All posts tagged "Nyjer Morgan"

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: July 2

    Five former Pittsburgh Pirates born on this date, which includes two recent players, the father of another former Pirates player and two guys who were members of the first Pittsburgh team in NL history. We also have one transaction involving a player of note and in his Jolly Roger Rewind, John Fredland...

  • Pirates History
    This Date in Pirates History: June 30

    On a busy day for Pittsburgh Pirates history, we have three trades and six former players born on this date. John Fredland covers a well-pitched game by Jon Lieber from 15 years ago, in his Jolly Roger Rewind. Before we start with all that, we have one current Pirates player celebrating a...

  • Game Recaps
    Game 128 Recap: Seven Run Second Dooms Ohlendorf

    Ross Ohlendorf was hit hard in his first start back from the Disabled List. Milwaukee was aided by an error from Ryan Doumit in a seven run fourth inning and got another solid effort against Pittsburgh from Marco Estrada. Ohlendorf stranded two in the first inning before running into serious trouble in...

  • Analysis
    Where Are They Now: 2004 Hickory Crawdads

    In 2004 the Hickory Crawdads were the low-A ball club of the Pittsburgh Pirates, right in the middle of their ten year affiliation with the team. They were two years removed from a South Atlantic League championship and coming off an 82-54 season. The team was typical of the Pirates teams of...

  • Analysis
    Revisiting the Nate McLouth trade

    I understand why the Nate McLouth trade incensed many Pirate fans. McLouth was a quality player...

  • Analysis
    Vasquez Sharp in Bucs Debut

    Exit Ian Snell, enter Virgil Vasquez. The Pirates waiver wire acquisition who hadn't tossed in the Show since 2007 picked up his first career win with six solid innings. He allowed four hits and two runs, while whiffing seven. He took the roster spot of the struggling Ian Snell who was sent...

  • Analysis
    Twins Pound Maholm

    Minnesota unleashed a ton of hits at Paul Maholm. He surrendered eight runs in five plus innings. The Pirates were unable to do much off his counterpart, Minnesota's Glen Perkins who won his first start since coming off the DL. Joe Mauer had four hits and six diferent Twins drove in a...

  • Analysis
    Long Balls Doom Bucs

    The Pirates took an early lead, fell behind quickly, tied it up late and lost it in regulation. The Bucco offense plated two in the first in support of Jeff Karstens. It might've been more, but Freddy Sanchez was thrown out at home on a single from Adam LaRoche. But, Karstens quickly allowed...

  • Analysis
    Bucs Sweep Marlins

    The Pirates have taken the Marlins for three straight games. The offense was powered by the LaRoche brothers. Adam had four hits and three doubles and Andy drove in two runs. Paul Maholm retired the first nine Marlin clubbers before struggling through innings 4-6 by giving up four runs and eight hits....

  • Analysis
    Harang Handles Bucs Bats

    Not much you can do on a day when just four runners reach base. Aaron Harang faced just thirty hitters, allowed three singles and an HBP in 108 pitches to notch a complete came shutout. The Pirates best chance to score came in the first inning when Nyjer Morgan's blooper bounced off...

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