The Disabled List: Updates for August 9th

The Pittsburgh Pirates broke their worst stretch of the 2011 season last night, winning 5-0 against the San Francisco Giants, and snapping a ten game losing streak.  They’ve dealt with a lot of injuries this year, and you could argue that things really started to fall apart on July 23rd, when they lost Alex Presley from the lineup.  The Pirates have gone 4-13 since that date.  The loss of Presley, combined with the earlier loss...

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Indians Fall In Afternoon Contest

Charlotte Knights  4,  Indianapolis Indians  1 ( box ) The Indianapolis Indians out-hit the Charlotte Knights 8-7 this afternoon at Knight Stadium in the Charlotte suburbs, but the Knights used their hits to better advantage, earning their second win in this 4-game series.  Sean Gallagher (photo) suffered the loss, his 5th of the season for the Tribe, pitching into the 7th inning.  He was responsible for all of Charlotte’s runs....

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Chase d’Arnaud to the DL, Chris Leroux Recalled

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed shortstop Chase d’Arnaud on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured little finger, and have recalled right handed pitcher Chris Leroux.  Leroux was recently optioned to AAA, and was eligible for an early recall with the Pirates placing a player on the disabled list.  The addition of a bullpen arm was expected, after the Pirates went 19 innings last night against the Atlanta Braves, with a lot...

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Game 99 Recap: Bucs Squeak Out a Win in Extras

Former Reds pitcher and long time broadcaster Joe Nuxhall would occasionally describe a rather poorly played game by saying ‘There isn’t a woman in the world uglier than that game.’ The Ol’ Lefthander likely would’ve busted out that phrase had he been on hand for today’s proceedings. The Pirates managed only seven hits. St. Louis committed three errors. The only Pirates to knock in a run both came...

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Game 98 Recap: Cards Pounce in Fifth

I’d like to think the offense will get better. I’d like to think the Pirates can stay in it. A game like this – plus 18 years of futility – are draining the optimism from me. Yet the Bucs are one game out of first and that’s really more than I could’ve hoped for back in March. St. Louis used a five run fifth to beat up on Kevin Correia and the Pirates. They took the second game of the weekend set...

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