Tuesday's scouting report: Pirates at Padres
Pirates beat reporter Rob Biertempfel 's inside look at Tuesday's game:
• Jesse Hahn, 24, was called up from Double-A San Antonio, where he went 2-1 with a 2.20 ERA and a 1.22 WHIP in 10 games (seven starts). In 32 2⁄3 innings, he got 28 strikeouts and walked 11 batters. His best weapon is his fastball, which touches 100 mph. A sixth-round pick by the Rays in 2010, Hahn had not pitched above the Class A level until this year. He was ranked the Padres' 17th-best prospect at the start of the season.
• Chase Headley went deep in the fifth inning Sunday vs. the White Sox, giving him 85 home runs in his career. Headley is tied with Johnny Frederick of the Brooklyn Dodgers (1929-34) for most homers by a Colorado native. Headley was born in Fountain, Col. Frederick was from Denver. Padres hitting coach Phil Plantier is the all-time home run leader from New Hampshire. Plantier, from Manchester, N.H., hit 91 long balls in his career.
With a HR and two doubles Sunday, Andrew McCutchen became only the third player to get three extra-base hits off Dodgers RHP Zack Grienke. The other two — the D'backs' Shawn Green (two HRs, double on June 10, 2005) and the Blue Jays' Marco Scutaro (three doubles on June 5, 2009) — did it while Grienke was pitching for the Royals.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year deal
- Ex-Pirate Parker fights against Parkinson’s with optimistic attitude
- MLB notebook: Pirates’ Liriano gets $2 million bonus as part of 3-year, $39 million deal
- Pirates trade for left-handed reliever Bastardo
- Pirates notebook: New catcher Cervelli eager to bond with staff