Thursday, July 24, 2014

Upcoming Road Trip Preview

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

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

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

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GENERAL UPDATED BASEBALL SITES


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


9 WHYGAVS

> GAME 101: PIRATES 6 DODGERS 1


10 Raise the Jolly Roger

Pirates 6 Dodgers 1



NEWSPAPERS and MAGAZINES and Other Media

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
LAD
0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0
PIT
4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 x 6 9 0
LA DodgersABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals281514515.257
a-Singled for Haren in the 6th. b-Walked for Maholm in the 8th.
PittsburghABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
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
Totals296964611.258
a-Singled for Liriano, F in the 7th.
BATTING
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.

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

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

BATTING
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.

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

LA DodgersIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Haren5.04553614.49
Wright, J1.02000003.66
Maholm1.02111004.79
Perez, C1.01000005.20
Totals8.09664613.41
PittsburghIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano, F7.04112404.18
Wilson, J1.00002004.74
Hughes, J0.21000101.93
Totals8.25114503.68
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