Randy Linville

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    Game 34: Bailey Tosses Complete Game Shutout

    If I wasn't crying, I'd be laughing. I had no idea when I woke up this morning that I'd be writing about another gem from the Reds. Nor did I think I'd reference Chad Hermansen in my post.

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    Game 33: Cueto Fires One Hitter

    The headline says it all.

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    Game 32: Arroyo Keeps Buc Bats at Bay

    The only thing worse than knowing that Bronson Arroyo was once a Pirate is knowing that the Pirates got nothing in return for him. He was released free and clear and picked up on waivers by Boston in February 2003. Ouch, babe.

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    Game 31: Wainwright Beats Bucs

    Adam Wainwright is a buzzsaw. The Pirates offense is balsam wood.

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    Game 30: Karstens Tough as Bucs Beat Cards

    Jeff Karstens and four relievers combined on a four hit shutout. The pitching has been top shelf the last week and a half and I'm not complaining.

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    Game 29: Buc Blunders Prove Costly

    It would've been sweet to win four in a row and hang a loss on St. Louis during a Chris Carpenter start. Didn't happen and mistakes were to blame.

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    Game 28:Bucs Break Out Bats, Brooms

    It was nice to be on the happy side of a laugher. It was so bad that Lastings Milledge thought his double off the wall was a homer and was tagged out jogging around second in his home run trot. It was so bad that Andrew...

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    Game 27: Morton Pitches Well!

    It was a month in the making. But Charlie Morton allowed just two runs in six plus innings to get the win for the Pirates who took the second straight game from the Wriglies.

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    Game 26: Bucs Triumphant in HR Battle

    The scoring came fast and furioius. When the dust settled, each team hit two homers. The Cubs hit two solo homers and the Pirates had a solo jack and a two run blast. Bucs win.

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    Game 25: Different Day, Same Result: Offense Putrid in Bucs Loss

    Stop me, stop me, stop me, stop me if you think that you've heard this one before. Apologies to the Smiths. The offense was bad. The pitching wasn't strong enough. Bucs lose another one that wasn't close.