*depressed sigh* Pittsburgh Pirates 2022 stuff until I lose interest in everything

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 10, 2022 7:16 PM

Huh, they won today. Might as well enjoy the moment, since 1-2 might wind up being the high point for the season, as far as being close to .500.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 17, 2022 6:40 PM

5-4 after taking 3/4 from Washington. Wouldn't have guessed they'd be above .500 this late into the year, so that's a positive!

Ironman92 Administrator
56,729 posts 152 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Apr 17, 2022 7:03 PM

Better than the Reds


58 wins will get you 4th place in NL Central

justincredible Honorable Admin
37,969 posts 231 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 6:33 PM

Yoooo…

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Apr 23, 2022 6:53 PM

Hey, uh, they got two of three in the series! Sure, that one does take a bit of luster off that feat, but yeah... I got nothing.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 25, 2022 12:10 AM

Three out of four, my bad!

QuakerOats Senior Member
11,701 posts 61 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Apr 25, 2022 11:22 AM
posted by justincredible

Yoooo…



Thought it was the Bears over the Steelers for a minute ....

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sun, Jun 5, 2022 7:00 PM

Team is actually playing well right now. Sweeping the Dodgers on the road and taking 2/3 from the D'backs at home. Only four under .500, which is about 6-8 games better than I'd have given as an optimistic opinion.

Seems a lot of that has coincided with guys who were lousy getting hurt or cut (sorry, Cole Tucker, but you still have Vanessa!) and being replaced by young guys who are actually *gasp* contributing. Like, today, of the established guys, they got an RBI single from Hayes, but nothing else. But the bottom of the order kicked ass with people like Cal Mitchell and Jack Suwinski (young) and Heineman (older) doing well. And while he didn't do anything today, Marcano was huge in that Dodgers' series with homers in back-to-back games.

And the pitching has improved. Bednar is as good as any closer in the game, while a couple of their young starters have been really impressive at times.

Against my will, I'm actually getting a bit impressed with what I'm seeing. Maybe not every night (thanks, Brubaker and your elite-tier home-run-surrendering skills), but more and more frequently as the year goes on. Sure, now that I said it, they'll go in a 6-34 tailspin, but it's been fun for a week or more.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Sat, Jun 11, 2022 12:24 PM

And now they've lost 4 in a row. Seems to happen every damn time I say something complementary about how they're performing. I have to learn from this sometime, don't I? Just never say anything good about them no matter what. They win 15 in a row, I need to sit here and type on this site like I'm shelbucks and completely miserable in life because that damn team is thisclose to ripping out my heart. And then, maybe they'll not fuck it all up.

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 7 reps Joined Aug 2010
Mon, Jun 13, 2022 11:32 AM

Why is Oneil Cruz not up yet?

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Mon, Jun 13, 2022 12:40 PM
posted by birddog23

Why is Oneil Cruz not up yet?

Maximizing contract leverage and service time, so "he needs more seasoning in the minors".

birddog23 Senior Member
1,173 posts 7 reps Joined Aug 2010
Mon, Jun 13, 2022 6:43 PM
posted by Heretic

Maximizing contract leverage and service time, so "he needs more seasoning in the minors".

That's just frustrating when there is young stars around the league getting their chance and making things happen....Bobby Witt Jr, Julio Rodriguez, Wander Franco, Spencer Torkelson, Adley Rutschman, etc.

Heretic Son of the Sun
20,517 posts 196 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 14, 2022 1:18 PM

I fucking swear, if they keep giving worthless Yu Chang regular playing time, I will snap. Dude can't hit, strikes out constantly (ie: not bad luck metrics, he just can't handle MLB pitching) and sucks at everything except helping a team tank.

BRF Senior Member
11,621 posts 94 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Jun 14, 2022 3:48 PM

Wow, I looked up Chang’s stats and if you add in his 10 at bats with no hits with Cleveland, he is batting .097.  I didn’t even realize that the Pirates bought him. 

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