Results tagged ‘ Studs & Duds ’
Well the Pirates tied the Blue Jays 2-2 today. By just looking at the box score, doesn’t seem like there’s much to talk about here. Craig Monroe hit his 3rd home run of the spring. However, he also had 3 strikeouts while going 1-5. He’s had a pretty decent spring though, I think he might actually help the club out this summer. If you want a better lookin into today’s game, I recommend http://bucsbits.mlblogs.com/
- Andy LaRoche, who has gone 11/20 with 1 HR and 4 RBI, while only striking out twice.
- Garrett Jones, probably a long shot to play in the bigs much this year, but he’s 9/23 at the plate and has drawn 7 walks.
- Nate McLouth, good to see his name up here. He’s been somewhat limited with the playing time, but he’s got 7 hits in 20 at bats, one of those being a 3 run home run, which have proven to be his only RBIs of the spring, at least he’s hitting the ball.
- Freddy Sanchez, looks like his shoulder is back in shape as he has gone 7 for 18 this spring (.429) and has driven in 6.
- Andy Phillips, hitting .467 with 7 RBI in 15 at bats
- Jeff Salazar, also has 7 RBI, but he’s had 22 at bats. He’s got these 7 RBI in only 4 hits, and his spring average stands at a dismal .182, the RBI’s are impressive though.
- Pedro Alvarez, the future of Pirates baseball has started nicely, going 5/13 to start his professional career off.
- Paul Maholm has been fabulous, pitching 9 innings while surrendering only 1 earned run (that’s a 1.00 ERA, don’t you know).
- Chris Bootcheck, up until that last start he was absolutely fantastic, but his numbers are still solid this spring (7.0 IP, 3 ER, 3.86 ERA, 8 K’s).
- Evan Meek, last year’s most aggravating player looks to start fresh with a perfect ERA and 5 strikeouts in 7 innings of work.
- Craig Hansen, a guy I absolutely love. He’s gone 6 scoreless innings this spring, giving up only 2 hits and striking out 7.
- Matt Capps, has the exact same numbers are hansen (0 ER, 2 H, and 7 k’s) with one less inning of work.
The Pirates played their first Sunday game of the year yesterday, and didn’t disappoint. After a terrible start from Jimmy Barthmaier, who surrendered 3 runs on 2 hits and walked 3 in two innings of work. The rest of the pitching staff picked him up, giving up only 1 run (thank you Sean Burnett – who also got the win), striking out 3, and only giving up 3 more hits. The offense was led by Nate McLouth, who hit his first spring homerun and 3-run form to put the Pirates on top for good as part of a 5-run 5th innings. The bullpen did the rest from that point and put up all 0′s, giving the Pirates a 6-4 win and a share of first place with a 4-1 record.
- Shelby Ford : The young Pirate second baseman has started hot this spring, hitting .444 with 3 hits, 2 runs, a home run, 3 rbi, and 2 stolen bases, all of this comes in 5 at bats.
- Pedro Alvarez : The highly touted Pirates prospect has gone 3 for 7 (.429) with a 9th inning RBI double against the Red Sox, a .500 OBP, and only 1 strikeout.
- Paul Maholm : Paul only pitched 2 innings this week, but they were a great 2 innings. He struck out 2 and did not give up a hit.
- Andrew McCutchen : The possible future face of the franchise has started off just awfully in 2009. He is 0/12 with 7 strikeouts. He’s been on base only twice, but he did swipeone base.
- Adam LaRoche : A real shocker here (not!), Adam has collected 2 hit in 9 at bats, which isn’t all THAT horrible, but he has stuck out 5 times, which you never like to see.
- Jesse Chavez : Chavez has a dismal 13.50 ERA, pitching 2 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs. He has struck out 5 batters however.