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 Post subject: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:01 am 
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Bucs/Marlins is a top story on Baseball Tonight.

Guess which team is leading the majors in shutouts with four?


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:18 am 
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Any body know off-hand how many we had all of last year?


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 12:21 am 
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Never mind....I just looked it up. Last year we had two.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
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Actually, the Pirates pitching staff had 7 shutouts last year. Two of them were complete game shutouts (Duke and Karstens), the rest were combined efforts. This year, one (Duke) of the 4 has been a complete game shutout.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:43 am 
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If the Brothers LaRoche can hit and the bullpen can hold together, then we have a realistic shot at .500.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
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Jeremy wrote:
If the Brothers LaRoche can hit and the bullpen can hold together, then we have a realistic shot at .500.


The bullpen holds together great when they aren't pitching 4+ innings a game. If our starters go atleast 6 our bullpen usually does pretty good.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Henry Clay Sr. wrote:
Bucs/Marlins is a top story on Baseball Tonight.


Normally I could care less about media outlets like ESPN because I've accepted the fact that it's just going to be a NYY/BoSox circle jerk, but I agree that it was nice to see. Of course if it had been any team other than the Fish, there probably would have been no mention of Ohlendorf's stellar performance. However, it may have been what they needed to start getting the starting pitching noticed thus far in the season. Like you mentioned, on Baseball Tonight, along with Ohlie's night and McLouth's bomb into the river, they also showed other highlights like Andy's nice throw on the dribbler and Monroe arguing the first base call.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 1:54 pm 
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MLB Network spent a considerable amount of time discussing the game and the Bucs pitching last night.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
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Henry Clay Sr. wrote:
Bucs/Marlins is a top story on Baseball Tonight.

Guess which team is leading the majors in shutouts with four?



Have we EVER had four on a homestand, like we have now?

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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
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Of course, even when we get pub, the national media's ignorance or apathy shows. Andy LaRoche was given the #1 WebGem spot. Of course, the accompanying graphic credited the plays to ADAM.

Oh well. No need to sweat the small stuff. Just happy to see them playing pretty well, for the most part.


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 Post subject: Re: Two nice things
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NYC-Buc wrote:
Of course, even when we get pub, the national media's ignorance or apathy shows. Andy LaRoche was given the #1 WebGem spot. Of course, the accompanying graphic credited the plays to ADAM.

Well, in all fairness, they're kinda interchangeable. I've seen plenty of people transfer their disapproval of the elder LaRoche, after his faster-than-customary start, to the younger without missing a beat.

P.S. — They've since fixed the graphic on espn.com.

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