All posts tagged "Joel Hanrahan"

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    Game 22 Recap: Pirates put good Wood to Nationals

    Maholm picked up his first win in 2011 The Pirates fell behind early before catching up during contest interrupted some showers. Paul Maholm overall looked good. The Nationals came out swinging against Maholm. Ian Desmond singled and Jayson Werth doubled with one out in the first. Adam LaRoche damaged his old team...

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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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    Game 12 Recap: Brewers Continue Mastery Over Buccos

    Maholm got no support and suffered the loss. Beer is stronger than steel. Milwaukee owns Pittsburgh. Randy Wolf was dominant. Paul Maholm deserved better. The Bucco batters who let down the team again. Milwaukee started early against Maholm. A single and a walk put two men on with Prince Fielder up. In...

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    Game 6 Recap: Correia Sharp as Bucs Best Birds

    Correia is 2-0 after another strong outing This club is 4-2 and needs just 78 more wins to a season above .500. Early returns on Kevin Correia are beyond my expectations. The Pirates starter and winner on Opening Day made his second outstanding start of the year. Correia limited St. Louis to...

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    Game 4 Recap: Bucs Bunch Runs and Hold On

    Morton had a great outing in his 2011 debut, allowing one run in six innings. 79 wins and counting to reach a season above .500 for the first time since before I even began dating my wife of 16 years. I don't blame her for the dry spell. Though sometimes I wonder...

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    Early Look at the 2012 Payroll

    Earlier this week the 2011 40-man roster and payroll page was updated, giving the estimated payroll for the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2011, based off of the Opening Day roster.  A lot can, and will, change between now and the end of the 2011 regular season, so that payroll figure is far from...

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    The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market

    This is part two of a three part 2011 season preview.  The other two parts are below: 1. 19 Things to Watch For in 2011 2. The Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Trade Market 3. Ten Pirates Prospects Who Could Make An Impact In 2011 The Pirates have been no strangers to trades over the last...

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    Spots Opening Up In The Bullpen

    Olson should make the Opening Day roster with Olsen and Beimel hurt. At the start of the off-season, the bullpen looked pretty crowded.  The Pittsburgh Pirates had locks in Joel Hanrahan, Evan Meek, Chris Resop, and Jeff Karstens.  They added Joe Beimel and Jose Veras, and almost immediately proclaimed that each reliever...

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    Hanrahan Named Closer, Beimel In Set-Up

    Hanrahan was named the closer today. Last night I reviewed the position battles for the 2011 bullpen, noting that there would likely be one or two open bullpen spots.  I also mentioned that it was expected that Joel Hanrahan would win the closer's role, and that Joe Beimel would win a roster...

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    2011 Spring Training Battles: Bullpen

    Hanrahan could be announced as the closer this week. Yesterday I reviewed the battle for the fifth starter spot, noting that I saw it as a battle between Charlie Morton and Scott Olsen.  As reader "BLZR" pointed out in the comments, that's pretty much the approach the Pirates will be taking this...

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