Category : Pittsburgh

Moments before yesterday’s first pitch the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets completed a trade the sent 1B Ike Davis to the Pirates for minor league right-handed reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. The player to be named is said to be a significant piece, the teams have 6 months to […]

“Small sample size” has become part of the sports fan’s lexicon. It’s used to explain the aberrations that can occur in statistics over a short period of time. An fictional example would be this exchange: Yinzer Joe- “Clint Barmes is batting .450! That’s tops on the team, you think he’s figured something out? Is Hurdle […]

The Indianapolis Indians swept the Columbus Clippers this weekend in Columbus. This was my first opportunity to have the pleasure of watching Gregory Polanco play a series. Polanco certainly did not disappoint! He showed off his arm by throwing out a runner at the plate, showcased his speed during his two infield hits (including a […]

Indianapolis Indians Win Opener in 10 innings, 2-1 Casey Sadler pitched 6 strong innings and third baseman Brent Morel drove in Matt Hague in the top of the 10th inning to defeat the Columbus Clippers 2-1. Hague led off the 10th with a bloop double, Brent Morel singled In “The Hit Collector”, but was thrown […]

The free agent signing of RHP Edinson Volquez has caused much anguish in the minds of Pirates fans. In 2013 he led the NL in ER (108) and posted the highest ERA (5.71) of all of the 81 SP’s who qualified for the MLB ERA title. The $5 million question is why did we sign […]