Perrotto’s Weekly Pirates Report: On Awakening Offense & Scouts Buzz


By John Perrotto *Analysis, Rumblings & Musings* Jamie Moyer is as studious as any pitcher in the major leagues. The Colorado Rockies left-hander has no choice. A 49-year-old pitcher with a fastball that tops out at 79 mph can’t possibly be successful without knowing the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing hitters. Thus, the Pirates should be encouraged by Moyer’s assessment of their offense. Despite allowing just one run in six innings in his start Tuesday night at PNC Park, Moyer was impressed by the Pirates’ lineup. “They’re going score runs, especially in this ballpark,” Moyer said. “They have dangerous hitters and some young guys with a lot of talent. They really battled me. My line in the box score probably looks better than it should. I felt fortunate to come out of it having allowed only one run.” The Pirates remain last in the major leagues in runs perRead More »