"Somehow we have developed this large contingent of know-it-all baseball fans who bay like wounded coyotes at any mention of wins, losses, RBI or batting average. I never know whether I should blame myself for this or not.."
Monday, August 15, 2011
RHP Jake Westbrook (9-6, 4.24 ERA) faces RHP James McDonald (7-6, 4.24 ERA). The first pitch is at 7:05 PM and will be carried on Root Sports.
Lineup: Xavier Paul RF, Neil Walker 2B, Andrew McCutchen CF, Ryan Ludwick LF, Ryan Doumit C, Garrett Jones 1B, Josh Harrison 3B, Ronny Cedeno SS, James McDonald P.
Pedro's off even with a RHP on the hill. Hmmm...
Neil Walker hasn't had a hit since August 7th, going 0-for-21 in that span.
Jen Langosch reports that JT is on his way to Pittsburgh and should be taken off the DL when he arrives. Either Steve Pearce or Pedro is expected to be optioned to clear roster space.
Ben Nicholson-Smith of MLB Trade Rumors put together a list of players known to have been placed on revocable waivers. It includes three ex-Buccos: Jay Bay, DJ Carrasco, and Tom Gorzelanny.
Altoona OF'er Starling Marte was named the Eastern League Player of the Week after hitting .556 with a homer and four doubles in addition to scoring ten times.
Craig Meyer of the Post Gazette takes a look at the RBI program, a collaboration between municipalities and the Pirates to get inner-city kids playin' ball.