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 Post subject: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:36 am 
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1. Presley LF
2. Tabata RF
3. McCutchen CF
4. Jones 1B
5. Walker 2B
6. Alvarez 3B
7. Barmes SS
8. McKenry C
9. Correia P

Pitcher - Kevin Correia (1-0) 2.00 ERA


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1. Bourn CF
2. Prado LF
3. Freeman 1B
4. McCann C
5. Uggla 2B
6. Jones 3B
7. Heyward RF
8. Pastornicky SS
9. Hudson P

Pitcher - Tim Hudson (0-0) 0.00 ERA

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:39 pm 
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That could've been worse.


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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:45 pm 
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Home plate umpiring woes in Atlanta continue .... Not that Correia pitched well but his job is much harder when the ump is squeezing him.

And, BTW, how different would the game be if Cutch didn't nonchalant a fly ball followed by Alvarez's boot? Probably added 20-25 pitches to Correia's count on a hot day.

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Speaking of McCutchen, has anybody else noticed that he has lost 95 points off his average over the last 10 games? I know: small sample size, and he'll pick it up again. Still, when nobody else is contributing much, he needs to.

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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Bob in Boston wrote:
Speaking of McCutchen, has anybody else noticed that he has lost 95 points off his average over the last 10 games? I know: small sample size, and he'll pick it up again. Still, when nobody else is contributing much, he needs to.


It's probably more a testament to how outstanding he was hitting for most of April to start the season, which didn't seem to really get any attention given how dismal the offense was as a whole. And I would be careful with that latter comment, because as we saw in the second half of last year, McCutchen visibly looked like he tried to do too much on a nightly basis to pick up the slack of the offense as a whole, and his overall numbers ended up reflected that. So, while I know what you meant, I would prefer McCutchen stay comfortable rather than feel some extra burden and try to swing for the fences every AB.


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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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Yeah, it's not like he was going to stay that hot. He KILLED the ball for like three weeks straight. He had to come down at some point. He'll be fine.

I do kind of wish he had a HR by now, but hey, Albert Pujols doesn't have one either.


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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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I was at the game today and it was hot and the pace was dreadfully slow. we had 5 innings in the books and it took over 2 hours. it was on pace to be a 4 hr 15 min game but after the starters were out, the pace quickend. now that i live near atlanta i salivate every time i can get to see the bucs. too bad they lost but it was nice to see them live. Turner Field is nothing special and nowhere close to PNC park. Someone else was at Friday's game and posted a few pics so i will add some too. my one complaint was the usher that stood directly in front of us all game doing absolutely no ushering.


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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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Dude that game was tough to watch on TV. I wouldn't have wanted to attend it. I remember Correia being on the mound FOREVER and then I walked away and did something else. I came back and I'm like okay Correia back on the mound, but then I realize it's still the 5th inning. Good god, was that a tough game to watch.


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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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I had the radio feed on through the phone as I was driving back to Ft. Lauderdale from Orlando. Started about a half hour after I left O-Town. I got back to Ft. Laud, unpacked, and the game was going into the 7th. It's a 3.5 hour drive!

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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TheShark wrote:
Bob in Boston wrote:
Speaking of McCutchen, has anybody else noticed that he has lost 95 points off his average over the last 10 games? I know: small sample size, and he'll pick it up again. Still, when nobody else is contributing much, he needs to.


It's probably more a testament to how outstanding he was hitting for most of April to start the season, which didn't seem to really get any attention given how dismal the offense was as a whole. And I would be careful with that latter comment, because as we saw in the second half of last year, McCutchen visibly looked like he tried to do too much on a nightly basis to pick up the slack of the offense as a whole, and his overall numbers ended up reflected that. So, while I know what you meant, I would prefer McCutchen stay comfortable rather than feel some extra burden and try to swing for the fences every AB.


He has played every game this season so far, maybe he needs a day off.

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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Bad day for him yesterday. Dropped a ball; threw to the wrong base; bad day at the plate.
He also had a pretty big brain fart the other night when he failed to advance a base on a deep fly.
The guy has a ton of talent; I just wonder sometimes if he has a propensity to go brain dead on occassion.

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 Post subject: Re: April 29, 2012 Pirates (9-11) at Braves (13-8)
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He can't seem to get the concept of setting up for a throw on a fly ball. It's not complicated.

But then it took him forever to stop sailing his throws over the cutoff man. He had to make that mistake like 100 times before he finally stopped doing that every throw.


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