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 Post subject: Re: 6-4-08 Houston Vs Pirates
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:57 pm 
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TheShark wrote:
We are getting some ugly runs, but runs nonetheless. McLouth and LaRoche's RBI singles both popped off the infielder's glove.


These things even out and the Pirates are damn well due some close calls. Nady was robbed on two balls smashed against the Cardinals, and McLouth crushed one to the gap against the Astros that was run down. The fact that a well-hit ball gets through the infield is not "lucky," any more than getting robbed is lucky.

P.S. Laroche simply cannot seem to get the bat around on fastballs.


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 Post subject: Re: 6-4-08 Houston Vs Pirates
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 10:59 pm 
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Nice win tonight on a complete team effort - including that of LaRoche and Chavez. Capps continues to be lights out when the rare save opportunity becomes available to him.

Nice to see another good start by Duke.


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 Post subject: Re: 6-4-08 Houston Vs Pirates
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 11:09 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
P.S. Laroche simply cannot seem to get the bat around on fastballs.


Wehner was talking about that last night. He felt LaRoche's swing is too long. I agree. LaRoche has power, but I wouldn't exactly call him quick through the zone like a Mclouth. He really struggles on pitches on the outside corner and adjusting for fastballs when he's looking for an offspeed pitch. Granted most batters struggle when they get crossed-up, but LaRoche is usually late by an hour.


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 Post subject: Re: 6-4-08 Houston Vs Pirates
PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:30 am 
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When the Pirates put up that 3 spot ( I think it was 3) it was great to see Tejada take some line drives he couldn't get too...it was like they were picking on him...I think that inning he aged another 2 or 3 years...that puts him at 38 or 39 now doesn't it?

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