is not pitching hard inside, and the Reds batters have been able to dive out over the plate. Would you read between the lines that “Cowboy” was suggesting he plunk someone, or just throw 5 inches inside and if the batter doesn’t get out of the way, then so be it?

  156. CDBrewer says:

    @RF,

    I snuck a pic of the scoreboard in the 8th, but we were getting REALLY worried somebody was going to do something dumb and run out- so I was focused on that too. The M’s were really aware it was the 21st perfecto, but were also kinda torn on not wanting to do too much to “celebrate”. The head grounds keeper did get a pic of the field detail for archieves. But I don’t have that yet, and he is really busy and kinda scary. lol – actually nice guy, but has unreal responsibility. I’m just not ever gonna ask about that pic…until November.

    Glad to hear Humber was an okay guy. He was pleasant enough with everybody after, but he also was floating. Floyd was the guy on that team that really stuck with me as being genuine and decent.

  157. Reading says:

    Quality inning there Hughes.

    DK: He had 11 2/3 scoreless innings leading to this. Mulligan time?

  158. RobertoForever says:

    Wow, I just hit submit, and Hughes plunked the dude with a breaking ball. (My DVR is still 4 minutes behind) Maybe Hughes and Brantley have a mental telapathy connection.

    @All – this game is running long, and at the risk of missing the greatest Pirates comeback in recent history, I have to be up early and another busy road day. (Just in case, I will DVR the end, lol) Be well all, and Lets win the series tomorrow behind AJ, Bucs.

  159. CDBrewer says:

    @PigLegs,

    Hey, LaRoche was a HUGE disappointment for me too. That was no longing for the good old days. He was flat out crappy.
    BUT, I liked the idea of a guy who was going to be here for several years and be a middle of the lineup guy.

    He was just the wrong guy.
    Now, Nady when he was here…THAT is what we could use now.

  160. JRay3 says:

    Well just chalk this up to not our night…have to agree with you @ Milo – I thought once Slaten arrived that it could spell the end of Resop as he has now given up 8 earned runs in his last 13 innings. Clint has spoken about his desire to carry two lefties in the pen and right now Resop just struggling to get clean innings in.

    Worried about Morton his sinker has lost all sink and his pitches are just up in the zone with very flat movement. A lot of talk about Correai being the odd man out but at this point I am hoping Karstens replaces Charlie in the rotation.

    Another great performance by Rudy Owens at Indy tonight certainly taking a big step forward this year.

  161. Reading says:

    DK, probably due a mulligan, but just thought drilling a guy up around the shoulders was Bush League.

    DK: Take a look at Rod Barajas’ reaction on the replay. No chance it was intentional. Moreover, Hughes has nothing to gain from that in terms of staying in the majors. Just makes him look less stable.

    No way.

  162. JRay3 says:

    Nice 1-2-3 inning thrown by Lincoln, his arm just looks very electric right now. 27 K’s in 26.1 IP with a Whip below 0.90….maybe we don’t need to wait for Karstens.

  163. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    I get the feeling that Lincoln is being groomed to take over the 8th or to close once Hanrahan is traded.

  164. PigLegs Robinson says:

    CD: Agreed, 2008 was the only time in all the Nutting/McClatchy years where I felt like getting behind early by 4 or 5 runs wasn’t going to be a problem. McLouth, Bay, Nady & Doumit were a nice little row of hitters for getting runs.

  165. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    And yes I’m assuming that Hanrahan gets traded unless this team is in contention to win the Division and even still, I could see him getting traded). Just don’t see this ownership ponying up 8+ million for a closer.

  166. Mike C. says:

    blah, a bad day to skip work

    gotta admit I was a fan of Morton and his revamped sinker, but like others have said, it’s getting tough to be patient with him.

  167. JRay3 says:

    Well a big series finale tomorrow night….chance for a series win against division leader, which would be second consecutive against Central foe, chance at a 6-3 home stand, a chance to head into June playing .500. This is where a team needs a shutdown arm for these type of situations, AJ is certainly battle tested so hope he brings it tomorrow.

  168. Reading says:

    DK: Just rewatched the inning. Obviously, I have no idea whether it was intentional or not. When a guy who normally has pretty good control gives up four or five straight hits and three runs, and then plunks a guy in the middle of the batter’s box on his name then my initial impression was that it was not accidental. But what do I know?

    DK: I shouldn’t have implied that I know definitively, either. Of course none of us can.

  169. Reading says:

    Just disgruntled as a fan. Big game tonight and nobody rose to the occasion.

  170. JRay3 says:

    Seems like the wind was let out of the sails early….missed chance in bottom of first with two RISP, than two spots for the Reds in both the 2nd and 4th forcing us to go to the pen early for the first time in awhile and offensively just nothing generated on Bailey from than on.

    Add to that the two hour rain delay and this had blah written all over it.

  171. Baywatch says:

    Just wanted to let y’all know I’ve THOROUGHLY enjoyed reading the discussion tonight!

  172. T. Gunner says:

    Dejan

    Morton choked again, he would have had trouble making the Columbus Jets or the Charleston Charlies back in the day. This is the 4th year they have been fooling with this guy, he’ll never be more than a .500 pitcher at best. When Karstens returns, Morton needs to go somewhere either the bullpen, Indy, or traded for some type of bat. The Central Division is so weak the Bucs could actually have a chance at winning it. But, with the likes of one Charles A. Morton taking the ball every 5th day, it’ll never happen.

 
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