Tag: Jake Arrieta

First Pitch: Top Stories This Week Included Glasnow, Hayes, and Injury...

Last week, we started a new feature on Sunday night, recapping all of the top prospect features from the previous week. We started this feature simply because we have too much content on the Pirates. We’ve posted 45 articles since the last version of this post went up, which is an average of just over […]
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What the Pirates Pitching Prospects Can Learn From the Jake Arrieta...

PITTSBURGH – To borrow from a business-school cliché, it took Jake Arrieta 27 years to become an overnight success. The former top-100 prospect, the Olympian who dominated college and the minors, was a Major League flop. Arrieta had gotten chance after chance in Baltimore, and opponents flattened him to the tune of a 5.46 career ERA and more […]
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Pirates Fans, Theo Epstein Sends His Condolences

PITTSBURGH – I feel bad bringing it up, but hey, every other media member did it today: the 2015 Wild Card Game. You know those unpleasant memories you have of Jake Arrieta slicing through the Pirates lineup? Well, Arrieta, do you remember? “When you bring it up, yeah,” Arrieta said. In Don Draper fashion, Pirates […]
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Williams/Giles: How the Pirates Could Beat Arrieta, How Cole Could Beat...

PITTSBURGH — The National League Wild Card game is tonight at 8:08 PM EST. Bob Walk will throw out the first pitch. Petrina McCutchen — Andrew’s mother — will sing the National Anthem, which she also did prior to the 2013 Wild Card game. Jung-ho Kang will be introduced with the team. Then, when all […]
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Forget Jake Arrieta — Gerrit Cole Could Be This Year’s Madison...

PITTSBURGH — Last year the Pirates saw Madison Bumgarner shut them down in the Wild Card game. Ever since that point, Pirates fans have feared the Wild Card game, due to the possibility of facing another ace who can shut them down. In Bumgarner’s case, they faced a guy who went on to shut down […]
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Jake Arrieta Doesn’t Think PNC Park’s Atmosphere Will Impact His Performance

PITTSBURGH — Right now, Pirates fans are thinking up a chant for when Jake Arrieta is on the mound in Wednesday’s Wild Card game at PNC Park. That’s a tough assignment, as “Arrieta” has four syllables, and the “Cue-to” style chant from a few years ago won’t work. Then again, will anything work? Based on his […]
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Pirates Weigh in on What Makes Jake Arrieta Such a Good...

CHICAGO — I’ve written about Jake Arrieta a lot this weekend. I wrote how the Pirates might be able to counter him and win against the Cubs in the Wild Card game. I wrote how Gregory Polanco could be a factor in beating him. I wrote about the potential advantage the Pirates could get from […]
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Is There an Advantage in Seeing Jake Arrieta Three Times in...

CHICAGO — Tonight the Pirates will get a big test when they take on Jake Arrieta and the Cubs in what could be a preview of the Wild Card game. This will be the second time they’ve faced Arrieta recently, with the other time being on September 16th, when Arrieta went eight innings against them. […]
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First Pitch: Does Jake Arrieta Make the Rest of the Season...

The Pirates enter their weekend series against the Cubs with a magic number of 7 to clinch home field in the Wild Card game. If they win the series 2-1 this weekend, then any combination of three Pirates wins or Cubs losses in the final week would put the Wild Card game at PNC Park. […]
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Exploring the Arsenal: Previewing the Orioles’ Probable Starting Pitchers

Exploring the Arsenal will run prior to each series, providing you with a brief scouting report on the starting pitchers expected to oppose the Pirates. The charts below show the horizontal and vertical movement of every pitch thrown by that particular pitcher in 2012. These charts are from the catcher’s point of view. For a […]
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