From the Cheap Seats

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Name: From the Cheap Seats
Date registered: May 16, 2017
URL: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/

Latest posts

  1. Game 48: Abandon all hope? Hold that thought. — May 25, 2017
  2. Game 46: Freese miffed by quick hook from Cuzzi — May 23, 2017
  3. Game 45: Rainy night(s) in Georgia — May 22, 2017
  4. Game 43: No win, but lessons learned for Williams — May 20, 2017
  5. Game 42: Taillon working his way back — May 19, 2017

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May 25

Game 48: Abandon all hope? Hold that thought.

Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Gerry Images Not so fast. The folks at Baseball Prospectus compiled their oppRPA+ standings, which gauges every team’s strength of schedule to this point in the season. The Pirates’ slate has a oppRPA+ of 105.6, meaming it’s been the toughest in the majors

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May 23

Game 46: Freese miffed by quick hook from Cuzzi

ATLANTA — David Freese, who was ejected last night by umpire Phil Cuzzi,  was unhappy about getting what he thought was a quick hook. Freese got some support via Twitter from a former Braves standout. “Chipper Jones had a nice tweet about it,” Freese said. “That’s how I feel.” In his first at-bat

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May 22

Game 45: Rainy night(s) in Georgia

Story by Rob Biertempfel ATLANTA — According to my phone’s weather app, we could be singing this song during the entire four-game series this week between the Pirates and Braves. Ladies and gentlemen, Brook Benton: Those of you who tuned into the Stanley Cup beat down yesterday afternoon might have

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May 20

Game 43: No win, but lessons learned for Williams

Story by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Chaz Palla Although he didn’t pick up a win, Trevor Williams gleaned important lessons last night during his start against the Phillies. Williams (2-3) worked 5.2 innings and gave up three runs on four hits. The Phillies didn’t square up many balls against him

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May 19

Game 42: Taillon working his way back

Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner The night before his last start on May 3 in Cincinnati, Jameson Taillon felt, as he put it, “something odd” in his groin. He mentioned it to the Pirates’ training staff and within days was diagnosed with suspected testicular cancer. 

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May 18

Game 41: Bench Cutch? “It hasn’t been discussed.”

Story and videos by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Chaz Palla Last August, manager Clint Hurdle benched Andrew McCutchen for a road series against the Braves. Before yesterday’s game, McCutchen and I chatted for about 20 minutes on the field. He kept repeating his deep, bitter disappoinment with his current

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May 17

Game 40: How ’bout a little love (and some runs) for Cole?

Story and video by Rob Biertempfel/Photo by Christopher Horner Gerrit Cole’s been pretty good over his last six starts. Unfortunately for him, the Pirates’ offense in that span has been awful. Cole’s put up a 2.08 ERA and a .197 batting average against. He’s been charged with two or fewer

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May 17

Twilight for McCutchen

Andrew McCutchen is now just another player on the Pirates’ roster. Nothing special. He has no cachet, no stature with management. That’s how it appears, at least, after what transpired late in Tuesday’s 8-4 loss against the Nationals. And, to be sure, McCutchen and his teammates have taken

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May 16

Game 39: Back at it.

Story by Rob Biertempfel Miss me last week? Or perhaps you didn’t notice I was away. Either way, I’m back for the start of this homestand, then I’ll be off to Atlanta. This is a chance for the Pirates to recoup some confidence after a dumpster fire of a road trip out west. They’re 5-1

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