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 Post subject: Bases loaded, no outs, no runs scored
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:16 pm 
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Is the game over? Literally, no. From a realistic standpoint, it sure looks like it.

Dodgers lose 2 of 3 to a tough opponent.
Cardinals lose 2 of 3 to a hot opponent (one playing like it actually desires post-season play).
Pirates swept by a lousy Cubs team.

Another figurative "scoring" opportunity blown by the Bucs. A chance to sneak up the standings shot to hell.

Yeah, the pitching remains a concern but I maintain that the main ill on this team is the glaring lack of offense. Szmardjia (or however the heck you spell his name) is a decent pitcher. The others run out there by the Cubs are nothing other than AAA fodder. The fact that the Pirates continue to fail against mediocre pitching is downright maddening.

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 Post subject: Re: Bases loaded, no outs, no runs scored
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:27 pm 
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No. 9 wrote:
Is the game over? Literally, no. From a realistic standpoint, it sure looks like it.

Dodgers lose 2 of 3 to a tough opponent.
Cardinals lose 2 of 3 to a hot opponent (one playing like it actually desires post-season play).
Pirates swept by a lousy Cubs team.

Another figurative "scoring" opportunity blown by the Bucs. A chance to sneak up the standings shot to hell.

Yeah, the pitching remains a concern but I maintain that the main ill on this team is the glaring lack of offense. Szmardjia (or however the heck you spell his name) is a decent pitcher. The others run out there by the Cubs are nothing other than AAA fodder. The fact that the Pirates continue to fail against mediocre pitching is downright maddening.


That's been an issue for years. It almost as if we hit good pitchers better. My theory is that better stuff equals more pitches in or near the zone and for a free swinging team more balls that can actually be handled. With worse pitchers we chase more junk outside the zone and hit pitches that are hard to do anything with. Then again we did walk 8 times yesterday, that sounds liek a season high to me.

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 Post subject: Re: Bases loaded, no outs, no runs scored
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:52 pm 
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The only guy who is locked in is Jones.

Cutch has gotten pull happy just like last year. Pedro, all you have to do is throw him a breaking ball at the knees or below and he will swing over the top of it. He does this even on the first pitch or when he's ahead in the count.

The injuries to Snider, Marte, and Tabata have all hurt, and how thick in the head can you be, still playing Barajas so much?

They take too many hittable pitches, chase too many unhittable pitches, and swing through way too many batting practice fastballs. It is driving me crazy.


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