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    Game #124: Santana Shuts Out Buccos

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Karstens vs. Johan Santana | Box Did I mention in the pre-game notes that Santana hasn't been as dominating as in years past? Well, today he fired a three hit shutout against a Pirates offense that is devoid of punch. Jeff Karstens allowed homers to Brian Schneider...

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    Game #123: Mets at Pirates

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Pedro Martinez | Box It almost happened again. Pedro Martinez limited the Pirates. Zach Duke was marginally ineffective. And the Mets bullpen almost gave away the game. Pedro gave up just one run through seven innings of work. But the Pirates put 3 on the...

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    Game #122: Davis Deserves Better; Woe is the O

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Davis vs. Mike Pelfrey | Box Jason Davis gave up two runs in the first and then fired six straight scoreless innings. The Pirates managed no runs off of Mike Pelfrey over the same space of time. Jack Wilson homered in the 8th. But, no one was...

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    It's 11 PM: Do You Know Where Your #1 Draft Pick Is?

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    Game#121: Offense Falters Against the Reds

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Johnny Cueto | Box Key hits were scarce from two teams that have each traded away two of their three outfielders. The Reds had just enough. The Pirates - not so much. Newly promoted Chris Dickerson had three hits, drove home the go ahead run...

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    Bautista Optioned

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    Game #120: Maholm Mows Down Reds

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Josh Fogg | Box Paul Maholm allowed two runs on seven hits over eight innings to get the win. The runs came on solo homers from Corey Patterson and Jay Bruce. The Pirates went off on Josh Fogg in the fifth inning to take the...

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    Game #119: Volquez + 2 Homers + Blunders = Loss

    strong> PNC Park | 7:05 | Karstens vs. Edinson Volquez | Box A couple of revelations tonight watching the game on FSOH. First, Edinson Volquez looks quite a bit like former Pirate hurler Larry Demery. Second, current Pirate hurler Jeff Karstens looks like a cross of Jack Wilson and David Weathers. Kind...

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    Game #118: Mets Pen Implodes

    Shea Stadium | 1:10 | Duke vs. Pedro Martinez | Box Pedro Martinez left with a lead and wound up with a no decision. The future Hall of Famer had little difficulty with a Pirates line up that was missing Freddy Sanchez and Jack Wilson. He allowed just three hits and walked...

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    John Tudor, Pitcher

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