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Friday, March 27, 2015

JAL’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine Morning Links









I Heard It Through the Grapevine  Marvin Gaye  Spent 7 weeks at number 1 in late 1968 and early 1969.  Recorded before the Gladys Knight version but released after it.  The Gladys Knight version only reached number 2 in 1967

GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES

1- MLB Transactions


2-MLB Trade Rumors-Pirates


3 BFFL’s 2015 Pirates Stats Spreadsheet


4 PBC Asylum Recipe Collection



5 Pirates Prospects

Pittsburgh Pirates 2015 Spring Training Tracker



6 MLB

Pirates Broadcast Schedule



BLOGS and such


7 Blog Red Machine


Predicting the Cincinnati Reds Bullpen


8 Viva El Birdos</b>

Video breakdown of Lance Lynn's use of effective velocity and pitch tunneling



9 Green Weenie

3/26: Jack McCarthy, Chuck Klein, Mackey Sasser, Matt Herges, Tyler Yates




10 Rumbunter

Does the Pirates spring training record mean anything?


Pirates spring training: A glimpse of lineup vs LHP?



11 WHYGAVS

> I HAVEN’T FREAKED OUT YET ABOUT RUSSELL MARTIN’S ABSENCE (BUT MAYBE I SHOULD)</b>


12 Bleed Cubbie Blue

Angels 8, Cubs 4: An Old Frenemy Strikes Again


13 Reviewing the Brew

Milwaukee Brewers' Cannot Send Tyler Thornburg to AAA



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

14 Sports Illustrated

ith deep and balanced roster, can Pirates finally claim NL Central?


15 St Louis Post Dispatch

Media views: McCarver's role to increase in Cards' TV booth


16 USA Today</b>

Can Tulowitzki regain health, happiness with Rockies?


17 SB Nation   

MLB's biggest questions for 2015, answered


18 CBS Sports

Boras: Cubs using business, not baseball, if Bryant stays in minors


19 Fangraphs

2015 Positional Power Rankings: Left Field


2015 Positional Power Rankings: Right Field


20 Sports on Earth

BEST OPENING DAY PERFORMANCES


21 Just a Bit Outside

THE LOOMING DATA WAR BETWEEN FRONT OFFICES AND FANS


22 Baseball Prospectus

Every Team's Moneyball:  Arizona Diamondbacks: Hidden Snakes



23 Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pirates say decisions due soon on fifth starter, pitching depth


Ron Cook: Kang's performance triggers doubts, but not from Pirates


24 Pittsburgh Business Times

Bucs give good bang for the buck


25 Pittsburgh Sporting Times

Middle-infield looks solid for Pirates


26 New Pittsburgh Courier</b>

Pirates’ Walker shifting focus from contract to season


27 National Pastime Museum

My Favorite Player Al kaline, Baseball’s Past, Present, and Future



28 Asylum Prediction Contest

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Braves 7 Pirates 5 Spring Training March 26, 2015


Final 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E
Atlanta5 0 0
0 0 0
0 0 2
7120
Pittsburgh1 0 1
1 1 0
0 1 0
5131

       
PlayerABRHRBITBAVGOBPSLG
 Atlanta Braves











E. Young, CF 5 1 2 0 2 .321 .397 .464
J. Peterson, 2B 3 1 1 1 1 .341 .442 .386
  P. Gosselin, PH-2B 1 0 0 0 0 .209 .271 .209
A. Callaspo, 3B 4 1 2 0 2 .216 .212 .216
J. Gomes, LF 4 2 2 1 5 .205 .250 .295
  B. Feigl, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
C. Bethancourt, C 3 0 1 1 1 .357 .345 .571
  J. Johnson, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
  P. Ciriaco, SS 1 0 0 0 0 .357 .364 .500
K. Johnson, RF 4 0 0 1 0 .244 .340 .415
C. Johnson, 1B 4 2 3 2 7 .270 .325 .378
A. Simmons, SS 3 0 0 0 0 .424 .441 .636
  L. Avilan, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
  J. Outman, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
  A. Kurcz, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
  Z. Almonte, PH-LF 1 0 0 0 0 .222 .265 .244
W. Rodriguez, P 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
  J. Flores, C 2 0 1 1 1 .174 .174 .174
Totals 37 7 12 7 19 - - -
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
Player AB R H RBI TB AVG OBP SLG
J. Harrison, 3B 4 1 1 1 4 .313 .371 .438
  B. Morel, 3B 1 0 0 0 0 .214 .353 .286
N. Walker, 2B 4 2 2 1 6 .368 .400 .684
  P. Florimon, 2B 1 0 0 0 0 .241 .313 .414
A. McCutchen, CF 3 0 2 1 2 .235 .263 .294
  J. Decker, CF 1 0 0 0 0 .281 .361 .438
C. Hart, RF 4 0 1 0 1 .316 .409 .474
  G. Hernandez, PR-RF 0 1 0 0 0 .407 .429 .704
S. Marte, LF 4 0 1 0 1 .378 .391 .556
  S. Lombardozzi, LF 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .333 .379
J. Mercer, SS 4 1 3 0 3 .341 .341 .512
  G. Nunez, SS 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .130 .091
P. Alvarez, 1B 4 0 1 0 2 .313 .324 .625
  S. Rodriguez, PR-1B 0 0 0 0 0 .147 .194 .176
F. Cervelli, C 4 0 1 1 2 .304 .484 .739
V. Worley, P 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
  C. Richard, P 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
  D. Guerra, P 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
  J. Tabata, PH 1 0 1 0 1 .167 .194 .200
Totals 38 5 13 4 22 - - -
 
2B: Atl 1, C. Johnson (1). Pit 3, N. Walker (6), P. Alvarez (4), F. Cervelli (1).
HR: Atl 2, . (), J. Gomes (1), C. Johnson (1). Pit 2, . (), J. Harrison (1), N. Walker (2).
 
Atlanta Braves
Player IP H R ER BB K ERA
W. Rodriguez5.0 844032.50
J. Johnson1.0 100012.25
L. Avilan1.0 000012.84
J. Outman0.2 311018.10
A. Kurcz, (W 1-1)0.1 000005.40
B. Feigl, (S 1)1.0 100011.50
 
Pittsburgh Pirates
Player IP H R ER BB K ERA
V. Worley6.0 755035.29
C. Richard, (L 1-1)2.2 421023.12
D. Guerra0.1 100007.94
 
Errors: Pit 1, B. Morel (1).
Wild Pitches: Atl 1, J. Outman. 
Passed Balls: Pit 1, F. Cervelli.
 
Time: 2:48
Attendance - 5,857    


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