The (Sunday) Windup, Emil Yde edition

Quite an interesting karma-coincidence this morning in the Turner Field visitors’ clubhouse: The big screen flashed with the FOX Sports broadcast of a UCLA football game from the archives. Here in the Deep South. A couple hours before proud Uclan Gerrit Cole would take the mound. Strange, hopefully in a good way. … 

Cole, by the way, would become the first Pirates pitcher in 90 years to reach 30 wins within  his first 53 Major League starts. The last to do that was Emil Yde, in 1924-25. Yes, that Emil Yde. ….

The Pirates may still win the World Series, as Buster Olney predicted, but I don’t think it will be over the Seattle Mariners. … 

The Pirates’ lineup forms on the right, please, against Braves southpaw Alex Wood:

  • Harrison 2b
  • Mercer ss
  • McCutchen cf
  • Marte lf
  • Kang 3b
  • Tabata rf
  • Rodriguez 1b
  • Stewart c
  • Cole p

This is probably a good day for a lefty to face the Bucs and provide a convenient excuse for Gregory Polanco to sit out the start. He tweaked his knee while diving back to first on one of Julio Teheran’s pickoff attempts Saturday night, and is limping considerably. Thanks to the magic of ice, manager Clint Hurdle felt he’d be able to come off the bench if needed. … 

The Bucs have lost a total of 25 games. Saturday night’s was the eighth walk-off, and the 11th last at-bat defeat. Ouch. … 

1 Comment

Good job Clint!! Thanks for tuning in to my last reply!
Day 1 of recovery very successful!!

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