Game 101 Recap: Braves Win on Blown Call at Home

They will be talking about this one for a long, long time. The game itself was long. The game featured many, many blown chances. Ultimately, the game ended on a blown call. Home plate umpire Jerry Meals called Julio Lugo safe on a tag play at home in the 19th inning. He was out. He was clearly out. He was called safe and the game ended. The blown call caused mayhem for both parties. Atlanta celebrated in right field like a man who was...

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Game 99 Recap: Bucs Squeak Out a Win in Extras

Former Reds pitcher and long time broadcaster Joe Nuxhall would occasionally describe a rather poorly played game by saying ‘There isn’t a woman in the world uglier than that game.’ The Ol’ Lefthander likely would’ve busted out that phrase had he been on hand for today’s proceedings. The Pirates managed only seven hits. St. Louis committed three errors. The only Pirates to knock in a run both came...

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Pirates Moves: Grilli, Ciriaco, Harrison, Meek

The Pittsburgh Pirates have announced a lot of expected moves: -The team officially announced that they have signed relief pitcher Jason Grilli.  It was mentioned yesterday that they had acquired him after he was released by Philadelphia.  Philadelphia released him due to a clause in his contract that stated they had to either release him or promote him if another team wanted to offer him a major league contract. -Evan Meek has been...

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Ronny Cedeno and Others Set to Return?

Rob Biertempfel and Jenifer Langosch are both reporting that Pedro Ciriaco is packing his bags in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ locker room, which means a move is expected.  That will most likely be the return of Ronny Cedeno, who is currently rehabbing in AAA.  Cedeno was pulled from today’s game in Indianapolis in extra innings, after going 0-for-5.  In his rehab work, he’s 4-for-15 with a double and a triple.  Nothing...

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Bullpen Rumors: Uehara, Grilli, Bell, Adams, Qualls

Three bullpen rumors this afternoon, since it seems like the Pirates are serious about upgrading that area of the team: -Ken Rosenthal reports that the Pittsburgh Pirates are eyeing Baltimore Orioles reliever Koji Uehara.  Uehara has been excellent this year, with a 1.84 ERA in 44 innings, along with a tremendous 58:8 K/BB ratio.  He’s also proven that he can start, with a 4.05 ERA in 66.2 innings over 12 starts in 2009, with a...

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