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May 28, 2013 Pirates (31-20) at Tigers (29-20)
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Author:  buccosfan77 [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:40 am ]
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NSMaster56 wrote:
buccosfan77 wrote:
Wilson blowing the gun up. Wow.

Got me thinking about Wilson a little. Little bro is a OTR trucker and attended an Indy game up there while he had some down time. I remember him telling about Wilson and a strong start hitting high 90s late into his start. Question is, if Wilson has the ability to maintain velocity why is he not a starter? He showed stamina in Indy coming up.


Wasn't his problem as a starter control and not velocity?


Most likely. Maybe down the road he should get some consideration. His control looks alright to me. And lately he's added that big slurve to go with a cutter. He's vital out of the pen. Pitched some big innings tonight.

Author:  Clevelandsux [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:42 am ]
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I missed the hr. switched game over to computer, because I needed to go to bed. Slow bringing it up, then I see grilli pitching.

Great win! This team is showing heart!

Author:  buccosfan77 [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:43 am ]
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Great team win. Even if it went the other way tonight. They didn't give up. Sign of a winning team.

Author:  buccosfan77 [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:45 am ]
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Now if St. Louis and Cincinnati would ever lose. Can't wait for the homestand this weekend.

Author:  IA Pirate [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:46 am ]
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buccosfan77 wrote:
Now if St. Louis and Cincinnati would ever lose.


Seriously.

Author:  No. 9 [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:51 am ]
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MLB Network . . . Grilli's 3 Ks in the 11th of Hunter, Cabrera and Fielder while trying to protect a one-run lead is the best closer performance of the year so far.

Fess up folks . . . how many were screaming at Hurdle for leaving Wilson in for a second inning and not bringing in Melancon in the 9th? Be honest . . . I personally thought it a big risk with Hunter and Cabrera coming to bat. Raised my eyebrows and told my neighbor "this ought to be interesting."

No Grilled Cheese in the 11th if it played out that way. Jus' sayin'. No crystal balls in the dugout. Its a game of chess . . .

Author:  J_C_Steel [ Wed May 29, 2013 12:53 am ]
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Getting back to the full game... Is it just me, or do hitters have real problems squaring up Jeanmar Gomez's sinker? I saw a lot of weak contact tonight. This guy might have to stay in the rotation.

Author:  buccosfan77 [ Wed May 29, 2013 7:58 am ]
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J_C_Steel wrote:
Getting back to the full game... Is it just me, or do hitters have real problems squaring up Jeanmar Gomez's sinker? I saw a lot of weak contact tonight. This guy might have to stay in the rotation.


He deserves some consideration. He's been solid all year even when he was coming out of the pen.

Author:  doug frobel [ Wed May 29, 2013 8:37 am ]
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IA Pirate wrote:
buccosfan77 wrote:
Now if St. Louis and Cincinnati would ever lose.


Seriously.


Yeah, really. Their winning percentage would indicate that they lose 2 out of every 5 games, yet they never seem to lose.

Author:  val [ Wed May 29, 2013 9:21 am ]
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IA Pirate wrote:
buccosfan77 wrote:
Now if St. Louis and Cincinnati would ever lose.


Seriously.

Well, 7 of our next 21 games are against the Reds. We can help ourselves a bit by taking both series.

Author:  MoTownWV [ Wed May 29, 2013 9:31 am ]
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val wrote:
IA Pirate wrote:
buccosfan77 wrote:
Now if St. Louis and Cincinnati would ever lose.


Seriously.

Well, 7 of our next 21 games are against the Reds. We can help ourselves a bit by taking both series.


The NL Central is just sick good. Our win percentage with a tough schedule would put us in 1st place of every other division in baseball both American and National Leagues. Yet we are in third place in the Central and 2.5 games back.

Author:  Ralphie [ Wed May 29, 2013 10:45 am ]
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If this had been Burnett vs. Verlander I might have been more into the pitchers duel. As it was I was just frustrated at the Pirates' continuing inability to hit the ball. Porcello did appear to have really good stuff though.

At this point, Gomez is going to have to pitch his way out of the rotation, and Morton is going to have to pitch out of the bullpen when he comes back.

Author:  doug frobel [ Wed May 29, 2013 11:16 am ]
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The NL Central is just sick good. Our win percentage with a tough schedule would put us in 1st place of every other division in baseball both American and National Leagues. Yet we are in third place in the Central and 2.5 games back.[/quote]

The NL Central- home of the best three records in all of baseball! Actually we are tied with the Rangers for 3rd best. Comedy Central no more!

Author:  SUPERCHARGED APE [ Wed May 29, 2013 11:33 am ]
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[re: earlier debate about Sanchez going down looking]

Is this a case of Miguel Cabrera getting fooled by the right pitch in the right spot, OR did Cabrera allow the World Series to end on a called strike because he's a stupid hitter that would have rather walked?

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Author:  NSMaster56 [ Wed May 29, 2013 1:48 pm ]
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No. 9 wrote:
Fess up folks . . . how many were screaming at Hurdle for leaving Wilson in for a second inning and not bringing in Melancon in the 9th? Be honest . . . I personally thought it a big risk with Hunter and Cabrera coming to bat. Raised my eyebrows and told my neighbor "this ought to be interesting."


It was terribly risky.

I wasn't screaming, but was ready to defend J-Wil had he 'blown it' (that is, it's rare for any pitcher to come out unscathed vs. such a lineup).

Clutch inning by the young lefty. Might be something that pumps him up even more.

Author:  J_C_Steel [ Wed May 29, 2013 1:53 pm ]
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Justin Wilson is really, really good. When he gets his breaking ball over the plate, he's nearly unhittable. How many lefties are dealing at 98 mph out of the 'pen? Chapman? Maybe Brothers? Anyone else?

Author:  SUPERCHARGED APE [ Wed May 29, 2013 2:02 pm ]
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NSMaster56 wrote:
No. 9 wrote:
Fess up folks . . . how many were screaming at Hurdle for leaving Wilson in for a second inning and not bringing in Melancon in the 9th? Be honest . . . I personally thought it a big risk with Hunter and Cabrera coming to bat. Raised my eyebrows and told my neighbor "this ought to be interesting."


It was terribly risky.

I wasn't screaming, but was ready to defend J-Wil had he 'blown it' (that is, it's rare for any pitcher to come out unscathed vs. such a lineup).

Clutch inning by the young lefty. Might be something that pumps him up even more.



I was. I even wrote as much on another board. I thought it was another instance of "playing for the save", or I guess the hold/save in this instance. Righty/righty right off the bat, best hitters in their lineup, put in your best option.

But as JC alluded to above, I also noted that I still like Wilson and he was throwing darts. The Bucs are going to have some insane arms in 2 or 3 years.

Author:  Ollie [ Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:56 pm ]
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IA, who is this guy anyway? Jack Wilson never played for Detroit.

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Author:  No. 9 [ Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:58 pm ]
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That would be Mr. Alan Trammell.

Author:  Ollie [ Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:02 pm ]
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Oh, thanks, 9. I thought IA showed only ex Buccos on these game threads.

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