• Game 6 Recap: Correia Sharp as Bucs Best Birds

    Correia is 2-0 after another strong outing This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations. The Pirates starter and winner on Opening Day made his second outstanding start of the year. Correia limited St. Louis to...

  • Game 5 Recap: Cards Scratch Out One Run Win

    Alvarez struck out three times tonight and hit into a double play. There will be better days for Pedro Alvarez. There will be - and already have been in his short career - stellar days. This was not one of them. Alvarez whiffed three times and hit into a double play as...

  • Game 4 Recap: Bucs Bunch Runs and Hold On

    Morton had a great outing in his 2011 debut, allowing one run in six innings. 79 wins and counting to reach a season above .500 for the first time since before I even began dating my wife of 16 years. I don't blame her for the dry spell. Though sometimes I wonder...

  • Game 3 Recap: This Time, Pirates Steal Late Lead

    Alvarez came through with three RBIs today to lead the Pirates to a victory. Yesterday, things were looking good for the Pittsburgh Pirates heading in to the 8th inning.  They had a 3-0 lead with their star relievers, Evan Meek and Joel Hanrahan, in line to close out the last two innings....

  • Game 2 Recap: Bullpen Blows A Late Lead

    Maholm had a great start today, but the bullpen couldn't hold the lead. Things were looking good for the Pittsburgh Pirates today through seven innings.  Paul Maholm was cruising along with an excellent start, one day after Kevin Correia gave the Pirates a great start of his own.  The offense came through...

  • Game 1 Recap: McCutchen and Walker Power Pirates to Win

    Walker had a big day at the plate, leading the Pirates to a 6-3 win. If there is one trend the Pittsburgh Pirates have had over the years, it's that they haven't capitalized when the opposing pitcher is on the ropes.  Today, with the Chicago Cubs leading 2-0, and Ryan Dempster struggling...

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