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    Molleken: 6 Innings, No Hits

    Hickory Crawdads 5, Savannah Sand Gnats 2 boxscore Crawdads starter Dustin Molleken pitched 6 shutout innings last night, allowing a hit in the second inning and hitting a batter in the third. Or so he thought, when he left the game. Lightning in the area forced a delay of nearly 90...

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    Game #35 vs. Alanta

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Snell vs. Tom Glavine | Box Well, the Mother Ship refers to this one as a walk off win. I would take exception to that because in the strictest sense, a walk off win is one where the batter doesn't even have to touch first base. In...

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    Morgan Optioned to Indianapolis

    The Pirates optioned outfielder Nyjer Morgan to Indianapolis this afternoon. Morgan was not getting much playing time, as the other Pirates' outfielders, Nate McLouth, Xavier Nady, and Jason Bay, have been playing very well lately. Management did not want Morgan to just sit on the bench, and felt that he...

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    Bullington Gets His First Win

    Indianapolis Indians 2, Richmond Braves 1 boxscore Indians' starter Bryan Bullington has been waiting for this day for weeks. It took 8 starts, and suffering through 5 losses, plus 2 no-decisions. But finally, this afternoon Bullington got the win he'd been waiting for. He pitched 7 strong innings, allowing 7...

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    Pirates trade for Jason Michaels

    The Pirates acquired outfielder Jason Michaels and cash considerations from the Indians today for a player to be named later. To make room for Michaels, Nyjer Morgan was demoted to Triple-A Indianapolis. The 32-year-old Michaels was released by Cleveland on Tuesday. I'm not sure I understand this deal. Michaels had struggled this...

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    Meek Has Cleared Waivers; Hillcats Blast W-S

    Pirates' SS Jack Wilson, who is still struggling with a left calf strain, is now (tentatively) on track to do a week's worth of rehab (not just a couple of days) with Altoona from May 19th - 26th. That will include a series in Akron, and then a series at home...

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    Game #34 vs. San Francisco

    PNC Park | 12:35 | Maholm vs. Matt Cain | Box Tough to argue with a sweep. But it was the Giants who were upset by Nyjer Morgan being called safe on a bunt attempt to lead off the 7th. The Pirates eventually scored three times in that frame to take a...

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    Richmond Squeaks Past Indians

    Richmond Braves 6, Indianapolis Indians 5 boxscore The Indians fell victim to their own mental errors, as well as one physical error (a throwing error), losing to the Richmond Braves at The Diamond in Richmond, Virginia this evening. Adam Bernero made his second start for the Indians, and he pitched 4.2 innings, allowing...

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    Crawdads Get Swept, Lynchburg One-Hit

    Charleston RiverDogs 7, Hickory Crawdads 4 boxscore The RiverDogs swept this 4-game series from the Crawdads, as they took the final game by a score of 7-4. Hickory batters got on base courtesy of a couple of walks and a couple of hit batters, but did not put a...

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    Game #33 vs. San Francisco

    PNC Park | 7:05 | Dumaitrait vs. Barry Zito | Box I think this is what the Giants expected out of Barry Zito but it still wasn't enough. Their erstwhile ace went five innings and gave up two runs, both coming on a homer from Xavier Nady. He was aided by two...

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