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The Pirates are holding a mini-camp starting on Monday in Bradenton, Florida. The camp this year will be focused on conditioning and will run four days.
Those expected to attend (according to Jenifer Langosch) are:
Pitchers – Michael Crotta, Joel Hanrahan, Kevin Hart, Jeff Karstens, Brad Lincoln, Jeff Locke, Daniel McCutchen, James McDonald, Kyle McPherson, Evan Meek, Bryan Morris, Charlie Morton, Daniel Moskos, Ross Ohlendorf, Chris Resop, Aaron Thompson, Tony Watson
Catchers – Jason Jaramillo
Infielders – Pedro Ciriaco, Lyle Overbay, Steve Pearce, Josh Rodriguez, Neil Walker
Outfielders – Matt Diaz, Gorkys Hernandez, Garrett Jones, Andrew McCutchen, Alex Presley, Jose Tabata
Non Roster invites – Dusty Brown, Brian Burres, Josh Fields, Fernando Nieve, Justin Thomas, Cesar Valdez, Corey Wimberly
Pedro Alvarez and Chris Leroux are currently listed as maybes to attend.
Ross Ohlendorf was named the third smartest Athlete by Sporting News Magazine’s “An Astute Salute- The 20 smartest Athletes” in the September 27th issue.
The 28-year-old graduated from Princeton with a degree in operations research and financial engineering. And of course, we all know about his internship with the U.S. Department of Agriculture last year during the offseason.
But Daniel McCutchen pointed out in the issue a few things you may not know about the starting pitcher.
The Pirates defeated the Fish 5-1 on Friday night. And with just two games remaining on the season, the Bucs aren’t finishing the season without a fight.
The Pirates finished the month of September 12-14 with a team batting average of .255. They scored a season-high 123 runs, as well as season-high doubles (53) and triples (7). The pitching staff’s ERA was the second lowest of the season (4.38) and picked up a season-high 12 wins striking out 180 batters.
Record aside; we are seeing a lot of good things coming from the team.
On Friday night, three of the five runs scored came from the long ball. Pedro Alvarez hit a line drive monster in the second inning tying the game at one and extending his hitting streak to 11-games.
“He hit that ball hard,” Russell said. “He really did.”
Alvarez now has 64 RBI since he was called up on June 16th –the most of any Major League Rookie.
Chris Snyder hit a two-run homer in the sixth, giving the Pirates a 3-1 lead –breaking his 0-for-18 streak.
Daniel McCutchen –who started in place of Paul Maholm–, pitched four innings allowing one run on five hits, walked one and struck out two.
“September wasn’t all that great, so to end on a positive note is good,” McCutchen said. “I know they’re a very aggressive ballclub and needed to stay out of the middle of the plate. For the most part, I did that. When I needed the big out, I got it.”
Chan Ho Park pitched three innings allowing neither runs nor hits and struck out six. He picked up the win –his 124th– passing Nomo for most wins by an Asian born pitcher.
The Pirates pick up their 17 win on the road this season. One more victory keeps them from tying the Mets for the worst record by a club playing 81 road games.
I missed the game due to yet another wedding. Thankfully i tivoed it and watched it when I got home. Here is a picture of me all dolled up.
· Jose Tabata extended his hitting streak on Thursday to a career high 13 games.
· Pedro Alvarez is continuing to have a hot month of September. He hit .311 in 27 games in September, is tied for second in the league with RBI (26) and shared the league with doubles (10). Alvarez also hit a team-high five home runs.
· The Pirates pitching staff has posted 998 strikeouts this season, which is the highest total of K’s since 2009 (1060). The Bucco pitching staff can strikeout over 1000 for just the tenth time in team history.
RHP Daniel McCutchen (2-5, 6.36 ERA)
RHP Adalberto Mendez (1-2, 4.19 ERA)
McCutchen is making his ninth start of the season (28th appearance) for Paul Maholm who was scratched due to a sore left knee. His last start came on 8/25 where he pitched six shutout innings allowing just three hits against the Cardinals.
Mendez is making his fifth major league appearance. He picked up his first major league win on his big league debut against the Phillies. Mendez pitched six scoreless innings striking out six. He got the loss against the Brewers his last start allowing six runs on six hits through two innings.
A. McCutchen 8
D. McCutchen 1
Paul Maholm will miss his final start this season on Friday due to left knee irritation. The club announced Daniel McCutchen will face the Marlins in his place.
Maholm was not available for comment after the decision was announced. Paul had surgery on his knee years ago and had problems with soreness during the ’09 season.
Maholm finishes the year 9-15 with a 5.10 ERA.
McCutchen will be making his ninth start this season and his first since August 25th. In his nine relief appearances since then he has thrown no more than 32 pitches so McCutchen will be limited on how deep he will be able to go.
Sadly, I’m not in Bradenton FL to take my own so I found some pictures from the Pirates website. Enjoy! =)