• 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...

  • Game 46 Recap: Porcello Prevents Sweep

    Maholm continues to receive little run support. Rick Porcello allowed just one hit through eight innings. The Pirates once again struggled to get some runs for Paul Maholm. In the end, the Pirates were unable to sweep Detroit and fell two games below .500. Detroit got on the board in the second....

  • Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

    A sac fly from Overbay brought home the go ahead tally. Some late inning runs propelled the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season. Kevin Correia picked up his first home win on the year. After giving up a one out single in...

  • Game 44 Recap: Karstens, Walker Lead Pirates to Win

    5 RBI from Walker put the Pirates on top. Nice outing from Jeff Karstens. Nice offensive display from the Pirates. And a big crowd too. Make it three straight wins for the Pirates. Karstens limited the Tigers to three hits and no walks over six innings. He was perfect through four innings....

  • Game 43 Recap: McDonald Earns Win in Bucs Sweep

    McDonald evened his record at 3-3. James McDonald chucked it well. The Pirates beat Johnny Cueto for a change. It added up to a two game sweep in Cincinnati. The Reds drew first blood. In the second inning the Pirates loaded the bases but were unable to cash in against Cueto. Jay...

  • Game 42 Recap: Morton’s Shutout Ends Losing Streak

    Morton stopped the losing streak at six. What a difference a year makes for Charlie Morton. He was an enigma last year. How could a guy with such good stuff be so bad? Well, he has turned it around this year. He tossed his second complete game of the season (and second...

  • Game 41 Recap: Maholm Loses Another Tough One

    I look forward to the day when I can write that Paul Maholm got plenty of offensive support. Today isn’t that day. The Pirates offense was once again woeful. Maholm was solid. Those two things once again equaled a Pirates loss – their sixth straight. The offense collected ten hits. That’s good....

  • Game 40 Recap: Bucs Don’t Overcome Rough Start, Get Swept

    Pearce delivered a pinch hit RBI in the 5th. Kevin Correia gave up five hits and four runs in the first inning and the Pirates never recovered. Pittsburgh was held in check and without a hit until the fifth inning by Zach Greinke. A five run fifth pulled the Pirates to within...

  • Game 39 Recap: Big Brewer 7th Sinks Bucs

    Overbay contributed a solo homer in the loss. Milwaukee scored five times in the seventh inning to bust open a close game. Chris Narveson benefited from the outburst. Jeff Karstens, who had departed with the club trailing only 2-1, took the loss. Prince Fielder and Brandon Boggs hit solo homers in the...

  • Game 38 Recap: Gallardo Topples Bucs

    Cedeno homered and started a bench emptying altercation. Yovani Gallardo has the Pirates number. On the mound. At the plate. He's a pain in the rear. Gallardo added a win, two hits, two runs and an RBI to his already impressive resume against the Pirates. The Pirates wasted an early chance against...

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