Game 136 Recap: Happ Blanks Bucs for Seven

Pittsburgh collected only four hits all game. Houston didn’t do much against James McDonald. But they got enough to make a winner of J.A. Happ. McDonald pitched out of a bases loaded no out jam in the second inning. Brian Boguseveic, Jimmy Paredes and Angel Sanchez each singled to fill ‘em up. But McDonald go Humberto Quintero to pop out. He whiffed Happ and Jordan Schafer grounded out to end the inning. No such good...

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Game 134 Recap: Rodriguez Dominant in Houston Victory

Ross Ohlendorf certainly wasn’t bad. But Wandy Rodriguez was lights out. He yielded an early lead to the Pirates but Houston chipped away and took the lead. Rodriguez whiffed a career best as Houston took the first game of the series. The Pirate bats were silent all game except for the fourth inning. And in that inning they went ‘boom’. Josh Harrison doubled to lead off the inning. Andrew McCutchen hit a two run...

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Game 133 Recap: Karstens Roughed Up in Loss

The Pirates battled early. But the offense was shut down after the second inning. St. Louis got to Jeff Karstens and then Chris Resop out of the bullpen. The Cards got seven tallies to support Kyle Lohse in his quest for his 100th career win. Lohse got nicked in the first and then cut badly in the second. Jose Tabata led of the first with a single. Alex Presley walked. Andrew McCutchen singled to plate one. The rally was quickly...

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Game 132 Recap: Lincoln Sharp, Offense Present in Win

Brad Lincoln tossed six scoreless innings and participated in a barrage against nemesis Chris Carpenter. The Pirates scored seven runs and had five extra base hits to support Lincoln. Pittsburgh’s first run came in the second courtesy of a two out double from Garrett Jones and an RBI single from Josh Harrison. The Pirates would put four runs on the board in the fourth. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the inning. After a one...

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Game 131 Recap: Berkman’s Blast is the Difference

The Pirates failed to hold onto a couple of leads as St. Louis captured the second game of the series. Lance Berkman hit a two run blast off Jose Veras in the eighth to give the Cards their first lead of the game at 5-4. And that was how it stayed. Pittsburgh didn damage to St. Louis starter Jake Westbrook from the opening bell. Jose Tabata walked. Alex Presley doubled him to third. Andrew McCutchen and Ryan Doumit followed with RBI...

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