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Final: Brewers 2, Pirates 1

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (29-18) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (18-27)

Starters: RHP A.J. Burnett vs. RHP Marco Estrada

Time: 8:10 p.m.

Site: Miller Park, Milwaukee

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here’s the official live box score.

Here’s the Pirates’ lineup …

  1. Starling Marte, LF
  2. Travis Snider, RF
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Gaby Sanchez, 1B
  5. Russell Martin, C
  6. Neil Walker, 2B
  7. Brandon Inge, 3B
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Burnett, RHP

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page.

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. theplanisworking says:

    GO BUCS!!!!

    Just wanted to get that out of the way. ;)

  2. Bizrow says:

    Wonder why no Pedro tonight?

  3. theplanisworking says:

    Doesnt he struggle against Estrada?

    Maybe its just a day of rest.

    Or, I could be losing more of my mind.

  4. Without looking, his K/9, after-dark, dome-topped stadium, average against Estrada is low.

    Therefore, Inge gets the start.

    I called Billy Beane to confirm, but he was having lunch with Brad Pitt and couldn’t come to the phone.

  5. Bizrow says:

    He seems to be struggling with most anyone, but you can’t get out of a slum if you are picking splinters out of your keister ;-)

  6. Bizrow says:

    + 1

  7. theplanisworking says:

    I will save the obvious joke here……… ;)

  8. theplanisworking says:

    Slum, or slump???

  9. theplanisworking says:

    Disclaimer…………… I dont agree or disagree with the following, I just put it here for thought.
    I didnt link it…… because I wanted thought-provoking responses, and if some(many) saw who wrote it, it would devolve into a worthless back and forth about the author.

    So, this Hippo humbly presents one writers analysis of the 2013 Pirates………………………

    The Pirates stand 29-18: Third-best record in baseball, a game-and-a-half out of first in the National League Central.
    More important, perhaps, for a team that has disappointed so badly the last two summers, the Pirates pass the eye test. Acquisitions like Francisco Liriano, Russell Martin and Mark Melancon have come good. The Pirates look rock-solid. Nothing about them indicates a third straight late-season collapse.
    That doesn’t mean one won’t happen. These are still the Pirates, after all.
    But if the Pirates remain in contention as MLB’s July 31 trade deadline approaches, management must do what it wouldn’t do the last two years: Go for it. Get prime rentals, not projects, gambles or low-level talents (though last year’s get of Wandy Rodriguez is working out well).
    That’s because this may be the Pirates’ last, best chance for a while.
    The cornerstones of the Pirates are pitchers Rodriguez and A.J. Burnett. Jeff Locke has arrived early. Liriano is a Godsend: 3-0 after (finally) recovering from various maladies to various arms.
    But Rodriguez and Burnett are the foundation. Steady. Rodriguez is 5-2, Burnett a deceiving 3-4. They give the Pirates a chance to win every time they pitch.
    Next year, they’re gone.
    Burnett, 36, is in the last year of his deal. He may retire. He says he’d prefer to pitch in Pittsburgh if he decides to continue his career.
    But the Pirates won’t pay Burnett. He’s making $16.5 million this year. Burnett’s prior team, the Yankees, is paying $8.5 million of that. Owner Bob Nutting won’t pay full freight.
    Rodriguez, 34, is scheduled to make $13 million next year, with his prior team, Houston, picking up $5.5 million. But Rodriguez can opt out of that deal. Chances are he will, and sign a long-term pact that’s more lucrative. Rodriguez won’t get it from Nutting.
    Prospects Gerrit Cole and Jameson Taillon may one day provide what Rodriguez and Burnett do. But not next season.
    This is the Pirates’ shot. It’s a legitimate one. Charlie Morton is on his way back. Add him to the pitching mix. Put that staff into playoff series, and it could be a nightmare for any opponent. Go get a couple of big bats.
    Will Nutting allow general manager Neil Huntington to pull the trigger? Will Nutting allow payroll to balloon for a few months? Will Huntington know what to do if Nutting says yes? Will any prime rentals want to come to Pittsburgh? How much future should the Pirates sacrifice?
    This will be a test. A much bigger test than the last two trade deadlines.
    Nutting has proven he can con the fans indefinitely. They wait for a future that never comes while he rakes in profit.
    But does the notion of winning even remotely appeal to Nutting? Taking a shot here could perpetuate his Ponzi for another decade or so.
    What do the players think? They’re a bit more difficult to fool. The Pirates seemed to go limp when management performed less than heroically at the last two trade deadlines. Could the same thing happen this season?
    When the Pirates stink, I’ve never been afraid to say so. But this team seems like it’s really onto something.
    But if management lets the players down, the players will let the fans down. That precedent has been set. The ball is in Nutting’s court.

    What do you think?
    I personally dont agree about Cole and Taillon, and Burnett may stick around for less next year. I say may.
    Just interesting to read another person’s angle on this.

  10. Bizrow says:

    forgot to hit the “p” ;-)

  11. theplanisworking says:

    maybe you need to make “Pedro’s Slum” as a location for the Lunatic List?????

    ;)

  12. JAL’s link #17. I don’t know the author. Lived in that area and down the river a lot of my life.

    Piece is full of conjecture.

    Most of it has already been said on “this here blog” as DK sometimes refers to it.

    Throw it in your pond.

    ;)

  13. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    THREE-PLAY FRIDAY

    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 RUNS ALLOWED by AJ Burnett in tonight’s game

    Line is 3.5
    ***(Please Note – this is total runs allowed, NOT earned runs allowed)

    Line #2
    Total STOLEN BASES by the Brewers this weekend against the Pirates

    Line is 4.5

    Line #3
    Total WINS by the Pirates this weekend against the Brewers

    Line is 1.5

    Good Luck!!

  14. Dom says:

    Why are they going with Barmes over Mercer?

  15. JohnH says:

    With the new national T.V. deals in place for next year. The Pirates payroll will have to increase by 30 million dollars. The Pirates will have to pay someone all of that money.

  16. theplanisworking says:

    See, if I were able to read, I wouldnt have duplicate posted it.

    My apologies to JAL.

    My apologies to Dejan, who can remove this is he so chooses.

    My apologies to all my reading teachers, whom I flunked all the classes. :(

    My apologies for being a dorkapponomous!!! :(

    My apologies for apologizing so much.

  17. Playoffs by 2012 says:

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    TOP 5 IN MAY
    JRay3 ~ 950
    Pucknutz ~ 900
    Arriba Wilver ~ 700
    Nor Cal Stlrfanrc (Ryan) ~ 500
    stickyweb ~ 400
    blazer ~ 400

    ***First Place at the end of MAY will win:***
    (1) PITTSBURGH PIRATES BUMPER STICKER
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    Second Place at the end of the season will win:
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  18. Dom says:

    Line 1: 100 Under
    Line 2: 100 Over
    Line 3: 100 Over

  19. Dom says:

    Is there a prize for being 51st overall?

  20. You didn’t do anything to apologize for.

  21. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    You will win the greatest gift of all…

  22. theplanisworking says:

    Yes I did.

    I wasted bandwidth. I had to re-live my flunking of reading classes.

    Trudging off til the games are on…………. :(

  23. Thundercrack says:

    Pedro didn’t wear the Penguins jersey.

  24. theplanisworking says:

    +1 Thunder.

  25. cmat0829 says:

    While I do agree that Neal has to “go for it” at the deadline more than he has the past 2 years (and I think in 2011 it was RIGHT not to go for it, by the by)….I disagree whole-heartedly with the statement “this is the Pirates last chance for a while”. Like it or not, these Pirates are being built for Cole/Taillon to head the rotation; for Polanco to join Marte and Cutch in the OF; for the young guns Wilson/Morris to anchor the late-inning bullpen. The best chance for the Bucs to seriously compete for a championship is when they can plug in good, solid veterans around that core of young, controllable, inexpensive talent. Like it or lump it, the Pirates payroll, whatever the number, is going to be in the bottom 3rd of MLB. And I’m not sure any of us can justify it being much higher than the bottom 3rd (now we can argue it should be in the HIGH END of the bottom 3rd not the LOW END, but that’s arguing at a level below the real issue). And like the Rays do, they are going to have to continue to cultivate young, inexpensive talent, especially pitching. Do the Rays go all out and trade top prospects at the deadline? If I’m the Pirates, I try to follow more the Rays and A’s as the model of how to go about things…

  26. cmat0829 says:

    we can’t go one day without the Mercer/Barmes discussion, it seems. Dom, the reason they are starting Barmes is that they feel (and I’m sure all of us career baseball experts can opine differently) that he is superior defensively. And my guess is that in the slow-pitch softball stadium joke that Miller is, Clint doesn’t want to give the BrewCrew any extra outs.

    Mercer is getting his shot, he is playing 2 days a week at least…

  27. cmat0829 says:

    OK, I’m below sea level, now that the standings were updated I can see how bad it has been :)….

    let’s go with (tossing coin):

    100 EACH
    1. UNDER
    2. OVER (Fort plays one game I’d think)
    3. OVER (wow, times have changed if the Bucs can win 2 of 3 in the house of horrors).

  28. JAL says:

    It also violates copyright law but probably won’t get you in trouble

  29. radio wave says:

    At playoffs: I will take 50 on the under for line one I will take 50 on the under for line 2 and I will take 50 on the under for line 3. Thank you.

  30. blazer says:

    I will take the under on line 1 and the overs on 2/3. All for 100 on each. Got alot of catching up to do and thanks for the standings update!

  31. Frankie says:

    Line 1 under
    Line 2 over
    Line 3. Over

    All for 100 each…

    Thanks

  32. Bizrow says:

    Line 1 100 Under
    Line 2 100 Over
    Line 3 100 Over

    Thanks Playoffs

  33. Jray3 says:

    Good afternoon to the window, here’s hoping the Bucs stay hot this holiday weekend as they venture back out on the road.

    Ok time to tackle three play Friday. The first line centers on AJ Burnett and runs allowed. In ten starts this season he has only allowed four runs once but of course that was versus Milwaukee a team he has struggled with. Still i see a lot of value on the under side of things.

    Line 1 – 75 on the UNDER

    The second line centers on stolen bases, we do know the Brewers swiped six against McKenry not too long ago, and Burnett does allow quite a few of them. However there are two lefties going in this series for the Bucs which should limit the Brewers a little.

    Line 2 – 75 on the UNDER

    The last line is wins this series. You could look at the fact the Bucs are 8-2 in last ten and did take 3 of four from Milwaukee at PNC. Or you could look at the fact the Bucs are 1-2 in Milwaukee this season and something like 8-47 over the course of the past few years. I still need to see it to believe it.

    Line 3 – 100 on the UNDER

    Thanks Playoffs and Let’s Go Bucs

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  35. NMR says:

    Deadline question: can anyone name a team that has gone “all-in” and actually won?

    I don’t understand how this has become all the rage. The trade deadline is terribly overrated.

  36. 21sthebest says:

    Dodgers last year? Brewers who got rid of Greinke and then played their best baseball?

    My point is you don’t make deals just because you can. If we’re still on pace for 100 wins or so at the deadline, why would you mess with that unless it’s a no brainer?

    “I don’t understand how this has become all the rage. The trade deadline is terribly overrated.”

    Amen amen.

  37. Lad9 says:

    Mr Playoffs sir, I will wager 100 francs on each of the following:

    Line 1 Under
    Line 2 Over (I too think the Fort will play a game)
    Line 3 As much as it pains me, Under and I hope I am wrong (which is a fairly safe bet it seems…)

    Thank you Playoffs. Go Buccos and Go Pens!

  38. JUCOFan says:

    Line 1 – $100 under
    Line 2 – $100 under
    Line 3 – $100 under

  39. Jason81 says:

    Well, since I’m on my way to the negative side of the ledger, let’s hope these pan out!

    100 on the UNDER for Line 1. If anyone is going to tell the Booers to STFD in their home park, it’s A.J.

    100 on the UNDER for Line 2, thanks to Russell Martin.

    100 on the UNDER for Line 3. I’ll gladly take the hit here, but the Buccos have yet to prove they can win a series in MIL and until they do going over is a scary proposition.

  40. JohninOshkosh says:

    2008 Brewers acquired CC Sabathia and made playoffs.

    1984 Cubs acquired Rick Sutcliffe and made playoffs.

    I would submit that neither team would have made it to the post season without those additions. I would say, without being able to quantify it statistically, Hunter Pence added some sort of mojo to the 2012 Giants. Also some minor additions have helped clubs. Geoff Blum had an impact on the 2005 White Sox.

    Your point is well taken, though. I think the internet and 24/7 sports television have exacerbated the issue.

  41. JohninOshkosh says:

    Probably does not violate copyright law. Not being used for a commercial use and also being used in the context of commentary.

  42. cmat0829 says:

    So 2 clear-cut ‘big acquisition leads to playoffs’ in almost 30 years? Not a good track record it seems. I think most of the contenders use the deadline to acquire rotation depth, bullpen help, and vets for the bench, although to be sure there are everyday player acquisitions that can happen.

    Agree on the media hype fueling the deadline stuff, as most times the ‘blockbusters’ rumored never happen…. but I think the “sellers” help fuel this too.

  43. stuart66 says:

    Playoffs
    I would like to wager 100 Lire each on (respectively) Under, Under, and Over.

    Near bottom dwelling Stuart

  44. cmat0829 says:

    Great article from the , ahem, national press, basically echoing DK’s blog post today…what came first, the chicken or the egg?

    http://mlb.si.com/2013/05/24/pittsburgh-pirates-andrew-mccutchen-aj-burnett-starling-marte/?xid=nl_siextra

  45. cmat0829 says:

    On today’s lineup, Estrada has always been an enigma for us.. he doesn’t throw extremely hard but he seems to get you out if you try to just pull him. Thus, I love the benching of Jones and especially Pedro as I feel better about RH hitters going to that joke of a short right field in MillerTown.

    I really like that Clint is ‘trying something different in year 3′ actively… love his recent quote about Pedro: “we’ve seen Pedro against this pitcher for 2 years…time to see something different”.

    Quietly, bloggers, that accountability the Bucs so often talk about is happening. And yes, that includes Barmes getting more than the usual days off to let Mercer get a shot.

  46. JohninOshkosh says:

    I agree with you Cmat.

    Staying put with some tweaking is often the prudent course.

    I don’t suffer from prospect love, though. I am of the belief that everyone in the organization is tradeable. Deciding if a trade should made, or makes great baseball sense, is the job of the GM. And I’ve said it before, making those decisions correctly is what separates the wheat from the chaff with GM’s.

  47. NMR says:

    Appreciate the replies, guys. ’08 Brew Crew was the best, ok only, example I could think of. I have absolutely no problem with trading prospects for a meaningful acquisition. I just fully reject this notion that management somehow owes it to their players. Absolutely ridiculous.

    And excellent comment on the whole “all-in” mantra being media driven. Who even coined that term? I promise you it wasn’t a manager or GM.

  48. Dom says:

    Personally, I’d rather have one of the hats.

  49. 21sthebest says:

    2012 New York Yankees acquired Casey McGehee and made the playoffs.

  50. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think Dom was being sarcastic. We beat it over the head pretty good the other day and I think he was involved in the discussion, right?

  51. theplanisworking says:

    Thanks to all who discussed this.

    With all due respect to Lucky……………… maybe some people discussed this last year, same old, same old………. but this team appears to be different, so I felt is was worth discussing a little. 2011, they shouldnt have done anything. Last year they should have done something,…….. trades looked “meh” last year are showing results this year.

    I am also glad this did not devolve into the back and forth that has been prevalent for the past 3-4 years. I think any club needs to go “all in” every year they are competitve, with few exceptions. Non-contending teams can wave the white flag all they want to………. but any organizations goal is to become competitive, then win. To suggest otherwise is a bit off.

    Thanks again to all who took time to discuss this. I was feeling a bit bad at first, but am glad to see we can at least discuss it. With the draft and trade deadline coming up later on, this talk might get interesting.

  52. bman says:

    @playoffs

    Line1: 100 on the UNDER
    Line 2: 100 on the UNDER

    Thanks!

  53. Joey Mellons says:

    Line 1 95 under.
    Line 2 75 over
    Line 3 100 over.

  54. You know it will get interesting, brother.

  55. theplanisworking says:

    I am just waiting to get “scolded”, lol.

    See, if I was the GM, I would put 8 Hippos out there every night. We could sit on the opposition, and go 162-0 !!!!!!

    Ah……. to dream……… ;)

  56. JAL says:

    Doesn’t have to be used for commercial purposes. The publication has at the bottom of the article

    © 2013 Timesonline.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  57. JohninOshkosh says:

    Awesome.

  58. theplanisworking says:

    Just a question here JAL, and it is only a question….

    Does the last part, the “redistributed” part, mean it shouldnt have been your link #17 this morning?

    I can assure you I wasnt trying to violate any copyright laws.
    I didnt take any credit for the article, wasnt trying to profit from it in any way………….. just asking.

  59. JohninOshkosh says:

    Fair Use Doctrine, JAL.

  60. theplanisworking says:

    Quit using big terms like that.
    I am a slow Hippo…………………

  61. JohninOshkosh says:

    Links are definitely OK. That is why JAL uses them.

  62. JAL says:

    No, linking to article is fine because it takes you to the original site You can even post a small part of a copyrighted article

  63. JAL says:

    Fair Use Doctrine only allows small portions, not an entire piece

  64. JAL says:

    Note the last paragraph

    Fair Uses of Copyrighted Material

    Under the Copyright Act, the fair use of copyrighted material without permission is allowed when used for the following purposes:

    Criticism
    Comment
    News reporting
    Teaching, includes making copies for use in the classroom
    Scholarship and research
    Parody

    These uses do not grant the right to use the copyrighted work in its entirety. Rather, the use should be limited to quoting, excerpting, summarizing, and making educational copies of the material.

  65. JohninOshkosh says:

    Thanks.

  66. JaxBuc says:

    Please sir may I have 50 pessimistic un-named units on each line?
    1. OVER
    2. OVER
    3. UNDER

    Go Pens!
    Go Bucs!

  67. Bob Hasis says:

    All that you state here was inevitable. The results “seem” to be gratifying. Let’s see what happens tonight.

  68. Dadtackular says:

    line 1 over 100
    line 2 over 100
    line 3 over 100

  69. theplanisworking says:

    Mr. Playoffs…………

    I am going to go “minimalist” tonight.

    May I have 5, yes 5 Hippos on the following………………

    Line 1 — UNDER
    Line 2 — UNDER
    Line 3 — OVER.

    Thank you.
    I always wanted to do a minimum bid. lol

  70. theplanisworking says:

    Interesting to see Hulk Hogan’s dughter at the game tonight.
    She is the blonde right above the M in Miller sign behind home plate.

    ;)

  71. JHadar says:

    Question from the previous thread. Is “Hipposter” an intentional pun or an accidental one.

    Hip-poster.

  72. theplanisworking says:

    Some of the gals there called me Hipposter, as a pun on Hippster.
    Being I do the Hippo theme and all.

  73. Jandy says:

    Hi JHadar, Brandie made that up, a play on words…she’s good :)

  74. JRay3 says:

    Well so far two things that continue…1- Bucs struggling early again in Milwaukee and 2- Absolutley zero run support for AJ Burnett.

  75. Lad9 says:

    I saw her but didn’t know who she was. She is certainly hard to miss. My wife asked if I thought the blonde behind home plate was cold. I dutifully said “what blonde?”. I think if I would have said that I was going to get eyestrain from trying to see if she was cold that I would have gotten a Jandy-esqe THWACK with anything that was handy. :)

  76. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    Just an FYI…
    I’m gonna need an assist from one of you fine folks for tomorrow’s line.
    I’ll post it in here around 1030AM.
    Just need one of you to re-post it for me.
    Thanks as always.

  77. theplanisworking says:

    Anything for you, Playoffs.

    Well, almost anything…………. ;)

  78. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    You are quite the helpful hippo!
    It is appreciated.

  79. Ermine says:

    trip trip..never mind.

  80. Lad9 says:

    Wow Marte can run! He may be faster than Cutch though cutch “looks” faster.

  81. Ermine says:

    Walker finally gets a big hit 2-1

  82. Ermine says:

    Bad luck. Thought Tabby had a hit to tie it. Still 2-1

  83. theplanisworking says:

    Rumbles into room from Pens thread…………

    2-1. No support for AJ tonight???

  84. Ermine says:

    Same as usual, Seems like everyone he pitches against the Bucs think it’s Kofax.

  85. theplanisworking says:

    Wow. Thats brutal.

  86. Jandy says:

    It upsets me…this team needs to pull together for AJ once in a while

  87. Jandy says:

    Cutch with a single

  88. theplanisworking says:

    If we dont come back tonight, AJ will be 3-5.
    Thats really brutal, especially how well he has pitched.

  89. Jandy says:

    precisely!

  90. theplanisworking says:

    More brutal than a Hippo on a rampage. ;)

  91. theplanisworking says:

    Jandy, I wish Brandie was in here tonight.
    Hulk Hogans daughter is behind the plate.. ;)

  92. Ermine says:

    Am I the only one wondering why Cutch was out by so much on the play??? Was he sleeping?

  93. Jandy says:

    lol me too…too funny!

  94. theplanisworking says:

    Good Question.

  95. Jandy says:

    WTH was Estrada pitching that our guys swung and looked so terrible swinging at??

  96. Ermine says:

    He was off on the crack of the bat..It just looked like the play took forever//Live

  97. Lad9 says:

    That last replay showed he took off as soon as he knew it was a grounder. It was just hit extremely hard. I thought the same thing initially too.

  98. Ermine says:

    A little of both

  99. theplanisworking says:

    You see who I am talking about? Brother??? ;)

  100. Jandy says:

    What’s the odds of Walker doing it twice in one night?

  101. Jandy says:

    welll that answered that

  102. Ermine says:

    What is it about that HELL HOLE !!!

  103. Jandy says:

    Well this Mother Theresa is off to bed…I’m a happy camper tho, as the Pens won :)
    Night :)

  104. theplanisworking says:

    Man, I think the Bucs need a priest to accompany them.
    Perform an exorcism or something.

  105. theplanisworking says:

    Night Mother Teresa!

  106. Jandy says:

    looks like it!

  107. Lad9 says:

    Damn Brewers. Maybe we are victims of a sausage curse courtesy of Randall Simon. Makes as much sense as anything else. Lets get em tomorrow.

  108. Ermine says:

    Lets hope. Nite

  109. Patrick(RI) says:

    There is no excuse I can think of for being mystfied by Estrada. How many games are left against the weakest Milwaukee pitchers?

  110. Reading says:

    Even when Haddix pitches 12 perfect innings, the Pirates lose to Milwaukee. Wait, that was the Braves. Never mind.

  111. Playoffs by 2012 says:

    <Need one of you to re-post this in today's game thread for me. Thanks in advance.

    SATURDAY LINE

    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.

    Total Combined HITS + WALKS + HIT BY PITCH for Andrew McCutchen in today’s game
    Line is 2.5

    GOOD LUCK and THANKS!!!

 
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