Game 66 Recap: Karstens Lifts Bucs Up to .500

The Pirates moved back up to .500 with a nail biting, 1-0 victory over Houston. Jeff Karstens played the hero by tossing 6-2/3 innings of shutout baseball, dropping his ERA to less than 3.00. The offense was still problematic, but four relievers combined to keep Houston off the scoreboard. Bud Norris was also strong for Houston. The lone score came in the second. Neil Walker singled and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Garrett...

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Game 65 Recap: Bucs Get Maholm Enough Runs for a W

There was more mayhem on the basepaths. There was a continued lack of offense from the Pirates. Thankfully, Paul Maholm continued to pitch very well. He tossed seven shutout innings and the Pirates scored three times to win 3-1. The Pirates scored early against Mike Pelfrey. Jose Tabata, Xavier Paul and Neil Walker all singled, with Tabata scoring on Walker’s knock. But Paul was picked off second for the first out. Pelfrey...

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Game 62 Recap: Bucs Fall to Mets, Gee

Charlie Morton fell short of his electric performances of prior outings and Dillon Gee again limited the Pirates offense. New York ran away with this one, 8-1. The first inning was a sign of things to come. Justin Turner was hit by Morton with one out. Carlos Beltran walked. Ronny Cedeno committed a rare gaffe on a bunt attempt from Daniel Murphy and all runners were safe. Angel Pagan’s grounder scored the first run of the game....

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Evan Meek to the DL, Tim Wood Called Up

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right handed pitcher Evan Meek on the 15-day disabled list, and have purchased the contract of right handed pitcher Tim Wood from Indianapolis.  To make room for Wood on the roster, the Pirates have transferred Chris Snyder to the 60-day disabled list. Meek returns to the disabled list with right shoulder tendonitis for the second time.  That’s not a huge surprise, as his velocity was down in...

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Evan Meek to the DL? Moskos Time?

Dejan Kovacevic mentions that Evan Meek could go on the disabled list tomorrow, allowing the right hander to regain strength in his right shoulder.  Kovacevic adds that Daniel Moskos could be a favorite to take Meek’s place on the 25-man roster. Meek came in to the season as the number two bullpen option, behind Joel Hanrahan.  He has struggled this year, dealing with a virus, and has allowed five runs in eight innings, with an...

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