All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

  • Season Recaps
    Pittsburgh Pirates 2011 Position Recap: Second Base

    Walker led the Pirates with 155 starts in 2011. The Pittsburgh Pirates didn't have many positions on the field that were held down by just one person throughout the 2011 season.  Second base was one of those rare positions.  Neil Walker played 159 games at the position, starting 155 of those games....

  • Game Recaps
    Game 162 Recap: Season Ends With Loss and 3 HRs Allowed

    The season ended much the way it has gone over the last couple of months. There wasn’t much to write home about from the slab and there wasn’t much offense to speak of. Milwaukee used three homers to support Zach Greinke. Jeff Locke allowed three long balls. The Pirates scored two of...

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    Game 161 Recap: Fielder Hits Three Homers

    Prince Fielder hit three homers and drove in five runs. Starters Ross Ohlendorf and Randy Wolf weren’t particularly effective. Each left the game before it was decided and wound up with a no decision. Fielder’s last homer was a two run shot that broke a 4-4 tie in the seventh. The small...

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    Game 160 Recap: Presley, Alvarez Drive Home Three Each in Win

    The Pirates and Brewes engaged in an offensive battle. The pitching was porous and sloppy. Only one of the 17 runs that was scored came on a dinger. The Pirates outlasted the Beer Men in the end as the home team left 13 men on base. The see-saw battle began early on....

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    Game 159 Recap: Willis Pitches, Hits Reds to Victory

    There were a couple of failures in this one. James McDonald was looking for his tenth win on the year. The Pirates were on the cusp of a sweep. Neither happened as Dontrelle Willis pitched well and broke a tie with a two run double in the sxith. Cincinnati was on McDonald...

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    Game 158 Recap: Bucs Pile On Early, Hold On Late in Win

    The Pirates scored four times in the first three innings agaisnt Travis Wood and then held on to the lead the rest of the way. The attack was balanced as eight different players were involved in the scoring. Brad Lincoln and the bullpen danced out of trouble all game. Cincinnati had the...

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    Game 157 Recap: Ludwick’s Walk Off Single Brings Bucs to 70 Wins

    It won’t be a .500 season. It likely won’t even be a 75 win season. But one milestone was cleared in this game – the Pirates won for the 70th time on the year for the first time since 2004. The early part of the game looked promising for starter Jeff Locke...

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    Game 156 Recap: Ohlendorf Rocked in Bucs Loss

    Ross Ohlendorf was beaten badly. As Cincinnati based sports broadcaster Ken Broo might’ve said back in the day ‘He was pounded like a butcher pounds a piece of veal.’ Ohlendorf didn’t make it out of the third inning as Arizona quickly put the game away. The continuation of Ohlendorf’s lost season got...

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    Game 155 Recap: Bucs Hold on as Morton Wins 10th

    Charlie Morton earned his tenth win by pitching six scoreless innings then watched the bullpen give up three runs and nearly blow it for him. Pedro Alvarez and Derrek Lee homered in support of Morton. Pittsburgh got on the board in the first inning against Daniel Hudson of Arizona. Alex Presley and...

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    Game 154 Recap: Bucs Shutout on Two Hits

    The Pirates were blanked by Ian Kennedy and J.J. Putz who combined on a two hit shutout. Justin Upton provided the only run of th game with a broken bat solo dinger that was reviewed by the umpiring crew to make sure that a fan hadn’t interfered with Alex Presley on the...

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