Game 31 Recap: Doumit’s Slam Holds Up as Bucs Take Series

The Pirates took advantage of some San Diego miscues to score six runs in the third inning. Ryan Doumit’s grand slam was the big blow in support of Kevin Correia. Pittsburgh took advantage of some wildness from San Diego starter Clayton Richards to score one run in the second without benefit of a hit. Neil Walker and Ryan Doumit walked. Walker swiped third and scored on a ground out from Brandon Wood. The fireworks would wait...

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Game 26 Recap: Correia Tosses Gem in Denver

It was snowing off and on in Colorado last night. That just doesn’t seem right this late in April. It didn’t stop Kevin Correia from pitching well and the Pirates as a team from holding the Stones scoreless. Correia was pulled with two outs in the seventh after allowing a single to Seth Smith. Jose Veras got the last out in the seventh. Chris Resop struck out the side in the eighth and Joel Hanrahan needed four batters to...

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Game 21 Recap: Rain, Morse Ruin Sunday

The crowd was sparse. The weather was rotten. Michael Morse hit a three run homer with two out in the third. Other than that, it was an okay day. The Pirates jumped out early again. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the game and scored on a single from Neil Walker. It looked like the Pirates might finally lay a loss on Jason Marquis. But Marquis got things going with a lead off single in the third against Kevin Correia. David...

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Game 16 Recap: Bucs, Correia Manhandle Reds

I will readily admit that I didn’t see this coming. The Pirates won easily and took three of four from the Reds in Cincinnati. Tonight’s game was a good mix of outstanding pitching and a team effort on offense. It all added up to an easy peasy win. Just as in yesterday’s game, the Reds starter – in tonight’s game it was Travis Wood – ran into trouble in the first inning. A walk to Jose Tabata and...

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Game 11: Marcum Handcuffs Bucs

If the Pirates are able to edge close to a .500 season (oh what sweet dream), we will look back on this game as one that got away. I’d like to say that this was a pitcher’s duel. The box score won’t say that it was. I’d also like to say that the Pirates won this one. The box score won’t say that, either. Instead, five innings of hitless baseball were chucked by Kevin Correia with only a loss to show for...

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