All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

  • 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...

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    Game 69 Recap: Tomlin Quiets Pirate Bats

    Josh Tomlin was sharp in limiting the Pirates to just one run. Pittsburgh’s four game winning streak was halted in the opening game of an interleague series in Cleveland. Kevin Correia was also good, but was undone by some oddness and a long ball. Cleveland scored once in the third and was...

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    Game 68 Recap: Bucs Sweep Astros

    The Pirates took advantage of limited scoring opportunities as Garrett Jones three run homer helped propel the Pirates to a series sweep in Houston. The win puts the Pirates two games over .500. Jones’ dinger came in the first on a two strike, two out pitch from rookie Jordan Lyles. It scored...

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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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    Game 66 Recap: Karstens Lifts Bucs Up to .500

    The Pirates moved back up to .500 with a nail biting, 1-0 victory over Houston. Jeff Karstens played the hero by tossing 6-2/3 innings of shutout baseball, dropping his ERA to less than 3.00. The offense was still problematic, but four relievers combined to keep Houston off the scoreboard. Bud Norris was...

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    Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

    There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil...

  • Analysis
    Game 63 Recap: McDonald Notches Fourth Win

    McDonald allowed two runs in six innings for the win. James McDonald wasn't always pretty. But he got the job done. The Mets scored only two runs against him, but they left a lot of men in on. The offense was able to push three runs across as the Pirates pulled within...

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    Game 61 Recap: Bucs Fail to Break .500

    Pittsburgh got seven scoreless innings out of Karstens. This one was a tough one to take. The Pirates were thisclose to busting through the glass ceiling. The offense sputtered and the bullpen faltered, pushing the Pirates one game below the even mark. Chris Young bopped a two run dinger in the eighth...

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    Game 60 Recap: .500!

    McCutchen's walk off homer wins it in the 12th Both teams blew chances. Both teams had the lead. But when it was over, Andrew McCutchen's walk off homer in the 12th provided the last, final run and a Bucco victory. The win evened the Pirates record at 30-30. Former Pirate Zach Duke...

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    Game 58 Recap: Halladay Bests Bucs

    McDonald could be anywhere from an average #2 starter to an average #3 starter. The Pirates were thisclose to evening their record at 29-29. But Roy Halladay did what an ace is supposed to do: he stopped the Phillies four game slide as Philadelphia salvaged the finale of the weekend series. The...

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