SOUNDBOARD: Greg Brown vs. St. Louis Edition

It’s chaos… pandemonium. Greg Brown owned the weekend. Here’s a soundboard to relive it:

Our previous two soundboards, featuring Brown, Tim Neverett, and Steve Blass, can be viewed here.

Go Bucs

Baseball’s Best Starting Pitching Trios

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*Apologies for the lack of content as of late — I have recently started an internship at Baseball Info Solutions. Coverage here may be slow this summer, but we’ll try to update the site and our Twitter as much as possible.

If you paid any kind of attention to the Pirates-Mets series this weekend, you’ll know the team from Pittsburgh is in very good hands with the powerful arms at the top of their rotation. Yes, New York’s offense has struggled and featured a depleted lineup by Sunday, but the tone was set by Gerrit Cole on Friday, A.J. Burnett on Saturday, and Francisco Liriano on Sunday:

Cole has exhibited his ace potential all season to this point. Burnett has been better in his return to the Steel City than anyone could have possibly expected. Liriano shook off a couple of difficult starts, while still showing off some of the impressive peripheral numbers that made him successful in 2013 and 2014.

All told, this has been one of the best starting pitching trios in Major League Baseball through the first seven weeks of the season.

Let’s take a look…

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Series Preview: Pirates @ Phillies

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Pittsburgh Pirates (15-16)

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Philadelphia Phillies (11-21)

Monday, May 11th — 7:05 pm
Tuesday, May 12th — 7:05 pm
Wednesday, May 13th — 7:05 pm
Thursday, May 14th — 1:05 pm

Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia, PA

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The Pirates finished a nice series win against the Cardinals at PNC, and now head to the other side of the state to face the 11-21 Phillies. No reason the Bucs shouldn’t be able to get a few W’s in Philly, and hopefully go to Chicago next weekend over the .500 mark.

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Series Preview: Pirates vs. Cardinals

Pirates vs Cardinals

Pittsburgh Pirates (13-15)

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St. Louis Cardinals (21-7)

Friday, May 8th — 7:05 pm
Saturday, May 9th — 7:05 pm
Sunday, May 10th — 1:35 pm

PNC Park — Pittsburgh, PA

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Finally the Pirates picked up a W on Thursday night, waking up the bats for a seven-run showing and stopping a five-game losing skid. It may not get any easier, however, with the 21-7 St. Louis Cardinals coming to town this weekend. The Redbirds, as you’ll remember, swept the Bucs in STL last weekend with three one-run, extra-inning defeats. Let’s hope for a little better fortune this time around.

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The Pitch That Josh Harrison Can’t Hit

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Yesterday, we looked at the recent struggle of Andrew McCutchen, particularly how he’s not getting the explosiveness to turn on line drives like he usually does. Today, we’ll focus on the other vital but currently worrisome piece of the Pirates’ offense: Josh Harrison.

Like McCutchen, the 2014 All-Star is off to an incredibly sluggish start, batting .175/.213/.291 in his first 25 games of the season. Unlike McCutchen, maybe you were waiting for this to happen, or at least wondering if it would happen — can J-Hay really repeat his unbelievable 2014?

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