Happ, Feliz Help Phils Complete Sweep

The Pirates limped into the All-Star break having been swept by their cross-state rivals. Pedro Feliz poked a first inning grand slam and J.A. Happ limited the Pirates to one run on four hits and two walks in seven innings. Virgil Vasquez didn’t live to see the third inning. After giving up five runs in the first inning, Vasquez put two on with one out in the second and was pulled for Jeff Karstens. The Pirates bullpen was...

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Capps Torched in 9th as Phils Stage Comeback

Mark this one down as devastating. Carrying a 7-3 lead heading into the 9th, Matt Capps was summoned from the bullpen to finish out the game. One out later, Paul Bako delivered a walk off single to end the game. Prior to that former Bucco Matt Stairs had hit a solo homer leading off the inning and Ryan Howard clubbed a game tying three run shot. The Pirates had gotten to Cole Hamels early, leading 5-0 after two innings. Garrett Jones,...

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Game 87 Live Blog: Pirates at Phillies

Game 87 – Pirates at Phillies

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Bucs Bats Silent Again as Duke Loses

Zach Duke pitched a complete game and gave up just three runs. But the Pirates managed just six hits off of Joe Blanton and two Phillies relievers. Blanton went 7-1/3 and gave up just a single run – a solo homer to Garrett Jones in the first. Brandon Moss homered in the 9th off of Brad Lidge to pull the Pirates to within a run. Philadelphia did all their damage in the third inning. Jayson Werth’s two run double capped the...

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