• Game 16 Recap: Bucs, Correia Manhandle Reds

    Correia was impressive again in picking up the victory. I will readily admit that I didn't see this coming. The Pirates won easily and took three of four from the Reds in Cincinnati. Tonight's game was a good mix of outstanding pitching and a team effort on offense. It all added up...

  • Game 15 Recap: Bucs Win See-Saw Battle

    McCutchen paced the Pirates offensive attack. Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny...

  • Game 14 Recap: Hernandez’ Slam Dooms Bucs

    McDonald didn't make it out of the fifth inning Ramon Hernandez highlighted a seven run fifth inning with a grand slam as Cincinnati returned the beating by winning 11-2. The pitch Hernandez drove over the fence was the last toss from Pirates starter James McDonald. The Reds drew first blood as Jonny...

  • Game 13 Recap: Morton Goes the Distance in Bucs Win

    A solo blast from Jones started the scoring. The Toothpick Factory resembled the Lumber Company of old. The Pirates jumped on former Bucco Bronson Arroyo with both feet. Arroyo scattered twelve outs among nine hits and two walks. The Pirates got to him for five tallies. On the flip side, Charlie Morton...

  • Game 12 Recap: Brewers Continue Mastery Over Buccos

    Maholm got no support and suffered the loss. Beer is stronger than steel. Milwaukee owns Pittsburgh. Randy Wolf was dominant. Paul Maholm deserved better. The Bucco batters who let down the team again. Milwaukee started early against Maholm. A single and a walk put two men on with Prince Fielder up. In...

  • Game 11: Marcum Handcuffs Bucs

    A rough sixth inning caused Correia's first loss on the year. If the Pirates are able to edge close to a .500 season (oh what sweet dream), we will look back on this game as one that got away. I'd like to say that this was a pitcher's duel. The box score...

  • Game 10 Recap: Lack of Control Costly

    Two 1st inning walks from McDonald helped put the Pirates in an early four run hole. There have been a couple of warning signs about the Pirates early season success in pitching. A lack of strikeouts and a plethora of free passes would top the list when doing a quick breeze through...

  • Game 9: Wigginton Haunts Old Team in 8th

    Doumit had a big day but it wasn't enough. Ty Wigginton is the answer to a pretty good trivia question: Who is the player the Pirates acquired for Kris Benson while apparently passing on Ryan Howard? Pittsburgh also got Jose Bautista in that deal. Both players went on to much greater success...

  • Game 8 Recap: Tabata’s 14th Inning Double Wins it

    Ohlendorf left with a shoulder inury. It took more than a little while, but in the end I'm smiling. Jose Tabata knocked in Josh Rodriguez with two outs in the 14th inning to move the Pirates to 5-3. If you are keeping track, the club needs 77 wins for a season above...

  • Game 7 Recap: Rogers Wrecks Home Opener

    Walker's first inning miscue led to an early deficit Great weather (61 degrees). Nice crowd (second largest in PNC history). Home for the first time after a successful road trip to start the season. A fitting tribute to Chuck Tanner before the game. Everything went according to plan except someone silenced the...

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