All posts tagged "Michael McKenry"

  • Game Recaps
    Game 85 Recap: Maholm Moves Bucs 3 Games Over .500

    Paul Maholm was solid again, but was almost done in by some unsteady defense. He went six and gave up just one earned run as Pittsburgh moved three games over the .500 mark. Maholm looked ragged early on. Houston used a pair of singles – one from Jeff Keppinger and one from...

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    Game 84 Recap: Bucs Offense Shows Up

    The Pirates put a solid effort on all fronts – hitting, pitching, and fielding. The offense banged out 16 hits and scored ten times. Kevin Correia was sharp again in earning his eleventh win. The defense committed no errors. More, please! Pittsburgh pounced on Nationals and starter Jason Marquis for eight runs...

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    Game 82 Recap: Jones, McCutchen Boost Bucs Late

    The Pirates appeared to be wasting yet another strong effort from the starting corps – this time from James McDonald. But back-to-back solo homers in the eighth from Garrett Jones and Andrew McCutchen propelled the Pirates to a 5-3 win. The Pirates jumped on Livan Hernandez for two first inning runs. Alex...

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    Game 81 Recap: Bucs Lose a Close One Late

    The Pirates reached the half way mark in the season at one game over .500. That’s great news. The bad news is that they lost a winnable game and let another solid effort from a starter go unrewarded. The Nationals scratched out a run in the ninth to take the opener of...

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    Game 80 Recap: Karstens Continues to Impress

    Jeff Karstens was efficient and effective over seven innings and the Pirates used a balanced, powerful (seven extra base hits) attack to beat the Blue Jays 6-2 in the rubber game of the inter-league matchup. Pittsburgh jumped out early on Brett Cecil, who was making his first start since April. Alex Presley...

  • Analysis
    Should the Pirates Make a Move?

    At the beginning of this month, I talked about how the Pirates weren't winning against good teams, and were just beating up on bad teams.  I mentioned that with a June schedule which included the Philadelphia Phillies (34-22 at the time), Arizona Diamondbacks (31-25), Cleveland Indians (33-20), Boston Red Sox (30-26), and...

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    Game 76: Bucs Move 2 Games Over .500 Behind Karstens

    It was the biggest crowd in PNC history. Though the Pirates won, many in attendance didn’t go home happy because they are part of Red Sox Nation. For the second straight day, the Pirates played a close one and came out on top. They are now two games over .500 once again....

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    Game 74 Recap: Bucs Use Error to Move Back to .500

    It wasn’t pretty. The offense relied heavily on an error by Orioles second baseman Blake Davis, who was making his Major League debut. Kevin Correia was nicked enough to not have a 1-2-3 inning, but danced out of enough trouble to last six frames. The 5-4 win puts the Pirates back at...

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    Game 70 Recap: Carrasco Keeps Bucco Bats Quiet

    Carlos Carrasco retired 15 of the first 16 hitters he faced and didn’t allow a hit until the sixth inning. Guess who started for the Pirates? That’s right, the poster boy for poor run support, Paul Maholm. As he has all season, Maholm pitched well enough to win a typical game. But...

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    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...

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