All posts tagged "Neil Walker"

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    Game 22 Recap: Pirates put good Wood to Nationals

    Maholm picked up his first win in 2011 The Pirates fell behind early before catching up during contest interrupted some showers. Paul Maholm overall looked good. The Nationals came out swinging against Maholm. Ian Desmond singled and Jayson Werth doubled with one out in the first. Adam LaRoche damaged his old team...

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    Game 21 Recap: Rain, Morse Ruin Sunday

    Walker had three hits, but it wasn't enough. The crowd was sparse. The weather was rotten. Michael Morse hit a three run homer with two out in the third. Other than that, it was an okay day. The Pirates jumped out early again. Andrew McCutchen doubled to lead off the game and...

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    Game 19 Recap: Fish Pound McDonald

    Alvarez hit his first homer of the season. A game whose scoring started with so much promise - Pedro Alvarez' first homer of the year - quickly turned into a disaster. Scott Cousins hit a grand slam in the second inning and Brett Hayes hit a three run bomb in the next...

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    Game 16 Recap: Bucs, Correia Manhandle Reds

    Correia was impressive again in picking up the victory. I will readily admit that I didn't see this coming. The Pirates won easily and took three of four from the Reds in Cincinnati. Tonight's game was a good mix of outstanding pitching and a team effort on offense. It all added up...

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    Game 15 Recap: Bucs Win See-Saw Battle

    McCutchen paced the Pirates offensive attack. Reds starter Edinson Volquez continued his first inning troubles. Andrew McCutchen and Jose Tabata started the game with consecutive home runs. Lyle Overbay walked and Neil Walker doubled. Volquez whiffed Pedro Alvarez before walking Garrett Jones. Chris Snyder walked to force in a run and Ronny...

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    Game 14 Recap: Hernandez’ Slam Dooms Bucs

    McDonald didn't make it out of the fifth inning Ramon Hernandez highlighted a seven run fifth inning with a grand slam as Cincinnati returned the beating by winning 11-2. The pitch Hernandez drove over the fence was the last toss from Pirates starter James McDonald. The Reds drew first blood as Jonny...

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    Game 13 Recap: Morton Goes the Distance in Bucs Win

    A solo blast from Jones started the scoring. The Toothpick Factory resembled the Lumber Company of old. The Pirates jumped on former Bucco Bronson Arroyo with both feet. Arroyo scattered twelve outs among nine hits and two walks. The Pirates got to him for five tallies. On the flip side, Charlie Morton...

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    Game 10 Recap: Lack of Control Costly

    Two 1st inning walks from McDonald helped put the Pirates in an early four run hole. There have been a couple of warning signs about the Pirates early season success in pitching. A lack of strikeouts and a plethora of free passes would top the list when doing a quick breeze through...

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    Early 2012 Super Two Estimates

    According to CAA Sports, an agency that represents numerous athletes across all sports, including Jason Bay, Dan Haren, and Ryan Zimmerman for baseball, the early estimates for the 2012 Super Two class is two years, 146 days.  That number is based on their own internal analysis, and isn't an official number, as...

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    Game 7 Recap: Rogers Wrecks Home Opener

    Walker's first inning miscue led to an early deficit Great weather (61 degrees). Nice crowd (second largest in PNC history). Home for the first time after a successful road trip to start the season. A fitting tribute to Chuck Tanner before the game. Everything went according to plan except someone silenced the...

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