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 Post subject: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:25 pm 
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Here are some team statistics:

-Dead last in NL in hits.
-2nd to last in NL in HR.
-2nd to last in NL in runs.
-2nd to last in NL in RBI.
-No team has been caught stealing more than the Pirates
-In fact, the Pirates have been caught stealing more than they have been successful at stealing (only team in NL who can say that)
-2nd to last in NL in batting average.
-3rd to last in NL in on base percentage.
-2nd to last in NL in slugging percentage.
-3rd to last in NL in OPS.

with RISP AND LESS THAN TWO OUTS, the Pirates are slashing .211/.309/.344 for an OPS of .653 WITH ONLY 4 SAC FLIES.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 12:39 pm 
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And that is why I will not pay to see this mess.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:10 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
And that is why I will not pay to see this mess.... :lol: :lol: :lol:


I don't think anybody will. Tickets are going to be a very tough sell.

We went to one game and have tickets for another for a group outing, but they're going to have to play a lot better than this for me to want to go down there.

We may not win another game this year.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:15 pm 
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"-2nd to last in NL in runs."

I am stunned to learn that another NL team is worse at scoring runs than the Pirates' collection of replacement-level clown-car rejects.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:26 pm 
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You can argue that they are missing their top 6 hitters... if you accept Cutch and Polanco as "missing".

I'll hold by my beer and tequila driven prediction from March... they will struggle until mid-July or so when Marte gets back, and the FO bribes Kang back into the US and make a late surge that may or may not get them to the wild card.

I would have said "not" earlier, but the continued pathetic play of the NLC gives me some hope, as does the pitching and growth of Glasnow (maybe sisy was right, ugh).

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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Who is the hitting coach?

Because soon enough we should be asking, 'who WAS the hitting coach?'

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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
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NSMaster56 wrote:
Who is the hitting coach?

Because soon enough we should be asking, 'who WAS the hitting coach?'


I don't know off the top of my head, but I think it might be Mario Mendoza.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 4:32 pm 
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ZelieMike wrote:
You can argue that they are missing their top 6 hitters... if you accept Cutch and Polanco as "missing".

I'll hold by my beer and tequila driven prediction from March... they will struggle until mid-July or so when Marte gets back, and the FO bribes Kang back into the US and make a late surge that may or may not get them to the wild card.

I would have said "not" earlier, but the continued pathetic play of the NLC gives me some hope, as does the pitching and growth of Glasnow (maybe sisy was right, ugh).

ZM


I don't know where you're getting "the continued pathetic play of the NLC " Cards, Reds, Brewers are all above .500 and playing better than I expected them to. Those teams can hit. I am very jealous.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 6:55 pm 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
Who is the hitting coach?

Because soon enough we should be asking, 'who WAS the hitting coach?'


Jeff Branson.

Quite frankly he doesn't have much talent to work with and the talent that does exist isn't really producing. Three guys have an OPS+ over 100. Tyler frickin' Glasnow has the 6th highest OPS+ on the team!


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:19 pm 
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looking at the first 35 pirates games of the past 100 years, i.e dating back to 1918, the 2017 bucs offense ranks as follows:

batting average - 97th
hits - 96th
strikeouts - 92nd
runs - 87th
obp - 85th
ops - 80th
slg - 73rd

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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:38 pm 
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ZelieMike wrote:
You can argue that they are missing their top 6 hitters... if you accept Cutch and Polanco as "missing". .

ZM



I was thinking this very thing a couple days ago. The entire meat of the order, save Bell, is AWOL.


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 Post subject: Re: The Awful Offense
PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:44 pm 
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I find this offense very offensive.


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