All posts tagged "Nate McLouth"

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    Was McLouth's power legitimate?

    In Nate McLouth's breakout 2008 season, he hit .276/.356/.497. With the Pirates this year, he hit .256/.349/.470. Since he was traded to Atlanta in early June, he has hit .259/.343/.418. Obviously, McLouth's slugging percentage has dropped considerably since he moved south. Thinking PNC Park's short porch in right field may have contributed...

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    Bucs Fall in 15

    The pitcher scheduled to start Wednesday's game - Jeff Karstens - was forced into duty as the Pirates and Braves went long. Karstens ended it quickly by just one of the five hitters he faced. The winning run scored on a bases loaded grounder from former Bucco David Ross. Atlanta's bullpen blew...

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    Duke Outduels Santana

    That headline is a shocker. Dewey defeats Truman. Man bites dog. Things you don't expect to see in print. But it happened. Zach Duke allowed 8 singles and one run in seven innings against NYM. He was touched in the fifth when the Mets put together two singles, a sac bunt and...

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    Big 7th Fuels Bucs to Series Win

    The Pirates offense broke free with a little help from Ryan Spilborghs. The Pirates sent 14 ment to the plate and Spilborghs made a pair of errors as the Pirates put up 10 runs and ran off to an 11-4 win to take the series. Zach Duke pitched seven innings to get the...

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    Bucs Bullpen Outlasts Rain, Rockies

    It wasn't a pretty game. It was one of those that you'll hear people associate with the grind of a long seasn. A nealry 2 hour long rain delay interrupted the Pirates - Rockies game that the Pirates won with three runs in the middle innings off the Colorado bullpen. The rain...

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    Ohlendorf, McLouth Put Bucs over .500

    Nate McLouth started the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth and capped it with a 3 run jack in the sixth. Ross Ohlendorf  allowed just two singles and a walk in seven innings to pick up his first win as a Pirate. Florida's best chance to score came in the...

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    Maholm's Arm, Bucco Long Balls Best Reds

    What a great sign it is to see Paul Maholm toss the ball so well. He was perfect into the fourth inning and allowed just three hits and one run over seven. Nate McLouth belted a two run homer in the first inning and also drove in a run in a two...

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    McLouth Wins Gold Glove, But Should He Have?

    I am certainly not going to claim advance SABRmetric knowledge on defensive statistics. However, I do know two things:   1. Nate McLouth has been awarded a Gold Glove for 2008. 2. There were some questions among the baseball thinkers earlier this year that Nate's defense wasn't as good as the raw...

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