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LET'S GO BUCS!!!
Why do we always have threads but no needles?
There are plenty of needlers posting on this blog, JAL. Does that count?
I blame G4.
No, want to use the tread to make shirt
yep, I understand
Don't tread on me
Wow. Wearing the white jersey tops!
YES!!Bob Pompeani @KDPomp Reds lose to Brewers. Cincinnati has lost 6 in a row.
they should bring back the sleeveless top as an alternate top
Some sweet movement on Franie's pitches.
2 batters and we've seen good and bad Frankie, might be an interesting night!
Things change swiftly in baseball. When we were in Cincy last week I thought they were winning the WS and we were going to be disbanded from baseball.
Talked to Beckett today for like 20 minutes. He was actually really cool, wasn't expected.
Come on Liriano, throw freaking strikes.
It's hard for him to do this year.Cost himself a lot of money.
And costing the Bucs games...
BTW Pirates Dodgers MLBTV free game of the day
20 pitches already
If he gets out of it I'll take.
Good, can't remember reading anything negative about Beckett and fans
Off day tomorrow - can use the bull pen
P2C of Harrison for G4
Pirate pitchers throwing 20 or more in the first seems to be the trend lately.
Did you get the bucket of chicken or the full bird?
Okay Frankie, now settle down.
Goin' with the Pittsburgh Kid - Walker
He was going golfing. He asked us directions. Then I worked baseball into the conversation. He was cool.
Good and bad Frankie with no in-between in the 1st.
but, the good did win out.
I like Rosati's Tweet on the right.
Like this start.
@northsidenotchLiriano on pace to throw a no-hitter with 18 walks and 198 pitches.
Should have bunted.
Beat Em Bucs !!!!!!
Dang, Cutch peppered that.
Polonco made Gordon look like child standing next to him.
oh boy, he has a new toy
Score early and often
He does that to a lot of people. The man is massive.
I guess it's better than playing with old toys :)
Neil is on fire this home stand.
Gotta get at least a pair here.
This is where BFFL says "somebody should put him out.".
Hope so, Russ can be a DP machine
worse than BFFL's jokes
That scares me, he loves to pull balls to 3B and SS.
Bases loaded what will happen next?
You're out of control, sir.
For the Bucs or Dodgers?
to be determined
Ball 4 and swinging??
Dan Haren is just trying to make Chris Perez feel better.
Better score some runs!
Should have crushed the 3-1 pitch
1-0 Good Guys, so far
C'mon Ike, get hot.
Ike Now is your time
I'll take warm
What was Walker doing?
2-0 Good Guys
I'd take room temperature
Pick to click!!!!!!
going to 3rd
4-0 Good Guys
That's terrible base running, we got lucky.
.This inning is taking way too long..
Nice start but as we saw last night, 4 runs may not be enough
But for sure, 0 runs was not going to win this game
Fair to say we can close the book on the Pick to Click tonight. Thanks for playing everybody.
Batting around and scoring for..like I said early and often.. Get more in the 2nd.
Josh with with authority back in his bat.
Yeah but Liriano has a no hitter going ;-)
Frankie hit that well.
Frankie hit it too hard. Everything was hit hard that inning, even the outs.
It's never a fair competition when you are involved
And can't believe they put Mercer on there, yes they're down 4 but it's first freaking inning!
I hope your "G4 Perfect Season" commemorative leather bomber jacket wasn't lost in the move
I had it framed
Okay Liriano, you've got a 4 run lead pound the strike zone.
Did that hit him?
Give nothing back
He might have been safe
Just tuned in, saw the box score. I love Harrison.That throw/tag was ridiculous.
I believe he was safe but no challenge. He got tagged high and his foot was in there.
I think he slid over the bag
nobody asked you
liking your own posts is a BFFL lame trick
If you can't love yourself, how in the hell you gonna love someone else?
narcissistic comments get you nowhere lol
My gosh, Frankie at 38 pitches already.
If he can get through six...with our bullpen..Oh wait..never mind
I'll be happy if he can get through 6 at this rate.
I feel confident once the Bucs get to the 8th with a lead, but getting to the 8th wit ha lead is always an adventure.
My daughter is a counselor. :)
best post of the night
Atta boy Travissimo!
There is that much rumored power.
Dripping with power...(ducking from the flying fruit)
"dripping with power"
Saw today that since June 1st Snider's OPS was .765 before tonight.
if Lunch Box could just sustain it
Good see since I kept advocating keeping Snider over Tabata
You weren't the Lone Ranger!!!!
Haren isn't fooling anybody.
Is Tabata even starting in Indy?
Season 3 of waiting for it to be sustained.
Be nice if Snider can keep up the hot bat for another week or so while Marte is out.
Gotta play to sustain
5-0 Good Guys End of two..Early and often
Is Marte going to be injury prone?
not that he knows of. :)
Yep - time sure flies. The BMTIB sure has hung in there with him. At least he has some pop in his bat as compared to Tabata.
I wonder if Snider might become what they expected of him we we got him.
Lunch Box has had the RF job handed to him at least twice & could never hold onto it.
Lively crowd, I like it.
His OPS is .455.... packed it in, collecting his checks
Jim Rosati @northsidenotchWith that HR, Travis Snider has a 103 wRC+ on the season.What is wRC+ ?
It's still possible. Could be some similarities to Brandon Moss. They're very comparable players I think.
Liked Moss a lot ,,,,,and like Snider as well - he is a baseball player
I forget to post this but my pick to unclick was Dan Haren. What a god awful start to a game.
Weighted runs created plus, I think. It's like OPS.
It happens - POUR IT ON
I don't feel comfortable with this lead with Liraino on the mound.
Missed your out counts Ermine.
A 100 means that he's an average hitter in terms of creating runs. Here's the details from Fangraphs: http://www.fangraphs.com/library/offense/wrc/
FYI - here is Tabby #s after 16 games @ Indy:BA/OPS - .203 /,533HR - 0RBI - 3
Better than a five run deficit.
3 away..Mid 3 ..5-0 Bucs
Exceot for pitch count that is 3 good inning from Liriano
Keep up the great work Ermine
A little better for Frankie but still at 51 pitches after 3.
I don't think the Bucs are done scoring, so I'm feeling pretty good about Frankie's ability to go three more without having a huge meltdown.
Thread two time:http://pbc-asylum.blogspot.com/2014/07/dodgers-vs-pirates-thread-two_23.html
AP/I is falling - trending better now
Papa Francisco will last no more than 6 tonight most likely