Saturday, September 01, 2007

Game 135: Pirates at Brewers

Youman vs. Bush in fifteen. Batting sixth and playing RF, Steven Pearce.

Tracy on integrity of the game

Don't expect all of the Indy call-ups to start regularly. Jim Tracy (via

"You don't foresee a lot of days where you are going to have the liberty to run four or five guys out there -- who were playing baseball in Triple-A or Double-A -- in a big league game," Tracy said. "You need to protect the integrity of the game and your situation in relation to the other competitors that you're playing against."
I'd hate to see what Pirates baseball without integrity would look like.

Pearce, Morgan, and Perez up

1B Steve Pearce, OF Nyjer Morgan, and LHP Juan Perez have been called up from Indy, Paul Meyer reports.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Game 134: Pirates at Brewers

Armas vs. Gallardo soon. Jack returns, freeing Izturis to work in the dugout.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Game 133: Reds at Pirates

Morris vs. Belisle, starting now.

Duffy surgery

Chris Duffy will have surgery on his left shoulder tomorrow, Dejan Kovacevic reports. Duffy will miss the playoffs, but should be ready for spring training 2008.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Game 132: Reds at Pirates

Snell vs. Harang, starting now.

Torres to return

No structural damage to Sully's arm, John Perrotto reports. Sully is expected back in time to pitch in the playoffs.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Game 131: Reds at Pirates

Maholm vs. Arroyo, second game of the doubleheader underway. Irate Fans and Pirates Fans for Change congregating in Section 140.

Game 130: Reds at Pirates

Gorzelanny vs. Ramirez in the first game of the doubleheader, starting now. Nady's back in RF.

Wilbur on DL

Wilbur Miller tries to steer Bob Nutting clear of the Kool-Aid, in a two-part series for OBN: Part 1. From Part 2:

After more than six years with Littlefield at the helm, there isn’t a single position player on the major league roster who was originally signed under Littlefield.
Don't drink it, Bob. Please. (Links via Bucs Dugout.)


John Perrotto and Keith Law like Tony LaCava for CEO. Sounds great to me. In addition to being a top-notch scout with an expertise in evaluation, LaCava has experience in firing people, an absolute prerequisite for this job.