Blogging the Pirates and the Steelers since 1904.
Return of Wakefield tonight at seven.
Flattery is rooting around in somebody's dumpster, finding something you like, then using it for 17 years.
If the league was realigned into overall talent tiers, the elite teams like the Bucs, Red Sox, and Yankees would get to play each other more often.
Still three back.
The Bucs are off today, and just three out of first place.
To have any chance for the Cy Young, Kevin Correia must beat Zach Britton today. Game starts at 12:35.
The latest odds of the Bucs winning the division have dipped to 30%. Again: Must. Win. Game.
Pirates have four runs after 2, which is pretty impressive, the way they have been hitting.
Woody Guthrie and James McDonald are the pitchers.
Pirates are back to being two games under .500 and need the win, of course, as always.
Another match-up I'd like to see much more often.
But not with this result. Orioles lead 7-0 in the bottom of the second.
Bad Charlie started. Jake Arrieta pitching for the 5's and 2's.
Karstens and Masterson starting soon. Offensive call-ups and trade acquisitions still en route.