Game 134 Recap: Rodriguez Dominant in Houston Victory

Ross Ohlendorf certainly wasn’t bad. But Wandy Rodriguez was lights out. He yielded an early lead to the Pirates but Houston chipped away and took the lead. Rodriguez whiffed a career best as Houston took the first game of the series. The Pirate bats were silent all game except for the fourth inning. And in that inning they went ‘boom’. Josh Harrison doubled to lead off the inning. Andrew McCutchen hit a two run...

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Game 130 Recap: Cards Rough Up Morton

Pittsburgh welcomed back a couple of players from the disabled list. But not much changed for the hitters as the offense didn’t do much against Edwin Jackson. Charlie Morton, trying to close out a great month, was hit hard by St. Louis as the Pirates dropped the opener of the series 8-4. St. Louis drew first blood. Allen Craig and Albert Pujols hit consecutive one out doubles in the first inning. Lance Berkman hit a two out...

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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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Indians Struggle Against Pigs’ Pitching

Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs  3,  Indianapolis Indians  1 [ box ] The Indianapolis Indians scored early tonight at Victory Field, but the Iron Pigs came from behind to take the win.  The Lehigh Valley pitchers held the Indians scoreless after the 2nd inning, despite the fact that 7 of the Tribe’s 8 hits came during that time.   2B Pedro Ciriaco was responsible for the Indians’ run in the 2nd inning.  With two outs, Ciriaco...

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