Thursday Trade Rumors

UPDATE 8:36 PM: Luis Cruz will get the call, according to Scott McCauley. You could look at this two ways: either the Pirates are going to trade Freddy Sanchez soon, or Freddy Sanchez isn’t ready to return from his injury. Dejan Kovacevic reports that nothing is imminent on a Sanchez deal, which means Cruz is probably up because Freddy isn’t ready to play. The 25-Man Roster page is updated with the addition of Cruz....

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Nolasco Stops Bucs Cold

Ricky Nolasco won his fourth straight appearance by tossing eight innings of shutout baseball. He whiffed 12. He gave up three singles and two walks. Ross Ohlendorf gave up 9 hits and five runs in five innings. He gave up two runs in the third and fifth inning to put the Bucs into a whole from which they would not emerge. Steven Jackson and Jeff Karstens mopped up. Leo Nunez tossed the 9th for Florida. The Good Two of the singles came...

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Hanley Ramirez is a Stud

The Marlins took the second game of the series behind Hanley Ramirez. He homered and drove in two runs in support of Andrew Miller. The Marlins scored two runs on double play ground outs and another run on a wild pitch. Miller tossed 6-2/3 IP of three run ball to get the win. The Marlins did their damage off of Zach Duke who gave three earned runs in six innings. He struck out five. Andy LaRoche and Garrett Jones homered to pace...

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Game 82 Live Blog: Pirates at Marlins

Game 82: Pirates at Marlins

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Morton Sharp as Offense Picks Up

Charlie Morton tossed six shutout innings to earn his first win as a Pirate, allowing one single and four walks. The Pirates offense gave him seven runs of support, which was nearly eventually needed as Florida scored four times late off the Pittsburgh bullpen. Brandon Moss and Ramon Vazquez both homered and knocked in two runs. Jack Wilson’s two run double keyed a three run seventh inning at the expense of Chris Leroux....

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