Game 36 Recap: Dodgers Pound Buccos Back to .500

The Dodgers broke open a scoreless game with ten runs in the final four frames. Ted Lilly pitched six innings and kept the Pirates in check for the win. Through five innings Kevin Correia and Lilly matched each other. Combine the two offenses only sent one man past first base. That all changed in the sixth. With two outs Jamey Carroll and Aaron Miles both reached on a single. Andre Ethier singled home Carroll. Matt Kemp delivered the...

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Game 34 Recap: Doumit’s Dinger Lifts Bucs Late

The Pirates blew another late lead, but a three run homer from Ryan Doumit in the bottom of the eighth brought the Pirates back from the brink. James McDonald pitched very well. Instead of a win, he gets a no decision. The Pirates had a couple of chances to break the game open off J.A. Happ early on but failed to do much damage. Pittsburgh loaded the bases with one out in the first. Steve Pearce lofted a sac fly for one run but Doumit...

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Game 31 Recap: Doumit’s Slam Holds Up as Bucs Take Series

The Pirates took advantage of some San Diego miscues to score six runs in the third inning. Ryan Doumit’s grand slam was the big blow in support of Kevin Correia. Pittsburgh took advantage of some wildness from San Diego starter Clayton Richards to score one run in the second without benefit of a hit. Neil Walker and Ryan Doumit walked. Walker swiped third and scored on a ground out from Brandon Wood. The fireworks would wait...

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The Second Best Bullpen in the Majors

The Pittsburgh Pirates entered the off-season with a similar situation to their 2009/2010 off-season, as it pertained to the bullpen. ¬†They didn’t have an established closer, they only had one or two strong internal options, and they were looking to add a few players in the month of January to boost the pen. ¬†Looking back at my preview of the bullpen in early January, we see the parallels, and the state the bullpen was in at the...

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Game 29 Recap: Early Runs Aid McDonald’s Strong Effort

The Cincinnati Reds have been plagued by giving up first inning runs. Tonight their former ace, Aaron Harang now pitching for San Diego, was troubled by the same problem. Harang gave up a pair of two run bombs in the first inning as the Padres fell into an early hole from which they couldn’t escape. The two worst offenses in the National League did battle. With those early runs, the Pirates got all the scoring they would need....

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