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Final: Pirates 4, Cubs 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (28-18) vs. Chicago Cubs (18-27)

Starters: RHP Jeanmar Gomez vs. RHP Edwin Jackson

Time: 12:35 p.m.

Site: PNC Park

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup …

  1. Starling Marte, CF
  2. Travis Snider, LF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Garrett Jones, 1B
  5. Neil Walker, 2B
  6. Michael McKenry, C
  7. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Gomez, RHP

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Rob Biertempfel is covering.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and, recently, his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.

Comments

  1. Dom says:

    Let’s break out the broomsticks!

  2. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    TWO-LINE THURSDAY

    Max “wager” is 100 units on any single line.
    All “wagers” must be in multiples of 5 units.
    Play as few or as many lines as you’d like.
    As always, this is for fun and entertainment purposes.

    Line #1
    Total PITCHERS USED by the Pirates in today’s game
    Line is 4.5

    Line #2
    Total HOME RUNS HIT by the Pirates in today’s game
    Line is 1.5

    Good Luck!!

  3. theplanisworking says:

    Mr Playoffs…….

    I will take 100 Hoka Hippos on the UNDER for line 1.

    Thanks!

  4. Frankie says:

    Please give a 100 on the over on both

  5. Dom says:

    Line 1: 100 Under

    Line 2: 100 Over

  6. Jason81 says:

    Playoffs,

    100 on the UNDER for Line 1

    100 on the OVER for line 2

    Thanks!

  7. stickyweb says:

    Playoffs,
    UNDER for 100 units on both lines. Thanks.

  8. cmat0829 says:

    Hmmm…good lines as always… let’s go 100 EACH.. UNDER on line 1 and OVER on line 2.

    I think with Melancon probably unavailable and Grilli possibly unavailable, we will see multiple innings out of someone like Wilson or Morris…. if Gomez can go 5+, then I can see Mazarro or Morris bridge to the 8th, Wilson gets the 8th and Watson for the save if needed. But that’s reading way too much into this!!..

  9. JRay3 says:

    Good morning from Vegas, the trade show capital it feels like. Good day for sweep. Not much time but want to sneak in here.

    Line 1 – 25 on the OVER

    Line 2 – 75 on the UNDER

    Thanks and Let’s Go Bucs.

  10. Bizrow says:

    Thanks Playoffs

    100 on Under for line 1
    100 on Over for line 2

  11. Naje says:

    Biz… I know your tag line in recent years has been hope but expect… just wondering if you’re at the point with this year’s team that you’re approaching more/most/every game expecting them to win…?

  12. JD says:

    100 under line 1.
    100 over line 2.

    Thanks. Go Bucs!

  13. stickyweb says:

    Does anyone else have a bad feeling that Jeanmar is overdue for a bad outing? Or is it just me? I love what he’s done so far, but the PBC is cruising along and this seems like a perfect spot where we’d expect the sweep, but things don’t go our way. Hope I’m wrong!!!

  14. theplanisworking says:

    Its the Cubs……… we’re good.

  15. Bizrow says:

    Lets say cautiously optimistic for now.

    A long way to go and I am worried about them burning the end of the bullpen out. Was a bit surprised they used Melacon to close yesterday.

    He and Grilli have, IMO, made the difference so far

  16. blazer says:

    I’ll take 100 each on the unders for both lines today.

  17. Have you ever been accused of being a worry wart?

    :D

  18. Naje says:

    Yeah, the bullpen would be a spot where I’d look to add an arm or two, but the way they’ve handled Hughes, Morris, Black, etc, has been encouraging. They’re looking to use not only the 7 guys in the ‘pen with the big league club, but also three or four guys from the minors to help.

    As for Grilli yesterday, no way he was going to pitch after that 34 pitch 9th on Tuesday… a little surprised to see Melancon there, but not much. He’s probably got the day off today. Would love to see a Morris or Wilson or Contreras finish off a three or four run lead (or more) in the 9th today…

  19. JHadar says:

    Ever since 1957 I have always expected them to win every game — sometimes those expectations were disappointed in the first few innings — but game by game, baseball being baseball, there’s always been a chance.

  20. I’d take Wilson out of that triumvirate. He’s been tough when he has his control.

    The other 2 would be OK, too.

  21. tdb1977 says:

    I’ll take the over on line 1 and the under on line 2. Hopefully they will get this game in – but its pouring at my office in Corapolis. Sky just opened up.

  22. JHadar says:

    Lately I’ve been more worried when AJ starts — not because of his pitching ability — but because we can’t score for him.

  23. JHadar says:

    I still expect them to win, though.

  24. stickyweb says:

    I’m usually rather optimistic, but sometimes just get those gut feelings. And with my gut, it’s surprising I don’t get them more often :-o. Gomez has been so good, I figure he’s due for an outing more like what we expected when we thought NH was crazy for signing him. Again, hope I’m wrong and we get 6 strong innings from him and 3 from Vinnie Maz to close out a rout.

  25. Tom P. says:

    My guess yesterday was that Melancon would close. After the day off yesterday (i.e. not pitching), my guess is that Grilli is available to close in a one run game. Two run lead or more and someone else other than Grilli or Melancon gets a chance to close. I’m probably over-thinking it, but we will see.

  26. Joey Mellons says:

    50 and under on both lines. Thanks.

  27. Jandy says:

    tdb you didn’t tell Playoffs how many units on each…

  28. radio wave says:

    At playoffs: just under the wire with this. I will take 50 for the under on the first line. I will take 50 on the over for the second line. Thank you

  29. Ermine says:

    100 under

  30. Naje says:

    Nah, not over-thinking it at all… sounds just about right. The coaching staff and bullpen go through these scenarios every day… and barring anything crazy happening, each guy in the pen knows his role for that day: long man/swing man, 7th inning, 8th inning, closer… think you just about nailed today’s scenarios, tom.

  31. Ermine says:

    on both

  32. Ermine says:

    how do you add an icon?

  33. JaxBuc says:

    Please sir, may have have 50 Jenny Jenny’s on the UNDER for line 1,
    and 100 on the OVER for line 2?

    We’re breakin’ out the lumber today! Daydro, The Legend, and Cutch or McKenry are all leaving the yard today!

  34. JHadar says:

    Go to Gravatar dot com and follow the instructions.

  35. JHadar says:

    Prairie answer on previous thread

  36. Ermine says:

    It’s for sale lol

  37. Ermine says:

    helps if I spell it correctly..by bad :/

  38. JHadar says:

    I think a couple three bullpen spots get filled when Morton, Karstens, and maybe Cole come up with long relievers either from the guys coming up or with Gomez and Locke.

    Having some guys who can handle longer stints takes pressure off the set-up guys.

    However it works out, I feel safe in predicting lots of shuffling ahead.

  39. Jandy says:

    saw it thanks…. :)

  40. Jandy says:

    100 on the under line 1 and 100 on the over line 2
    Thanks Playoffs :)

  41. Jandy says:

    Wanted to say, we have all the same birds that you do…and being by a creek, we have a crane that comes fishing now and then as well.

  42. theplanisworking says:

    Any pink flamingos?? ;)

  43. I’ll agree with your last sentence for sure.

    :-o

  44. Ermine says:

    1-0 early..I’ll take it

  45. Jandy says:

    sorry, no flamingos, pink or otherwise ;)

  46. theplanisworking says:

    I have flamingos here near the pond.

    1 pink, 3 white.

  47. Ermine says:

    make that 2-0 :)

  48. Jandy says:

    Wow, these guys are jumping on it in the first…

  49. Jandy says:

    plastic???

  50. stickyweb says:

    Now if Daydro shows up, the rout is on.

  51. theplanisworking says:

    Well, out for exciting stuff.

    Fitting we are playing the Cubs……………. Buc spelled backward is Cub.

    Go BUCS!

    Sweep em!!

    Hippo out.

  52. theplanisworking says:

    You’re paying attention! ;)

  53. Jandy says:

    behind in the count already

  54. Jandy says:

    see you later alligator…errrr..Hippo ;)

  55. theplanisworking says:

    We eat gators for lunch!

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, lunch!

    Later, oh Holy One!

  56. Dom says:

    Nearly 30 pitches thrown by Jackson.

  57. Jandy says:

    Oh Booo!

  58. Baywatch says:

    Boy, Alvarez can mash on occasion but he still doesn’t get an A for Approach yet, does he? Got Jackson on the ropes and he swings at the first two balls in the dirt he sees!

  59. tdb1977 says:

    And only 9 needed for Gomez in the first.

  60. Ermine says:

    He can be maddening

  61. stickyweb says:

    Looks like my gut was wrong. We have Liriano, Jr. on the mound today. 21 pitches to get through the first 2 innings. I love it

  62. stickyweb says:

    oops 19 pitches, even better

  63. Ermine says:

    If he keeps this up,how do you remove him from the rotation?

  64. tdb1977 says:

    You dont. You leave the rotation as is and you have arms ready for when and if things start to fall apart.

  65. Milo Hamilton says:

    I happened to hear Hurdle’s radio show today & he made it sound like a done deal that Morton will take Jeanmar’s spot after 2 more rehab starts.

  66. JHadar says:

    I don’t think you can Keep Karstens and Morton in Indianapolis without risking losing them to waivers.

  67. Ermine says:

    Did he give a reason? Not going deep enough into games maybe?

  68. florida steeler says:

    Can anyone get Steve Blass and Gregg Brown to quit babbling?? They are so annoying.

  69. florida steeler says:

    And, what the hell is a trip, trip, triple?? Brown thinks he is the new version of Chris Berman???

  70. Jandy says:

    And Snider comes thru with a triple :)

  71. Jandy says:

    duct tape ;)

  72. Ermine says:

    Snider is starting to look comfortable. That was a shot. Cutch making it 4-0. Gotta love this.

  73. JHadar says:

    A couple of crooked numbers on the board, could be a fun afternoon.

  74. Milo Hamilton says:

    Lunchbox. :)

  75. florida steeler says:

    ha-ha–good one!!!!

  76. 21sthebest says:

    And Morton should replace him. Of Jeanmar’s 4 starts, he didn’t pitch well against Milwaukee and the Astros and his other two starts which were good were against the Mets and Mariners. As a reliever I think he was pretty good. Small sample sizes though.

  77. Jandy says:

    Cutch brings in Snider,nice…

  78. Jandy says:

    yeah, what was I thinking, calling him Snider? ;X silly Mother Theresa!

  79. Bizrow says:

    The lunchbox bus is filling quickly ;-)

  80. Jandy says:

    crooked is good!

  81. Jandy says:

    waittaminnit! I wasn’t piling on Lunchbox, not even last season. I was accused of liking him for his pretty face….so, I’m driving the bus!!!!

  82. Milo Hamilton says:

    He said Charlie is a starter & only a starter & they would look for Jeanmar’s “next opportunity”. I didn’t read into his comments that Gomez would be sent down. Just back to the bullpen.

  83. Bizrow says:

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  84. stickyweb says:

    Pirates Prospects said the same thing about Morton automatically going into the rotation, and I thought that was strange. Seriously, if Jeanmar has a 2.50 ERA after 7 starts, and he’s built himself up to 6 or 7 innings an outing, no way you can take him out. I can’t believe I just typed that sentence.

  85. Bizrow says:

    Fine with me, I’ll sit in the back and down a cold one or two

  86. JHadar says:

    Agree . . . it’s standard baseball thinking, the vet vs the new guy. Still what to do with a No. 5 starter with a 2.60 (End of 2nd Inning) ERA is a nice problem to have.

    I hope Gomez has made the team and will continue in long relief though.

  87. Ermine says:

    Gomez shuts them down again..In what 32 pitches. Who would have guessed, back in April.

  88. Jandy says:

    Heck, drink one for me too ;)

  89. Baywatch says:

    I was a Braves fan really up until we moved to Bedford from the South in ’96. The Braves had a guy that hit in the 2 hole, back in the mid ’80s that Snider reminds me of, Ken Oberkfell. But Snider has much more pop than Oberkfell.

  90. JHadar says:

    Starting Pitchers ERA

    Burnett 2.57
    Locke 2.73
    Rodriguez 3.40
    Liriano 1.00
    Gomez 2.55*

    In game third inning.

    Impressive.

    And not only do we have to find places for Morton and Karstens, but can McDonald even make the team, let alone the rotation when he’s healthy again?

  91. stickyweb says:

    True enough, though I’d quibble the MIL start wasn’t bad. The D elevated his pitch count so he only went 4 innings, but also only gave up 2 ERs. But to take it a step further, Charlie was bad in 4 of his last 6 outings. Oh, and they were a year ago. This isn’t Nolan Ryan we’re talking about. His career ERA is north of 5.00 He had one decent year (3.83 ERA) and the rest is pretty bad.

    Plus, how to put this, he’s a little delicate mentally. Why mess up a good thing for something so unreliable. Frankly, I’d rather see Karstens inthe rotation than Charlie, but for Chrissake, leave Gomez in there until he gives you a reason to take him out.

  92. Ermine says:

    JMac has to at least be concerned that he might be out of a job. Does he have any options left?

  93. Thundercrack says:

    Gomez with half the pitches thrown than Jackson.

    (I was never into the hype about Jackson)

  94. Bizrow says:

    Didn’t Obie have a short stint with the PBC?

  95. stickyweb says:

    Time to see if Gomez can do the Liriano/Houdini act from last night. 1st and 3rd, nobody out, heart of the order up

  96. stickyweb says:

    I was going to ask the same thing about Morton’s options.

  97. Bizrow says:

    No, he is out of options

  98. Ermine says:

    Can’t give any team four outs..I hope it doesn’t come back to haunt.

  99. Bizrow says:

    Both are out of options

  100. Milo Hamilton says:

    Two games in a row we don’t get an out because the 1st baseman doesn’t stay put.

  101. Frankie says:

    I think it will rain

  102. Bizrow says:

    Crap, game delayed, there might go the under for number of pitchers for the PBC

  103. stickyweb says:

    Good call Biz. End of 1988, beginning of ’89. 34 total games. And wow, he had no power at all. Most home runs was 5, and that was only once. He got a ton of ABs too, wasn’t a part timer by any stretch. That wouldn’t cut it at a corner IF spot now.

  104. Kevin says:

    go Pirates!

  105. Bizrow says:

    From Feb 15th, MLBTrade Rumors lists the following as out of options

    Jeanmar Gomez, Chris Leroux, James McDonald, Mark Melancon, Charlie Morton, Garrett Jones, Travis Snider, Jose Tabata

  106. Baywatch says:

    Fellas, I just watched my traditional Rick Dempsey rain delay slide on the early ’80s tarp in Baltimore. Now on to that LONG DELAY nap!

  107. JHadar says:

    How long is the rain out there supposed to last. Sunny and 65 on the prairie.

  108. Baywatch says:

    Oberkfell was a second baseman, I was thinking. Or did he play third? Yep, my bad. And the guy played 7 years at third for the Cardinals? That power-hitting corner infielder thing must’ve been viewed as a fallacy back then!

  109. Dom says:

    I guess Gomez is done. Who do you all think they’ll bring in to pitch.

  110. Bizrow says:

    Melacon and Grilli??

    Don’t know if they have anyone else ;-)

  111. NMR says:

    Mazzaro hasn’t pitched in five days.

  112. NMR says:

    And finish it off with Brian Morris, who also hasn’t pitched in five days.

    Assuming we’re into the Cubs bullpen, it shouldn’t take the ’27 Yanks to pad this 3-run lead over the next six innings.

  113. Bizrow says:

    Any word on when the game might resume? Its been dry in Shippingport for about an hour

  114. NMR says:

    Only spitting downtown. Still looks ugly, though.

  115. Milo Hamilton says:

    Rob King’s Rain Delay Theater.

  116. Milo Hamilton says:

    The problem with all this is that the umpires have a plane to catch and they don’t care what the score is.

  117. Dom says:

    Steelers signed Wheaton.

  118. tdb1977 says:

    Hmmm. Guess my wagers are invalid today. Was racing to get my wager in before heading into a meeting. Maybe tomorrow night.

  119. Jandy says:

    Duct tape ‘em to the bleachers!!!

  120. Milo Hamilton says:

    Tell them the airport closes at 3:00. The sequester, you know.

  121. JHadar says:

    Duck Tape is the original brand.

    Duct Tape took it generic.

    In case anyone wanted to know.

  122. Bizrow says:

    + a bunch

  123. Jandy says:

    Quack! ;)

  124. Ermine says:

    Game should resume at 3:45.. The tarp is off

  125. Milo Hamilton says:

    Tarp is coming off the field. Scheduled to resume at 3:45.

  126. Bizrow says:

    Thanks to both of you for letting us know that.

    Hey, I’ll be home in time to catch the end of the game ;-)

  127. Milo Hamilton says:

    When did we get Brooks Robinson ?

  128. stickyweb says:

    Should have switched Mercer in at 3B in 9th spot in lineup and Mazzaro in 7th spot. At most Maz would have only batted 1 time, unless PBC put up 10 runs or so.

  129. stickyweb says:

    Was that another nice play by Pedro? It sucks following this on the computer.

  130. Milo Hamilton says:

    Another great diving stop.

  131. tdb1977 says:

    +1 Me too Biz.

  132. Jim S. says:

    Well, he’s still not giving them enough innings to stay in the rotation long term. I think you need to average 6. He usually goes 5. I’m not complaining, because he has been better than advertised exactly at a time when we really needed him. But, Morton and Karstens might be better options at some point.

  133. Jim S. says:

    2b was his main position.

  134. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    So this thing got kicked back on?? MLB Gamecast on “that” network is soooo bad

    10 games above .500 ain’t too shabby…let’s get #11

  135. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    Don’t get me started on the sequester……try being a govt “employee”

  136. Jim S. says:

    So true. Every flight of mine has been delayed over the past month.

  137. Milo Hamilton says:

    Our 2nd baseman is having some serious issues right now.

  138. Jim S. says:

    So, we’ll get this one in. That’s good, since we have a 4-1 lead. But, we already had a 4-2 lead wiped out vs. the Cards earlier. Does it bother anyone else that MLB has this antiquated rule that you need to start a game over at the beginning that could be half over because it started raining? I’ve never understood the reasoning, nor have I heard anyone explain why they do it. Why not just start the game from where you left off, as though it was suspended for another reason. All the stats get wiped out. One team usually gets screwed needlessly. Wouldn’t the fair thing be to start that Cards game over with the Bucs leading by the 4-2 score they earned? Maybe the stupidest rule in sports – unless there is a logical reason I have not thought of.

  139. JHadar says:

    I know it’s a natural thing, but there will always be only one Maz,

  140. Dadtackular says:

    Listening to ROOT TV broadcast. Saying that NH should be executive of the year. Really?

  141. Baywatch says:

    Greg Brown! Things are going well, OK, but let’s dispatch with the Neil Huntington, Executive Of The Year talk! Gah!

  142. Boise Bucco says:

    Hey, not for nothing, but when did we start this Morning Java thing? Where’s Wakeup Call? CHANGE IS SCARY

  143. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    or all season……additions at the deadline; more depth on the bench.

  144. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    Compare him to others thus far this year. Seriously. Of course the collapse still has to happen, but if it does not…who is his comparables?

    Season ended right now, why not?

    Liriano signing, Maclenon (can’t ever spell his name) trade. Jeff Locke success…..

  145. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    I dont know if this AB is still going on or not, but Pedro is wearing this dude out

  146. Boise Bucco says:

    Pedro = The Walk Collector? Naaaah

  147. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    worked out….

  148. stickyweb says:

    Time for a Marte Partay

  149. stickyweb says:

    Or not. This is kind of frustrating not tacking any more runs on since the 2nd inning.

  150. stickyweb says:

    I think the Under 4.5 Pirates pitchers is a loser. Doubt they leave Contreras in for more than 1 inning.

  151. Ermine says:

    Gomez could gave gone 7 without much problem, they way he was going. tough break for the unders

  152. NMR says:

    dodging a serious bullet with that on-again off-again extension talk.

    platoon second basemen do not make $10m/yr.

  153. Ermine says:

    Thank you Culth. that ball looked like trouble. Nice catch

  154. Ermine says:

    Cutch ***

  155. Milo Hamilton says:

    All three of McCutchen’s hits have come on the 1st pitch.

  156. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    Time for Marmol to blow up……..

  157. Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) says:

    Obviously he has time to turn it around and I think he will, but yea.

  158. Milo Hamilton says:

    They are playing with fire just waiting around like this.

  159. Patrick(RI) says:

    Why is Walker so below average this year. I asked last night — the back? The hand injury? (i like walker and hope for the best, but don’t see much).

  160. Patrick(RI) says:

    Looking back, I see Milo already dealt with this. Late comers should read the blog before blathering.

  161. Milo Hamilton says:

    Maybe he should bunt more often ?

  162. Patrick(RI) says:

    Or stop with the switch hitting? Platoon with Mercer?

  163. JRay3 says:

    Behind a league leading 19th save from Jason Grilli and the efforts of the collective Bucs staff covering 5.1 innings due to the rain delay the Pirates sweep the Cubs with a 4-2 win and there was noooooooooo doubt about it.

    With the win the Bucs are now a season best 11 above .500 at 29-18, tied for top WC spot and 1.5 games back of St Louis. The win closes out the 10 game home stand with an 8-2 mark and the Pirates are 14-6 in May. The teams best start since 1991. The Bucs take to the road tomorrow night to start a three game set with Milwaukee with AJ Burnett getting the call in the opener.

    Let’s Go Bucs!

  164. Milo Hamilton says:

    That’s an 8-2 homestand good people. Good teams have 8-2 homestands.

  165. Ermine says:

    It’s kind of fun expecting to win :)

  166. Naje says:

    Next 13 games: 3 at Milw, 2 at Det, 2 home v Det, 3 home v Cincy and 3 at Atlanta. They go 6-7, I’ll take it… would love 7-6 and a potential 36-24 record after 60 games.

    Just keep grinding out wins…series wins… plus numbers every 10 games. I’ll take it.

  167. NMR says:

    Now if only they could stop winning so they can save the back end of their bullpen from pitching so darn much.

  168. NMR says:

    Somehow I can’t find Milo’s post.

    I feel like it has to be the injuries. Walker has absolutely zero power this year. None.

    He’s still making good contact, actually improving his plate discipline, but he just cannot hit the ball with any authority.

  169. Naje says:

    Did you leave out a word there, NMR? lol…

    I like the way they’re handling the bullpen… it’s not just the seven arms on the big league club, it’s the four for five more arms in the minors they’re working into the mix, too. Plus Karstens or Jeanmar, whoever gets the long relief role if/when Morton returns. And you’d have to think that they’d keep looking to bolster the back end of the pen somehow.

    Good, solid team… getting more confident with each series win. And that’s without much contribution from Alvarez and Walker (and Cutch, to a degree, as well).

  170. John Lease says:

    He’s on the same annoyance level.

  171. Boise Bucco says:

    I really like the fact that Gomez and Locke are pitching so well that we’ve all forgotten that Gerrit Cole could come up in June. AND, it’s almost #electricstuff time…AND! Karstens face!

    JMac’s still on the DL? When does he get back?

  172. NMR says:

    It was meant to be sarcastic. Poking a bit of fun at the fans who are worried about Grilli/Melancon getting overworked.

    We don’t know what to do when our closer/setup man combo actually is in a position to pitch enough to worry about being overworked.

    Baltimore won over 90 games last year, including the most 1-run games in baseball and Jim Johnson only pitched 68 innings over 71 appearances notching 51 saves. The rest of the relievers accounted for just four.

    Projecting Grilli/Melancon innings as a straight fraction of the season is incorrect.

  173. JD says:

    Cutch starting to heat up. If Pedro ever gets it going, this could be a fun summer.

  174. theplanisworking says:

    Was out for the afternoon, saw we won.

    Now to tackle the House of Horrors……….. and with the momentum we have, I feel good about going there for a change.

    Raise the Jolly Hippo !!!

  175. Drew71 says:

    Crap.

    I signed on after a looooong day and was looking forward to complaining about something.

    NOW what do I do?

  176. Karen22 says:

    WHOOP!! Keep it going, Buccos!

    And a Happy Memorial Day Weekend (our busiest and most fantastic of the year – every year since 1981) to all!

  177. NMR says:

    The Pirates starter only went 3 innings.

  178. Milo Hamilton says:

    For the most part they’re still lousy offensively.

  179. Drew71 says:

    They play too many day games.

    There.

  180. Eric Bowser says:

    This team is well on their way to having over 30 wins by end of May, that’s impressive for a team that I didn’t think had a chance in (you know what) to do just that.

  181. Eric Bowser says:

    This team is well on their way to having over 30 wins by end of May, that’s impressive for a team that I didn’t think had a chance in (you know what) to do just that.

  182. Milo Hamilton says:

    Only 3 goalies in history have choked away a 3-0 series lead and Tukka Rask is one of them.

  183. Jason81 says:

    Tim Thomas was in net for the 2010 choke job.

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