• Game 56 Recap: Bucs Overcome Phils in 12

    Tabata drove in both Pirate runs It took twelve innings. It was dominated by pitching. In the end, Pittsburgh prevailed 2-1 in a contest that saw only 21 baserunners combined between the two teams. Through five innings, each club had only one hit. The Phillies best chance to score was in the...

  • Game 55 Recap: Bucs Blow Early Seven Run Lead

    Paul had four hits in the loss. The Pirates offense took up where they left off. After scoring nine late runs the previous day, the offense put seven on the board in the first three innings. This time it was the Mets turn for a late inning comeback. The result was a...

  • Game 54 Recap: Correia Wins His Eighth

    McCutchen started the 7th inning rally with a single. Through the first six frames, the Pirates had collected just three hits and trailed 2-0. But in the seventh the bats came alive against Chris Capuano. Pittsburgh batted around and collected seven hits (all singles) while posting five tallies to take control of...

  • Game 53 Recap: Harrison Keys Late Rally

    Harrison collected two hits in his big league debut. The Pirates were held at bay by Mets starter R.A. Dickey through seven innings. James McDonald pitched well but exited trailing 1-0. The offense woke up in time to score five late runs in a 5-1 in New York. The Pirates had a...

  • Game 52 Recap: Gee Supported by 15 Hits in Mets Win

    Dillon Gee was effective in seven solid innings. The Mets collected 15 hits and got the Pirates bullpen with four late runs to pull away with a 7-3 victory. The Pirates took an early lead in the second inning. Neil Walker singled and, after Walker was erased on a fielder's choice from...

  • Game 51 Recap: Dempster, Cubs Avoid Sweep

    Karstens was the tough luck loser. The game was delayed in excess of two hours by rain. Once it got going, Ryan Dempster survived a rough first inning to hold the Pirates offense down. Chicago scratched out three runs against Jeff Karstens as the Pirates failed to sweep. A win in this...

  • Game 50 Recap: Maholm Tosses a Shutout

    Maholm finally got some run support. The Pirates offense woke up to support their longest tenured starting pitcher. The Pirates clobbered four homers and Maholm continued to pitch effectively in throwing a complete game three hit shutout. Randy Wells faced off against Maholm and through the first three frames, the clubs combined...

  • Game 49 Recap: Correia Wins Seventh

    Correia tossed 7-1/3 shutout innings. Some things continued in this game. Kevin Correia continued to pitch well. The Pirates continued to have success on the road. The offense continued to struggle. Correia chucked it for 7-1/3 innings and gave up no runs. The Pirates picked up their 14th road win on the...

  • Game 48 Recap: Bucs Fall to Braves in Extras

    A big day from Pearce wasn't enough. The pitching was good. Again. The hitting was not. Again. Brooks Conrad hit a two run pinch hit homer in the eleventh inning to win it for Atlanta. The Pirates managed only two runs and were held without a hit over the final four frames....

  • Game 47 Recap: Pirates Shutout for Second Straight Game

    The Pirates scored zero runs in support of Morton. A day off didn't help the Pirates offense. For the second straight game the Pirates were beaten 2-0. This time the winning hurler was Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta. This time the victimized pitcher was Charlie Morton. Morton wasn't as sharp as he has...

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