Pittsburgh Pirates Caffeine: Take The Series, Drink To Marty Edition


The “no light at the end of the tunnel” Pirates look to take the first series of 2011 with the Reds today.

Let’s raise our glasses in a toast to Marty!

The Bucs will send Kevin Correia with his now 2.70 ERA to the mound. Correia was under 1.4 in his first two starts, but an awful inning against the Brewers ruined it. Prince Fielder and the Brew Crew broke up Correia’s no-hitter in their typical dramatic fashion after five innings. Correia ended up allowing six runs on five hits.

My favorite stat about Correia?   He beats the Reds. In eight starts the California kid is 5-0 with a 4.07 ERA against Martys’ Reds.

Cincinnati will throw left-hander Travis Wood who as a rookie last August puzzled the Pirates for just two hits in seven innings.

Wood allowed one run and five hits in 6.2 innings against the Padres last time out. Against the Diamondbacks, Wood got barrelled for six runs in five innings. The Reds have lost each time in Wood’s last two starts. On the season the southpaw is 1-1 with a 3.86ERA.


The Minors: Pitching, pitching, pitching, pitching, pitching….you feel it coming yet?


Lambo. Lambo. Lambo. Lambo. Lambo. Lambo.

Oh yeh, sorry this is about pitching, Brian Burres went seven scoreless. Homer Bailey was cruising and gave up just two hits–one a double to Lambo. Lambo. Lambo.

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Aaron Pribanic got ten groundball outs in six innings pitched, he also struckout two, scattered five hits, and no earned runs for the win. His ERA is down to 2.25.

Tony Sanchez with a few more hits yesterday. His average is up near .300. Jumpin’ all over pitchers early in counts we hear from Jake.

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Kyle McPherson struck out eight in seven innings. Damn, we love that double black belt wearing right hander.

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West Virginia Pahhhr:

Colton Cain allowed just one hit in six innings pitched.

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MarkinDallas posted a video on Bucs Dugout of Rudy Owens doing work.  He simply buries his curveball a few times.  I enjoyed the fifth inning, Rudy seems like such a competitor.

Here is the link for all the details and comments on the Rudy video.


Anthony Rendon who has walked 57 times on the season is featured in this article:

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Just a cool video about our lives changing in a few years thanks to glass. You should watch this…


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