Bucs Come Through in Extras After Bullpen Blows it

Hey, it is four straight wins. So, not much to complain about. But, here goes… With Matt Capps unavailable due to much recent use (as reported by Dejan Kovacevic in his pre-game notes), Sean Burnett was called on to protect a one run lead in the 9th. It didn’t happen. Burnett stranded a runner at third in the 8th and then allowed a one run triple to Nick Johnson in the 9th. Johnson would score on a wild pitch two batters...

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Offense Keeps Rolling as Bucs Score in Double Digits Again

The Pirates piled up 12 runs on 12 hits, four walks, two HBP and four Nationals errors to take the first game in Washington. Craig Monroe got the Pirates going with a three run jack in the third of Nats starter Ross Detwiler. But Pirates hurler Ross Ohlendorf hit some trouble in the fifth. Nick Johnson and Ryan Zimmerman each hit homers in a five run inning. The Pirates offense countered with five in the visitors half of the sixth to...

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Big 7th Fuels Bucs to Series Win

The Pirates offense broke free with a little help from Ryan Spilborghs. The Pirates sent 14 ment to the plate and Spilborghs made a pair of errors as the Pirates put up 10 runs and ran off to an 11-4 win to take the series. Zach Duke pitched seven innings to get the win. He gave up four runs – all in the fourth inning. He gave up six hits and two walks. Four of those hits and one of the walks came in the fourth. Evan Meek...

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Bucs Bullpen Outlasts Rain, Rockies

It wasn’t a pretty game. It was one of those that you’ll hear people associate with the grind of a long seasn. A nealry 2 hour long rain delay interrupted the Pirates – Rockies game that the Pirates won with three runs in the middle innings off the Colorado bullpen. The rain stopped a couple of ugly innings that Ian Snell and Aaron Cook tossed. Cook gave up four runs and retired five batters. Snell allowed three runs...

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Rockies Rally in 9th off Capps

I feel for Paul Maholm. He tossed shutout baseball for seven innings and then watched the bullpen struggle. Maholm allowed just five hits and whiffed four. The Pirates offense struggled against Jorge De La Rosa. He allowed seven hits and one run in seven innings to go along with 10 Ks. The Pirates lone run was an RBI single from Craig Monroe. Tyler Yates almost blew the lead in the 8th. Two consecutive hits put runners on the corners....

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