I know he is gone, a pirate farmhand, but the break is sudden and he must be followed. Followed more favorably than in a Tyler Walker kind of way. Tyler came in to pitch to Hanley Ramirez tonight with the bases loaded. Ramirez, possibly one of the best hitters in baseball faced Good old overweight Walker, who struck him out. Phillies still lost. But Alderson, the hope of many who envisioned a Lincy, Cain, Bumgarner, Alderson and (Sanchez/Zito)rotation in 2011is still too emotionally bound to giants fans, that many have just not yet gotten over his departure. .
Big Timmy "A" today, headlined the crappy Altoona team, by going 6 no hit innings. A couple of more outings like that and Sabean will have to insist that the pirates include a player to be named later to complete the Sanchez, for Alderson deal.