All posts tagged "Garrett Jones"

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    Game 50 Recap: Maholm Tosses a Shutout

    Maholm finally got some run support. The Pirates offense woke up to support their longest tenured starting pitcher. The Pirates clobbered four homers and Maholm continued to pitch effectively in throwing a complete game three hit shutout. Randy Wells faced off against Maholm and through the first three frames, the clubs combined...

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    Game 46 Recap: Porcello Prevents Sweep

    Maholm continues to receive little run support. Rick Porcello allowed just one hit through eight innings. The Pirates once again struggled to get some runs for Paul Maholm. In the end, the Pirates were unable to sweep Detroit and fell two games below .500. Detroit got on the board in the second....

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    Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

    A sac fly from Overbay brought home the go ahead tally. Some late inning runs propelled the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season. Kevin Correia picked up his first home win on the year. After giving up a one out single in...

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    Game 44 Recap: Karstens, Walker Lead Pirates to Win

    5 RBI from Walker put the Pirates on top. Nice outing from Jeff Karstens. Nice offensive display from the Pirates. And a big crowd too. Make it three straight wins for the Pirates. Karstens limited the Tigers to three hits and no walks over six innings. He was perfect through four innings....

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    Game 43 Recap: McDonald Earns Win in Bucs Sweep

    McDonald evened his record at 3-3. James McDonald chucked it well. The Pirates beat Johnny Cueto for a change. It added up to a two game sweep in Cincinnati. The Reds drew first blood. In the second inning the Pirates loaded the bases but were unable to cash in against Cueto. Jay...

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    Game 41 Recap: Maholm Loses Another Tough One

    I look forward to the day when I can write that Paul Maholm got plenty of offensive support. Today isn’t that day. The Pirates offense was once again woeful. Maholm was solid. Those two things once again equaled a Pirates loss – their sixth straight. The offense collected ten hits. That’s good....

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    Game 35 Recap: Bucs Move Over .500!

    Veras picked up the win in relief. Some clutch pitching and timely hitting mixed with some defense that was questioned to help the Pirates move one game over .500. Starter Jeff Karstens and four relievers combined to limit Los Angeles to just a single run. Jose Tabata's sliding catch of a drive...

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    Lyle Overbay: Platoon Candidate

    Overbay is a strong platoon candidate. Garrett Jones is doing his job. The Pittsburgh Pirates moved Jones to right field this year, and brought in Matt Diaz to platoon with Jones, utilizing the strength and favorable platoon splits for each player.  So far this season, that is working out favorably for Jones....

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

    A first inning tater from Jones set the tone. 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...

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    Game 28 Recap: Morton Wins His 3rd, Bucs Take Series

    Morton pitched into the sixth to get his third win. Everyone who reads this blog likely knows that Charlie Morton only won three games in 2010. He already has three wins and he and his electric stuff will hopefully have little resistance to notching double digit wins. In unrelated news, the Pirates...

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