There seems to be a fear among Pirates fans that they are going to let the Nationals pass them. Sure the Nationals are hot, but that’s a pretty monumental task.
— Marty (@marty_leap53) September 18, 2013
I seriously doubt either of those two things happen. I don’t drink. Ever. But some of you guys could really use a beer.
Also. Could you guys please make sure tonight’s game is a sellout so you don’t hurt A.J. Burnett‘s feewings.
Lots of empty seats. Lots!
— AJ Burnett (@wudeydo34) September 18, 2013
Hopefully Charlie Morton brings his “A” game. Today.
That’s not something he’s done in his last two starts.
There is reason to be optimistic. Morton hasn’t been bad this year. Maybe those two starts are just a hiccup. Look at the bright side. He didn’t hit a batter in either of those games, something he did do in the prior four games.
What makes me quake is that the Padres have enough lefties to make it really tough on Morton.
That’s what Morton is going to do to the Padres today.
Morton has been Sterling against the Padres in two career starts.
I’m not sure who is more stunning. Ground Chuck or Mr. Archer.
So yeah, hopefully Chaz has his compete mode button pushed fully in.
His opponent, hailing from the bastion of Liberal, pinko, communism, Berkeley, California is Tyson Ross.
I’m so tired of these damn Padres trying to ruin the Pirates season. What is their problem?
Remember a few years back Root Sports focused on that dude just tearing into some Padres fan in San Diego? That was during the doldrums. Someone should find out who he is an get him on a plane for a playoff game.
Ross wasn’t anything special the first time he faced the Buccos this year. Not even a quality start.
Mr. Ross has struggled on the road, though it’s the only place he’s won.
In addition his numbers have been steadily getting worse since his high water mark as a starter in July.
I don’t know about you, but I hope this guy gets crushed today.
The outing against the Pirates I mentioned above was his only outing against them. He’s never pitched at PNC Park.
First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST
Where To Watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, FSSD