Game #143: Saccomanno, Arias Beat Back Bucs

Minute Maid Park | 8:05 | Snell vs. Brandon Backe | Box Two guys I have never heard of paced Houston. Starter Brandon Backe was a scratch because of elbow issues. So, Alberto Arias made his 19th ML appearance and first career start. He limited the Pirates to no runs on two hits and six whiffs in five innings before leaving for a pinch hitter. That PH – Mark Saccamanno (no relation to Bob Sacamano, Kramer’s never seen...

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Game #142: Loss #82 Comes in the Form of a 10 Run Inning

AT&T Park | 4:05 | Karstens vs. Jonathan Sanchez | Box It was bound to happen. But, this was plain ugly. Jeff Karstens had faced just nine Giants through the first three innings. And the Pirates had a 5-0 lead. But Karstens committed a throwing error on the lead off hitter in the fourth inning. Then the next seven hitters reach base. Then Karstens was pulled for T.J. Beam. But the damage was done. SF scored 10 times in the fourth...

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Game #141: Bucs Bullpen Blows it for Loss #81

AT&T Park | 9:05 | Maholm vs. Matt Cain | Box Paul Maholm’s quest for his 9th win ran into a huge snag: the Pirates weary bullpen. Over six innings, Maholm allowed the Giants just one run and eight baserunners. In the next two innings the Pirates bullpen allowed eight baserunners and six runs to usher in loss #81. The Pirates built a 4-1 lead entering the bottom of the seventh as both Freddy Sanchez and Nate McLouth knocked...

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Game #140: Duke Tosses a Shutout

AT&T Park | 10:15 | Duke vs. Kevin Correia | Box The Giants threw a fairly inexperienced lineup out there and Zach Duke took full advantage, allowing just six singles and two walks in throwing his second career shutout. The Pirates offense utilized the long ball and the fly ball to get runs homes. Each the Pirates seven runs scored via XBH or SF. Adam LaRoche drove in two of the Bucco’s first three runs and Brandon Moss gave...

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Game #139: Gorzy, Bullpen Blow Comfy Lead

Great American Ball Park | 12:35 | Gorzelanny vs. Josh Fogg | Box And then frustration set in. The Pirates offense jumped all over Josh Fogg for five runs in the first two innings only to watch the Reds crawl back into it by scoring single runs in five straight innings off of Tom Gorzelanny and two relievers. Nate McLouth hit a solo homer to put the Pirates back up in the 8th inning. But in the home half of the frame, the Pirates...

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