Thursday, September 8, 2011

Off Day News

  A couple of tidbits to help pass a gray off day...
  • The beat gang reports that the Pirates may finish out the season with a six man rotation so that LHP Jeff Locke gets some work this month.
  • Bradenton clocked St. Lucie 10-0 last night to even their semi-final series for the High Class A Florida State League crown at a game apiece. RHP Brett Lorin gave up two hits over six innings, and three relievers threw perfect ball over the final three frames to finish out the win. Calvin Anderson drove in three runs while Adalberto Santos and Ramon Cabrera had three knocks to lead the attack.
  • Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors looked at starting pitchers with options next year. He doesn't see the Pirates exercising their option on Paul Maholm, although he did site some "mutual interest" and thinks the D-Backs will pass on his old running mate, Zach Duke, who ended up in the pen.
  • Ex-Bucco and current Brewer OF'er Nyjer Morgan isn't winning many fans in St. Louis after emptying the benches yesterday according to's Adam McCalvy.
  • Dennis Bair, who pitched at Allderdice, Pitt and in the Cubs organization before three surgeries ended his career, now coaches and heads the BairFind Foundation. His foundation uses ballparks as staging grounds to locate missing children. And it works; Joe Koch of the Post-Gazette reports that his efforts have led to six children being returned to their families.

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