Paul Maholm to the DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed left handed pitcher Paul Maholm on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder strain.  The team will announce a corresponding roster move tomorrow. Maholm is scheduled to start again on Tuesday.  The Pirates have a double header on Monday, with Ross Ohlendorf being the candidate to get the start in game two.  However, the Pirates will now need two starters, as Ohlendorf will most likely be the favorite...

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Game 122 Recap: Craig Hits Two Homers in Cards Victory

Allen Craig homered twice as part of a four hit, three RBI evening. Kyle Lohse got out of trouble in the first and crusied to a win. Paul Maholm got in trouble in the first and the Pirates never recovered. Maholm got in trouble off the starting blocks. Rafael Furcal led off the game with a single. Craig followed with a two run dinger into the Notch. Albert Pujols singled and Matt Holliday walked, prompting a visit from Ray Searage....

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Game 117 Recap: Greinke Mows Down Pirates

For the Pirates to have much of a chance to return to contention in 2011 they needed to start off strongly in this series with Milwaukee. Zach Greinke made sure that didn’t happen. Milwaukee caught some breaks to pile on a lead against Paul Maholm. In the second Casey McGehee singled and could have potentially been erased on a double play comebacker from Yuniesky Betancourt. But Maholm bobbled the batted ball off...

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Game 112 Recap: 6 Run 7th Runs Streak to 9

San Diego used another grand slam and plenty of hits to pile up a Baker’s Dozen on Paul Maholm and the Pirates bullpen. Cory Luebke was money on the bump and at the dish. The Pirates have dropped nine straight. The Padres jumped out in front in the second. Orlando Hudson singled and one out later scored when Kyle Blanks tripled. Rob Johnson lifted a fly ball that scored Blanks from third. Hudson got it going again in the fourth....

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Paul Maholm and PNC Park are the Perfect Match

Earlier I provided an update on the expected regression by the starting pitching staff for the Pittsburgh Pirates.  One of the things I noticed was with Paul Maholm’s home run per fly ball ratio.  Maholm has regressed in this area since I looked at the numbers a month ago.  He still has a 7.4% HR/FB ratio that could be considered lucky.  However, when looking at his career numbers, his 7.4% HR/FB ratio is in line with what...

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