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May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)
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Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:01 pm ]
Post subject:  May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Pirates
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1. Tabata LF
2. Walker 2B
3. McCutchen CF
4. Alvarez 3B
5. Jones RF
6. McGehee 1B
7. Barajas C
8. Harrison SS
9. McDonald P

Pitcher - James McDonald (2-2) 2.42 ERA


Nationals
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1. Desmond SS
2. Bernadina LF
3. Zimmerman 3B
4. LaRoche 1B
5. Harper RF
6. Espinosa 2B
7. Ankiel CF
8. Flores C
9. Zimmermann P

Pitcher - Jordan Zimmermann (2-3) 2.14 ERA

Author:  bassoondirector [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

What's with these Pirates? They stand there and TAKE strike one on the first pitch, then swing late and either foul off the second pitch or swing and miss at at ball out of the strike zone. They are quickly behind in the count 0-2.

It's very frustrating to watch.

How about swinging on the first pitch....SOMETIMES! :roll:

Author:  bassoondirector [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

PS: I wonder if this miserable offense will score enough runs to win this game tonight and not let another fine pitching effort by JMac go by the wayside.

Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Two singles with two outs right before the pitcher's at bat. Classic.

Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 8:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

6 batters, 5 Ks. McDonald's on fire so far.

Author:  sisyphus [ Thu May 17, 2012 9:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

So what do you guys think the Nats would be willing to offer for McCutchen? He KILLS them. I don't know why they don't just bounce four pitches in the dirt and let him take first.

Author:  bucco boy [ Thu May 17, 2012 9:32 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

We are very lucky Andrew McCutchen is a Buc and... that NH got the contract done before this season.

Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 9:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

You've got to be kidding me.

Author:  bucco boy [ Thu May 17, 2012 9:57 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Jose Tabata might be the early goat here. He needs to catch that ball. McDonald deserved a better fate.

Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Looked like me in little league after a ball was hit in my direction while I was playing in the dirt.

Author:  PirateParrot [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

bucco boy wrote:
Jose Tabata might be the early goat here. He needs to catch that ball. McDonald deserved a better fate.

Tabata hard to figure. He seems slower, worse on defense, and certainly not hitting as well. Definitely looked silly on that ball.

Author:  RTJR [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Tabata needs glasses.

Author:  JollyRoger [ Thu May 17, 2012 10:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

PirateParrot wrote:
bucco boy wrote:
Jose Tabata might be the early goat here. He needs to catch that ball. McDonald deserved a better fate.

Tabata hard to figure. He seems slower, worse on defense, and certainly not hitting as well. Definitely looked silly on that ball.


Well this is his age 30 season you know... :lol:

Author:  bucco boy [ Thu May 17, 2012 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

RAISE IT!!!!

Author:  Bucfan [ Fri May 18, 2012 1:18 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

JollyRoger wrote:
Well this is his age 30 season you know... :lol:

Tabata would be pretty ticked if he heard that statement ...

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But you're safe. He did not hear a thing you said.

Author:  Scrap Iron [ Fri May 18, 2012 7:23 am ]
Post subject:  Re: May 17, 2012 Pirates (17-20) at Nationals (23-14)

Nice, gutsy win. They gave themselves every reason to fold against a really hot team, and refused to do so. One of my favorite W's so far this year.

Let's take at least 1 in Motown and call this a decent trip.

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