Bucs Offense Again Anemic

Jason Marquis came within one out of tossing a complete game. He was more than good enough through 8-2/3 to win, allowing only a solo dinger to Jack Wilson in the 7th before tiring and allowing two runs in the 9th. He gave way to Alan Embree to finish it. Ross Ohlendorf gave up all six of the Rockies runs. Brad Hawpe and Troy Tulowitzki each homered to support Marquis. Todd Helton had three hits an scored three times. Eric HInske...

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Blackburn Goes the Distance for Twinkies

Nick Blackburn tossed his first complete game and was thisclose to his first career shutout. He limited the Pirates to six hits and a run. Zach Duke gave up three runs in six innings, but it wasn’t enough. Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher, who came into the game hitting less than .200, both homered to support Blackburn. Andy LaRoche drove in the Pirates only run with a 9th inning single The Good Nothing to complain about with...

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Cutch's First Career Dinger Paces Pirates Offense

Andrew McCutchen, Andy LaRoche and Adam LaRoche each homered and drove in a pair of runs as Ian Snell won for just the second time all year. McCutchen hit a two run homer in the third. After Joe Crede’s two RBI knock tied the score in the home half of the fourth, Andy LaRoche hit a two run blast in the fourth to give the Priates the lead for goo. Adam LaRoche added a solo dinger and an sac fly later in the game and Robinzon Diaz...

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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 run. Two other runs scored on double play balls. The Pirates lone tallies came on a homer from Nyjer Morgan.   The Good Not much to report...

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D-Train Wild as Pittsburgh Beats Detroit (Again)

It has been an ugly descent into mediocrity for Dontrelle Willis. A player who used to play with such enthusiasm. I hope he can recover the form that he once had. In the meantime, the Pirates took advantage of his wildness (8 walks) to score six runs off him in 3-2/3 IP. It could’ve been much worse. D-Train got out of a third inning bases loaded none out jam. Robinzon Diaz drove home three with a first inning sac fly and a two...

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