Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Road Trip Preview

Pittsburgh Pirates
54-47, 2nd in NL Central Division
Tomorrow's Game:

8:40 PM ET
(54-47, 20-26 away)
(41-60, 25-27 home)
PIT:   Morton (5-9, 3.28 ERA)
COL:   Anderson (0-3, 4.00 ERA)

8:40 PM
Sat, Jul 26
8:10 PM
Sun, Jul 27
4:10 PM
Mon, Jul 28
10:15 PM
Tue, Jul 29
10:15 PM
Wed, Jul 30
3:45 PM
Thu, Jul 31
9:40 PM
Fri, Aug 1
9:40 PM
Sat, Aug 2
8:10 PM

JAL’s Mercedes Benz Morning Links

Mercedes Benz  Janis Joplin  1970  Her last recording, she died 3 days after making the recording.


1- MLB Transactions

2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates

3 BFFL’s 2014 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet

4 Pirates Prospects

2014 Pittsburgh Pirates Draft Pick Signing Tracker

BLOGS and such

5—Pirates Prospects

First Pitch: More of This From Liriano and Fixing the Competitive Balance Lottery

Prospect Watch: Jason Creasy Goes Over 43 Innings Without Issuing a Walk

Pirates Miss Out on a 2015 Draft Pick in the Competitive Balance Lottery

6 Bucs Dugout

Harrison, Snider, Liriano key Pirates' 6-1 win

Postgame: Liriano throws gem, Snider finally hits one over Clemente Wall in Bucs victory

The Matt Morris Report:  7/23/14

Jaff Decker, Vin Mazzaro discuss their paths to Indianapolis

7 Rumbunter

Francisco Liriano Tosses a Gem in Pirates Win

8 Green Weenie

Bucs Jump Out Early & Coast To 6-1 Win



10 Raise the Jolly Roger

Pirates 6 Dodgers 1


11 DK on Pittsburgh Sports

Column: What’s not to like about Ike?

12 LA Times

Dan Haren's troubles continue in Dodgers' 6-1 loss at Pittsburgh

13 CBS Sports

Snider, surging Pirates jump on Haren, Dodgers

14 Chicago Sun Times  

Theo cautions about Cubs’ bright signs

15 Pirates Site

Liriano cruises past LA after Bucs break out early

Rehabbing Cole throws sim game without issue

16 Cincinnati Enquirer

Reds suffer back-to-back sweeps with loss to Brewers

17 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Brewers get a boost with sweep of Cincinnati

18 St. Louis Post Dispatch

Cards can't solve AL teams at Busch

Cards, Rays turn Busch into Whiff City

19 Fangraphs

Dave Cameron FanGraphs Chat – 7/23/14

20 MASS Live

The Brock Holt Story Part 1: The secret to beating baseball’s size obsession

The Brock Holt Story Part 2: Inside the trade that sent him to the Boston Red Sox

21 Post Gazette

Liriano pitches a gem to lead Pirates over Dodgers, 6-1

Gene Collier: Avoiding key players helps dodge losing

Pirates notebook: Marte goes on DL with concussion

Bob Smizik: Liriano looking sharp!

22 Tribune Review

Liriano, Snider lift Pirates to a victory over Dodgers at PNC Park

Pirates notebook: Recovering Cole exceeds expectations in simulated game

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Pirates 6 Dodgers 1

Pirates 6, Dodgers 1
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 6 9 0
Gordon, D, 2B4010011.294
Kemp, RF2001201.268
Perez, C, P0000000.000
Gonzalez, Ad, 1B3000103.257
Van Slyke, CF-RF4000033.257
Uribe, 3B4020002.303
Crawford, C, LF3000002.249
Rojas, M, SS3010001.213
Butera, C3000012.202
Haren, P1000000.135
a-Turner, J, PH1110000.300
Wright, J, P0000000.000
Maholm, P0000000.000
b-Puig, PH-CF0000100.308
a-Singled for Haren in the 6th. b-Walked for Maholm in the 8th.
Polanco, G, RF4110011.253
Snider, LF3321100.252
McCutchen, CF4011012.318
Walker, 2B3100121.284
Martin, R, C3121100.282
Davis, I, 1B3001012.237
Harrison, J, 3B4022001.291
Mercer, SS2000102.248
Liriano, F, P2000012.115
a-Morel, PH1010000.500
Wilson, J, P0000000.000
Hughes, J, P0000000.000
a-Singled for Liriano, F in the 7th.
2B: Rojas, M (2, Liriano, F), Gordon, D (17, Liriano, F).
TB: Rojas, M 2; Turner, J; Uribe 2; Gordon, D 2.
RBI: Kemp (38).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Uribe; Van Slyke.
GIDP: Gonzalez, Ad.
Team RISP: 0-for-7.
Team LOB: 5.

CS: Crawford, C (3, 2nd base by Liriano, F/Martin, R).
PO: Crawford, C (1st base by Liriano, F).

DP: 3 (Uribe-Gonzalez, Ad, Gordon, D-Rojas, M-Gonzalez, Ad, Rojas, M-Gordon, D-Gonzalez, Ad).

2B: Harrison, J (16, Haren), McCutchen (29, Maholm).
HR: Snider (5, 2nd inning off Haren, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: McCutchen 2; Martin, R 2; Polanco, G; Harrison, J 3; Snider 5; Morel.
RBI: Martin, R (35), Davis, I (31), Harrison, J 2 (31), Snider (17), McCutchen (63).
2-out RBI: Harrison, J 2; McCutchen.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Liriano, F; Walker.
SF: Davis, I.
GIDP: Mercer, Polanco, G, Harrison, J.
Team RISP: 1-for-5.
Team LOB: 4.

DP: 2 (Mercer-Walker, Mercer-Davis, I).
Pickoffs: Liriano, F (Crawford, C at 1st base).

Wright, J1.02000003.66
Perez, C1.01000005.20
Liriano, F7.04112404.18
Wilson, J1.00002004.74
Hughes, J0.21000101.93
IBB: Mercer (by Haren).
HBP: Crawford, C (by Liriano, F).
Pitches-strikes: Haren 84-50, Wright, J 15-9, Maholm 19-11, Perez, C 7-5, Liriano, F 96-57, Wilson, J 17-8, Hughes, J 8-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Haren 5-1, Wright, J 1-0, Maholm 2-0, Perez, C 2-0, Liriano, F 9-4, Wilson, J 1-0, Hughes, J 1-0.
Batters faced: Haren 22, Wright, J 4, Maholm 5, Perez, C 3, Liriano, F 26, Wilson, J 4, Hughes, J 3.
Umpires: HP: Laz Diaz. 1B: Mark Carlson. 2B: Jeff Nelson. 3B: Toby Basner.
Weather: 77 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to CF.
Venue: PNC Park.
July 23, 2014
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media

The Good:  Liriano 7 good innings,  2 hits each for Snider, Martin, and harrison

The Bad :  Nothing

Dodgers vs. Pirates - Thread Three

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Dodgers vs. Pirates - Thread Two

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Dodgers vs. Pirates - Thread One

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Pre-game Los Angeles vs Pittsburgh

Game: Dodgers (56-46) at Pirates (53-47)
Time: 7:05 p.m.
Site: PNC Park
Weather: Hot and humid

TV, radio: Root Sports, KDKA-FM 93.7

Dodgers Lineup

1. Gordon 4
2. Kemp 9
3. Gonzalez 3
4. Van Slyke 8
5. Uribe 5
6. Crawford 7
7. Rojas 6
8. Butera 2
9. Haren 1

Pirates Lineup

1-Polanco  9
2-Snider 7
3-McCutchen 8
4-Walker 4
5-Martin 2
6-Davis 4
7-Harrison 5
8-Mercer 6
9-Liriano 1