Happy Fourth of July

It's Americas birthday, so Gerrit Cole is going to try to throw a baseball as hard as he can past a bunch of jerks in red and white uniforms. Works for me. 

Cole Hamels goes for the Phillies. First pitch is at 1:35.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.

Happy Fourth of July!

Last night’s game managed to combine the good (Pedro Alvarez’s first career homer) with some ugly (Paul Maholm’s second awful start out of his last three), and now the Pirates have won four times in six games and still been outscored by a decent margin in those six games. They can still win the series against the Phillies with a win this afternoon, though. If any pitcher will break them out of their recent offensive slump there’s a decent chance that it’ll be Joe Blanton. That will require Jeff Karstens giving them another five solid innings, which always feels like a dicey proposition no matter how many times he does it.

First pitch today is 1:35, Clemente/Cangelosi is after the jump. Hope everyone has a great holiday!

Not sure what this is? Check here and here. Short version: in the comments pick the Pirates you think will be most and least valuable in today’s game. If you haven’t jumped aboard yet, it’s been a lot of fun so far and now’s as good a time as any to join in.

I think I earned myself a Cangelosi yesterday for opening up the July section of posts and forgetting to turn the comments on for them. A couple people tweeted me picks, but to be honest they were pretty bad and it’s not really fair since everyone didn’t have access. That means the standings are updated through WHYGAVS Night and we’ll call yesterday a bye since the Pirates didn’t bother to show up either.

Today’s standings:

  1. Don_Madden: 44
  2. Carnegie Chip: 28
  3. dafletch: 25
  4. North Shore Ryan, brian2: 22
  5. Woodward: 21
  6. ndbrian, J. Latrobe: 20
  7. pdiddy0020: 16
  8. hisjazziness , Garrett122: 15
  9. Wizard of Woz: 14
  10. hwtrine68, whygavs, Mornacale: 13
  11. michaelbro8: 11
  12. UtesFan89, dboz:10
  13. apk, bwzimmerman: 8
  14. TuckerD13, edgeman2k, Nate, TheHulk: 6
  15. WallyR,  Cecilio_Guante: 5
  16. Dave Mesing: 4
  17. TomKaikis, Joek, tylerrcurtis, TheJewelryMan!, fruitbat, appeal2smail : 3
  18. PatrickHealy, MattB, SteelCity66, BadAndy, spazaru, Adam_Reynolds, Mr. Ando, hilltoppeer, cocktailsfor2: 2
  19. FSU Bucs, Christy, appeal2smail, SeanGentile, shsteimer, TheHulk, Traco Bucco, Tate, Neopold, IndianaJohns04, jac8, Mr. Ando,  DoctorGeeves, CoryR, Polish Prodigy, azibuck , PHook4000, Chrissy Wolbert, matt w, TAmy: 1
  20. Everyone else: 0
  21. NSN, Mosca, danatural, Teflon, John Sparrow, , Fielding Yost, wojobucco, Nate: -1

Clemente: Ohlendorf, LaRoche

Cangelosi: Jones, Milledge

Mornacale: -1

Don_Madden: -1

 

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.

Happy Fourth of July

Zach Duke and Andrew Miller take the mound at 6:10.

Pat Lackey

About Pat Lackey

In 2005, I started a WHYGAVS instead of working on organic chemistry homework. Many years later, I've written about baseball and the Pirates for a number of sites all across the internet, but WHYGAVS is still my home. I still haven't finished that O-Chem homework, though.

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