Saturday, July 31, 2010

Game 103: Pirates at Cardinals

McCutchen and Suppan at seven.

All a-glowing with the magic of the trade deadline, these Pirates can now get back to winning. They are a few games back of these Cardinals, and this is a great chance to make up some ground in the wild-card race.

July 31, 2010

With so many hapless and over-budget teams out of contention, the Pirates have a golden opportunity to add some good-looking players for greater depth on the playoff roster.

... Chris Snyder is the first big winner at the trade deadline.

... Other winners include Pedro Ciriaco, John Bowker, Joe Martinez, James McDonald, and Andrew Lambo.

... Octavio Dotel may be forced to retire with that 7.88 postseason ERA.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Game 102: Pirates at Cardinals

Karstens and Carpenter at eight-fifteen.

Pirates might be losing their grip on the current winning streak.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Game 101: Pirates at Rockies

Paul Maholm and the very, very good-looking third baseman who just showed up take on the big, strong, powerful man Ubaldo Jimenez at three-ten.

The hapless Rockies have lost eight in a row and are struggling terribly.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Game 100: Pirates at Rockies

Ohlendorf and Cook at eight-forty.

Because the bar has been raised so high, we've analyzed and over-analyzed what we've done. We may wind up being comparable to the '98 Yankees or the '86 Mets. I think there's a strong chance that will happen. But maybe that's not fair right now.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Game 99: Pirates at Rockies

Duke and De La Rosa at whatever time they start games in Colorado, wherever that is.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Off day

Here is your chance to stop thinking too much out there. Go someplace else and get that taken care of.

Winning streak resumes tomorrow in Colorado.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Game 98: Padres at Pirates

Lincoln and LeBlanc at one-thirty.

The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced.