All posts tagged "Jeff Karstens"

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    Game 51 Recap: Dempster, Cubs Avoid Sweep

    Karstens was the tough luck loser. The game was delayed in excess of two hours by rain. Once it got going, Ryan Dempster survived a rough first inning to hold the Pirates offense down. Chicago scratched out three runs against Jeff Karstens as the Pirates failed to sweep. A win in this...

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    Game 48 Recap: Bucs Fall to Braves in Extras

    A big day from Pearce wasn't enough. The pitching was good. Again. The hitting was not. Again. Brooks Conrad hit a two run pinch hit homer in the eleventh inning to win it for Atlanta. The Pirates managed only two runs and were held without a hit over the final four frames....

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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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    Who Creates Space For Brad Lincoln?

    Lincoln is on a hot streak, but how do the Pirates fit him in the rotation? Remember back in the off-season when the Pittsburgh Pirates were starved for pitching help?  At one point in time, people were calling for the Pirates to add Armando Galarraga to the rotation, thinking he'd be an...

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    Game 39 Recap: Big Brewer 7th Sinks Bucs

    Overbay contributed a solo homer in the loss. Milwaukee scored five times in the seventh inning to bust open a close game. Chris Narveson benefited from the outburst. Jeff Karstens, who had departed with the club trailing only 2-1, took the loss. Prince Fielder and Brandon Boggs hit solo homers in the...

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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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    Game 30 Recap: Friars Hit Three Homers to Beat Bucs

    Beimel took the loss in relief. 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...

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    Game 25 Recap: Um, Uh, Vogelsong?

    Walker had three hits in the loss. 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...

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    Game 20 Recap: Pirates Beat Up on Hernandez

    Karstens earned the win with a solid outing. After last night's game was postponed and this one was delayed, the Pirates quickly gave the fans in attendance what they wanted: an early lead. Pittsburgh batted around and scored five runs on six hits in the first inning, giving a nice cushion to...

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    Game 15 Recap: Bucs Win See-Saw Battle

    McCutchen paced the Pirates offensive attack. Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny...

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