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Astros Vs. Pirates, 8 May 2011

Also, Jameson Taillon starts for West Virginia, and Kyle McPherson goes for Bradenton.

Clint Hurdle On Andrew McCutchen's Bunt: 'We Thought Through A Bunch Of Things'

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I'm not totally sure why I'm still so annoyed about this, but I wish Clint Hurdle would give a full explanation of his brutal eighth-inning decision on Friday to have Andrew McCutchen bunt with no...

Gerrit Cole's Slump is Over?

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He pitched fairly well in his start against Oregon yesterday: 7 1/3 innings, six hits, five strikeouts, one walk, and one earned run allowed in a 7-1 UCLA victory. According to this recap, there were four representatives from the Pirates at the game to watch Cole pitch.

Pirates 6, Astros 1: Charlie Morton Terrific As Bucs Win

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The evolution of Charlie Morton continued Saturday, as he pitched 7.2 strong innings, allowing only one run. Morton also posted peripherals to back those numbers up, striking out five batters and...

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Astros Vs. Pirates, 7 May 2011

Ross Ohlendorf Not Ready For Rehab Stint

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It doesn't sound like the return of Ross Ohlendorf, who threw BP yesterday, is imminent. The problem is a lack of endurance and arm strength. Ohlendorf's first set of pitches went fine, but...

Astros 3, Pirates 2: Please, Please Stop Bunting

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The Pirates took a 2-1 lead into the eighth thanks to an RBI double by Brandon Wood and a solo homer by Neil Walker, then pretty much gave the game away. Chris Resop came on and issued a leadoff...

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Astros Vs. Pirates, 6 May 2011

Sickels on Promoting Hosmer & Starling Marte

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Charlie noted that the Royals have promoted Eric Hosmer. This is a good piece on when to promote players according to Sickels. A bunch of threads recently have talked about the Pirates being too slow to move guys, so I thought people might enjoy this. In this link he takes a look at Starling Marte and gives his view on when he'll be ready.

Royals Promote Eric Hosmer

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-P- The Royals have promoted Eric Hosmer, who was the third overall pick in the 2008 draft. Hosmer, 21, was hitting .439/.525/.582 for Class AAA Omaha. This just reminds me that I'm getting...

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