Michael Wacha’s Near-No-Hitter Sends NLDS Back to St. Louis
Oct07

Michael Wacha’s Near-No-Hitter Sends NLDS Back to St. Louis

Toss 22-year-old Michael Wacha onto a pitcher’s mound where he has to keep the Cardinals’ season from ending. Add 40,000 screaming fans who want nothing more but to see him fail, and tauntingly sing his name from the first pitch. Nervous? “I kind of like it,” Wacha said. “It kind of gives me adrenaline. I kind of use it in my favor.” St. Louis’ starter retired the first 15 Pirates hitters he...

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Pirates Making Noise with Home Field Advantage
Oct07

Pirates Making Noise with Home Field Advantage

The Pirates’ playoff run seems to be all Pittsburghers are talking about. And when they talk with someone who has been down to PNC Park for either of the first two postseason games, the first question is usually the same: Is it really as loud as everyone is saying it is? Ask the national writers who have attended multiple World Series, they’ll tell you it was louder than any baseball game they have covered before. Ask Neal...

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