2012 playoffs

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“He Tied The Game!”

I was hanging on last night watching that game with one eye open.  I had hung on to watch Pedro finish that AB representing the tying run after the rain delay in the 9th.  And when he made contact, I leapt from the bed jumping up and down shouting “He tied the game! He tied … Continue reading

Home Run Derby

I hate the Home Run Derby.  I find it boring.  I used to enjoy it when I was younger, but it just can’t hold my attention.  I did watch tonight to see Cutch hit.  I was rooting for him not get embarrassed and to bow out early.   Got both.   I was glad he … Continue reading


I think many of the positive thinkers thought the Bucs had a chance to win the division entering the season with the Cards and Brewers regressing.  So it is not entirely surprising to find them in the division lead at the All Star Break.  But, who would have thought they’d have the 2nd best record … Continue reading

Quick notes – 7/7/12 part 2

Should I rename this site DrewSutton.com? I’ve been taking Neil Walker for granted.  The guy is on fire.  Speaking of ‘taking for granted’, how about defense?  Clint Barmes and Gorkys Hernandez saved that game tonight.   Zoltan! Andrew McCutchen .360, Melky Cabrera .358 Michael McKenry has developed quite the power stroke.  Is it for real … Continue reading

Quick notes – 7/7/12

Pedro Alvarez is officially a beast after belting that HR off the LHP.   The lineup is pretty decent right now.  They hit LHP pitching very well, and with Garrett Jones and Pedro, they are plenty solid against RHP too. Drew Sutton continues to stroke the ball well. Gorkys Hernandez left me gape-mouthed when he … Continue reading

Welcome Back Karstens

Yep, I know Jeff Karstens has been back, but tonight was the Karstens I know and love.  The guy just throws strikes.  Something during previous seasons was frustratingly lacking.  This guy is a very solid #3 starter (Erik Bedard is 4th).  I sincerely believe the Bucs can make the playoffs, but they do have many … Continue reading

About Time: Jared Hughes Plunks Back

After years of perceiving that the Bucs just lay down and take it when teams plunk them with pitches and offer no equivocation in return, it is nice to see that change.  It is refreshing to see Jared Hughes come in after seeing his battery mate, Michael McKenry, hit by a pitch in a blowout … Continue reading

Who are these guys?

The offense is jamming with recent consistent hitting and a very loose dugout.  Kevin Correia looked sharp tonight too.  The rotation seems very solid when Erik Bedard or Correia have a good turn through the rotation.  James McDonald and A.J. Burnett have obviously been stellar. When Pedro Alvarez swings the bat the way he has … Continue reading


OH what a weekend in OHio! Pedro awaken the dreams Pirates fans had when he was drafted.  Hitting four HRs in two days in leading the Bucs over the Indians, Alvarez tantalizes with glimpses of his potential.  Of course, I remember Tuffy Rhodes of the Cubs hitting three homers on opening day one year….  but … Continue reading

Good riddance Baltimore

Wow, was that a rough series.  Nothing like the poor Buccos traveling to an AL city for their comeuppance.  I went to the first game in the series and was excited when we jumped out to the lead.  It was also fun to get a “Let’s go Bucs” chant going during the early part of … Continue reading

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