Streaking Halted, Rumbunter Swabs the Web


joek-mat1Zach Duke and the Pittsburgh Pirates fell 8-7 last night to the Florida Marlins.  It was the first loss by the Bucs this season against the Marlins.  Duke has lost four straight games on the road.  The Bucs have scored just eight runs in those seven losses.

By our count the Bucs have eight rookies on the roster.  Most in the bigs.

My MVC is Joe Kerrigan.  What an amazing job he has done.  His picture above is from spring training.

Ryan Doumit was 0-for5 in his rehab assignment last night.  Including a ninth inning groudout with two men on in a 4-2 loss

Andrew McCutchen is featured in a great story by The Ledger.

Pedro Alvarez was back in action for the Curve in their 1-0 win and he scored the only run of the game when Miles Durham singled him home in the sixth inning.

Chris Lang does an excellent job at dissecting the new Lynchburg lineup.  With Alvarez, Durham and now Chang all at Altoona, the division leading Hillcats are plugging holes.   

Rinku and Dinesh make their Rumbunter debut with this Deadspin link

Trades

The trade rumors continue to swirl.  Here is the latest, this one on the only left hander left in the bullpen, John Grabow to the Yankees?  If the scouts were at the game like reported, don’t you think it might have been to watch the starting pitcher?

Please dont read this if you believe the Pirates are unloading Freddy.  I dont want to make you said on Independence Day!  Giants Sanchez for Sanchez trade heating up, this article does a great job of NH saying….ahhh, nah.  Or will it?  Read about all the news of unloading Freddy Sanchez.