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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 9:57 am 
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The Reds used every available player except Tuesday's starter Cuerto in their eighteen inning loss to San Diego today. It can only help the Bucs that Cincy had to utilise it's best two starters in Harang and Volquez for long relief. They were earmarked to pitch Wednesday and Thursday respectively. It's hard to believe that after Harang threw 103 pitches last Thursday and 63 today on two days rest, he'll face the Pirates at all.

Who's the likely spot starter? Josh Fogg, maybe?


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I guess it's time to switch to tea. :D

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:25 am 
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RDV across the sea wrote:
Who's the likely spot starter? Josh Fogg, maybe?


And you know he's grinning ear to ear about it too!!!

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:34 am 
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That is why I couldn't stand Fogg when he was a Pirate! Dude would give up a three run shot and he's have that stupid smirk! Drove me freaking crazy! I kind of cheer for the guy now.

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 2:08 pm 
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That is why I couldn't stand Fogg when he was a Pirate! Dude would give up a three run shot and he's have that stupid smirk! Drove me freaking crazy! I kind of cheer for the guy now.


I always liked Fogg...in part because of the grin, I suppose. I'd rather have him than Kippy Wells or Krissy Benson.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:22 pm 
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sisyphus wrote:
Bertie wrote:
Welcome to the board RDV.
You have just doubled the Brit factor!

I guess it's time to switch to tea. :D


Nice one....I'll have milk and two sugars.

I've been a Bucco since spending a couple of years in Beaver County during the successful Leyland years. I missed the 'Freak Show' and moving ballparks but got back into things through the net around 2002/3. Last month I made my first trip to PNC Park after catching the end of Spring Training in Bradenton and saw the season opener in Atlanta.

The more the Pirates lose, the more it matters to me. Kind of like a really disturbing fatal attraction. :?


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:29 pm 
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Welcome to the board. I like your attitude.
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The more the Pirates lose, the more it matters to me. Kind of like a really disturbing fatal attraction.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 5:32 pm 
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The quote should have been attributed to our new from from GB. Sorry, computer "genius" AZBF strikes again. Wonder how I did that? LOL


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 6:25 pm 
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RDV across the sea wrote:
The more the Pirates lose, the more it matters to me. Kind of like a really disturbing fatal attraction. :?

That sounds a lot like my marriage, lol.

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2008 11:59 pm 
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RDV across the sea wrote:
The more the Pirates lose, the more it matters to me.


That is very interesting. The opposite is true for me. When the Pirates go on a 3-15 skid, I am not even paying attention by the end of the streak. I watch if they are playing well. If not, why watch?


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2008 12:38 am 
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BBF wrote:
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That is why I couldn't stand Fogg when he was a Pirate! Dude would give up a three run shot and he's have that stupid smirk! Drove me freaking crazy! I kind of cheer for the guy now.


I always liked Fogg...in part because of the grin, I suppose. I'd rather have him than Kippy Wells or Krissy Benson.


Yeah, but I'll take Anna Benson over all 3 of 'em.

In all seriousness, I have been rooting for Fogg ever since the Reds signed him here, and was pulling for him when he became a starter, but, well ... that didn't last long. But hey, now I get to root for him AND Mike Lincoln in the bullpen!


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:13 am 
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Here we are again. All central division teams. 13 away and 9 at home.

St. L. 7 all away;Chic. 6 three at home; Cin. 3 away
Mil 3 At home;Hou. 3 at home

If we can win 12 of these we will be 30-30. Recall that was our exact record three years ago. Then we promptly fell apart.

What will we be this season at that point?

My guess is that we will win 11 and go from 18-20 to 29-31.
What do you think?


St. Louis 4-3
Chicago 3-3
Cincinnati 1-2
Milwaukee 1-2
Thus far: 9-10 (6-7 on road; 3-3 at home)
From 18-20 to 27-30.
3 left with the Central (Houston) and the vaunted D'Backs waiting in the wings (32-26).
And how about the interleague schedule this year?
Baltimore: 27-29; ChiSox 30-26; Yankees 28-29; Blue Jays; 31-28; Rays 35-22.

Even if the Bucs got solid pitching, good defense and hit well, they could be in for a long, long June.

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 12:15 am 
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And, oh yeah, the Bucs will face Oswalt and Webb in 2 of the next 4 games. :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:01 am 
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Who would have thought at the beginning of the season that the Rays were going to be the better team, by far, than the Yankees? If the Pirates have to face both Kazmir and Shields, they are in deep doo-doo.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:01 pm 
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No.9 , as usual you're right about this month. Inter-league play always nails us and that schedule sure looks to be very difficult for our boys.

It will be hard to remain interested after this month.

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:43 pm 
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Final tally 11 up and 11 down. Right where we started. Can't be too disappointed though. If just one more of those games had gone our way, we would be at .500 right now.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 11:46 pm 
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If the Pirates can play .500 ball from here on out, they can get into September. In September, contenders who have clinched divisions start resting players. Other teams with no hopes start playing younger players. The Pirates, however, are in the middle, since they have something to play for. This could be the year where they get to .500.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
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No. 9 wrote:
And, oh yeah, the Bucs will face Oswalt and Webb in 2 of the next 4 games. :shock:


First one turned out fine, bring on Mr. Webb. 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
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TheShark wrote:
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And, oh yeah, the Bucs will face Oswalt and Webb in 2 of the next 4 games. :shock:


First one turned out fine, bring on Mr. Webb. 8-)


That isnt the same Oswalt of the prior seasons

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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:53 am 
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11-11 is pretty good, considering the talent level. These guys play hard and are winning their share.

With Jack and Doumit back, maybe some of the guys who have struggled can pick it up a notch or two and we can get above .500.


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 Post subject: Re: The next 22 games
PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:57 am 
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11-11 is pretty good, considering the talent level. These guys play hard and are winning their share.

With Jack and Doumit back, maybe some of the guys who have struggled can pick it up a notch or two and we can get above .500.


Imagine if one or two of the following had happened: Snell/Gorzo pitch like the did last year, Jack never gets hurt, Freddy is health and hitting, LaRoche doesn't exist, Doumit doesn't get hurt.

The problem is, that's not reality. Snell/Gorzo have been bad, Jack and Doumit did get hurt, Freddy and LaRoche can't hit.

Given all of that, 11-11 is acceptable during the stretch.


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