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You can now add Carlos Tosca to the list of Manager candidates the Pirates have interviewed in the past two weeks.
Tosca, 57, was a minor league Manager for 17 seasons before getting his first Major league managerial experience in 2002 with the Toronto Blue Jays. He was dismissed during the 2004 season compiling a 191-191 record.
From 2005-06, Tosca served as the Arizona Diamondbacks third base coach. Since 2007, he has served next to then manager, Fredi Gonzalez, who was named Braves coach in place of Bobby Cox. Tosca was hired by Gonzalez to serve as Atlanta’s new bench coach.
Tosca is the seventh to be interviewed. The list includes Wedge, Porter, Gibbons, Banister, Macha and Sveum.
On Wednesday afternoon before the game against the Braves, Penguins Sidney Crosby took batting pratice at PNC Park. He was joined with other memembers of the Penguins team as well. Crosby, shown in this video here, even blasted a few home runs.
Hey Crosby, if your looking for second job?..
- Before the game on Wednesday against the Braves, the Pirates presented Bobby Cox with a check for $5,000 toward his charity of choice (the Homeless Pets Foundation). It was the last time Cox would be a manager for the Atlanta Braves at PNC park. He ended his career 57-56 against the Pirates.
- Brandon Moss is excited to be getting an oppurtunity to play with the Pirates again saying: “I didn’t think I was going to have this opportunity and had pretty much resigned myself to the fact that I was going home. For some reason this season, the way I was playing in Triple-A, made me really see that I belong here and that I can be a really good major league baseball player. To have the opportunity to be here, when you didn’t think you were going to have it, it just feels great.”
- According to Elias Sports Bureau, Tuesday night was only the third time in the last 30 seasons that a team that was at least 40 games under .500 shut out a team that was at least 20 games over .500. The Tampa Bay Rays did it against the New York Yankees in 2001, and the Pirates did it against the New York Mets in 1985. (-Trib Live)
- Neil Walker extended his hitting streak to 15 games, the longest by a Pirates rookie since Rennie Stennett’s 18-game streak in 1971.
Chris Resop has been domiant for the Pirates since they acquired him in August. In 15 appearences, Resop has only been scored upon three times. He has only allowed seven hits and struck out 17 through 13 innings pitched.
“[The Pirates] got a real good find with him,” the veteran manager said while he sat in the visitors’ dugout during batting practice. “He’s always had a great arm, but now he knows how to pitch. That was a good pickup for [the Pirates].”
“We made him a starter this year for the first time and he took off like gangbusters [in the Minors],” Cox said. “We couldn’t wait to get him up here.”
Resop’s injury forced the Braves to put him on waivers and it was the Pirates who snagged him up.
“Obviously, he’s put himself in a good situation,” Pirates manager John Russell said. “He’s thrown the ball well. He’s a guy you can count on. He comes in and throws strikes — and he throws quality strikes. He’s put himself in a really good spot with us, and I think he really has found his niche a little bit. I think he’s really comfortable here and likes it here and is making a strong statement for himself.”