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Final: Pirates 5, Brewers 2

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to first pitch …

Game: Pirates (79-57) vs. Milwaukee Brewers (77-59)

Starters: RHP Charlie Morton vs. RHP Tyler Thornburg

Time: 2:10 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. Jose Tabata, LF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Pedro Alvarez, 3B
  5. Marlon Byrd, RF
  6. Justin Morneau, 1B
  7. Russell Martin, C
  8. Clint Barmes, SS
  9. Morton, P

Here’s TribLIVE’s Pirates page. Travis Sawchik is on the scene.

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.


  1. Drew71 says:

    Ah. The SEC thread

  2. Lad9 says:

    Posting for Playoffs

    Playoffs by 2012 says:

    September 2, 2013 at 12:30 am

    The Window is going to be out and about most of the day today, and kindly requests a lil’ help from one of you fine fellow lunatics.
    If you one you could please re-post this for me in today’s game thread, you will have my thanks and gratitude!


    Makes my job a helluva lot easier when I don’t have to hunt to find everyone’s “wagers”


    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 PITCHES THROWN by Charlie Morton in today’s game
    Line is 96.5

    Line #2
    Total RUNS SCORED by the Pirates in today’s game
    Line is 4.5

    GOOD LUCK!!!

    79 Down, only 3 more to go!!

    Anything is possible if a person believes
    Mark 9:23

    KEEP CALM & BREAK .500


    Keith says:

    September 2, 2013 at 9:03 am

    100 on the OVER for both lines, my good sir. Thanks!


    Dom says:

    September 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

    #1: 50 UNDER!!!
    #2: 100 OVER!!!



    kr70 says:

    September 2, 2013 at 10:37 am

    #1 100 on the under, that’s all AND THANKS


    Rick in Crete says:

    September 2, 2013 at 11:04 am

    100 on the under in line #1
    100 on the over for line #2

  3. Lad9 says:

    Will take the over on both for 100 please. Thank you to the Window. Go Buccos!

  4. Arriba Wilver says:

    That lineup looks pretty good. It would look better with Marte in left. Hope his hand heals fast(er).

  5. Drew71 says:


  6. Drew71 says:


  7. JohninOshkosh says:


  8. Iceman says:

    Is there any word on how his (Marte’s) recovery is coming? Last I heard he was still swinging the bat with just one hand.

  9. JohninOshkosh says:

    FYI- $1.00 hot dogs and soda at Miller Park today. My boss says he’s going to try for 10.

  10. Wild Bill says:

    Will be listening on satellite radio on the way home from Ocean City. Go Bucs and here’s hoping the Reds handle the Cards.

  11. cmat0829 says:

    100 over both

  12. Lad9 says:

    Safe trip Bill. Getting out of OC ought to be fun today….

  13. cmat0829 says:

    big 4 game series for the Reds…. if they don’t at least split, they likely fall out of the division race, or at least makes it very hard for them to make up so much ground on 2 teams. Plus they got punished last week in STL, so for their confidence they need to do well at home vs. STL.

    I’m predicting Reds take 3 of 4….which would be good for the Bucs as long as we take at least 2 of 3 from the hated Brewers.

  14. Wild Bill says:

    Thanks Lad. It’s never as boring as I want it to be.

  15. pattonbb says:

    Line 1 – 100 UNDER
    Line 2 – 100 OVER

  16. bizrow says:

    100 on the under for line 1
    100 on the over for line 2

    Thanks to all that make this work

  17. Jason81 says:

    100 on the OVER for both lines, please!

  18. Brandie says:

    Thank you for posting. Throwing all caution to the wind, may I have 100 on both lines? Make that over for both lines. Thank you again.

  19. JRay3 says:

    Good Labor Day to the window. The sprint for first is on, 26 games left tied for top spot, does not get much better than that.

    Line 1- 75 on the UNDER

    Line 2- 75 on the OVER

    Thanks and Go Bucs!

  20. Arriba Wilver says:

    Whoever deleted the second one, I thank you. Don’t know why that’s happening all of a sudden.

  21. I’m hoping for a Reds sweep.
    Matched by a Bucco sweep of the Brew Crew–in a sort of exorcism of the demons of Miller Park!

  22. Arriba Wilver says:

    Either yesterday or the day before someone reported his hand is still swollen.

  23. Brandie says:

    Watching ROOT now. 10 Great Pirates From Pittsburgh. Let’s bring back Honus Wagner!

  24. JD says:

    100 on the over for both please.

    Go Bucs!

  25. theplanisworking says:

    I get that frequently.

    Must be some gremlins here in the blog.

    Or the ghost of Bobby Church. ;)

  26. JD says:

    OshKosh – you going today?

  27. Drew71 says:

    Or Perry Hill

  28. Drew71 says:

    And now the REPLY function is broken.


  29. Baywatch says:

    Nice to see Tabby back in there, at the top; and Barmey! Here’s hoping it’s a winner’s hand. We were thinking of going over to Dallas when the Pirates come to town. But it’s too daggum HOT at baseball games over there. It’s still upper ’90s out here as the sun’s going down!

  30. theplanisworking says:

    Or Benny Hill.

  31. Drew71 says:

    and posts are posting out of order.


  32. Brandie says:

    Or The Sugar Hill Gang!

  33. Brandie says:

    Blog is broken! Who did it?

  34. Drew71 says:

    Or Jack Wilson.

    I have no idea why.

  35. JohninOshkosh says:

    No, my boss just tweeted to rub it in.

    I’m trying to get all my kids stuff together for the first day of school tomorrow. Their damn feet keep growing!

  36. The Gunner says:

    Line 1 – 100 OVER
    Line 2 – 100 OVER

  37. Brandie says:

    Or Demond Wilson.

  38. Arriba Wilver says:

    I love when someone brings up Perry Hill. I think Thunder ages every time he sees his name.

  39. Baywatch says:

    I get the feeling we’re all going down with the blog ship! HELP, MR. WIZARD!

  40. Daquido_Bazzini says:

    I believe the only dates on the Brewer schedule that are circled are the one’s that show that the opponent is the Pittsburgh Pirates.

  41. Drew71 says:

    Perry Hill
    Perry Hill
    Perry Hill

  42. Brandie says:

    Or Wilson Phillips.

  43. Thundercrack says:

    The report came from my boy.

  44. Brandie says:

    Drissle, Drassle, Drussle, Droan.

    Time For This One To Come Home!

  45. Arriba Wilver says:

    Which one? ;-)

  46. Brandie says:

    It was for a while. Many posts out of order.

  47. JaxBuc says:

    Please sir, may I have 100 on the OVER for line 1, and 100 on the UNDER for line 2. Let’s watch Good Charlie throw 97 pitches in eight innings of shutout ball while the buccos win 3-0.

    Go like 60!

  48. radio wave says:

    No, it’s not. To take a minute, Drew did you see the star receiver for Georgia, I think his name is Mitchell, is out for the season because of a torn ACL suffered when he chest bumped a teammate celebrating a TD?

  49. radio wave says:

    I thought Barmes “lost” the job months ago. Now he’s played three of the last four.??

  50. Bill Born says:

    Both lines under please for 100.
    Thank you.

    Have a great holiday everyone.

  51. radio wave says:

    or strawberry hill.

  52. Arriba Wilver says:


    (In Clint [Hurdle] I Trust)

  53. Arriba Wilver says:

    I’m with Bill.

    Both lines on the UNDER for 100, please.

  54. radio wave says:

    Ok I blew it. Before JAL the music master corrects me, it wasn’t strawberry hill, Blueberry hill.

  55. Or Drewbert Humphrey.

  56. Brandie says:

    Or Thomas Drewey.

    He defeated Truman. :-)

  57. radio wave says:

    REds take a 1-0 lead over Cards after 1.

  58. Arriba Wilver says:

    I can still see Richie Cunningham singing it.

  59. radio wave says:

    Reds take 2-0 lead in bottom of second.

  60. War Horse says:

    Line #1 100 on the UNDER

    Line #2 100 on the UNDER

    Many thanks!

  61. Reds up 2-0 on the Cards, so Pirates need to take advantage if the Reds can hold on.

  62. radio wave says:

    Make that 4-0 Reds still batting in second.

  63. Barb says:

    Cincy 4 STL 0

  64. Barb says:

    Cincy 4 STL 0 :)

  65. theplanisworking says:

    Huge thanks to Lad9 for re-posting this for us all.

    I would like the following, please…………….

    Line 1 — 50 “Alex Presley for the Hall of Fame” Hippos on the UNDER.
    Line 2 — 50 “Lets continue to kill Kris Johnson” Hippos on the UNDER.

    Thank you, and everyone have a great Labor Day, even Thunder’s Boy, whoever that is.

  66. bman says:


    Line 1: 100 on the UNDER

  67. theplanisworking says:

    Seems that way.

    I will never forgive that organization after the ridiculous over-the-top celebration they did after the 20-0 game a few years ago.


  68. theplanisworking says:


    But there is something inherently wrong cheering for the Toothpick.

  69. twentytwo22 says:

    Adam Wainwright ftw

  70. theplanisworking says:

    Wasnt he the Senator form Minny-soda?

  71. Dadtackular says:

    line 1 100 brewskies on the under
    line 2 100 brewskies on the over

  72. Sadly, now it is 4-1 with man on 3rd and one out in the Reds game – Wainwright led off with a near homer to settle for a double.

  73. Thundercrack says:

    Ground Chuck = Barmes starts

  74. Jandy says:

    I’d like 100 Byrd beats Brewers units for the under on line 1
    100 Morneau mashes the Brewer units for the over for line 2

  75. John Lease says:

    Barmes offends me.

  76. John Lease says:

    New York. Had a mustache.

  77. John Lease says:

    I hope it’s hustling Tabata today.

  78. Dadtackular says:

    Look at the Brewer record at the top of page. They sure improved their record while we weren’t looking!

  79. Jandy says:

    Have some stuff to do but have the game on. I’ll pop in a bit later. Miss you guysm

  80. Jandy says:

    I don’t know WHO broke the blog, but it wasn’t me!!

  81. Baywatch says:

    Wow, Brandie! Hadn’t thought of that one in years! Way to go!

  82. Baywatch says:

    Sorry, John!

  83. theplanisworking says:

    John, my post was supposed to go in the Drewbert Humphrey box.
    But since the blog is broken, our answers go to random places.

  84. Brandie says:

    Oh Tooter, Tooter!

    Always I tell you.

    Be just what you is, not what you is not.

    Folks who do this, are the happiest lot!

  85. radio wave says:

    Reds lead Cards 5-2 in mid 4th.

  86. Patrick(ri) says:

    Just watched Pedro swing and miss on three pitches, more or less on the outside corner, that were 82,82 & 83 mph. Hmmm. . .

  87. Brandie says:

    Got Milwaukee’s record wrong up top. Or fearless leader must be slipping.

  88. theplanisworking says:


    You broke the blog!!!

    Lets see where this ends up! ;)

  89. Brandie says:

    Figures that the blog would break down on Labor Day!

  90. Lad9 says:

    + many. Him, the Harbaughs, Johnny Manziel and anyone with a Flyers jersey on are permanently on my last nerve

  91. theplanisworking says:

    I add A-Rod, and SEC football to your list. ;)

  92. 21sthebest says:

    The other one.

  93. Brandie says:

    Hopefully, I don’t make it to Lad’s wonderful list of annoyingly spectacular fail.

    Also, add ESPN to that list.

  94. Lad9 says:

    Added. I might have start a blog hall of shame like Biz’s! :)

  95. theplanisworking says:

    Brandie, you are the one person whose spectacular fails we actually look forward to. :D

  96. theplanisworking says:


  97. 21sthebest says:


  98. Lad9 says:

    Brandie no chance of you making the list! But I have started one and I am accepting nominations.

  99. Brandie says:

    Luke Ravenstahl and Nate Harper! Call it “I’ve Been Twerkin’ on The Fail Road N’At”!

  100. Brandie says:

    Hall of Fail works too!

  101. cmat0829 says:

    No doubt, if you watch the games, that Barmes is superior defensively to Mercer. I like Jordy and he will be the SS next season, but Bucs games go smoother with Barmes playing SS…. and with Morton, it’s pretty much a must that Barmes play.

    No idea why that would offend anyone.

  102. cmat0829 says:

    hate the brewers… but with the Cheatin’ Loser Braun out, and the “wanna be Brandon Phillips” Rickie Weeks out, and if Gomez doesn’t play, this resembles more of a major league team… especially fearful today of the ‘swing for singles’ lineup of LH hitters vs. Charlie…. let’s go Bucs.. despise the Brewers……

  103. cmat0829 says:

    Tabby continues his very, very good month or so with an RBI single to left.

  104. JRay3 says:

    Nice bunt by Morton and than Tabby keeps it going with rip down into LF for RBI single, tied up at 1.

  105. cmat0829 says:

    maybe morneau can teach him how to actually approach a major league at bat. Haven’t seen it yet for 2+ seasons. I love El Toro but as NH said, right now he is a power threat but he isn’t a good ML hitter.

  106. cmat0829 says:

    wainright sure isn’t pitching as if he would deserve that… but I’m gonna worry about the Bucs and not the singles-hiiters from the midwest.

  107. Lad9 says:

    Added them both. Good ones

  108. 21sthebest says:

    Grilli pitched the first inning today giving up one hit and striking out three. He then went into the stands and signed autographs for the rest of the game.

  109. Reading says:

    I know they don’t want two righties in a row or two lefties, but I wish they would flip flop Byrd and Alvarez. Pedro seems to make a lot of third outs.

  110. Patrick(ri) says:


  111. JRay3 says:

    What a way to get out of inning, nice play by Pedro on run down to get Aoki and than perfect throw to Walker to get Lucroy trying to get extra base, nice defense.

  112. Lad9 says:

    Nice job on the rundown! Not previously a Pirate speciality.

  113. JRay3 says:

    He is such a class act, at the games I’ve been to this season he always is chatting up fans and being available, you can tell he enjoys what he does and soaks it all up.

  114. Lad9 says:

    +39. He is one of those guys that you want to stay in the organization after his playing days are over in some capacity.

  115. Arriba Wilver says:


  116. Arriba Wilver says:

    Excellent point.

  117. Arriba Wilver says:

    I haven’t researched it, but it seems like generally with a left-hander pitching Byrd has been 4th, and with a right-hander it’s Pedro.

  118. Jandy says:

    I DID NOT! lol

  119. Arriba Wilver says:

    I think Perry Hill did.

  120. JRay3 says:

    Big punch out by Morton who wisely pitched around Schafer to go after the pitcher. Time for the bats to bust loose a little.

  121. Jandy says:

    I see our Brandie is on quite the roll today :)

  122. Jandy says:

    Ahahaha! Love it!

  123. Jandy says:

    And Barmes with a beautiful double! :)

  124. Ghost says:

    Barmes unleashes his inner beast.

  125. cmat0829 says:

    Barmes offends some, not really sure why, but today he is 2-2, scored the Pirates run, and now is on 3rd with one out with good baserunning. Hope he keeps offending .

  126. Jandy says:

    and a sac bunt by Charlie gets Clint to third :)

  127. Jandy says:

    +++ and nice to see it is!

  128. Jandy says:

    and Tabby hits Barmes in!!!

  129. Baywatch says:


  130. cmat0829 says:

    And Tabata with another base hit and RBI. He could probably hit 1.000 the rest of the season and some would still dog this player… and prefer lil Elvis. again not really clear why. He has been very good the past few weeks.

  131. twentytwo22 says:

    Barmes (2 hits, 2 runs) and Tabata (2 hits, 2 rbi) are getting it done today.

  132. JRay3 says:

    it’s the Jose Tabata Show today, his second RBI rip gives Buccos first lead of day. Hehas held his own in the lead off spot for Buccos!

  133. Brandie says:

    Add Milton Schapp too.

  134. cmat0829 says:

    TIME to knock this change-up loving AAAA scrub out of the ball game… 2 on, 1 out, CUTCH, PEDRO and the BYRD man due up… THIS IS THE INNING. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

  135. theplanisworking says:


  136. cmat0829 says:

    i’m happily offended . :)

  137. Jandy says:

    I’m sure you’re right AW ;)

  138. cmat0829 says:

    LOVE Cutch, but his approach, swinging for HR on first-pitch changeup really killed the mojo this inning…let’s hope Byrd can come through and pick up this offense.

  139. Brandie says:

    And Nick Perry.

  140. JRay3 says:


    Reds 7
    Cards 2

    Chance to retake sole possession of first.

  141. JRay3 says:

    Wonder what Byrd AB would have been like if Ump correctly called second pitch and he had 2-0 count.

    Changeup has fooled Pirate batters all day.

  142. cmat0829 says:

    yep truly bad call by the ump, maybe it’s b/c I’m a Pirate fan, but why does it seem the home plate umps are really bad against the bucs?

  143. Jandy says:

    yeah I was wonderin that too, JRay…pissed me off

  144. cmat0829 says:

    was a mistake by charlie but luckily it worked out.

  145. cmat0829 says:

    big win in a must-win series by the redlegs… it’s their chance to either make this a 3team race for the division or to fade into wildcard oblivion.

  146. Ghost says:

    Nice it is. The Tabby and the Beast Show today.

  147. theplanisworking says:

    + many.

  148. Drew71 says:

    See? It is now.

    Yes. Saw it. Every time I see that kinda celebration I cringe.

  149. Ghost says:

    Everything’s upside down today. I wouldn’t have referenced a “show” if I’d seen this post in time.

  150. theplanisworking says:

    The day we get electronic home plate umps is the day I will cheer the most.
    Just another horrible ump that faces no repercussions for his awful umping.

  151. Ghost says:

    And Good Time Charlie gets Rammy.

  152. Lad9 says:

    Sawed him off impressively!

  153. Brandie says:

    That was a wonderful gesture!

  154. theplanisworking says:

    Come on, Ghostie, get your head in the game! ;)

  155. Jandy says:

    UGH horrible SO by Morneau

  156. Lad9 says:

    He takes a pounding on this blog, but the Pirates would be in a world of hurt without Mr. Tabata lately.

  157. Jandy says:

    I love it when Rammy gets out ;)

  158. Jandy says:

    I’m a bit ticked tho, as I was there Friday and hoping for an autograph :(

  159. Ghost says:

    Actually, Plan, I noticed some drunk Brewers fans lurking behind you. They seem to be vaguely remembering you. This could get uncomfortable. Might not be a bad time to break out the thong and beach sandals and throw them off with a little dance…

  160. Jandy says:

    and Charlie burned two in a row :)

  161. Ghost says:

    This “Ditto” remark is just going to keep showing up as the default response to anything new we post. I’d say, “Thanks, Drew,” but I’ll just go with, “Hi Frank,” instead.

  162. Ghost says:

    Well, of course, that ended up down here.
    Hi Frank.

  163. JRay3 says:

    Morton curve balls the Brewers to death in the sixth with three K’s as he is once again putting together a dominant outing. His rise has given the Pirates a fearsome top 3 in the rotation.

  164. JRay3 says:

    Yeah I thought so to, there were a couple of extremely hit table pitches that he could have turned on.

  165. Jandy says:

    Charlie with a nice hit :)

  166. Lad9 says:

    He really looks good… and he got a hit. Now lets light up Gorzo again.

  167. Brandie says:

    Way to go, Joggin’ Joe!

  168. Barb says:

    Gorzo being replaced after giving up a hit to Morton. So what is wrong with Gorzo hmm?

  169. Jandy says:

    I don’t know what Tabby had for lunch today, but he should have it tomorrow, too :)

  170. theplanisworking says:


  171. Jandy says:


  172. theplanisworking says:



    5-1 good guys!

  173. theplanisworking says:


  174. Jandy says:

    Hi Barb :)

  175. Ghost says:

    He’s out to Wally Pipp Marte.

  176. JRay3 says:

    The Pittsburgh Kid with a no doubter to right center, three run blast his 10th of year and Buccos blow game open, 5-1.

  177. Barb says:

    Hi Jandy. Had some computer problems that why I haven’t been on for a while but got it straightened out.

  178. Ghost says:

    Oh oh… the Miller Park drunks just figured out who you are.

  179. JRay3 says:

    I’m happy for #31, he gets ripped on a bit here but I have always liked him and thought he has talent, just needs a little more passion and to tap into it.

    He has played a very important part the past month + and has superbly filled in for Marte where you don’t feel he has to be rushed back.

  180. cmat0829 says:

    inning late on the ‘blow it open’ prediction for me, but we’ll take it. Fig-a-ro , Fi-ga-ro not exactly Cy Young….

  181. JRay3 says:

    Like that Pedro double to center for no other reason than it might get him going again.

  182. theplanisworking says:

    I have my buddy the rhino with me.
    He likes fresh meat.


  183. theplanisworking says:

    Nice Labor Day present for us.

  184. Ghost says:

    Take him flagpole bendin’! Only 2 1/2 innings to go!

  185. Brandie says:

    Rhino Rienstra?

  186. theplanisworking says:

    I will bend the flagpoles.
    He will keep the mob at bay………

  187. Jandy says:

    hahahaha you guys crack me up! :D

  188. theplanisworking says:

    Glad to be of service.

    Nice to have the peoples here on the blog today.
    Nice to have the Bucs winning.

  189. Jandy says:

    OK wtf just happened???

  190. JRay3 says:

    No excuse for that to happen, ever.

  191. Jandy says:

    Good to see ya back :)

  192. theplanisworking says:

    Welcome Back, Barb. :)

  193. Patrick(ri) says:

    Clearly Hurdle’s fault — should have put his tall SS in the game.

  194. Brandie says:

    Throw out of play =2 base error!

  195. Jandy says:

    Pay ATTENTION Pedro >:/

  196. Barb says:

    Hi everyone glad to be back!

  197. Barb says:

    I like Tabby but that won’t happen.

  198. Ghost says:

    Time to run Petey up the flagpole.

  199. Barb says:

    Now is not the time to take a break! Wake up Pedro!

  200. Keith says:

    When you look at his head shot, he just seems like a goofy kid, but when you see his whole frame you wonder why he’s not launching moon shots every AB. #notsurprised

  201. cmat0829 says:

    Pedro is young and I do hope big things are in his future, but Scott Boras’ client needs some help in the ‘focus and approach’ department. I think he has the baseball IQ and the intelligence, but that play that cost a run just now was just pure lazy and lack of focus…and his atbats a lot of the time are numbingly weak mental approaches.

    Maybe Boras has the offseason regimen to help his young star cash in, if he can get a little better in approach, the sky is the limit.

  202. twentytwo22 says:

    6 outs to go. No more Mickey Mouse plays.

  203. Ghost says:

    Why is this up to Scott Boras?

  204. cmat0829 says:

    Time for Mr Consistency Tony Watson and Marky Mark for the save.

  205. cmat0829 says:

    Guess I’m hoping that Pedro will respond to who has the most vested interest in him figuring it out (other than himself). He does not seem to be responding to coaching and instruction by the staff (most notably the hitting approaches).

    Boras seems to believe his players are worth millions and have no flaws, so for that to be true, he needs to fix the flaws.

  206. Jandy says:

    Justin Morneau looks like he could be Jay Bells’ brother…the resemblance in the face is there….just sayin’

  207. cmat0829 says:

    Barmes has scored 2 of the Bucs 5 runs; Tabby has driven in 2 and scored 1… good thing Clint Hurdle doesn’t consult the blog for lineup suggestions.

  208. Jandy says:

    Petey is what he is.

  209. Jandy says:


  210. Patrick(ri) says:


  211. Jandy says:


  212. twentytwo22 says:


  213. twentytwo22 says:


  214. twentytwo22 says:


  215. cmat0829 says:

    i am afraid you may be right, but I’m hoping no one accepts that answer…mostly Petey himself, but also his representatives and the Pirates staff…. he has the physical gifts, so if he can figure out the head part, he could get to another level. I think back to Cutch, year 2 and how he found another level (or 2) even though he was pretty good back then… I guess I’m just hoping against hope that Pedro can do the same.

  216. twentytwo22 says:


  217. JRay3 says:

    And Watson carries the 8th with a 1-2-3 inning. With Grilli about to return, the Pirates can easily turn these into six inning games.

  218. Patrick(ri) says:

    Nothing like winning to bring out the fun.

  219. Jandy says:

    I missed Charlie’s pitch count…what was it?

  220. Patrick(ri) says:

    By all accounts he has a great work ethic. But sometimes he seems to just give away at bats — if so, that ought to be correctable

  221. Jandy says:

    Nice double by Cutch to start something lol

  222. theplanisworking says:

    Hi Frank.

  223. Barb says:

    I agree Jandy.

  224. Jandy says:

    Thanks, Barb….it’s uncanny…

  225. Jandy says:

    time for the Great White Shark to close this one out :)

  226. Patrick(ri) says:

    If they can get to one, a threesome of AJ, CM & FL backed by this bullpen in a best of 5, should make for lots of hitter anxiety. Only the Dodgers can match this, imho.

  227. theplanisworking says:

    Quit yer droolin’………….. ;)

  228. pattonbb says:

    Steelers signed former Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko to their active roster.

    There’s a joke here somewhere. I’m just struggling to find it.

  229. JRay3 says:

    Behind another masterful start from Charlie Morton who goes seven strong, a three run HR from Neil Walker and a Mark Melancon save the Bucs sink the Brewers in the opener of this three game series 5-2 and there was nooooooooooooo doubt about it.

    With the win the Pirates improve to 80-57, eclipsing their 2012 win total and move into sole possession of FIRST PLACE in the NL Central. The Pirates are now 35-32 on the road and 11-6 versus the Brew Crew this year.

    The Pirates will go for their second consecutive series win tomorrow night when Gerrit Cole toes the rubber for the Bucs.

    Let’s Go Bucs and Let’s Go PITT!

  230. Jandy says:


  231. theplanisworking says:

    Riase the Jolly Hippo!

    Nice game!
    Need to sweep, so we build a cushion.

    GO PITT!!!!!!!!

  232. theplanisworking says:

    And Camel!

    See you on the Pitt thread later, if not, have a great night, Jandimal.

  233. theplanisworking says:


  234. Barb says:

    Think the movie BIG. The lady in the box …. The Great Zoltan.

  235. Barb says:

    I’ll be there shortly HIpposter!

  236. Jandy says:

    Thanks, Planimal!!

  237. Dave G says:

    Thank you, Buccos, for exceeding my expectation for total victories with a month remaining in the season.

    Bring it all home!

  238. Jandy says:

    woop woop!

  239. John Lease says:

    SAY IT LOUD! I’M A PIRATE FAN AND I’M PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  240. John Lease says:

    Dude where’s my car Zoltan far more relevant.

  241. Raise the Jolly Janilita!

  242. Chuck H says:

    Wonder when our latest acquisition is going to get started? Morneau seems to be trying to pull everything much like Jones. If he starts hitting for the Bucs like he was the last month for the Twins, that would be super. I hope Cole is on his game tomorrow. GO, BUCS!!!

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