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    Game #78: Chamberlain as good as advertised

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Joba Chamberlain | Box If we need some new lexicon to describe something that is as good as you had heard, I vote we say it was "Joba." Mr. Joba Chamberlain was great in 6-2/3 innings. Six hits, one walk, no runs and seven whiffs....

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    Game #77: Offense Steamrolls Yanks

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Darrell Rasner | Box The Pirates offense got things going early, giving leads of 3-0, 5-1 and 7-1 to ineffective starter Tom Gorzelanny. Jose Bautista and Ryan Doumit homered. Doumit added a double. Nate McLouth and Jason Bay each had a pair of doubles. It...

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    Game #76: Ugh: Snell, Bullpen Look Bad

    PNC Park | 1:35 | Snell vs. Dustin McGowan | Box Not at all happy with the pitching (the bandwagon is full). Ian Snell looked bad. But, he left the game with the score tied at 4 apiece. T.J. Beam allowed a lead off walk in the sixth followed by a sac...

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    Game #75: Long Ball Leads Efficient Offense

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Jesse Litsch | Box The Pirates only had seven base runners tonight. Fortunately, six of them scored. All the damage came via two run homers. Jason Bay, Raul Chavez and Jose Bautista did the damage. Bautista has four homers in his last seven games. All...

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    Game #74: Bucs Win in Extras

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Roy Halladay | Box I don't know if it was the Blue Jays struggling offense or if Zach Duke was actually pitching well. Either way, I'll take it. Duke matched Roy Halladay zero for zero over seven innings. Both pitchers allowed six hits. Halladay left...

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    Game #73: Vintage 2007 Dumatrait

    U.S. Cellular Field | 2:05 | Dumatrait vs. Gavin Floyd | Box It is not reasonable to say that Phil Dumatrait has been impressive in 2008. It is reasonable to say that his pitching has been a nice surprise given what he did in 2007 with Cincinnati. Well, he looked a bit...

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    Game #72: Buehrle Makes Quick Work of Bucs

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    Game #71: Sox Pound Wild Snell

    U.S. Cellular Field | 8:11 | Snell vs. Javier Vazquez | Box Thankfully, the 2008 Pirates haven't had too many games like this. Ian Snell walked six and gave up nine hits and seven runs in four innings. The Sox banged out 19 hits and scored 16 runs. Just not a pleasant...

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    Game #70: Pen Blows Another, But Bucs Win in Extras

    Camden Yards | 1:35 | Maholm vs. Daniel Cabrera | Box The Pirates staked starter Paul Maholm to an early four run lead. And he pitched well enough - two earned in six - to get the win. But, with some help from an error by Jose Bautista to start the 9th,...

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    Game #69: Nady Hurt; Who is Oscar Salazar?

    Camden Yards | 7:05 | Duke vs. Radhames Liz | Box Matt Capps blew another save and lost the game. Oscar Salazar, whose most recent ML homer prior to today pre-dates the birth of my 5.5 year old daughter, hit a game tying solo homer in the 9th. Ramon Hernandez cracked a...