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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Laroche hits the ball hard. He would a lot more HR's if he did not play in a park that killed R-handed power numbers.

Additionally, Jeff Salazar continues his perfection against L-handed pitching. So far this season, he has posted .000/.000/.000. That is pretty remarkable.

Here's a thought ... Cutch and Doumit need rest. Could we sit them against righty pitchers, since Jaramillo and Salazar are simply dreadful against lefties?


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:27 pm 
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Ohlendorf loses the strike zone after two quick outs, but recovers to get Upton. If Ohlendorf could throw strike 1 more consistently, the opposing hitters would be forced to put the ball in play earlier in the count, reducing the number of pitches needed.

Alternatively, if the hitters want to watch the first pitch go past, fine, have them hitting 0-1. But don't go 1-0 so frequently that the hitters are comfortable taking the first pitch, since the odds are in their favor that they will be hitting 1-0.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Ohlendorf goes 1-0 time and again, and it comes back to get him. He pipes a 1-0 pitch to Roberts and gives up the HR.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Wow ... walking Chris "pop-up" Young twice in one game. That is not good, people.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:46 pm 
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Remember earlier in the year saying we thought San Diego had the worst line up in the NL? I think we might have them beat tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:48 pm 
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BostonBuc wrote:
Remember earlier in the year saying we thought San Diego had the worst line up in the NL? I think we might have them beat tonight.

Doug Davis would go 26-4, with a 1.92 ERA against this line-up if he could start 32 games against them.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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This game has a bad "feel" to it. To many bad at bats, against really mediocre pitching, and now we need 9 outs from the bullpen. The pen has had difficulty getting 3 outs without giving up a run. Asking for 3 shut-out innings from them is asking a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:55 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
This game has a bad "feel" to it. To many bad at bats, against really mediocre pitching, and now we need 9 outs from the bullpen. The pen has had difficulty getting 3 outs without giving up a run. Asking for 3 shut-out innings from them is asking a lot.


I agree and on que Chavez gets 2 outs and then gives up a single.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Just an observation over the last week or so - Milledge doesn't look very fast. I don't know if this dude is supposed to be fast, and I know he is not McCutchen, but I am pretty sure I am way faster than this guy. Anyone know if he is supposed to have real good speed? I looked at some old pictures of this guy, and he looked much trimmer back then. Hopefully this guy doesn't eat himself out of the field and the running game someday. I know this guy had some steals before, but I think he will not steal too many bases here.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:57 pm 
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Jesse Chavez with a statement. That statement is, "Shut up, Bucfan."

Okay, I hear you.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:59 pm 
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urbanexplorer wrote:
Just an observation over the last week or so - Milledge doesn't look very fast.

Kind of surprised by that as well, urban. He stole a ton of bases last year.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:59 pm 
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urbanexplorer wrote:
Just an observation over the last week or so - Milledge doesn't look very fast. I don't know if this dude is supposed to be fast, and I know he is not McCutchen, but I am pretty sure I am way faster than this guy. Anyone know if he is supposed to have real good speed? I looked at some old pictures of this guy, and he looked much trimmer back then. Hopefully this guy doesn't eat himself out of the field and the running game someday. I know this guy had some steals before, but I think he will not steal too many bases here.


I was thinking the same thing. He is not fast by any stretch. I am wondering exactly which of the "5 tools" he has that are supposed to be better than Nyjer?

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Doug Davis' thought process ... "Hmmm. Andy Laroche or Jeff "000" Salazar??? You know, I'm going to work around Laroche and take my chances with Mr. Perfection."


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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And to nobody's surprise, Jeff Salazar continues his perfection against lefty pitching this year.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Wow ... the bottom 1/3 of this line-up was horrific. Salazar, Jaramillo and Ohlendorf.

Of those three, I believed that Ohlendorf had the highest OBP against lefty pitching. And I am dead serious about this.

Just checked ... Ohlendorf with the .188 OBP against lefties. Salazar .000, and Jaramillo .208. It was close between Ohlendorf and Jaramillo.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Bucfan wrote:
And to nobody's surprise, Jeff Salazar continues his perfection against lefty pitching this year.


This guy embarrasses even a bad team like ours. I think I would have liked to see Moss in left and Milledge in center much better, it can't be all that bad if It's only for one game.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:15 pm 
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Bucfan wrote:
urbanexplorer wrote:
Just an observation over the last week or so - Milledge doesn't look very fast.

Kind of surprised by that as well, urban. He stole a ton of bases last year.


He looks a lot bigger. Not sure if he bulked up or put on weight.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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Hanrahan really sucks. The trade for Milledge was good, but Burnett for Hanrahan really looks bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
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This is painful to witness.


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 Post subject: Re: Pirates v Snakes, 8-5
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:22 pm 
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This is really frustrating. Out number 2 was right there and Hanrahan throws it away and the Milledge nails Roberts at the plate and Jaramillo drops the ball.

Well, we suck, but we already knew that.

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