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Steelers reporter for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://triblive.com, @TribLIVE).

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Oh where, oh where has civility gone https://t.co/11tZkzLe0y via @TribLIVE
Joe Musgrove out for the 8th inning approaching 90 pitches. The dreaded *third time through the order*

You have the feeling Big Joe would just stare down and ignore Clint Hurdle if he was asked to leave a game
Eight games into this 11-game homestand, Pirates pitchers have 87 strikeouts, including 47 from their starters over the past seven games.

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Nick Kingham, 9 (!) cliches in 1 answer:
"It happens. It’s baseball. Anything can happen. I don’t look too far into the future. I’ve been down that road...I’ve learned the hard way. So I’m...takin it 1 day at a time, putting 1 foot in front of another. What comes at me, happens"
So far this homestand at PNC Park:

70 innings played (140 halves of innings played)

144 strikeouts

Pirates pitchers have 86 strikeouts in 70 innings
This is shaping into a situation that the Pirates will have to play a doublehader tomorrow without their closer.

Up 3 in the 7th inning tonight, with Felipe Vazquez on tap to throw for the 6th time in seven days!
Jameson Taillon has allowed three or fewer earned runs during each of his past nine starts, posting a 3.29 ERA and 55 strikeouts over 54 2/3 innings in that time.
It's not overly easy to score 5 runs in 6 innings without an extra-base hit.
But here the Pirates are.
Jordy Mercer has 4 RBIs
Total(1) => 0.086916923522949 f_f_QM(2) => 0.080275058746338 indS(2) => 0.064502000808716 indM(2) => 0.014082193374634 indM_1(2) => 0.0031909942626953 indM_2(2) => 0.0008237361907959 indM_4(2) => 0.0030200481414795 indM_5(2) => 0.0025968551635742 indM_6(2) => 0.0012438297271729 indM_7(2) => 0.0017800331115723 indM_8(2) => 0.00098919868469238 f_f_pTL(2) => 0.0052597522735596 f_f_dT(20) => 0.005021333694458