July 29, 2008

Game 107, Great Nate Debate, Promotions, Links and DL.

Vitals:

COLORADO ROCKIES
(48-59)
LHP GLENDON RUSCH
(4-3, 5.74 ERA)
PITTSBURGH PIRATES
(49-57)
RHP YOSLAN HERRERA
(1-1, 9.75 ERA)
Game Time 7:05 EDT
XM XM 185
TV FSN

Promotions: 

  • Brian Bixler recalled from Indy and will be available tonight.
  • Jason Delaney was promoted to AAA Indianapolis.
  • Jamie Romak and Jim Negrych were promoted to Altoona.
  • Matt Miller retired.

Great Nate Debate:

Some interesting notes on Nate McLouth:

  • he leads all National League center fielders with 22 home runs and 72 RBI
  • leads N.L. with 34 doubles, ranks fifth in total bases & second with 59 extra-base hits (Ryan Braun has 61).
  • he leads all N.L. center fielders in fielding percentage
  • he has yet to make an error in 254 total chances
  • is six home runs shy of the club record for most home runs hit by a center fielder held by Brian Giles (28 in 1999)
  • only two other Pirates have homered more times in one season while playing center field - Frank Thomas (25 in 1953) and Andy Van Slyke (25 in 1988)
  • ranks third among National League leaders with 80 runs scored
  • scored 20 runs in his last 19 games and is on pace to score 122 this season (Jason Bay led team with 78 runs in 2007).
  • is the only player to hit one in the river this season, having done so on Monday.

Any questions on wether he deserved a shot at being an everyday center fielder?

Disabled List:

  • Right-handed pitcher Matt Capps (bursitis in right shoulder) 15-day disabled list.
  • Left-handed pitcher Phil Dumatrait (bursitis in left shoulder) 15-day disabled list.
  • First baseman Adam LaRoche (right intercostal strain) 15-day disabled list.

Links:

The latest Pittsburgh Pirates Round Table is up on MVN.

 

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