All posts tagged "Jason Grilli"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: The Bullpen

    Hanrahan had 40 saves in his first full season as a closer with the Pirates. If there's one area where the Pittsburgh Pirates have had success adding players over the last few years, it's been the bullpen.  That was seen in 2011 with the makeup of the top performers in the bullpen....

  • News and Rumors
    2012 Pittsburgh Pirates Arbitration Eligible Players

    The Pittsburgh Pirates enter the 2011-12 off-season with ten players eligible for arbitration, including five players who are first time eligible.  The decisions to be made are interesting. 2011 breakout players Jeff Karstens and Charlie Morton will both be eligible for arbitration.  All-Star closer Joel Hanrahan will be eligible for his second...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

    The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 158 Recap: Bucs Pile On Early, Hold On Late in Win

    The Pirates scored four times in the first three innings agaisnt Travis Wood and then held on to the lead the rest of the way. The attack was balanced as eight different players were involved in the scoring. Brad Lincoln and the bullpen danced out of trouble all game. Cincinnati had the...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 155 Recap: Bucs Hold on as Morton Wins 10th

    Charlie Morton earned his tenth win by pitching six scoreless innings then watched the bullpen give up three runs and nearly blow it for him. Pedro Alvarez and Derrek Lee homered in support of Morton. Pittsburgh got on the board in the first inning against Daniel Hudson of Arizona. Alex Presley and...

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    Game 153 Recap: Lincoln, Bucs Blasted by Dodgers

    That was ugly. No question. The Dodgers bombed Pirate pitching for 15 runs and 23 hits. Chad Billingsley cruised through five leisurely innings while Brad Lincoln didn’t get out of the second inning. Lincoln started off with a shaky first. Dee Gordon tripled to lead off. Jamey Carroll’s ground ball out scored...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 150 Recap: Ohlendorf Pitches, Powers Bucs to Win

    Ross Ohlendorf made the case for the rotation in 2012 (there will be a lot to sort through Spring Training) with a fantastic seven inning effort. The Pirates batted around in a four run second with Ohlendorf poking his first homer and accounting for three of the tallies. It looked troublesome early...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 147 Recap: Ciriaco Keys Comeback

    Brad Lincoln and Kyle Lohse started in what became a see saw game. In the end, it wasn’t Albert Pujols who struck the deciding blow. Instead it was someone far less obvious – Pedro Ciriaco. The Cardinals jumped on Lincoln for a run in the first. Consecutive singles to start the game...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 141 Recap: McDonald is Stellar like Monica Gellar

    Maybe the Astros clubhouse was filled with the sounds of Milli Vanilli’s ‘Blame it on the Rain’ after this one ended. If the scoreboard operators in Pittsburgh are anything like most scoreboard operators, they were playing rain themed songs (‘Who’ll Stop the Rain’ by CCR, ‘Laughter in the Rain’ by Neil Sedaka,...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 138 Recap: Burres Stifles Cubs

    Brian Burres’ outing was an unexpected and welcomed surprise. Summoned from the minors and pushed into the rotation for Jeff Karstens, Burres allowed just a solo homer to Carlos Pena and the bullpen was perfect as the Pirates took the opener in Wrigley. Josh Harrison and Alex Presley bolstered the offense with...

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