Pittsburgh Pirates Caffeine: McCutchen Won’t Break, Return of Pedro, Von Rosenberg Perfect

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ShakeWeight also protects the back of Andrew McCutchen's hands from fractures.

It's time Andrew McCutchen uses some protection....well you know what we mean

Andrew McCutchen is day-to-day after getting hit with yet another pitch, this one delivered by Ryan Dempster, that was up and in. Pitchers are regularly pitching the Pirates star inside at least once per at-bat, to set up breaking pitches away that have proved to be the out pitch in the McCutchen book.

Brian Burres and the bullpen amazed us yesterday. Burres tallied five strikeouts and the Pirates bullpen matched it.

Josh Harrison’s heads up base running looked like me on the softball diamond.

How about Alex Presley?  Three more hits, two triples, two runs, and a walk.

Hanranator with his 33rd save.

Joel Hanrahan has 33 saves for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011.

 

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By the way, we love the Pirates today in Wrigley.

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Looking at the past ten games Pedro Alvarez has played is frightening. Clint Hurdle said without saying yesterday that Pedro will be getting called up after Indy completes their season.

When/if you look at the numbers on Alvarez below, look at how he has fared against left handers.

 

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Zach Von Rosenberg was perfect for six. A no-hitter was a strike away.

Baseball Gods are mothers.

If you listened to our podcast you probably heard Wilber Miller talk about ZVR, so when we heard this news on twitter, it further validated the power of WTM. Guy knows his shit.

 

 

Here is how the recap went for Von Rosenberg:

Delmarva Bottom of the 1st

John Ruettiger grounds out, pitcher Zack Von Rosenberg to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Michael Mooney grounds out, first baseman Chase Lyles to pitcher Zack Von Rosenberg.
Tyler Kelly called out on strikes.

Delmarva Bottom of the 2nd

Jacob Julius flies out to left fielder Dan Grovatt.
Michael Ohlman grounds out, shortstop Drew Maggi to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Jeremy Nowak grounds out, second baseman Andy Vasquez to first baseman Chase Lyles.

Delmarva Bottom of the 3rd

Brenden Webb strikes out swinging.
Riley Hornback strikes out swinging.
Garabez Rosa strikes out swinging, catcher Elias Diaz to first baseman Chase Lyles.

Delmarva Bottom of the 4th

John Ruettiger pops out to second baseman Andy Vasquez.
Michael Mooney flies out to center fielder Mel Rojas.
Tyler Kelly strikes out swinging.

Delmarva Bottom of the 5th

Jacob Julius grounds out, first baseman Chase Lyles to pitcher Zack Von Rosenberg.
Michael Ohlman flies out to right fielder Wes Freeman.
Jeremy Nowak grounds out, third baseman Eric Avila to first baseman Chase Lyles.

Delmarva Bottom of the 6th

Brenden Webb strikes out swinging.
Riley Hornback grounds out, second baseman Andy Vasquez to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Garabez Rosa grounds out, third baseman Eric Avila to first baseman Chase Lyles.

Zach Fuesser came in for ZVR in the 7th

John Ruettiger grounds out, third baseman Eric Avila to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Michael Mooney walks.
Tyler Kelly grounds into a force out

Jacob Julius grounds out to first baseman Chase Lyles.

Delmarva Bottom of the 8th

Michael Ohlman pops out to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Jeremy Nowak strikes out swinging.
Brenden Webb strikes out swinging.

Delmarva Bottom of the 9th

Riley Hornback grounds out to first baseman Chase Lyles.
Garabez Rosa grounds out, third baseman Eric Avila to first baseman Chase Lyles.

AND ON A 2-2 COUNT….
John Ruettiger singles on a line drive to left fielder Dan Grovatt.
Michael Mooney homers (1) on a fly ball to left field. John Ruettiger scores.
Tyler Kelly walks.
Jacob Julius singles on a ground ball to right fielder Wes Freeman. Tyler Kelly to 2nd.
Michael Ohlman flies out to center fielder Mel Rojas

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Topics: Andrew McCutchen, Pedro Alvarez, Zach Von Rosenberg

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