Game 100: Pirates invade the North



The pitching matchup we always wanted to see! Liriano v Santana!

Pitchers: PIT: Liriano (6-6 , 2.91 ERA) MIN: Not Johan (2-0 , 2.60 ERA)

RF Gregory Polanco (L)
LF Starling Marte (R)
CF A. McCutchen (R)
3B Aramis Ramirez (R)
SS Jung-Ho Kang (R)
2B Neil Walker (S)
DH Pedro Alvarez (L)
CF Cervelli (R)
1B Travis Ishikawa (L)

2B Brian Dozier (R)
CF Aaron Hicks (R)
1B Joe Mauer (L)
DH Miguel Sano (R)
RF Eddie Rosario (L)
3B Eduardo Nunez (S)
SS Eduardo Escobar (S)
C Kurt Suzuki (R)

Plouffe!'s on paternity leave so yeah.


59 thoughts on “Game 100: Pirates invade the North”

    1. What do you mean? Is it legal to move guys up and down the order based on the opposing pitcher? How will they feel comfortable?!

      1. And here I was thinking Suzuki's batting ninth was because Molitor finally admitted he's offensively challenged.

  1. If the wind in Minnesota is anything like what we've had around here the last couple of days, I can understand why it would cause players trouble.

    1. Dazzle's comment: "I think it's a good play if it works."

      Gee, thanks for that insight, Dazz.

  2. I liked it better early in the year, when Neil Allen would come out before things got this bad.

      1. McCutchen singled to right, Ishikawa scored, Decker to second.
        Decker to third McCutchen to second on throwing error by right fielder Rosario.
        McCutchen and Decker scored on error by third baseman Núñez.

  3. Fitting end to a game featuring 25 hits and 5 errors between the two squads:

    Sanó doubled to deep right, Sanó out at third, Mauer scored advancing on play

    1. Not that it affected the outcome, but there's no excuse for Sano making the last out of the game that way. In that situation, you cannot take even a small chance on the basepaths.

        1. Oh, I'm not getting down on him. I wouldn't let it affect his playing time or anything. All young players, and a lot of veteran players, make dumb mistakes once in a while. But it's still inexcusable.

        2. Speaking of dumb outs, I saw Go-Go get thrown out attempting to steal against the Giants the other night, down two runs in the ninth (eighth?), with a power hitter at the plate. Oy, was that dumb. Got himself and Craig Counsell ejected after the challenge called him out.

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