• Live Blog –Indianapolis vs. Durham

    boxscore (Photos by NancyZ) How about another live blog tonight? The Indians are in Durham to face the Bulls in the third game of a four game series. The Bulls have won the first two games of the series, with their pitching dominating the Tribe...

  • Indians Lose Third Straight

    boxscore (Photos by NancyZ) The Durham Bulls' pitchers dominated again last night, as the Bulls beat the Indianapolis Indians in the second game of their four-game series, by a score of 2-1. It was the Indians' third loss in a row, beginning on Tuesday in...

  • Game #68 vs. White Sox; Return of Van Benschoten

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Van Benschoten vs. Mark Buehrle | Box Over 36,000 fans showed up on Saturday night to watch the Pirates lose, 6-1. When John Van Benschoten left the game in the sixth inning, the packed house rose to its feet, giving the feel-good story a standing ovation for...

  • Game #67 vs. White Sox

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Maholm vs. Jon Garland | Box Jack Wilson played like a man possessed, Paul Maholm dominated a weak White Sox lineup and at the end of the night, the Pirates had won convincingly, 4-2. Maholm settled down considerably after a rough first inning: White Sox first: Iguchi...

  • Series Preview: White Sox/Pirates

    In a battle of impotent offenses, the Pirates take on the White Sox over the weekend at PNC Park. The Pirates (277 runs) have actually outscored the White Sox (239 runs) by a considerable amount, a fact made even more embarrasing by the Pale Hose residing in the DH league. The White...

  • What's Next For Jack Wilson?

    In an interesting turn of events, Jack Wilson has been benched the past 4 games in favor of the once-maligned Jose Castillo. Ironically, it was Wilson that called out Castillo in spring training, questioning his focus: "I want whoever's going to make this a winning team," Wilson said. "Right now, Freddy is...

  • Downfall of the Fam-A-Lee – Part 12

    In the previous posts I’ve made the case that the Pirates collapse in the mid-80s was not the result of trades made to acquire the players that appeared on the 1979 post-season roster. Here’s a brief rundown of some other trades in the 1970s in which the Bucs didn’t acquire a member...

  • Personnel Changes on the Horizon for the Pirates

    A couple of quick bursts today based primarily on a handful of articles concerning the Jack Wilson controversy and John Van Benschoten's impending call-up. First, in the Post-Gazette's Pirates Q&A this morning, there's an exchange between David Chottiner and Dejan Kovacevic: Q: Dejan, I think we all have been a bit shocked...

  • Indians Forget What Those Big Sticks Are For

    boxscore (photos by NancyZ) Jose Hernandez -- photo by NancyZ Remember those big wooden sticks? Rounded things? Kind of knobby on one end? The general idea is to use them to hit the little white ball with red...

  • Game #66 vs. Texas

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Gorzelanny vs. Kameron Loe | Box Jerry Hairston led off the game with a homer, and that's all the run support Kameron Loe would need Thursday night. The Rangers shut out the Bucs, 6-0, in one of the most frustrating games of the season. Travis Metcalf and...

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