Volquez Strikes Out 12 Indians InTribe Loss

Louisville Bats  5,  Indianapolis Indians  2 [ box ]   Louisville’s Edison Volquez, who was not one of the eight Bats’ players called up to the Reds when major league rosters expanded yesterday, took his frustration out on the Indians tonight, earning the win as the Reds beat the Tribe at Victory Field tonight.  Volquez pitched 7 innings and allowed two runs — one earned and one unearned — on 5 hits, while...

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Ludwick to the DL, Thompson Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed outfielder Ryan Ludwick on the 15-day disabled list today with mid-back muscle spasms.  The move is retroactive August 23rd.  As a corresponding move, they have also purchased the contract of left hander Aaron Thompson, who will make the start in today’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers. I profiled Thompson earlier today.  Odds are that he will be up for one start, and will be sent down after...

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Game 126 Recap: Strong Start by Karstens Wasted

The Pittsburgh Pirates got a great start from right hander Jeff Karstens tonight in game one of a double header against the Milwaukee Brewers.  However, the Pirates also failed to take advantage of their opportunities at the plate, which combined with a bullpen implosion in the late innings, gave the Brewers an 8-1 win. Karstens got off to a good start in the first inning, getting two strikeouts looking, including Prince Fielder to...

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Game 124 Recap: Bucs Score Late to Win

Neil Walker collected three of the Pirates ten singles and drove in a pair. Pittsburgh pulled ahead with two runs in the bottom of the seventh off of Aroldis Chapman to win 5-3. The Reds jumped in front first. Charlie Morton gave up a single to Brandon Phillips to start the game. He moved to second on a Freddie Lewis ground ball out and Joey Votto singled him home. Morton continued to battle each inning. After a Drew Stubbs single in...

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Game 123 Recap: Bucs Drop See Saw Contest

The Pirates battled back from deficits all night to tie the score in the eighth, with good chances to push ahead. They were unable to take the lead in the eighth, with two runners getting thrown out at the plate. In the ninth, Joel Hanrahan had a very rare poor outing and Cincinnati scored three times to win 11-8. Neither Pittsburgh starter Kevin Correia or Reds hurler Homer Bailey were around to get a decision. After three scoreless...

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