When Josh Bell first made his MLB debut three years ago, the expectations were sky high. Bell was supposed to anchor the Pirates lineup for years to come and contributed right away. After hitting a career-high twenty-six home runs in 2017 Bell only hit twelve last year. He was inconsistent at times and failed to be the Pirates power threat on a team in dire need. In the second half, however, Bell improved providing hope for the future. He has carried that success into 2019 in dominating fashion. His start is even more impressive considering the adversity this team has already faced. Continue reading →
In my last offering, I suggested using the Rays’ bulk reliever as a streaming option on Wednesday. Jalen Beeks got the call to follow Ryne Stanek as an opener. The outing wasn’t quite was I was expecting or hoping to see from Beeks. He went three shutout innings, allowing four hits but no walks and four strikeouts. He even picked up the win! So why was I disappointed? Well, I thought he could go further into games, maybe pitch five or so innings each outing, and get close to starting pitcher stats while picking up sneak wins. However, looking at his game logs, I see that he’s only gone over four innings twice so far in his usage as a follower. So, while he didn’t get the big outing that I had hoped for, he was still useful, especially in leagues that have start limits. I think he’s still worth using in this role in later opportunities. Now, on to the weekend starters!
Good morning/afternoon, 10 games on the schedule today with half of them being matinees with the earliest set for 1:10 eastern. Highlights of where we want to attack are featured in the following games; Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians, Pittsburgh Pirates at St.Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers at Houston Astros, and Washington Nationals at the L.A. Dodgers. Buckle up, let’s go Around the Horn! Continue reading →
Every Wednesday we will take a look at the history of one team. You will get some background, iconic players and moments, and postseason results. For this week, let’s take a look at the Pittsburgh Pirates who have a long history with many iconic moments and players.
The Los Angeles Dodgers were only able to manage one win against the Cubs in Chicago. The Pittsburgh Pirates got swept by the Arizona Diamondbacks in Pittsburgh. The Dodgers have a record of 16-11, and the Pirates have a record of 12-11. Let’s take a look at the matchup for this weekend between the Dodgers and the Pirates.
Every Thursday we will take a look back on the life and career of a player. You will get some background, an iconic moment, and plenty of stats. This week we look at a Pittsburgh legend. Willie Stargell