All posts tagged "2009 Pittsburgh Pirates"

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    Wellemeyer Dominant as Bucs Swoon Continues

    Todd Wellemeyer allowed just four hits in seven innings to keep the Pirates offense at bay. On the other side of the ball, Ross Ohlendorf was done in by a four run fifth inning that included a solo homer from Jason LaRue leading off, a bunt single and two HBP. Prior to...

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    Pujols Powers Cards Past Pirates

    Albert Pujols went 4-4 including a solo homer in the first and a single leading off the Cardinals three run fourth inning to push St. Louis past Zach Duke and the Bucs. Duke didn't have his best outing, but he was okay. He gave up four in 5-1/3. The big blow in...

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    Beer Men Walk to Victory

    The Brewers dominance over the Pirates continued as Ian Snell was unable to get the ball over. He walked five and gave up three doubles in five innings to allow Milwaukee to score five runs. He was pulled after walking the first two hitters in the sixth inning. Jesse Chavez relieved and...

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    Weeks Homer in the 9th Puts Brewers on Top

    The Pirates bullpen faltered in the worst possible way. The bullpen blew a lead of two runs in the 8th only to watch the offense put one on the board in the bottom half. But that skinny margin heading into the 9th wasn't enough as Matt Capps allowed a three run homer to...

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    Cueto Sharp as Reds Beat Bucs

    The Pirates fell back to the .500 mark in losing a series to the Reds at home. Johnny Cueto was very solid, tossing eight shutout innings and striking out nine Pirates. The Buccos managed just four singles and a walk. Jeff Karstens was scuffling from the start. He was pitching from the...

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    Offense Rebounds, Bucs Over .500 Again

    Faced with the prospect of falling below .500, the Pirates offense responded with 12 singles and a double. Four of those singles were accompanied by an HBP and a BB to bring home four runs in the first inning against Micah Owings. That outbust would stake the Pirates to a lead they...

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    Arroyo Runs Bucs Loss Streak to Four

    The Pirates scoreless streak has reached 22 innings as former Pirate Bronson Arroyo threw 8 shut out innings to pick up his fourth win. He allowed just five singles and three walks while not allowing a runner past second base after the first inning. Joey Votto had two hits and the game's...

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    Gallardo Pitches, Hits Brewers Into Sweep

    It was a Ruthian effort. Yovani Gallardo allowed zero runs and whiffed 11 in seven innings and hit a solo jack for the only run of the game. Ian Snell was the hard luck loser. He matched Gallardo's zeroes through six innings before allowing the solo homer to the opposing pitcher. The...

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    Another Blown Lead, Another Brewer Win

    The Pirates gave Paul Maholm a 5-1 lead to work with. And for a while it looked like it might hold up. Maholm left the bases full of Beer Makers in the third and fourth innings. But the wheels came off in the fifth and sixth. After scoring twice in the fifth,...

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    Long Balls Doom Bucs

    The Pirates took an early lead, fell behind quickly, tied it up late and lost it in regulation. The Bucco offense plated two in the first in support of Jeff Karstens. It might've been more, but Freddy Sanchez was thrown out at home on a single from Adam LaRoche. But, Karstens quickly allowed...

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