All posts tagged "Atlanta Braves"

  • Analysis
    Bucs Score Late and Earn Split

    The Pirates had nothing going against Javier Vazquez. They'd managed a single run - a solo homer from Delwyn Young - and just one other hit in eight innings. Vazquez had whiffed 12. But when the 9th came, a new pitcher - Rafael Soriano - was on the hill. Andrew McCutchen singled...

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    Karstens is the Hero in Relief

    Jeff Karstens was yanked from the rotation favor of newly acquired Charlie Morton. Hamstring issues forced Morton from the game after just one inning. In stepped Karstens and he allowed just one run in 4-2/3 to earn the win. Pirate offense was once again scarce. Adam LaRoche drove in a run with...

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    Bucs Drop Another to Atlanta as Bullpen Blows One

    Atlanta scored twice in the 7th when Yunel Escobar hit a bases loaded single. Those two tallied put the Braves up 4-3 and that's how it stayed. Ross Ohlendorf pitched into the 7th, but was relieved by Sean Burnett after giving up a leadoff single. Two bunts (one for a single and...

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    Bucs Fall in 15

    The pitcher scheduled to start Wednesday's game - Jeff Karstens - was forced into duty as the Pirates and Braves went long. Karstens ended it quickly by just one of the five hitters he faced. The winning run scored on a bases loaded grounder from former Bucco David Ross. Atlanta's bullpen blew...

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    Snell Efficient and Monroe Supplies the Boom

    Craig Monroe got the start in right today and drove in six runs. He did that by clouting a pair of three run homers. The first came off of Braves starter Jo-Jo Reyes and blew open a 2-0 game. The second came two innings later off of Buddy Carlyle. Monroe's outburst came...

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