Game 146 Recap: Marlins Sweep Behind Vazquez

James McDonald’s attempt to win his tenth game evaporated in a four run fifth inning. Javier Vazquez didn’t allow a run in six innings as the Fish swept the Buccos. The Pirates stranded three in the second inning when McDonald struck out with the bases loaded. Florida put runners on second and third in the fourth inning, but failed to score. The fireworks happened in the fifth. Vazquez walked to lead off the inning. Two...

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1903 World Series: Game One

The 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates finished up their season schedule on September 26th winning the National League pennant by 6.5 games with a 91-49 record. The Boston Americans were busy winning the American League title by 14.5 games, going 91-47 and wrapping up their schedule on September 28th. The two teams agreed to meet in a post-season series which is now known as the first modern World Series. The clubs matched up well based on...

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Wrapping Up the 2011 State College Spikes Season

The last two days we wrapped up the 2011 State College Spikes season, looking at all of the prospects at the level.  The content included: -The Hitters Recap, featuring their stats, age groups, and an analysis of how each prospect performed. -The Pitchers Recap, also breaking down the stats, age groups, and performances. -The Top Prospects at the level. -I looked at Stetson Allie and Nick Kingham and the debate over who is the better...

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Is the Pitching Staff Set For 2012?

The Pittsburgh Pirates currently have 18 pitchers on the active roster due to September callups, a number that doesn’t count Paul Maholm or Kevin Correia, who are both on the 60-day disabled list and out for the 2011 season.  Throughout the 2011 season the Pirates’ pitching staff has set the tone.  When they were competing, it was because the pitching staff was constantly going six or more innings with two or fewer runs....

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