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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Game 30 Recap: Friars Hit Three Homers to Beat Bucs

San Diego’s bats awoke somewhat. The Padres got three solo homers from players who had yet to homer in 2011 in beating Pittsburgh 6-5. The Pirates drew first blood off of Mat Latos. Andrew McCutchen drew a walk to lead off the game. Xavier Paul’s bunt went for a single. One out later, Neil Walker doubled them both in. Latos would not be scored on again and went six innings. He benefited from three double plays turned...

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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 25 Recap: Um, Uh, Vogelsong?

I’m dumbfounded. Flabbergasted. I don’t have anything even remotely witty or comical to say. No one liners. No sarcastic remark. All I know is Ryan Vogelsong – yes, that Ryan Vogelsong – handcuffed the Pirates on four hits and two walks in picking up his first win since before anyone outside of Illinois had heard of Barack Obama. It hopeful from the onset. Pittsburgh scored one in the first. Lyle Overbay walked...

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Game 17 Recap: Josh Johnson is an Ace

Marlins starter Josh Johnson faced one batter over the minimum in seven shutout innings. He gave up two singles and a walk and got two double plays behind him. The Marlins managed to piece together two big innings, collecting seven of their nine hits during those frames. The first hiccup was in the second. And it started with two outs. Mike Stanton was hit by Paul Maholm. Three straight singles from John Buck, Emilio Bonifacio and...

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