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2017 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:19 pm

Regular season starts with a home 3 game sweep of the Redbirds which included an extra inning walkoff in game 2.

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER X 3!

First road trip of the season is to the Queen City and a 3 game set vs the upstart Redlegs.

Liriano takes the hill vs Simon in game 1 Friday night.

LETS GO BUCS!!!



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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Black Panther » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:09 pm

I was going to post a thread but didn't want to be talking to myself..lol Glad you're back!
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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sat Apr 09, 2016 4:16 am

Black Panther wrote:I was going to post a thread but didn't want to be talking to myself..lol Glad you're back!
Glad to be back. You wouldn't talking to yourself mate, with 23 views already on this thread just proves my theory that deep down inside, everybody wants to be a Pirate. We have a national "talk like a Pirate day" but no national "talk like a Redleg day." :lol:

Bucs 6 Redlegs 5

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Its a Marte party with a grand slam winner.

Cole takes the hill for the Bucs in game 2.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Black Panther » Wed Apr 20, 2016 12:22 pm

Without you on here talking about the Pirates and Pens would fall on deaf ears...
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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sat Apr 30, 2016 9:42 am

Piratas de Pittsburgh 4 Rojos de Cincinnati 1

Ahoy Mate! We just blew in from an extended stay in the Dominican Republic and in honor of our Spanish speaking Piratas fans down there, I posted the opening line in Spanish. Lots of Pittsburgh natives enjoying the easy life (and the rum) in the Republica Dominicana and following the Piratas and Pinguinos while they are there.

Piratas are on a 5 game winning streak and looking for more as they chase the division leading Cubs.

We brought back plenty of booty for Mrs Bee (the fine pirate lass that she is) for her sunroom room and rum for me (she is fond of the rum creme) to last us through the regular beisbol season and into Buctober.

Game 2 between the Piratas y Rojos has Liriano taking the hill vs Simon.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Mon May 02, 2016 6:35 pm

Piratas take 2 of 3 from the Rojos.

Cubs in town for a huge, early season series.

A Bucs and Pucks night as the Bucs and the Pens both play tonight on national tv.

LETS GO BUCS AND PENS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue May 03, 2016 9:36 am

Cubs 7 Bucs 2

Cubs starter Hammel was very good. Cubs own the best record in baseball and their pitching is a huge part of their success.

Game 2 doesn't get any easier for the Bucs as they face Jake Arrieta, 5-0 1.00. he is also 6-1 1.68 vs the Pirates in 9 previous starts. Bucs will counter with Jon Niese 3-0 5.08.

Bucs need to scratch out a win tonight vs the Cubbies.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by danicalifornia » Wed May 04, 2016 10:53 pm

I'll start off by saying that I'm a Cubs fan.

But, I hated the Buccos offseason moves. I didn't think that they did near enough to capitalize on their young core, but I may be wrong. I know the money isn't there, but thought they could've done better in the Walker deal, imo.

Good sweep for my Cubbies, but it wouldn't shock me if the Bucs returned the favor next weekend.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Wed May 11, 2016 9:41 am

Cubs are playing .800 ball. At some point in time they will come back to the field but they may just build up such a large lead that everyone else in the Central is playing for a wildcard spot.

Bucs picking up David Friese helps the bench and the infield. If Kang comes back healthy and Mercer continues to hit, we may be in good shape without Walker. I do agree that we could have done better and I wish we could have retained Walker. Right now, the offense is producing for the Bucs. Pitching, however, is struggling. I wish we had kept J.A. Happ.

Its a long season but right now, the Cubs look like the '27 Yankees.

Bucs need to start winning some series to start the long, slow climb to catch the Cubs.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue May 17, 2016 11:37 am

Bucs end the road trip at 4-4 but were 1-2 vs the Cubs. Cubs are unreal right now and until they cool off, we are playing for second place and another Wild Card spot.

Bucs 8 Braves 5

Bucs start a 10 game homestand and need to win all 3 series and go no worse than 7-3. Braves are terrible and the Rockies and D-Backs aren't much better.

Neise (4-2) goes 6 innings for a quality start but the 11 dingers he has yielded to date are a concern for me. All around, our pitching needs to improve. Hitting continues to be a strong point for us.

Matt Joyce goes yard and has a stellar night going 3-4 at the plate for the Bucs as he subs for Marte.

Cutch needs to get going.

Nicasio (3-3) takes the hill vs Blair (0-2) in game 2.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Wed May 18, 2016 2:39 pm

Bucs 12 Braves 9

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Bucs have picked up 2 games on the Cubs in the last 3 days.

Golden lining for the Bucs, they are pounding Atlanta pitching. 14 hits on Monday night and 21 last night. Only the Red Sox have a higher team batting average than the Bucs, .297 vs .282 and the Bucs have the 4th best on base percentage in MLB.

Storm clouds brewing for the Bucs, pitching, as they have given up 13 runs against the worst team in baseball. Bucco bats have given Pirate pitching huge leads in this series from the first inning on only to see these evaporate. Outside of our ace Cole, our starters are suspect. In the pen, right now only setup man Watson and closer Melancon are money. Everyone else is struggling. Pitching coach Ray Searage has his work gut out for him. Personally, I think Pirate management has thrown too many projects at him and we are rolling the dice too much to try and save $$$. We are missing guys like J.A. Happ and others whom Searage revived their careers only to see them leave for more $$$. Bucco pitching is currently only ranked 22nd out of 30 MLB teams.

Bucco bats need to continue their barrage in the series and feast on suspect Braves' pitching who really isn't that much worse than ours as they are ranked 25th in terms of ERA.

Game 3 has the Bucs sending out Liriano ( 3-2, 4.99) to face Teheran (0-4, 3.17) who is 2-1 lifetime vs the Bucs and has only given up 3 earned runs in his last 4 starts which includes a start vs the Cubs in which he allowed 0 runs on 2 hits in 7 innings. He appears to have gotten his early season woes behind him.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Thu May 19, 2016 12:56 pm

Braves 3 Bucs 1

Braves pitcher Teheran cools off the Bucco bats as expected and goes 7 2/3 gives up no runs on 5 hits. Bucs eek out a run in the 9th as Kang goes yard on a solo shot to avoid the shutout.

Liriano didn't pitch a bad game, 7 IP, 2 R and 7 H, just to much Teheran.

Bucs need a win in game 4 as they send out Locke (1-3, 5.45) to face Foltynewicz (1-1, 2.89). Expect more good pitching from the Braves starter. Locke needs to start becoming a more reliable starter and the offense needs to rebound.

We lost 1 of the 2 games we just picked up last night and we don't need to drop another one.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Fri May 20, 2016 1:59 pm

Bucs 8 Braves 2

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

We pick up a game on the front running Cubs.

Bucs take the series 3-1. Polanco is on a hot streak hitting .461 in the last 7 games. He added a triple and a homer while going 2-5 last night.

Buc starter Locke was finally in lock down mode giving us a quality start, 7 IP 2R 6H 2BB 6K on 97 pitches. We need more of this from him.

Homestand continues tonight as the Rockies invade for 3. Bucs swept them at Coors Field a few weeks ago. We need another series win vs Colorado.

Game 1 has the Bucs sending out their ace Cole (4-3, 3.05) vs Butler (2-1, 4.74).

At the 40 game mark of this season, the Bucs are 22-18. Last year we were 18-22 on our way to a 98 win season. In my opinion, it will take at least 102 games to win the NL Central this year.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sat May 28, 2016 7:51 am

Bucs 9 Rangers 1

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Bucs hit the road after going 8-2 in their last home stand and winning all 3 series.

Bucs pound Ranger ace Hammels (5-1) and the rest of their pitching staff for 14 hits, 4 homers included, to end Hammels streak of 12 straight starts for a win.

Pirate starter Niese (5-2) continues to improve as he gives the Bucs another quality start and the pitching staff is working it's way out of their early season woes.

Pittsburgh has slowly crept to within 4.5 games of the front running Cubs. Its not a sprint, its a season long marathon.

Game 2 has the Bucs sending out Niacasio (4-3, 4.46) to face Darvish in his return from Tommy John surgery. He has posted a sterling 0.90 era in his minor league rehab starts.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue May 31, 2016 9:16 am

Bucs 10 Marlins 0

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Bucs starter Jeff Locke gives an outstanding pitching performance 9IP 0R 3H 0BB 1K and pitches to a total of 28 batters, 1 over the minimum for 9 innings, as the first 2 baserunners were erased by a DP each. Lets hope that Locke is starting to get his mechanics dialed in and we can expect more of this type of performance from him in the future.

Every Buc starter, save for the pitcher Locke, gets at least 1 hit as the Bucs pound out 10 runs on 14 hits and Polanco, El Coffee, gets his first career grand slam in the same park where he got his first career home run.

Game 2 of 4 has the Bucs sending out their ace Cole (5-3, 2.53) and 3-0 1.04 in his last 4 starts to face Marlins ace Fernandez (7-2, 2.82). Fernandez is 21-1 with a 1.64 era in his 31 career starts at Marlins Park. Hits and base runners will be hard to come by in this game. It may get played in under 2 hours.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:47 am

Marlins 3 Bucs 2

Bucco bats have gone silent the last 2 games. Pitching has been there but no offense. The Fish have some good pitchers, especially Fernandez.

Bucs need a win in game 4 to split the 4 game series. Nicasio (4-4, 4.79) takes the hill for the Bucs to face Chen (3-2, 4.73).

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sun Jun 05, 2016 2:54 pm

Bucs 8 Angels 7

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

It has been rough sailing of late for the Buccos playing thru a lot of injuries.

Locke continues to make strides and gives us another quality outing and gets the win.

The bullpen was shaky with Watson having some troubles but Melancon gets the 1-2-3 save in the 9th.

Bucco bats come alive as Kang belts his 8th homer, Polanco his 9th and Joyce his 6th. (he has 4 pinch hit dingers this year).

Cole takes the mound in the series finale and must win game for the Bucs.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:22 am

Bucs 3 Mets 1 Game 1

Bucs 3 Mets 1 Game 2

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER X2!!!

Bucs and Mets play a DH in a makeup game from Monday nights rainout included with Tuesday's game.

Game 1 Bucco starter Jon Niese has no trouble against his old team and goes 7IP 0R 4H 2BB 2 K and the Pirate offense chases Met starter Matz after 5 innings as they rank up 10 hits. Melancon closes out the 9th 1-2-3 to get the save and the Bucco victory.

Game 2 Bucco starter Juan Nicasio goes 5 effective innings 1R 3H 2BB 7K to get the win as the bullpen does the rest and Melancon has another 1-2-3 9th with 3Ks to close it out and get his 19 save in 20 chances. Bucco bats pound out 10 hits and get 3 runs as they go 3-9 with RISP to beat Met starter deGrom

Game 3 has the Bucs calling up Jameson Taillon to make his MLB debut vs Syndergaard (6-2, 1.91) in the series finale.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by danicalifornia » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:42 pm

Excited to watch Taillon! Amazing K-BB #s in AAA, tough pitching opposition tonight, but a good lineup for a rookie to debut against.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Black Panther » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:15 pm

The ship is taking serious water! We better get things figured out quick or even a WC chance will be a struggle this year. :cry:
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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:16 am

Black Panther wrote:The ship is taking serious water! We better get things figured out quick or even a WC chance will be a struggle this year. :cry:
I agree! Injuries to Cervalli, not due back to July with no real backup to replace him AND Cole with tricep tightness but listed as day to day but in all reality, he will be going to the DL, this doesn't look good.

The bullpen, except for Melancon, has been uneven this year and they were a strong point the past several years. Maybe we are trying to get lightening in a bottle to many times and giving pitching coach Ray Searage too many projects to work on as our starting pitching is spotty at best.

Hitting has improved this year, leading the NL at this point but team leader McCutchen needs to start performing better at the plate. One year he is having knee problems, now it is his thumb. If you want to be the face of the team then you need to start performing year around and not just picking it up from June thru late August. I am a little frustrated with him at this point. Polanco and Marte have improved dramatically at the plate and lets hope that this is a permanent improvement. Harrison and Mercer need to be more even at the plate. Friese, Jaso and Joyce have been solid pickups but we ARE missing Walker's bat. Kang has recovered nicely from his injury last year and appears to be solid at the plate and in the field.

I thought that the Pirates management team had came to the conclusion that to be contenders year to year you would have to spend some money. I think we are still a small money team that continues to look for diamonds in the rough and pay low wages. Point in case, Neil Walker.

IMHO opinion, it is too early for Taillon to make the move to MLB but he didn't do bad in his debut the other night. With Cole possibly heading towards surgery, Taillon may be moved up for the rest of the year.

This current stretch of games vs some very good teams in the next few weeks will tell us if we are going to be buyers or sellers (like we have in the past) when the trade deadline nears. Hopefully, we will go out and pick up some good players, if only for this season, to make a serious push for the playoffs.

As of right now, our only hope is to secure a wildcard berth, hopefully a home game. Everybody in the NL Central is playing for 2nd place as the Cubs appear to be the real deal this year so I really think that our chances at catching the Cubs are ZERO.

Hurdle better start pressing the right buttons and please stop tinkering with the lineup. the only thing we have set from day to day is our outfield, Marte LF, McCutchen CF and Polanco RF. The infield is a constant state of flux. I think the everyday infield should be Kang 3B, Mercer SS, Harrison 2B and Friese 1B (simply for his veteran leadership and timely hitting). You can spot start the other guys as needed.

Just my honest opinion.

Big road trip this week with 3 each vs the Mets and Cubs. Going 3-3 is a must and 4-2 or better would be manna from heaven.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:07 pm

Bucs 4 Mets 0

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We needed a shot in the arm and we got it from rookie pitcher Jameson Taillon. Brought back up from the minors after Cole went on the DL, Taillon is making a huge impression and should have just pitched himself into the starting rotation after this past week.

Taillon line stat last night...8IP 0R 2H 1BB 5K on just 91 pitches. He had a no hitter thru 6. Lost it on the first batter of the 7th and then promptly got a DP to erase the runner. Watson came out of the pen to close out the 9th and break the Buccos losing skid.

Bucco bats provided support as both Kang and Marte belted 2 run blasts.

If you think Taillon's success was because the Mets had never seen him before, he made his MLB debut last Wednesday vs the Mets and went 6IP 3R 6H 2BB 6K on 91 pitches. So in 2 starts he is 1-0, 14IP 3R 8H 3BB 11K and an ERA of 1.93.

Hopefully, Cole's tricep problem can be cured with a stint of the 15DL. Our other starting pitchers need to step up and the bullpen needs to return to it's old ways. Offensively, we are hitting better but can do better with runners in scoring position. McCutchen needs to get it going, we need him. Going 0-4 last night and hitting .237 isn't getting it.

Game 2 has the Bucs sending out Locke (5-4, 5.38) to face Snydergaard (6-2, 2.00). Locke needs to put his last appearance behind him and pitch like he did the previous 4 starts.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue Jun 21, 2016 12:45 pm

Bucs 1 Giants 0

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

After a terrible road trip vs the Mets and Cubs where the Bucs went 1-5, we get an improbable win against one of the best pitchers in baseball, Bumgardener, and the hottest team in MLB.

Bumgardener got the complete game loss as his only mistake was a solo Bucco blast by Kratz.

Locke, go figure this cat out, was outstanding for the Bucs after 2 terrible starts, going 6 2/3 with the shark tank looking like it's old self and closing out the win.

Not much offense n this game as it was all pitching. Game time 2 HR 24 mins.

Game 2 doesn't get any easier for the Bucs as they send out Boscan (1-0, 2.92) to face Cueto (10-1, 2.10).

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Fri Jun 24, 2016 1:21 pm

Bucs drop the final 3 vs the Giants.

Since May 13th, we have lost 20 of our last 26 games and are now 5 games under .500 and are 14.5 back of the NL Central leading Cubs.

Injuries have taken their toll but mainly we have the 5th highest ERA in MLB at 4.57. A once solid pitching staff has fallen on hard times. Our starting pitchers are not delivering 1st pitch strikes and the bullpen, save for closer Melancon, has been terrible.

Again I say that maybe Bucco management is trying to bring in to many pitchers that need their careers revived than need be.

While the offense is better this year than last year, we still are having problems delivering key hits with runners on base. McCutchen has been awful. No All-star votes from me this year for him. He is the captain of the team and the continual complaining about injuries is getting old. Clemente always complained about aches and pains but he delivered.

The Dodgers come to town for a 4 game set and we need to take 3 out of the 4 before we head out on our last road swing before the All-star break and build some positive vibes. 2 @ Seattle, 3 @ Oakland and 4 @ St Louis before coming home for 3 vs the Cubs and then the break. The only way to slowly climb back into the race is to start winning each series.

If we continue to play below .500 ball up to the All-star break I look for the Pirates to revert to their old ways and possible dump salary by trading away players and hope for something better next year. In 2014 we were 3 games below .500 (5 now) and bounced back to gain a wildcard spot. Hopefully, we can do that again this year.

Game 1 has us sending out rookie Tallion (1-1, 3.50) to face a AAA call up Nick Tepesch who isn't on their 40 man roster. We don't usually fair well when facing a pitcher for the first time so this will be a challenge. Dodgers are on a roll having won 6 straight and 9 of their last 10.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sat Jun 25, 2016 8:37 am

Bucs 8 Dodgers 6

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Buccos end the Dodgers 6 game winning streak while doing the same to their 3 game losing streak.

Pirate starter Taillon was unimpressive going 4IP+ 4R 8H 1BB 2K and was spotted a 4-0 lead after 2 innings. Hughes and Lobstein come in in relief and go 1.1 IP 4H and 2R. Luckily, Feliz, Watson and Melancon go 3 2/3 and face the minimum number of batters to finish it off and get the Bucco win.

Offensively, the Bucs get homers from Kang and Joyce (who also went 3-4) and some timely hitting for once, 4-11 WISP, to offset a shaky front-end pitching performance.

Game 2 has the Bucs sending out Locke (6-5, 5.44) to face Maede (6-4, 2.64). Hopefully, the Jeff Locke who throws first pitch strikes will show up and give us some good innings.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:02 am

Bucs 6 Dodgers 1

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Bucs starter Locke (the one who throws first pitch strikes) was perfect thru 5 innings and went 7IP 1R 5H 0BB 3K to get the win and the shark tank finished it out with 2IP 3H 0R 0BB 3K.

Bucco bats have struggled this year to score runs and even though they only managed 5 hits, 3 of them were home runs as McCutchen hit a solo shot and a 3 run shot along with Mercer's 2 run blast to give the Locke plenty of run support.

Dodgers ended a 14 game streak in which they had at least 1 home run in each game.

It only gets tougher as game 3 has the Pirates bringing up Chad Kuhl from AAA (6-2, 2.58 in 14 starts) to make a spot start and facing Clayton Kershaw (11-1, 1.57) in another national tv broadcast.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Mon Jun 27, 2016 1:32 pm

Bucs 4 Dodgers 3

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AAA call up Chad Kuhl gives the Bucs 5 effective innings, 3R 4H 4BB 5K, to earn his first MLB win in his MLB debut on a spot start for the injured Cole.

Bucco offense touches up Dodger starter Kershaw for 4 runs on 9 hits, doing all the damage in the second inning when Freese hits a bases loaded double.

The shark tank was outstanding for the Pirates as 3 pitchers throw 4IP 0R 0H 0BB 2K to secure the win for Kuhl. Melancon gets his 22nd save on just 9 pitches in the 9th. Since opening day last year, Melancon leads MLB in saves.

Lets also give a tip of the cap to Adam Frazier, another AAA call up for the Bucs, who since his MLB debut on Friday night has gone 3-6 with 1 RBI and gives the Bucs another option off the bench.

Bucs go for the rare 4 game sweep today as they send out Lirano (4-7. 5.17) to face Kazmir (5-3, 4.53).

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:07 am

Dodgers 5 Bucs 4

Bucs score 4 runs in the first for their starter Lirano but he only last 4.1 IP 5R 4H 5BB 3K as the Dodgers comeback to salvage the last game of the series to avoid the sweep.

While winning 3 of the 4 games is great, it is somewhat disappointing that the offense got 4 runs in the first and that wasn't enough. Yes, they could have scored more but you would think having a 4 run lead before you even take the mound would be a huge mental boost.

Lirano continues to have major problems that are now dragging from early May thru the entire month of June. His totals for this month 24.1IP 24R (19 earned) 30H 20BB 25K. He is the type of pitcher that wants you to chase his stuff but batters are becoming more disciplined against him. In his last 10 starts for the Bucs, the team is 2-8 and this goes back to the first week of May so this is serious. I would think that if the starting rotation was in better shape, he could miss a start or 2 to work on some things but that doesn't look like it is going to happen.

Some positives from the 4-4 home stand....we bounced back from a 1-3 series vs the Giants to go 3-1 vs the Dodgers. We picked up a couple of games on the Cubs and in the wildcard standings. A good debut for Chad Kuhl. McCutchen is starting to show some life as he went 6-22 with 2 home runs, double and 4 RBI so his average a crept up to .243 but it is still well below his lifetime average of .294. The shark tank, while still shaky at times, appears to be settling down, at least for most of the members as we did blow a big lead in game 3 vs the Giants which should have been a win.

Last road trip prior to the All-star break starts tonight with 2 vs Seattle. They are similar to us and are struggling going 3-7 in their last 10 games while we are 4-6. We need at least a split and a game 1 win makes it easier.

Game 1 we send out Niese (6-5, 4.93). He has given 4 or more runs in his last 3 starts to face Urias (0-2, 4.33).

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Black Panther » Sun Jul 03, 2016 10:41 pm

"You Can Kiss It Good Bye"! Bucs sweep the A's! Now head to stl. for a big four game series this week...
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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:27 am

Black Panther wrote:"You Can Kiss It Good Bye"! Bucs sweep the A's! Now head to stl. for a big four game series this week...
And, we came from behind in all 3 games!

We need to go at least 4-3 vs the Cards and Cubs to hold our momentum going into the All-star break.

Game 1 the Bucs send out Niese (6-6, 5.07) to face Martinez (7-5, 2.83). Both teams are coming off winning their weekend series with sweeps and Martinez has been lights out in his last 6 starts even though he has been credited with just 3 wins.

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Black Panther » Mon Jul 04, 2016 7:34 pm

Mister Bee wrote:
Black Panther wrote:"You Can Kiss It Good Bye"! Bucs sweep the A's! Now head to stl. for a big four game series this week...
And, we came from behind in all 3 games!

We need to go at least 4-3 vs the Cards and Cubs to hold our momentum going into the All-star break.

Game 1 the Bucs send out Niese (6-6, 5.07) to face Martinez (7-5, 2.83). Both teams are coming off winning their weekend series with sweeps and Martinez has been lights out in his last 6 starts even though he has been credited with just 3 wins.

LETS GO BUCS!!!
I like it...And we came back again today v stl.Polanco with two hr's in the win."How Sweet It Is!"
"Over Fate And Foe Victorious"

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:14 pm

Game 2 has the Pirates shelving their scheduled starter Taillon to the 15 DL due to shoulder fatigue, like we need another pitcher on the DL, and giving a spot start to another AAA call up.

Lefthander Steven Brault (2-3, 3.00 in 9 minor league starts) takes the hill vs Leake (5-6, 4.13) who has won 8 of his last 9 starts against us.

Bucco bats better be ready and so should the bullpen as I think we will only get around 5 innings from Brault.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:41 am

Bucs 5 Cards 2

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Brault gives us just enough in his first MLB start/debut AND collects his first hit in his first at bat.

Bullpen does a great job in relief with 5 scoreless innings. They have given up 1 run in the last 40.1 innings.

Bucco offense does it again as they come from behind for the 5th straight game to gives us our 6th straight win. Everybody is getting into the act and making contributions pitching, hitting and defense right now.

Game 3 and it keeps getting tougher as the Bucs send Locke (8-5, 5.13) to face Garcia (6-6, 3.84). Locke is 2-4 with a 4.04 ERA in 9 career starts vs the Cards and Garcia just shuts us down going 2-1 with an 0.57 ERA in 6 career starts.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:34 am

Bucs 7 Cards 5

RAISE THE JOLLY ROGER!!!

Our 7th straight win in a row AND our 6th straight come form behind win. "WE HAD THEM ALL THE WAY!!!"

Bucs give their starter Locke an early 1-0 lead but he can't hold it and only goes 4 innings and exits with us down 5-1. Offense slowly chips away at the lead with some timely hitting and another great performance by the shark tank, the 2nd straight night that they have had to go 5 innings of relief.

Bucs go for the rare 4 game sweep as they send out another rookie pitcher to make his MLB debut but Pirate fans have waited a long time for this one, Tyler Glasnow (7-2, 1.78) will take the hill vs Wainwright (7-5, 4.70). The Cards are 10-3 in his last 13 starts so this will be another hard fought game.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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Re: 2016 Pittsburgh Pirates

Post by Mister Bee » Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:23 pm

Cards 5 Bucs 1

We started the road trip with a loss and ended it with a loss but in between were 7 wins. 7-2 not a bad record for a road trip.

Cards starter Adam Wainwright was on as the Bucs only managed 1 run on 6 hits so tip your cap to him.

Bucs rookie starter Glasnow, while giving up 4 runs, didn't do a bad job in his MLB debut.

Bucs head home for a 3 game set vs the Cubs before the All-star break. It would be nice to take 2 of the 3 from them.

Game 1 has Liriano taking the mound for the Bucs vs Arrieta. Runs will be hard to come by for the Buccos.

LETS GO BUCS!!!

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