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 Post subject: Game 105: Pirates at Padres
PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 8:50 am 
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At Petco Park
Game time: 4:40PM ET
Probable starters:
PIT: Gerrit Cole (8-7, 4.12 ERA)
SD: Clayton Richard (5-11, 5.37 ERA)

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When the Pirates and Padres take the field for their series finale Sunday at Petco Park, it's possible it will be the last time their rosters take the field as currently composed.

Neither team plays Monday, when the non-waiver Trade Deadline could shake up rosters across the league. The Pirates are a team in limbo that could both buy and sell, while the Padres, in the midst of a rebuild, have many tradeable assets, including Sunday starter Clayton Richard.

A free agent after the season, Richard could prove more valuable to the Padres as an innings-eater and clubhouse leader.

Opposing him will be right-hander Gerrit Cole, himself a rumored trade candidate earlier in the season who's now likely to stay put through the deadline. Cole has had a strong July thus far, with a 2.52 ERA in 24 innings as the Pirates have won all four of his starts.

"You take the one month where there were some challenges; balls were elevated, and they didn't get missed. Outside of that, his stuff has played," Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. "Take away the four starts in that span, it's been bottom of the zone, finish with velocity, spin to the slider and breaking ball, changeup to both sides. It's been really good."

Things to know for this game:

● Out of the lineup Saturday, Padres first baseman Wil Myers will also get the day off Sunday, manager Andy Green said. With Monday's scheduled off-day, Myers will get a three-day break to "reboot, recenter," Green said. Myers is hitting .246 this season.
"He gives an unbelievable amount of effort every single day," Green said. "... Sometimes, it's nice just to take a step back, and we'll take that approach with him here, and hopefully, he takes off."

● The teams' closers, both of which are left-handers, have excelled as of late. Pittsburgh's Felipe Rivero entered Saturday's game having not allowed a run in his past 10 appearances, while San Diego's Brad Hand has 19 straight scoreless outings after earning his third save in as many nights Friday.

● While Cole has feasted in July, it's been nothing but famine for Richard since the end of June. The veteran left-hander has gone 0-4 in his past five starts, allowing 63 baserunners in 27 2/3 innings. His 8.78 ERA is the highest of any starter in that span.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:09 am 
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We had 'em all the way!

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22 with three bombs yesterday. Dude is back to being one of the top players in the game...

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 Post subject: Re: Game 105: Pirates at Padres
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Yeah, it makes you wonder where Cutch disappeared to for that long period of time.

Also wondering if he and Cole are back on the trade block given that they both have performed well as of late, and our Pirates have screwed the pooch during their Western swing. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

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 Post subject: Re: Game 105: Pirates at Padres
PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:56 am 
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Yeah, it makes you wonder where Cutch disappeared to for that long period of time.

Also wondering if he and Cole are back on the trade block given that they both have performed well as of late, and our Pirates have screwed the pooch during their Western swing. I guess we'll find out soon enough.

Makes me think he really was hurt.

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 Post subject: Re: Game 105: Pirates at Padres
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cutch with a wonderful game...his turn around is flat out remarkable..dude is raking!


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