Friday, August 26, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     Saturday what a day, rockin' all week with you! Our Pittsburgh Pirates continue their series in Milwaukee tonight when the try to best the Brewers. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)Break up the Bucs. With last night's 5-3 victory, the Pirates have now won 2 straight. If it's 3 it's for me in Milwaukee! 2)The Pirates pulled out the win on the strength of SS Jordy Mercer's 1st career grand slam. Chicks dig the long ball! 3)RH Jameson Taillon, 3-3, 2.92 ERA will start for the Bucs. The Brewers have RH Jimmy Nelson, 7-13, 4.26 ERA, on the bump. Score early, score often, score BIG; Hit, Run, & Score! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


THE BULLPEN

     Thursday, Friday, Happy Days! Our Pittsburgh Pirates continue their series in Milwaukee tonight when they battle the Brewers. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)With last night's 3-2 win in 10 innings the Pirates finally, finally, FINALLY raised the Jolly Roger in Milwaukee. Thanks to Cutch (3 RBI) and Kuhl (2 runs in 6 1/3 innings) that's the 1st time in the last 10 games at Miller Park the Bucs raised it. Keep cool and win ballgames! 2)RH Ryan Vogelsong, 2-3, 2.98 ERA goes for the Buccos. He'll face Milwaukee RH Matt Garza, 4-5, 5.27 ERA. Hit him early, hit him often, hit him HARD; Hit, Run & Score! 3)Yes, the Pirates broke the streak. Now it's time to streak in the other direction, a WINNING streak, that is. Keep on BUCN! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     Sunday, Monday, happy days! Our Pittsburgh Pirates try to exorcise some demons tonight when they open a 4-game set with the Brewers in (gasp!) Milwaukee. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)On the heals of their 5-1 west coast road trip, the Pirates returned home to go just 1-5 in front of the home crowd. They truly do take 1 step forward, 2 steps back. Go foward, move ahead! 2)Since 2007, the Pirates are a putrid 17-54 at Milwaukee's Miller Park, losing 9 straight. They've got to turn things around in a hurry. There's always room for more Hit, Run & Score! 3)Rookie RH Chad Kuhl, 3-1, 3.62 ERA will be on the bump for the Bucs. He'll face Brewers RH Wily Peralta, 5-9, 6.00 ERA. Keep cool and raise the Jolly Roger! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     Buy me some peanuts and crackerjacks! Our Pittsburgh Pirates wrap up their series with the Houston Astros with a matinee today at PNC Park. These are your keys for today's game. 1)Finally, finally, FINALLY the Buccos raised the Jolly Roger, winning last night's contest 7-1. It was a complete game victory for RH Ivan Nova that was powered by 2 homers from LF Gregory Polanco. Keep on BUCN! 2)Houston starts RH Colin McHugh, 7-10, 4.99 ERA. He'll face Pirates RH Gerrit Cole, 7-8, 3.30 ERA. Cole may want to take note. Nova surrendered just 1 walk in last night's game. That's the 1st walk Nova has allowed since donning the Black-N-Gold. The free pass will bite you in the a$$. Keep them off the basepaths! 3)The Pirates look to make some homemade meatloaf today 'cause 2 outta 3 ain't bad. What's the best recipe for Mrs. Black-N-Gold's Meatloaf? Hit, Run & Score! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


Tuesday, August 23, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     There's no crying in baseball! Our Pittsburgh Pirates continue their interleague series tonight at PNC Park with the Houston Astros. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)The Pirates lowered the Jolly Roger for the 4th consecutive game following last night's 3-1 loss. In those losses, they've scored 9 runs total and 5 of those came in Friday's loss. It's a shame to have no game. You gotta have more Hit, Run, & Score! 2)As the Bucs' ship continues to sink, their season is on the brink. Stop SUCKN and start BUCN! 3)Rookie RH Joe Musgrove, 1-1, 4.18 ERA will start for the 'Stros. The Bucs will have RH Ivan Nova, 9-6, 4.83 ERA, on the bump. Mrs. Black-N-Gold is tired of hearing how Nova is a ground ball pitcher. Lately he's looked like the 2nd coming of Jon Niese, all talk of ground ball but plenty of gopher ball action. Keep the ball in the park and a W in the win column! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


Monday, August 22, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it; it's the hard that makes it great! Our Pittsburgh Pirates close out interleague play with a 3-game series beginning tonight against the Houston Astros at PNC Park. These are your keys for tonight's game. 1)The Marlins came into Pittsburgh this weekend and cleaned house. The Bucs have lost 3 straight. #4 would not be great! 2)In the last 2 games, the Pirates have only put 3 runs on the board. We want more Hit, Run, & Score! 3)Following this lost weekend at home, the Buccos are sinking like a stone. They are now 3 games out of the 2nd wild card position. They have to go over Miami to get to St Louie. You gotta want it, to win it! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!


Sunday, August 21, 2016

THE BULLPEN

     Funny, you like samurai swords....I like baseball! Our Pittsburgh Pirates wrap up their series this afternoon with the Miami Marlins at PNC Park. These are your keys for today's game. 1)Someone throw the Pirates a life-preserver because they're sinking fast. They are now 2 games behind for the 2nd wild card spot and have allowed the Marlins to get ahead of them at just 1.5 games back. This is thanks to dropping the 1st 2 games of this series to the Fish. They try to salvage a W today. Set sail for the win column! 2)Last night's lackluster performance didn't help matters. They only managed 1 run in a 3-1 loss on 4 hits and 2B Josh Harrison had 3 of them. We need alot more Hit, Run & Score! 3)We'll see if the rain can hold off today and they get this game in the books. Rain, rain, go away, the Buccos need a win today! Let's Go Bucs!!!!!