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 Post subject: Re: March 3, 2010 Pirates (0-0) at Yankees (0-0)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:59 pm 
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The Pirates used 9 pitchers today and I believe six of the nine did not give up a baserunner. In fact, the Pirates did not walk a batter today. That is a nice thing to say.

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 Post subject: Re: March 3, 2010 Pirates (0-0) at Yankees (0-0)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:04 pm 
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Ralphie -
I don't remember any comments by anyone remotely indicating that they thought Vasquez resembled Cy Young, would be a Cy Young candidate in the near future or that he was the future of the franchise.

Am I forgetting something?

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 Post subject: Re: March 3, 2010 Pirates (0-0) at Yankees (0-0)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 7:17 pm 
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bucco boy wrote:
The Good: The pitching except for Jackson and Virgil. Clement's defense at first.
The bad: The hitting, Diaz at SS
The ugly: Virgil Vazquez..


You know, this strikes me as a keeper in all game descriptions upcoming. It seamlessly blends BuccoBall with eerie music and evicts visuals of Clint shooting the hangman's rope around Russell's neck as he sits on the top of the dugout steps.

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 Post subject: Re: March 3, 2010 Pirates (0-0) at Yankees (0-0)
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Overall I would say there was more good than bad.

One hit (an infield hit at that) by the supposed starting line-up was bad, but I would say it was nicer to see Maholm, Ohlendorf and co. mow down the likes of A-Rod, Jeter & Texiara. Overall, though, pitching and defense (minus Diaz, a given) was stellar. LaRoche, Tabata, and perhaps most importantly Clement, all made fine plays to rob hits.


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