Randy Linville

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    Game 114: Garland Pitches Padres to Sweep

    Jon Garland allowed just one hit in six innings and Ryan Ludwick came through with a two run homer in the sixth to help San Diego to a 3-0 victory and a series sweep.

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    Game 113: Bucs Bats Quieted by Correia

    When I saw that James McDonald was pitching, I got a smile on my face in the hopes that he could pitch well again. He wasn't terrible. He just wasn't all that good. Kevin Correia, on the other hand, was fantastic.

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    Game 112: Padres Topple Pirates Behind Ludwick’s Dingers

    Recent acquisition Ryan Ludwick had been just 5-28 as a Padre. He had no homers even though seven of his first eight games were played outside of Petco Park. That changed as he belted two solo homers in a Padres win.

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    Game 111: Rockies Rip Maholm

    If you don't count the first two innings, the Pirates won 3-2. Unfortunately they do count and Colorado outscored the Bucs 6-1. Paul Maholm was charged with all eight runs in 2-1/3.

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    Game 110: Alvarez Rescues Bullpen

    I feel bad for Ross Ohlendorf. He's had a season marred by injury and poor run support. He pitched well again only to watch the bullpen blow a three run 9th inning lead.

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    Game 109: Stones Rally Late Against Park

    Colorado got a lot of hits, but only a few clutch ones. Troy Tulowitzki had a two out RBI single in the 7th inning off new addition Chan Ho Park that broke a 3-3 tie. Colorado pushed two more runs across in the 9th to pull away,...

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    Game 108: McDonald Sharp in Bucs Debut

    It is tough not to like what James McDonald brought to the mound. He tossed six scoreless innings, allowing just three singles and one walk. He struck out eight. And he got some support.

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    Game 107: Cutch Returns, Bucs Lose

    The good news is that Andrew McCutchen didn't miss a game despite being hit in the back of the neck with a pitch. He also homered in his first time up. The good news stops there as Johnny Cueto continued his mastery over the Pirates.

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    Game 106: Cutch Beaned in Pirates Victory

    Andrew McCutchen was hit in the back of the neck, just below the helmet, by a pitch from Mike Leake. He left the game and the team exploded for six runs in the second inning.

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    Game 105: Bats Remain Silent as Wood, Reds Best Buccos

    Travis Wood allowed two singles and a walk in seven shutout innings. The Reds pieced together four different innings in which they scored a single run.