2014 Pirates in Review: Starting Pitchers

2014 Pirates in Review: Starting Pitchers

Reviewing the 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates. Today, we’ll take a look at the starting pitchers.  Final stats: Name W L IP K/9 BB/9 GB% ERA FIP…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/23/14

- The Josh Harrison show continues… 3-for-5 with a double, homer, and five RBI on Friday night puts him 4th in the NL batting race (.308),…

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 8/16/14

- Another rough outing for Charlie Morton last night, surrendering five runs in three innings (his shortest outing of the year) … He’s now allowed 4+…

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/26/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 7/26/14

- After drawing three walks on Friday night, Russell Martin has reached base safely in seven of his last eight plate appearances. He’s reached in 55…

15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

15 Questions for the Pirates’ Second Half

Where the Pirates stand: 49-46 record (.516 winning percentage), 3.5 games back in NL Central (4th place), 3 games back in NL Wild Card. Just as…

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward, Part II

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward, Part II

Nearly seven weeks ago, we took a look at the state of the Pirates’ rotation after they 1) finally dumped Wandy Rodriguez and 2) designated depth…

Starting pitchers seeing pitch counts rise in 2014

Starting pitchers seeing pitch counts rise in 2014

Reading Dejan Kovacevic’s blog post this morning, this quote caught my attention: This is something I’ve thought about at times this year — I remember…

Jeff Locke & Effective Velocity

Jeff Locke & Effective Velocity

You can point out one major difference between 2013 and 2014 for Jeff Locke: the walk rate. The man who led all of baseball by…

Saturday Stat Sheet 6/14/14

Saturday Stat Sheet 6/14/14

- How’d you like The Gregory Polanco Show on Friday night? The highly anticipated young stud broke out for five hits in seven at-bats, including…

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward

The Pirates’ Rotation Moving Forward

The Pirates made a pair of moves on Thursday afternoon involving a couple of pitchers on their 40-man roster. The big one: Wandy Rodriguez was designated…

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