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Final: Diamondbacks 6, Pirates 3

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (63-47) vs. Arizona Diamondbacks (56-55)

Time: 4:05 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. Arizona LHP Joe Saunders

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Josh Harrison, 3B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Michael McKenry, C
  7. Travis Snider, RF
  8. Jordy Mercer, SS
  9. Wandy Rodriguez, LHP


  1. Dejan Kovacevic says:

    Sorry for the confusion. Meaning mine.

  2. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Today’s DOUBLE DOWN THURSDAY OVER / UNDER (always for fun of course)

    LINE #1
    Total Combined Strikeouts + Walks Pitched by Wandy Rodriguez in Today’s Game
    Line is 8.5

    LINE #2
    Total Hits by Michael McKenry in Today’s Game
    Line is 1.5


  3. Bizrow says:

    Dejan’s Lunatics Fantasy Football

    League ID 362238

    Password 1203

    I’ll check and see how many lunatics have signed up, right after I get home and read the sports page of the Trib….

  4. Bizrow says:

    Playoffs, gotta break my losing streak..

    100 nuclear nuggets on the OVAH for Line 1

    Heck, same for line two, 100 OVAH


    Lets put some heat on those Reds……

  5. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


    Gave me time to read your column. Liked it alot.

    I will admit. Its hard to figure you out on some of these……sarcasm or true feelings?

    In regards to the boxing:

    “Maybe the pay-per-view take wasn’t attractive enough?” That’s exactly what I was thinking prior to reading this statement by you. Not enough money in it for the Amercians. Which is too bad.

    Does anybody besides bookies pay any attention to boxing anymore? I think MMA has taken over the Americans.

    DK: Not sure about MMA effect. But boxing dug its own grave by hiding itself from the American public a long time ago.

  6. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Line 1: 100 over

    Line 2: tough one…..100 under

  7. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


    I’ll be in there, but I can’t get to FF stuff at work……..Is it on yahoo as well?

  8. JRay3 says:

    @ Playoffs – Time to take a series from the Snakes today.

    For today’s double down Thursday:

    Line 1: I will take 75 on the UNDER

    Line 2: I will take 75 on the UNDER

    Thanks and Let’s Go Bucs!

  9. “DK: I’m an idiot. Sorry. Fixed now.”


    It actually takes years to be “fixed” from being an idiot, but every journey, no matter how long, begins with a first step.

    Congratulations on taking your first step!

  10. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Gonna gain some ground on you today JRay……

  11. Jandy says:

    I have to confess, I am a UFC fan…just sayin…

  12. radio wave says:

    at playoffs:
    Need to take care of our own business today. Reds at glorified Iowa Cubs tonight. Cubs on a long losing streak.
    I’ll take 75 on the over on line 1.
    I’ll go with 50 on the under on line 2.

  13. crkkid says:

    @ playoffs

    Let me have 100 units on the under for line #1.

    And 50 units on the over for line #2.


  14. manny _sanguine says:


    Line 1 – 50 on the under
    Line 2 – 50 on the under pls


  15. Bizrow says:

    @ Ryan

    Oh shoot, yes it is in Yahoo

    Yahoo League ID 362238

    Password 1203


  16. Bizrow says:

    @Jandy – re I have to confess, I am a UFC fan…just sayin…

    That figures ;-)

  17. Jandy says:

    Biz…hey now, what line of reasoning does that follow? I dislike boxing…but I do like UFC…it’s more “complete” lol
    Get your mind outta the gutter, dude :p

  18. Chico says:


    Line1: 75 on the over

    Line 2: 25 on the over

    Let’s go Bucs!

  19. Boise Bucco says:


    Line 1: 100 on the UNDER
    Line 2: 100 on the OVER

    Lyle Overbay ball here I come

  20. Jandy says:

    LOL Boise!

  21. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


    I think a lot of people do. I really have a hard time getting into it.

    Won’t hold that against you.

  22. Leefoo says:

    Back to back starts for Mercer?

    Is Clint feeling okay?


  23. tdb1977 says:

    Line 1 – 100 on the under
    Line 2 – 100 on the over

  24. tdb1977 says:

    Stay away from my Overbay ball Boise! That’s mine! :D

  25. Jandy says:

    Ryan, thanks (for not holding it against me) lol

    I never saw UFC until hubby got me into watching it. It’s different…for sure.

  26. Jandy says:

    Foo, the wonder of it…Clint must have amnesia…and forgot Jordy played last night.

  27. Bizrow says:

    UFC, is that the fighting that is in a cage of some sort and includes wrestling, kicking as well as punching?

    (I’m being serious here, am not sure quite what it is, if not that)

    IMO, give me floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee anytime

  28. Jandy says:

    Biz, yup, you got it.
    It’s better than boxing…more skill needed, and they stop it if there’s too many hits to the head. That’s one reason I prefer it.

  29. Jandy says:

    OK guys, gotta finish up business so i can get home to watch the game. later!

  30. Boise Bucco says:

    Based off of Usain Bolt’s most recent 100M run, his 40 yard dash time would have been 3.97 seconds. That’s on a track, from starting blocks, running with track cleats. At the combine, I think they still run on a track, but I think they just start at a starting line, and they wear “regular” training shoes.

    Still, 3.97 40 time…Al Davis would have paid infinity dollars for him.

  31. Mlrgenuine says:


    Line #1 – 100 on the UNDER

    Line #2 – 100 on the OVER

    Lets Go Bucs!

  32. Boise Bucco says:

    BAHAHAHA TDB…we’re having a “rebuilding year”…right? ;)

  33. Neil Walker is hitting almost 70 points higher with runners in scoring position versus when guys are not on base. He is our RBI guy.

    If I recall correctly from when he was across the river, Dejan wrote that he does not believe in “Pressure” hitting or “Clutch” hitting, but I sure do.

    Walker’s RBIs have been carrying the Buccos during this dry RBI period for McCutch and this NO RBI period for Pedro.

  34. pants-n-at says:

    @ Playoffs

    Line 1: 50 on the under
    Line 2: 100 on the over

    Go Buccos!

  35. cosmo says:


    i have 100 under on both lines please

  36. casper in a-town says:

    hi bizrow — felt i should come clean. i’m a constant creeper but not a poster. you’ve got a lunatic in austintown, ohio.

  37. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:


    1)…..75 on the over

    2)…..100 on the under

    Go Bucs…………………….

  38. Macchamp74 says:

    Pedro struggling. Would like to see a hot streak like the one he had in June.
    If he did it before, he can do it again!!!

  39. TK says:

    Line 1 – 100 on the under

    Line 2 – 100 on the over

  40. DemonDachshund says:

    @Playoffs –

    Line 1: 100 on the UNDER.
    Line 2: 60 on the OVER.


  41. McG says:


    100 on over for both lines

  42. Chico says:

    Ouch. Wandy’s breaking ball looks flat today. Could be a long day for him.

  43. Stickyweb says:


    If there’s time, give me 100 OVER on line 1 and 100 UNDER on line 2. Thanks.

  44. Stickyweb says:

    Just pulled it up on Gameday. OUCH! Hopefully Wandy settles in like Correia did last night. I don’t understand how people are complaining about 3 ER in 6 innings from him when the defense sucked all night and he hadn’t pitched in 2 weeks.

  45. Reading says:

    The all too familiar two-run deficit.

  46. RobertoForever says:


    I believe I can still get in on the McKenry line since he has not batted yet. I will go 60 on the UNDER. While he hits LHP well, his numbers since lower at home recently. Just a hunch.

    Hope this lineup has 5 or 6 runs in it.

  47. Stickyweb says:


    Yeah, looks like they want to pad their “Comeback Win” stats.

  48. stuart66 says:

    @playoffs,,Too late for me today. Heavy work day before vacation. If I have a good connection from the beach I hope to be more regular.

    Actually glad to see Pedro out of the lineup after last night. Wish he knew something about Jungian Archetypes maybe he could channel Mickey Mantle.

    Luck to all.


  49. Boise Bucco says:

    Wandy’s trying to hit the over in the first 3 innings, he already has 4 K/BB’s.

    Out of his 23 starts this year, he’s only gone over 8 K/BB’s 3 times. I looked it up and everything.

  50. Boise Bucco says:

    Why does ESPN Gamecast say that PRNW bunted foul? Doesn’t it know that it’s the second inning and that it’s Pine-Richland’s Neil Walker and he’s on a TEAR?

  51. Jandy says:

    Do it Fort!

  52. Jandy says:


  53. Boise Bucco says:


  54. pants-n-at says:

    The Fort comes thru again!

  55. Jandy says:

    Roberto, Fort is proving you wrong

  56. Jandy says:

    Groat, well said @ #33

  57. JRay3 says:

    Fort gets it done….now what about Mercer?

  58. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    What is it with these starters and giving up early run leads?

    I guess in the scheme of things, it doesn’t matter and I’d rather have them early than late.

  59. Stickyweb says:

    Jordy time with a couple of Bucs on the pond.

  60. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    C’mon Jordy!!

  61. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Nice AB Mercer……….

  62. cosmo says:

    sac fly by the invisible man ties it up.

  63. Boise Bucco says:

    C’mon Jordy don’t make everybody wish BARRRMMMMEESSSS was playing

  64. JRay3 says:

    Nicely done Jody get the ball in the OF to get sac fly!

  65. Chico says:

    No way we get those two runs with Barajas and Barmes in there.

  66. Jandy says:

    Wow, Wandy got lucky on that one lol

  67. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Wandy’s almost halfway to the line for the day.

    5ks, 4 walks when its all said and done

  68. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Not watching, but like how Jordy got the job done there……get that runner home.

  69. cosmo says:

    why did fort stop running

  70. Jandy says:

    Chico, you can say that again!

  71. Stickyweb says:

    Groat #33

    Agreed. I don’t think the hitting with RISP is a big deal for a short period, even half a season is usually less than 100 ABs. But if it’s over a few years, how can they say there’s nothing to that?

  72. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    That was a nice break……..

  73. Jandy says:


  74. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Marte looks like one of the Upton brothers……..I can live with that.

  75. JRay3 says:

    Marte with RBI single throughout right side…he his doing a very nice job of erasing any doubts if he could contribute during a pennant race.

  76. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


  77. Boise Bucco says:


  78. Stickyweb says:

    And Marte joins the partay!

  79. cosmo says:

    need Jay Hay to run into one here and put up a big crooked number

  80. pants-n-at says:

    2 out hit. way to go marte

  81. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


    And contribute he has……..big bat, arm, and glove right now.

  82. Jandy says:

    Nice…take the lead back.

  83. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    What? JHay struck out? I’m in shock……………..nope, not a fan.

    I think Pedro against a LHP gives the Buccos a better chance than JHay playing in his spot. I know Pedro’s struggling on all aspects, but it doesn’t take long for him to turn that page.

  84. Boise Bucco says:

    Ah crap…still a pretty good inning.

    Alright Wandy, 1-2-3…groundout, groundout, pop-up to Jordy.

  85. TDB1977 says:

    Glad the FO didn’t send Marte for a trade. He has sure provided a lift to the offense and has stabilized the left field position. Snider has been another nice pickup. The outfield looks like a major league outfield now. Can use Presley and Tabata as bench players and give the three starters a breather every now and then. I still think the jury is out on Sanchez. Glad to see they just keep battling, day in and day out.

  86. Jandy says:

    Walker continues to amaze.

  87. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


    Gabby has a decent track record over the last couple of years but has struggled this year. I’ve liked him for the Pirates since he came up with the Marlins.

    Could work out well for the Buccos.

  88. Boise Bucco says:

    All it says on Gamecast is “lined out to second”…I’m guessing it was a pretty good play?

  89. Jandy says:

    Yeah! Dropped it!

  90. Jandy says:

    Gabby does it again

  91. Jay G -Jacksonville FL via New Castle says:

    Come on Walker, cash in………………

  92. pants-n-at says:

    put it to them!! let”s go guys

  93. JRay3 says:

    How about Gaby Sanchezwith his second hit of game and he now is hitting .333 with the Bucs and already has three multiple-hit games

  94. Stickyweb says:

    C’mon Fort…make me lose my fake under bet on you right here.

  95. Stickyweb says:

    It’s nice to see Snider & Sanchez getting hits right from the start with the Bucs, but how about a little power guys?

  96. Jandy says:

    Nice play! Got the out we wanted

  97. Jandy says:

    Nice support for Wandy

  98. JRay3 says:

    Wandy wiggles out of it….at 65 pitches through four. Time to add on here.

  99. Boise Bucco says:

    Wandy’s baserunners LOB-to-runs ratio right now is 5/2

  100. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Seems like a decent AB for Jordy………….Nice to work the starters pitch count in the middle innings.

  101. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    I wish Gamecast was a little more accurate with their pitch locations.

  102. Bizrow says:

    Wandy had a decent 5th

    Lets get some runs, Diamondbacks seem to be a beaten team right now

  103. Jandy says:

    Nice play by Jordy!

  104. Jandy says:

    Woah…Jordy with another one!

  105. JRay3 says:

    Wow I get the feeling Wandy and Johnson were not the best of friends in Houston.

    What a basket catch by Mercer bails out Marte who did not see it.

  106. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Well, Wandy’s pitching well, but it looks like the under is going to win this one…….he’s at almost 90 pitches and is stuck at 4. 2 walks and 2 k’s.

  107. Jandy says:

    and just like that :(

  108. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


  109. Jandy says:

    Gotta go get the dog out. I’ll check back later on. C’mon Bucs, let’s do it!

  110. Reading says:


  111. Bizrow says:


    Still early though, relatively speaking.

    DK: Newcomer checking in for you up there, Biz.

  112. Bizrow says:

    Thanks Dejan

  113. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:

    Hoping Saunders comes back out….I think the Pirates will get after him this inning.

  114. Bizrow says:

    Welcome Casper, that makes us 222 confirmed locations.

    We might be in trouble here

  115. Ryan (Nor-Cal Stlrfanrc) says:


  116. TDB1977 says:

    BP is really starting show signs of having trouble.

  117. Jay says:

    Pirates minor league pitcher Zachary Dodson has been suspended by Major League Baseball for 50 games for substance abuse.

  118. JMB says:

    Marte Partay!

  119. radio wave says:

    Who’s faster, marte or amac?

  120. RobertoForever says:


    Just checking back in. You confused me @ #56.

    Why would McKenry be proving me wrong?

  121. RobertoForever says:

    Jeff Locke with a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 8th. Also got the 3rd out in the 7th, stranding 1 runner.

    Nice debut.

  122. Arriba Wilver says:

    Nice to see Locke have a good MLB 2012 debut, because he was horrible last year.

  123. Arriba Wilver says:

    Also nice to see Gaby have a nice day. Can’t wait to hear the in person review from TC.

  124. RobertoForever says:


    Maybe he is the new Brad Lincoln

  125. JRay3 says:

    Nice to see Locke with a nice 2012 debut…he was very impressive in AAA ball this year…Gaby with a 3 hit game….as of now we are getting more early returns from Snider and Sanchez than what Wandy has turned in.

    Really could use the Cubs snapping their eight game losing streak tonight.

  126. RobertoForever says:

    Locke with another 1-2-3 inning in the top of the 9th.

    Pirates still down 6-3, with the Pitcher’s spot, Mercer and Jones coming up in the bottom of the 9th.

  127. JMB says:

    Well, 1-2 so far in the final 54 games.

    28-26 still= 90-72.

  128. Arriba Wilver says:

    What a Putz.

  129. Karen22 says:

    Ah, well…AZ has a pretty potent lineup, so I’m not all in a tizzy because we split this series. I am LOVING Starling Marte, and am impressed thus far with Sanchez and Snider. A little nervous suddenly about the bullpen, although Jeff Locke appears ready to contribute (I’ll keep him up here before I’d recall Jogata, thank you very much)! Wandy did OK—just no bats today. We DO need to take it to the Padres, though. It’s August. I can’t believe we’re IN this thing! YEAH!!

  130. Wandy actually doesn’t look like a lock to be an upgrade from Kevin. Hope the Neal-a-Tronic automated MLB talent evaluating algorithm hasn’t come up short again.

  131. Bill Born says:

    Something special is happening in Indianapolis – Going into the 9th-

  132. Stennettorian says:

    I have to say, as surprising–and fun–as the Bucs are this year, this central division is outrageous. Going by straight winning percentage, St. Louis would be in first or second place in any other division except for the National League East. Did someone put steriods in the Ohio River???

  133. Thundercrack says:

    AW (#125) here is your review:
    I actually thought it was a good game. Wandy wasn’t great, but I don’t think he was terrible either. He did throw inside which I liked. That may have caused their guy to buzz Cutch.
    We lacked that key hit that would have brought extra runs home when we had guys on base.

    I like Jordy Mercer, but in the field he makes me miss Barmes.
    Marte may be faster than Cutch from home to third.
    Gabby had a nice game at the plate, but I have still yet to see him blister a ball.
    I thought Locke really good…and yes, much better than last year.

    And yes I know we were short a position player, but I am still not thrilled with Clint having Barmes pitch hit. I would have still gone with Pedro. [ someone please alert Foo that I have criticized Hurdle! ]

    I saw two of these games against Arizona and Justin Upton did not impress me in right field.

  134. Arriba Wilver says:

    Thanks, TC. Nice summary. How’d you like the T?

  135. The Gunner says:

    @ Ryan – 85

    You are right that Pedro had to be in there no matter what. He is due to break out of his latest funk.

    @ Karen22 – 131

    Love your rendition of Tabata’s name; Jogata is great and the shoe fits. I hope Scabata never comes back up here but, I suspect he will be back soon.

    So what is Stinkcinnati doing tonight?

  136. LuckyNKentucky says:

    Justin Wilson threw a rain-shortened, 8-inning no-hitter for Indy. Earlier, they said he was going to the pen. Maybe Locke’s callup gave him another start and he made the most of it.

  137. Thundercrack says:

    I really liked the T ride. They did a nice job with the whole thing. And my wife could not believe the ride was free. “No wonder the Port Authority is always broke” was close to what her direct quote was.

  138. The Gunner says:

    @ TC – 139

    The Port Authority is pretty screwed up. A lot of the time, they don’t even collect the fares, no wonder these idiots are always crying poor.

    It is a shame the Bucs were not able to take advantage of Stinkcinnati’s loss yesterday. Let’s hope the Bucs can beat up on the Padres as the Reds continue to cool off. We really need a good outing from JMac. And, Pedro & Garrett better damn well be in that lineup!!!

  139. Drew71 says:

    Thunder. I find it safer not to quote my wife.

    She just denies she said it.

    So I find it better to just make s*** up.

  140. Jandy says:

    No new thread from the Boss. Maybe his wife beat him up? ;)

  141. Drew71 says:

    No. He probably just quoted her.

  142. Drew71 says:


    I think I’m onto something.

    Put all that together.

    Thunder = Dejan.

  143. Drew71 says:

    (Thunder just turned over in his vampire crypt.)

  144. Jandy says:

    Drew’s on a roll already and it’s not even 8am….good job!

  145. Drew71 says:

    Freaking Florida Mosquitos.

    Something just bit my neck.

  146. Thundercrack says:

    Yes, you should have heard my wife’s quote when I told her the wasn’t a new thread on the blog this morning. I think it included ‘get a life’. I couldn’t hear her too well because I’m down in the basement….like all other bloggers and misfits who post on blogs.
    Good think I didn’t call my wife a ‘cherry picker’.

    Jandy, don’t encourage Drew. But if you must, you have to include one of these: :-)

  147. Drew71 says:

    I’m hoping it was Jandy.

  148. Drew71 says:

    And see? He IS a bloodsucker.

  149. JAL says:

    No new thread so morning links for the old one

    JAL’s Rocky Mountain Way Morning Links


    1- MLB Transactions

    2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates

    3 Go Buccos- Pirate News (from external sources)


    4—Pirates Prospects

    Pirates Notebook: Locke Shines in 2012 Debut, But His Role is Undecided

    State College Player Reports 8/8/12: Creasy, Harlan, Crumlich

    Prospect Watch: Wilson Throws a No Hitter, Polanco and Hanson Injured

    Justin Wilson Throws an Eight Inning No-Hitter

    First Pitch: Jordy Mercer Needs More Playing Time

    5 Bucs Dugout

    Jason Kubel’s 2 Homers Lead Diamondbacks Past Pirates, 6-3

    6 Rumbunter

    Pittsburgh Pirates Ray Searage Talks Kevin Correia, Jason Grilli, James McDonald, A.J. Burnett

    7 McEffect

    The Alex Presley Card Drawing Dead

    Wednesday 8/9 Minor League Roundup

    8 The Green Weenie

    D-Back Blasts Blow Away Bucs 6-3

    9 Raise the Jolly Roger

    A Sour Split

    10 WHY GAVS

    You Are Here X

  150. JAL says:

    NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

    11 CBS Sports

    Pirates-Padres game Preview

    12 The Kittanning Paper

    BUFFONE: Is Burnett a Cy Young Candidate?

    13 Chicago Tribune

    Pirates Report,0,726588.story

    14 KDKA

    Rounding The Bases With Pirates SS Jordy Mercer

    15 St. Louis Post Dispatch

    Bernie Bytes: Wainwright to the rescue

    16 Arizona Republic

    Jason Kubel homers twice, Arizona Diamondbacks defeat Pittsburgh Pirates

    17 Charlotte Post

    Major League stamps of approval


    18 PBC Site

    Homers spoil things in Wandy’s home debut

    Notebook: Despite success in day games, Alvarez out

    19 Baseball Prospectus

    What You Need to Know

    20 Fangraphs

    Orioles Rush Machado. Good For Them.

  151. JAL says:

    Steelers Blogs

    21 Behind the Steel Curtain

    Memories of Willie Parker in the Preseason Make These Games Worth Watching

    Five Possible Breakout Steelers Players for the 2012 Season

    22 Steelers Depot

    -Bettis Thinks Wallace Is Playing Hardball With The Wrong Team

    23 Steelers Gab

    Report Says Steelers Won’t Consider Moving Wallace This Year

    24 Nice Pick Cower

    Thrown Under ‘The Bus’: Bettis Says Steelers Wallace Doesn’t Understand

    Pitt Blogs

    25 Pitt Blather

    Looking at the Defensive Challenges

    26 Cardiac Hill

    Sports Illustrated Calls Pitt A “BCS Sleeper”

    WVU Blogs

    27 Metro News

    WVU Basketball Schedule Released

    28 WV Illustrated

    Numbers Show WVU Progress in Summer Workouts


    29 Sky Sports

    Transfer Clockwatch

    30 Daily Telegraph

    England leave out John Terry for Italy friendly

    31 World Soccer Daily

    10 Ten stories you need to read, August 9th, 2012


    32 Pensburgh

    Season in Review: Steve MacIntyre

  152. JAL says:

    For Colorado. Rocky Mountain way, Joe Walsh, 1973. Joe Walsh first gained notice as a member of the James Gang. Rocky Mountain Way was a top 40 hit recorded with his group Barnstorm. He then became a member of the Eagles. Walsh continues to perform and has been an actor in several films and TV shows.

  153. Drew71 says:

    Dejan. I think it IS time for another thread.

    I think I ruined this one.

  154. Jandy says:

    LOL, no way YOU ruin a thread. How’s your neck?? ;) ;) ;)

  155. Jandy says:

    TC was 3 of these ;) enough?

  156. Drew71 says:

    This is getting creepy.

  157. Jandy says:

    LOL feels like a ghost blog…

  158. Jandy says:

    either of you guys tweet? Get on Dejan … jeeez lol

  159. Drew71 says:

    Crap Jandy. SI?

    That’s worse than Jerry Meals.

  160. Jandy says:

    Crap Jandy? man oh man, now I’m gettin beat on :p

  161. Jandy says:

    Justin, thanks for the link…it was a good read.

  162. Karen22 says:

    The decathlon must have taken it all out of DK. YOOHOO! We’re awake…are YOU??

    Oh—@ The Gunner (#137): I’d love to take credit for “Jogata,” but I stole that from someone else…don’t recall who, though.

  163. JAL says:

    wrong song link

    Correct one

  164. Jandy says:

    JAL, you and DK are definitely not having a good morning lol

    karen, I saw that too, but don’t remember who posted it. It’s a good word for Tabata lol

  165. JAL says:


    Being on the road will eventually get you

  166. LuckyNKentucky says:

    24/7 has an interesting column this morning. Seems like it may stir up some trouble if anyone reads it. Oh well, no worries on that.

  167. NMR says:

    Keep it down in here, Jandy. EYE’m trying to concentrate. :)

    Hey Lucky, think Wilson grabbing some ‘pen duty means we’ll see him in Picksburgh when rosters expand? Seems odd timing for a long term change.

  168. NMR says:

    Hahaha, Lucky, last line might’ve won the blog for the day already.

  169. Jandy says:

    NMR, oh sorry, my bad ;)

  170. JMB says:


    Thanks for the heads up.

    I know this mostly just confirmation bias on my part, but I think RB’s article is pretty interesting.

    “There’s a feeling among some of the holdover Pirates players that, with a postseason berth within reach this season, management did not step up and get them some help for the here and now.”

  171. Jandy says:

    Lucky is definitely up and at ‘em this morning :)

  172. NMR says:

    Thank God Dejan is at the Trib.

    24/7’s act is getting awfully stale. AJ Burnett was a “sexy” trade? Was Rob in Pittsburgh when that trade happened?

    Someone needs to remind Rob that he’s a beat writer. I don’t want to hear his opinion. I want him to do his job. Reporting facts.

  173. LuckyNKentucky says:


    I think that was the original plan with Wilson, but they called up Locke first. That 8-inning no-hitter with only 1 walk may change their minds. Another lefty arm wouldn’t hurt in the pen, although Hughes is having some problems and he’s a righty. Whatever shakes out, it should be interesting down the stretch. Something we haven’t said in nearly 2 decades of BB.

  174. NMR says:

    This has me questioning the Correia situation. Seems like Rob is a bit loose with the assumptions.

    Don’t you think Dejan would have a pulse on the locker room? Don’t you think he would’ve heard the rumblings?

    Of course the players want a big, splashy aquisition. Who wouldn’t?

    Hardly grounds for entire column based on nothing but speculation.

  175. Thundercrack says:

    I too had many problems with RB’s column today.

    “There’s a feeling among some of the holdover Pirates players that, with a postseason berth within reach this season, management did not step up and get them some help for the here and now.”

    Do they feel Wandy is chopped liver?
    I wonder how those holdovers feel now that they have seen Marte play?
    Did they want us to trade Taillon and Cole? Who is going to start games in two years when Wandy and AJ could very well be gone from the team? How would they have felt if they had traded Walker or Hanrahan?

    I’m with Clint on this one. You are players – concentrate on playing the games.

  176. Thundercrack says:

    And another thing. Those holdover players obviously don’t follow DK on sulia or twitter. Or they would have learned how outrageous the demands were for Victorino and Pence.

  177. LuckyNKentucky says:

    My thoughts exactly on Correia, NMR. Seems like someone poking a hornet’s nest is all. DK will have his back, which is understandable, but that act is getting stale. Do your job and quit causing trouble where it aint.

  178. Jandy says:

    I still say 24/7 should be fired and his job given to Karen Price.
    But Roberto doesn’t want him in the FO…so who else would take him????

  179. LuckyNKentucky says:

    You can get him a job at your flooring company, Jandy, or he could work for your hubby. Then you wouldn’t have to pull trannys and engines, etc.

  180. tdb1977 says:

    I think someone is just having to much fun enjoying the last few days in London, that he figured the inmates would be fine for a day without a new column today. Enjoy those sites and sounds of the Olympics Dejan.

  181. Jandy says:

    LOL Lucky, you’re on a roll something like the ones Drew and Milo goes on.
    Trust me, 24/7 would hate me in less than 5 minutes after meeting me. And Hubby doesn’t suffer fools, he has no patience.
    I’d much rather pull engines and trannys than put up with that crap.

  182. Arriba Wilver says:

    Uhhh, maybe the “puppets” read DK’s Reporter’s Decathlon column, part 2? Anybody see Dead Silence? (I think I watch too many horror films)

  183. Jandy says:

    Oh come on, someone Tweet our Boss and let him know we’re on to him…he and his better half obviously spent the night…well…nevermind…

  184. LuckyNKentucky says:

    He’s probably showing Dali off to all his Serbian friends over there. (That’s not an ethnic slur, he said it himself earlier in his column). Well he should, too. He has an early tweet, so he’s hard at it.

  185. Karen22 says:

    Wheeeeeeee! The inmates have taken over the asylum today! No one guarding the cells…Raise the Jolly Roger, mateys!!

  186. JohninOshkosh says:

    I hope Dejan didn’t forget to look right (you know how he is a proud jaywalker) and minded the gap. Not like him to forget a morning thread.

  187. Jandy says:

    Aye mates, the Boss has the new thread up!

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