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 Post subject: Re: Game 89: Giants vs. Pirates - July 17, 2009
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:24 pm 
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Jack Round Tripper wrote:
Can we call him the 3rd LaRoche brother- Anti LaRoche?


How about Roy Hobbs?

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 Post subject: Re: Game 89: Giants vs. Pirates - July 17, 2009
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:28 pm 
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Huge shout-out to Maholm. Announcing crew mentioned that the 10 days off (for Maholm) may have benefitted him more than any other Pirate. Maholm was masterful - unbelievable command of the strike zone, very few balls hit hard off him. The run off him was sad ... product of one of those weak-ass infield dribblers and a misplay by Freddy.

He located the fastball, spotted the curve, fooled hitters with the change-up. It was one of those games where Maholm showed how good he can be.


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 Post subject: Re: Game 89: Giants vs. Pirates - July 17, 2009
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:31 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
Huge shout-out to Maholm. Announcing crew mentioned that the 10 days off (for Maholm) may have benefitted him more than any other Pirate. Maholm was masterful - unbelievable command of the strike zone, very few balls hit hard off him. The run off him was sad ... product of one of those weak-ass infield dribblers and a misplay by Freddy.

He located the fastball, spotted the curve, fooled hitters with the change-up. It was one of those games where Maholm showed how good he can be.


Cant agree more on the time off for Maholm...He's been battling nagging injuries all season, 1st his groin and his knee...

I think the time off was probably great for all of these guys considering most of the team is playing their 1st full season in the Majors...

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 Post subject: Re: Game 89: Giants vs. Pirates - July 17, 2009
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 1:24 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
Here is the PG opening paragraph today:

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The legend of mighty Garrett Jones, the Pirates' 29-year-old natural, is growing by leaps and bounds.


Didn't Jones just turn 28? Not trying to call DK out here, but that year does matter in a lot of people's eyes.


Yeah he just turned 28 on June 21st. He was born June 21, 1981.


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 Post subject: Re: Game 89: Giants vs. Pirates - July 17, 2009
PostPosted: Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:29 pm 
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Jack Round Tripper wrote:
Obviously, the home runs were great. And the hustle down the line on a grounder to second was refreshing, as well. Can we call him the 3rd LaRoche brother- Anti LaRoche?
I know my above comment isn't fair to Andy who does play hard.



Sorry, but you are way wrong on this. Adam hustles as much as anybody. Yeah, the guy is in a hitting slump, but he saves us some runs with his glove. You can certainly find an upgrade, but Adam LaRoche is still in the middle of the pack among 1b offensively, and is among the best defensively.

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