Randy Linville

  • Game Recaps
    Game 73 Recap: Bucs Offense Breaks Out

    It was a strange night as the Pirates offense was bountiful but starter James McDonald failed to pitch five innings. Either way, Pittsburgh snapped a four game skid by beating up on Jeremy Guthrie and the Orioles. Jose Tabata and Josh Harrison singled to start the game against Guthrie. He then gave...

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    Game 72 Recap: O’s Bust Morton Early

    Charlie Morton struggled and didn’t make it for the third inning bell. Jake Arrieta lasted five innings to get his ninth win as the Orioles batted around in the first inning to support their starting pitcher. Morton started off poorly. The first four hitters reached base, with Adam Jones knocking in J.J....

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    Game 71 Recap: Bucs Lose on Extra Inning Blast from Phelps

    Cord Phelps hit a walk off three run homer off Tim Wood in the eleventh inning, concluding a game delayed by rain for nearly two hours and giving Cleveland a three game sweep. The Pirates scored twice in the first off of Justin Masterson and then not again. Jeff Karstens pitched well...

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    Game 70 Recap: Carrasco Keeps Bucco Bats Quiet

    Carlos Carrasco retired 15 of the first 16 hitters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning. Guess who started for the Pirates? That’s right, the poster boy for poor run support, Paul Maholm. As he has all season, Maholm pitched well enough to win a typical game. But...

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    Game 69 Recap: Tomlin Quiets Pirate Bats

    Josh Tomlin was sharp in limiting the Pirates to just one run. Pittsburgh’s four game winning streak was halted in the opening game of an interleague series in Cleveland. Kevin Correia was also good, but was undone by some oddness and a long ball. Cleveland scored once in the third and was...

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    Game 68 Recap: Bucs Sweep Astros

    The Pirates took advantage of limited scoring opportunities as Garrett Jones three run homer helped propel the Pirates to a series sweep in Houston. The win puts the Pirates two games over .500. Jones’ dinger came in the first on a two strike, two out pitch from rookie Jordan Lyles. It scored...

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    Game 67 Recap: Bucs Move Above .500 with 7 Run Outburst

    Pittsburgh scored five late runs to surge ahead of the struggling Houston Astros, winning 7-3 and moving to one game over .500 this late in the season since 1999. The Pirates and Astros traded one run innings and stranded many runners early in the game. Pittsbrugh struck in the top of the...

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    Game 66 Recap: Karstens Lifts Bucs Up to .500

    The Pirates moved back up to .500 with a nail biting, 1-0 victory over Houston. Jeff Karstens played the hero by tossing 6-2/3 innings of shutout baseball, dropping his ERA to less than 3.00. The offense was still problematic, but four relievers combined to keep Houston off the scoreboard. Bud Norris was...

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    Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

    There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil...

  • Analysis
    Game 64 Recap: Mets Get to Correia Late

    The Pirates offense offered no support for Correia. It was close into the late innings. Kevin Correia and Chris Capuano were both effective, with Correia retiring the first 14 Met hitters. It ended in a 7-0 laugher with Clint Hurdle watching from the clubhouse. The Mets first hit came in the fifth...

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