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 Post subject: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:14 pm 
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1. Tabata RF
2. Harrison 2B
3. McCutchen CF
4. McGehee 1B
5. Navarro LF
6. Barmes SS
7. Alvarez 3B
8. McKenry C
9. Karstens P

Pitcher - Jeff Karstens (0-0) 1.50 ERA


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1. Gordon SS
2. M Ellis 2B
3. Kemp CF
4. Ethier RF
5. Rivera LF
6. Loney 1B
7. Uribe 3B
8. AJ Ellis C
9. Capuano P

Pitcher - Chris Capuano (0-0) 7.71 ERA

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:46 pm 
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IA Pirate wrote:
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9. Karstens P

Pitcher - Jeff Karstens (0-0) 1.50 ERA


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1. Gordon SS
2. M Ellis 2B
3. Kemp CF
4. Ethier RF
5. Rivera LF
6. Loney 1B
7. Uribe 3B
8. AJ Ellis C
9. Capuano P

Pitcher - Chris Capuano (0-0) 7.71 ERA


So when we were complaining that our offense was non-existent.....


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Seriously, I think the lineup had more production when it was blank. Wow.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Mark my words folks. Mark my words.
We're going to see a much better offense tonight.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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No. 9 wrote:
Mark my words folks. Mark my words.
We're going to see a much better offense tonight.


In all fairness, if the Pirates score two runs tonight that would be a major improvement. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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No. 9 wrote:
Mark my words folks. Mark my words.
We're going to see a much better offense tonight.


Jeez I hope. Wouldn't take much..... :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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I feel bad for our pitchers...talk about pressure! :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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I think the offense will break out tonight, maybe. I have my hopes.

I wonder how Bedard feels right now. New team. 6 innings respectively both outings, 1 and 2 runs respectively, both losses. Couple solid starts by that young man.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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So if the Pirates score 1 or 2 runs, I presume that they "they faced a Cy Young winner" explanation will not be employed?


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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No. 9 wrote:
Mark my words folks. Mark my words.
We're going to see a much better offense tonight.

I have the same feeling.

I'm also the guy who picked the Penguins in four, though, so take that with a grain of salt.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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A pitcher's life..... 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Smallest Dodger Stadium crowd at game time that I have ever seen. 8-) 8-) 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Amazing that it's 3-0 Dodgers in the 1st and it feels like it's over. Yuck.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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5 strikeouts through 2 innings already to a soft throwing left hander. Give me a break. Im going to bed. Good Night Ladies and Gentlemen!


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Dodgers announcers are just ripping our offense.

Pointed out we have not walked at all this series. And as of the first, 19 strikeouts. Of course, we've now struck out 5 times through 2 innings.

I saw a stat posted somewhere about our team K:BB ratio (offense, that is) in spring training, and it was something comical like 80-something to 5. Good to see that continue.

The whole "we have been facing Cy Young winners" only goes so far- we're facing Capuano tonight, and we've faced a handful of middling middle relievers thus far as well and not done much of anything with them.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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IA Pirate wrote:
Seriously, I think the lineup had more production when it was blank. Wow.


Took me until the 4th inning to realize Barmes was hitting 6th. Wow.

Even if I looked at the roster from all 19 of our losing seasons, I'm not sure how many times Barmes would be the #6 hitter.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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BBF wrote:
Dodgers announcers are just ripping our offense.


Funny you should mention the Dodgers announcers. I've watched all three games via their feed so far and while I normally don't take the time to comment on announce crews for numerous reasons (tedious/pointless), I guess I might as well now.

I commented to someone during the first game that it was one of the most bizarrely bad announce jobs I had ever heard. For starters, I literally don't think I've ever heard a singular lovefest surrounding one player than the way they handled Kershaw. A lot of the literal praise was of course warranted, as he pitched a great game and was coming off the Cy Young season. But as the game progressed the praise began to get comical. When Kershaw picked off Correia at first like literally any pitcher would have in that situation, they went on a rant about how Kershaw has the best pick off move in the game. Later when Kershaw layed down a bunt, they ranted about how he is such a premier bunter that he basically plays catch with the ball with his bat. Elsewhere, just about every time McGehee was mentioned it was "ex-Brewer McGehee."

In the second game, they quickly went to work with hammering the Pirates offense, on numerous occasions pointing out that the red hot Kemp and Ethier have more RBIs themselves the Pirates team (and I know they mentioned it at least once more tonight, in the first before I muted it). The oddest things about all of the comments was that none of them ever had any contextual mentioning of that the season was 4 games young at that point. Never a "... of the young season" comments or what have you. One announcer also kept referring to the early season as "the spring" regarding how players were doing.

Tonight, I've had most of the game muted, but they struck again regarding the hit batters. Karstens earlier plunked Ethier to load the bases with one out. One announcer, while trying to tiptoe around it, basically pointed out that it was intentional and basically said hey, if you want to plunk someone to load the bases with how great this team is hitting, go ahead. Then later when Capuano retaliated on Tabata, the same announcer quickly pointed out that Tabata didn't bother to step out of the way so he doesn't have anything to complain about.

On paper having written that all out, I suppose it just sounds pretty pedestrian of how a lot of commentary would probably go when facing this current Pirates team with how they've performed, but it takes a lot for an announce crew to annoy me these days and these guys have certainly done it.


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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Watched the Kershaw game and just about barfed. Charley Steiner and Steve Lyons were disgusting. As I wrote in The Pub at the time, they almost literally had him babysitting his sister's kids, helping little old ladies across the street, treating the neighborhood to ice cream cones, adopting stray puppies, and volunteering down at the homeless shelter. Never thought I could be a Vin Scully fan, but that game turned me into one.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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I love watching Pedro Alvarez looking at strike after strike after strike after strike. The guy has no freaking clue at the plate right now. Absolutely f'ing pathetic.

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 Post subject: Re: April 12, 2012 Pirates (2-3) at Dodgers (5-1)
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Pedro has had like two or three good at bats so far this season. And the rest have been horrible, like last year's. It's only three games in for him, so it's not too early to say, but I'm just shocked he's still doing the same things he did last year. How could he not have learned anything from that dreadful experience? Still taking strikes and then swinging at pitches way out of the zone. It makes no sense. If he can't hit the pitches, it be one thing. It's another thing when his approach is downright moronic. Why would any pitcher in the league be afraid of you when you take strike after strike, and then swing outside of the zone on 0-2 as often as he does?

I'm fully ready to put a lot of this on coaching at this point.


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