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Postby machine3 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:00 pm

I know it's too early to get too excited, but who woulda thunk it. 2nd Place, 1.5 games out of 1st!! As a long-suffering fan, I still can't watch the highlights from the '92 NLCS. I also didn't think they'd be sub-.500 for the next 18 years.
Anyhoo, I'm enjoying the ride while it lasts. And the league may as well hand over the Manager of the Year trophy to Hurdle right now. ;-D
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Postby dmattingly23 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:10 pm

I'm on, love when teams like them, the Royals, Rays, the Mets ;-) do well.

Who would've thought it would of been the pitching to get them here? Maybe they had the lineup, but alot of guys have dissapointed. It's been all about the pitching.
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Re: Pittsburgh Pirates Bandwagon Thread

Postby cs3 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:20 pm

Just make sure you put on your helmet before you jump aboard
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:28 pm

they have a nice park its good to see it filled up for once
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Postby CadensDad » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:33 pm

Soooo do we think they will be buyers or sellers in a few weeks?
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Re: Pittsburgh Pirates Bandwagon Thread

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:13 pm

CadensDad wrote:Soooo do we think they will be buyers or sellers in a few weeks?


Even if it's just fighting to finish above .500 and have a shot in September, I think they kind of have to try to make a move, right?
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Postby nsulham » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:09 pm

Being a native Pennsylvanian, having watched a few Pirates games on FSP (now Root) and having a few Pirates fans as personal friends I for one am happy to see them doing well. That city loves their teams and if they can get some of the same support the Steelers and Pens enjoy, it should make for a fun next couple months.
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Re: Pittsburgh Pirates Bandwagon Thread

Postby machine3 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:57 pm

Hurdle has done an unbelievable job with what looks like a minor league lineup on a daily basis. I think Alvarez is the x-factor for the second half. If he can somehow break out of his funk and start to mash, it could be exciting.
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Re: Pittsburgh Pirates Bandwagon Thread

Postby WaCougMBS » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:00 pm

machine3 wrote:Hurdle has done an unbelievable job with what looks like a minor league lineup on a daily basis. I think Alvarez is the x-factor for the second half. If he can somehow break out of his funk and start to mash, it could be exciting.


Agreed, though the pitching should still be pretty scary. Morton has obviously been exposed, but how much longer can Karstens pitch like a top-end starter before he regresses to where (from what I've heard) the underlying numbers point?

P.S. Not trying to rain on the parade or anything, just wondering ;-)
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Re: Pittsburgh Pirates Bandwagon Thread

Postby machine3 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:36 pm

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machine3 wrote:Hurdle has done an unbelievable job with what looks like a minor league lineup on a daily basis. I think Alvarez is the x-factor for the second half. If he can somehow break out of his funk and start to mash, it could be exciting.


Agreed, though the pitching should still be pretty scary. Morton has obviously been exposed, but how much longer can Karstens pitch like a top-end starter before he regresses to where (from what I've heard) the underlying numbers point?

P.S. Not trying to rain on the parade or anything, just wondering ;-)

Yeah, I'm not sure how much longer the pitching can perform at this level. They're bound to hit a rough stretch. Hopefully I didn't jinx them with this thread.
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