Saturday, August 04, 2012

Game 106: Pirates at Reds

McDonald and Leake tonight in the most important game of the year.

We gonna get down. We gonna do the do.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Game 105: Pirates at Reds

Wandy and Latos starting soon in the most meaningful series in twenty years.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Game 104: Pirates at Cubs

Karstens and Wood this afternoon.

Wood is a lefty, so I am curious if we will see Good Pedro (day splits) or Bad Pedro (lefty splits). Probably depends on which way the wind is blowing.

Pirates need to get this win. Day off tomorrow and then twenty games in a row, starting in Cincinnati.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Game 103: Pirates at Cubs

Burnett and Dempster tonight at eight.

Pirates need to shake off all those bad habits they picked up in Houston. It's a real danger playing hapless teams ... playing down to the competition is not how the Pirates will win another championship.

Fortunately the Cubs have been playing well since about when they promoted Rizzo -- I count 18-10 in that department -- so it should not take too long for the Pirates to re-learn how to play the game right. The problem will be if they lose too many games in the meantime.

Pirates acquire Travis Snider

Snider's another left-handed bat with power and not so much bunting credentials.

Monday, July 30, 2012