All posts tagged "Matt Diaz"

  • Game Recaps
    Game 71 Recap: Bucs Lose on Extra Inning Blast from Phelps

    Cord Phelps hit a walk off three run homer off Tim Wood in the eleventh inning, concluding a game delayed by rain for nearly two hours and giving Cleveland a three game sweep. The Pirates scored twice in the first off of Justin Masterson and then not again. Jeff Karstens pitched well...

  • Analysis
    Two Promotions the Pirates Need to Make

    With a .335 average and an .897 OPS, Presley should be in the majors. The offense for the Pittsburgh Pirates this year has been, no pun intended, hit or miss.  The Pirates have scored one or fewer runs in six of their last ten games.  Not surprisingly, their record in those games...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 67 Recap: Bucs Move Above .500 with 7 Run Outburst

    Pittsburgh scored five late runs to surge ahead of the struggling Houston Astros, winning 7-3 and moving to one game over .500 this late in the season since 1999. The Pirates and Astros traded one run innings and stranded many runners early in the game. Pittsbrugh struck in the top of the...

  • Analysis
    Game 62 Recap: Bucs Fall to Mets, Gee

    Morton didn't have his best stuff. Charlie Morton fell short of his electric performances of prior outings and Dillon Gee again limited the Pirates offense. New York ran away with this one, 8-1. The first inning was a sign of things to come. Justin Turner was hit by Morton with one out....

  • Analysis
    Game 57 Recap: Record Crowd Watches Bucs, Morton Win

    Overbay contributed three hits. I like it when regional teams travel well and help fill the stadium. Philadelphia fans came out strongly and helped put nearly 40,000 people in PNC park. But it was the Pirate fans who went home happy. Charlie Morton was once again effective and picked up sixth win...

  • Analysis
    Optimizing the 25-Man Roster

    Presley is hitting for a .339 average with a .904 OPS this year in AAA. About a year ago at this time, the Pittsburgh Pirates had started promoting players from their AAA squad to take over for some of the struggling players in the majors.  The decisions to be made were easy....

  • Analysis
    Game 54 Recap: Correia Wins His Eighth

    McCutchen started the 7th inning rally with a single. Through the first six frames, the Pirates had collected just three hits and trailed 2-0. But in the seventh the bats came alive against Chris Capuano. Pittsburgh batted around and collected seven hits (all singles) while posting five tallies to take control of...

  • Analysis
    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....

  • Analysis
    Game 47 Recap: Pirates Shutout for Second Straight Game

    The Pirates scored zero runs in support of Morton. A day off didn't help the Pirates offense. For the second straight game the Pirates were beaten 2-0. This time the winning hurler was Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta. This time the victimized pitcher was Charlie Morton. Morton wasn't as sharp as he has...

  • Analysis
    Game 45 Recap: Pirates Extend Winning Streak to Four

    A sac fly from Overbay brought home the go ahead tally. Some late inning runs propelled the Pirates past the Detroit Tigers. The Pirates handed Max Scherzer his first loss of the season. Kevin Correia picked up his first home win on the year. After giving up a one out single in...

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