Bucs Win 2nd Straight as Ohlendorf Stops Cards

Ross Ohlendorf beat the Cards in his third attempt. St. Louis beat him twice in St. Louis. But Ohlendorf bested them tonight with six innings of two hit ball. One of those hits was a solo dinger from Skip Schumaker. On the other side, Nyjer Morgan’s two run single capped a three run fifth off of Joel Pineiro to give the Pirates a nice cushion. Jack Wilson had three hits and Adam LaRoche, Freddy Sanchez and Brandon Moss had two...

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Duke's Hurling Snaps Loss Streak

I never would’ve thought to describe Zach Duke as a stopper. But he came through in a huge way to end the Pirates recent skid that delivered them from above .500 to the cellar. Duke allowed just one run on four hits over 8 innings. It looked ugly early on. He allowed a two out homer to Albert Pujols (who else) in the first. Ryan Ludwick followed with a single. In the second, the Cards put two more runners on, but didn’t...

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Bucs Swoon Continues as Mets Sweep

The Pirates have now lost 12 of 13. Both clubs had 11 hits. But the Mets put three hits together in a three run fourth and three more hits in a four run 8th that sealed the game. The fourth inning did in Ian Snell who went six and allowed the Mets first three runs. He struck out five and walked one. Livan Hernandez benefited from the bunched hits from his offense. He also went six innings. The Pirates travel home to face St....

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Maine, Mets Roll as Bucs Lose 7th Straight

It was bound to happen. Paul Maholm didn’t have a particularly sharp outing, though he was undone by one bad inning. The Mets batted around in a five run fourth inning to push open a 1-0 game. They would go onto win 10-1. Maholm lasted six innings and gave up seven of the 10 Mets tallies. He struck out two. On the flipside was John Maine. He won his third straight start with six innings of three hit ball. The Pirates only run...

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Five Run 8th Keys Bucs 6th Straight Loss

It was 2-2 when the 8th inning started. That was the good news. Then the bad news came. Tyler Yates allowed the first three runners to reach, with Carlos Beltran’s single breaking the 2-2 tie. Yates was lifted in favor of Sean Burnett, who threw gas on the fire. He gave up a three run dinger to Carlos Delgado and later an RBI single to Omir Santos. Ball game. Jonathon Niese had been brought up to take the place of Oliver Perez...

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