Randy Linville

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    Game 124: Blind Squirrel Finds Acorn; Bucs Win

    Zach Duke outdueled Johan Santana and the Pirates offense collected just four hits. But two of them went over the fence without a hop.

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    Game 123: Rain, Mets Add to Pirates Misery

    The start of the game was delayed by rain. The end of the game was called by rain. In between, the song remained the same: the Mets beat the Pirates.

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    Game 122: Bucs Guarantee Another Sub .500 season

    Loss number 82 came about quickly and early. The Mets clobbered Jeff Karstens for seven runs in the first four innings and cruised in. Pittsburgh's offense was anemic, mustering only six hits of Mike Pelfrey.

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    Game 121: Bats Quiet During 81st Loss

    Gaby Sanchez hit a three run homer and rookie Alex Sanabia limited the Pirates offense to only a handful of hits as Pittsburgh lost for the 81st time in 2010.

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    Game 120: Ohlendorf Pitches into More Tough Luck as Bucs Lose 80th game

    I'd like to give Ross Ohlendorf a do over for 2010. He was injured. He was hit in the head by a line drive. The Pirates have given him minimal run support in his 10 losses (four shutouts and just one game with more than three runs...

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    Game 119: Nolasco’s Bat and Arm Beat Buccos

    Ricky Nolasco pitched shutout baseball for six innings and also knocked in two runs with two hits. Zach Duke was undone by a bad inning. The Pirates winning streak is over at one.

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    Game 118: McDonald Pitches Pirates to Victory

    Newcomer James McDonald tossed his second effective outing in three tries and the Pirates offense woke up to some extent, snapping a seven game losing streak. McDonald allowed just three hits, two walks and a run in seven innings.

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    Game 117: Astros Sweep Bucs Behind Pence & Happ

    Houston once again rallied late to beat back the Pirates. And once again the Pirates bats were held in check. Hunter Pence was at the center of Houston's attack and J.A. Happ pitched well over six innings.

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    Game 116: Norris Strikes out 14 in Houston Victory

    The Pirates scored twice in the first and left the bases loaded in the second. Other than that, Bud Norris was dominant. He whiffed 14 in seven innings and Hunter Pence powered the Astros come from behind win.

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    Game 115: Bullpen Blows Another Win for Ohlendorf

    The Astros were unable to do much of anything against Ross Ohlendorf. But Evan Meek seemed to get rattled by an 8th inning bunt and later surrendered the game winning dinger to Carlos Lee. The Pirates have lost five in a row and Ohlendorf has had some...