Randy Linville

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    Snakes Pound Bucs Bullpen

    The Diamondbacks scored seven times in their final two times up to pull away 11-4. With the game knotted at four, Evan Meek couldn't hold back Arizona. Miguel Montero broke the tie with an RBI double and Chad Tracy cracked a pinch hit three run homer later in the inning - capping...

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    Bucs Comeback and Take Series from Milwaukee

    Paul Maholm didn't have it today. Good news is that Jeff Suppan didn't either. Neither started pitched five innings. Suppan went 3-1/3 and gave up five runs on four homers and three singles. Maholm went 4-2/3 and gave up seven runs, leaving the game with the Pirates behind. It was an exciting...

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    Looper Closes Down Bucs

    Early to bed and early to rise means I don't have time to post the day of the game. My apologies. Not much was missed. Braden Looper stopped the Pirates on four hits and three walks in seven shutout innings. Trevor Hoffman got the save in the 9th. Virgil Vasquez deserved better....

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    Bucs End Losing Streak Against Milwaukee

    The Pirates climbed all over Mike Burns early on as Delwyn Young hit a three run first inning homer. After two innings, the Pirates led 6-1 and then cruised until the 9th when Jesse Chavez gave up three runs. Ross Ohlendorf was good enough, giving up a pair of sac flies in...

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    Offensive Woes Continue to Plague Bucs, Duke

    Zach Duke was undone by a single bad inning as Matt Cain countered with 7 innings of one run baseball. Duke gave up four doubles and four runs in the sixth inning. That was enough for cain who allowed Brandon Moss' solo jack in the 2nd and whiffed eight to move to...

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    Morton Sharp as Bucs Again Beat Frisco

    Charlie Morton tossed seven innings of three hit, two walk, zero run baseball to push the Pirates over the Giants. Morton struck out six. John Grabow worked a scoreless 8th and Matt Capps put two runneres on in the 9th before closing out the contest. Andrew McCutchen had two hits and started...

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    Jones Does it Again (Twice)

    Garrett Jones stroked two solo homers - one in the first and one in the 14th to end it. His blast in the 14th bounced into the river. Those were the only runs the Pirates scored, but it was good enough. Paul Maholm and Tim Lincecum locked horns. Lincecum gave up the...

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    Garrett Jones Should Swing From His Heels Every AB

    Garrett Jones turned 28 last month. He has spent most of the last year-and-a-half in the minors. During that time he has consistently put up some solid power numbers - averaging 20 homers and 30 doubles during full AAA seasons. Prior to this year, his MLB experience consisted of 84 PAs, a .208...

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    Happ, Feliz Help Phils Complete Sweep

    The Pirates limped into the All-Star break having been swept by their cross-state rivals. Pedro Feliz poked a first inning grand slam and J.A. Happ limited the Pirates to one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings. Virgil Vasquez didn't live to see the third inning. After giving up...

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    Capps Torched in 9th as Phils Stage Comeback

    Mark this one down as devastating. Carrying a 7-3 lead heading into the 9th, Matt Capps was summoned from the bullpen to finish out the game. One out later, Paul Bako delivered a walk off single to end the game. Prior to that former Bucco Matt Stairs had hit a solo homer...

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