The Pirates were unable to get the sweep this afternoon against the Cubs. Pitching looks to already be in midseason form, but the bats are still hibernating. The Cubs pitched around McCutchen (walked 5 times in series) and went after Pedro Alvarez which proved to be a good formula. Lets hope the bats wake up against the Cardinals this weekend.
The silver autos from Tier One have a good look to them as the auto seems to really shine on the jet black background. I've seen a few of these showcased on blogs and they always look sharp. I also have a Joel Hanrahan from this set that I'll show down the road sometime.
On a different note a friend of mine has recently started a Mets blog called The Home Run Apple. Everybody should take the time to troll him about being from New Jersey or liking the Mets and the Giants. I've already sent him links to the Fangraphs positional rankings for bullpens after the Mets blew the game against the Nationals the other day. Fangraphs said they had the worst bullpen in baseball and could construct a better bullpen from minor league free agents. In all seriousness Keith is a good guy who has recently returned to collecting cards. He already has a trade bait link so take a look and start following him.