• Game 67 Recap: Bucs Move Above .500 with 7 Run Outburst

    Pittsburgh scored five late runs to surge ahead of the struggling Houston Astros, winning 7-3 and moving to one game over .500 this late in the season since 1999. The Pirates and Astros traded one run innings and stranded many runners early in the game. Pittsbrugh struck in the top of the...

  • Game 66 Recap: Karstens Lifts Bucs Up to .500

    The Pirates moved back up to .500 with a nail biting, 1-0 victory over Houston. Jeff Karstens played the hero by tossing 6-2/3 innings of shutout baseball, dropping his ERA to less than 3.00. The offense was still problematic, but four relievers combined to keep Houston off the scoreboard. Bud Norris was...

  • Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

    There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil...

  • Game 64 Recap: Mets Get to Correia Late

    The Pirates offense offered no support for Correia. It was close into the late innings. Kevin Correia and Chris Capuano were both effective, with Correia retiring the first 14 Met hitters. It ended in a 7-0 laugher with Clint Hurdle watching from the clubhouse. The Mets first hit came in the fifth...

  • Game 63 Recap: McDonald Notches Fourth Win

    McDonald allowed two runs in six innings for the win. James McDonald wasn't always pretty. But he got the job done. The Mets scored only two runs against him, but they left a lot of men in on. The offense was able to push three runs across as the Pirates pulled within...

  • Game 62 Recap: Bucs Fall to Mets, Gee

    Morton didn't have his best stuff. Charlie Morton fell short of his electric performances of prior outings and Dillon Gee again limited the Pirates offense. New York ran away with this one, 8-1. The first inning was a sign of things to come. Justin Turner was hit by Morton with one out....

  • Game 61 Recap: Bucs Fail to Break .500

    Pittsburgh got seven scoreless innings out of Karstens. This one was a tough one to take. The Pirates were thisclose to busting through the glass ceiling. The offense sputtered and the bullpen faltered, pushing the Pirates one game below the even mark. Chris Young bopped a two run dinger in the eighth...

  • Game 60 Recap: .500!

    McCutchen's walk off homer wins it in the 12th Both teams blew chances. Both teams had the lead. But when it was over, Andrew McCutchen's walk off homer in the 12th provided the last, final run and a Bucco victory. The win evened the Pirates record at 30-30. Former Pirate Zach Duke...

  • Game 59 Recap: Bucs Beat Snakes with 5 Run 8th

    A three run double from Overbay drove in the winning runs. The Pirates were handcuffed by Arizona starter Daniel Hudson. Once he was gone, the floodgates opened and the Pirates rallied for the win. Pittsburgh only managed three hits off Hudson in seven innings, yet somehow put a three spot on the...

  • Game 58 Recap: Halladay Bests Bucs

    McDonald could be anywhere from an average #2 starter to an average #3 starter. The Pirates were thisclose to evening their record at 29-29. But Roy Halladay did what an ace is supposed to do: he stopped the Phillies four game slide as Philadelphia salvaged the finale of the weekend series. The...

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