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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:26 pm 
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I would of bet big bucks Barmes woulda shit himself before hitting a granny. We need to hang on & build off this.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:28 pm 
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And both Cinci and St Louis are tied in their games. If the spirit of Zoltan really is with us, they'll both lose....

Still in shock: 10-5 and we're still only top of the 5th.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:37 pm 
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Erik's two runs today are the first two of the season for him.

Actually, didn't realize he'd spent his entire career in the AL prior to coming here. Those are the first two runs of his career! Way to go Erik!

And a 1-2-3 inning. And he's leading off the bottom of the 5th. Let him hit!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Nice swing by Marte.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:18 pm 
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bullpen coming through today. Resop has a nine-pitch inning and Qualls follows it with an 11-pitch inning.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:23 pm 
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I think Walker is out of his little lull here today.... 8-) 8-)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:32 pm 
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The Bucs decided to wake up and play baseball again. That's good! They must have heard me complaining!

They need to keep the pedal to the metal.

Winning is much more fun than losing. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
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At 37 and a decade removed from lacing up the spikes & I would look 2x as athletic as Bedard running the bases.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
I think Walker is out of his little lull here today.... 8-) 8-)

Yep, 5 for 5 today.

Everyone's making a statement today.

Let's just hope it lasts. We are beating up on the Padres ;)


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Concerning Cutch's and Walker's 'lulls'...

Isn't Cutch still batting a collective .900+ OPS this month and/or since the break?

Didn't Walker have a 4/5 RBI night earlier this week?

Baseball, both individually and collectively, is like Blackjack; play 100 hands, hope to win 51. Anything more is just gravy.

Let's not go full yinzer here.

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NSMaster56 wrote:
Concerning Cutch's and Walker's 'lulls'...

Isn't Cutch still batting a collective .900+ OPS this month and/or since the break?

Didn't Walker have a 4/5 RBI night earlier this week?

Baseball, both individually and collectively, is like Blackjack; play 100 hands, hope to win 51. Anything more is just gravy.

Let's not go full yinzer here.


Cutch's OPS this month is .789. If that's a slump I'll gladly take that.

It's amazing how some are writing off the season based on a week of bad games. Are there concerns with the pitching? Yes, but man you'd think they were on pace to lose 100 games sometimes.


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Cutch's OPS this month is .789. If that's a slump I'll gladly take that.

It's amazing how some are writing off the season based on a week of bad games. Are there concerns with the pitching? Yes, but man you'd think they were on pace to lose 100 games sometimes.

I don't think anyone is writing off the season.

We got very excited by an unexpected, and un-form, power surge and we moved up the standings to challenge Cincinnati for the lead. Since then, the Braves have gotten hot, the Cardinals are closing in and both the Dodgers and Giants are within striking distance. We've seen MacDonald implode and Cutch has been a little less "clutch". Of course, we're happy to be in this position, but it is not as rosy as it was two weeks ago.


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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:21 pm 
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Not going to lie:

I am glad I wasn't following this one until the 5th inning. :lol:

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August 12, 2011: Bucs 56-61, 5 days removed from the season-killing 10 game losing steak.

August 12, 2012: Bucs 64-50, less than 5 games removed from first place!

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The Bucs get the Pads again next week, at Petco (Mon 20th-Wed 22nd). Take [vengeance] that series and it will be another team that they will have done .500 or better against for the year (Cards and Mets only 2 other teams >.500 vs. Bucs).

Keep it up, Bucs!

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Bring on the Dodgers!!!


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val wrote:
Bring on the Dodgers!!!


Not to throw a damp blanket on the enthusiasm about the upcoming series versus the Dodgers, but the Bucs are going to have to play much better ball than what we saw against the Padres.

And, even if we go back a bit, much better ball than was played against Houston.

Two teams the Bucs should have had an easier time beating (even though the Pirates did win the series against Houston).

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Mister Pittsburgh wrote:
At 37 and a decade removed from lacing up the spikes & I would look 2x as athletic as Bedard running the bases.


I am 58 and could have gotten to 2B before Bedard...Jeez...After it got by the rightfielder, I was thinking 3....Bedard ain't gettin' anywhere too fast... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 08/12/12 Pirates (63-50) vs Padres (51-64)
PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:16 pm 
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Hmmm, I leave the house to take my wife to a play and dinner with the Pirates losing 4-zip. We return home and I find they won, 11-5. Amazing. Can hardly wait to find out how they did it.

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Today's win was merely a band-aid on a wound that quickly needs a tourniquet - beginning with the starting pitching and extending to the offense. Way too many poor ABs in key situations.

For all practical purposes, the next 7 days involve playoff baseball.

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Go to dinner and a play more often Bob.... I am already planning to vacuum manana... :lol: :lol: :lol:


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No. 9 wrote:
Today's win was merely a band-aid on a wound that quickly needs a tourniquet - beginning with the starting pitching and extending to the offense. Way too many poor ABs in key situations.

For all practical purposes, the next 7 days involve playoff baseball.

Agreed. Had the Padres been a good team, Bedard and the Pirates more than likely would have paid dearly for their lapses. And we'd be left wondering whether and how they'd be able to stop the bleeding.

While today's W is gratifying, let us not assume that, of course, it will carry over to the series against the Dodgers.

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