All posts tagged "Tony Watson"

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    The Future of the Bullpen Looks Good

    One of the strengths to the 2011 Pittsburgh Pirates has been their bullpen.  The bullpen has combined for a 3.43 ERA this year, which ranks 10th in the majors, and sixth in the National League.  The Pirates are anchored by one of the best closers in the game, Joel Hanrahan.  They’ve got...

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    Bowker Gives Indians Come-From-Behind Win

    Indianapolis Indians  3,  Louisville Bats  2 John Bowker had the game-winning homer for the Indians LF John Bowker's lead-off homer in the top of the 8th broke a 2-2 tie and gave the Indians the win at Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY tonight.  This was the first of...

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    Tabata Goes 3-for-4 As Indians Sink Clippers

    Indianapolis Indians  8,  Columbus Clippers  1 John Bowker had a single and a double tonight. The Indianapolis Indians recorded 14 hits on their way to 8 runs at Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio  tonight, overwhelming the Clippers in the first game of this 2-game series.  Four Tribe pitchers, Tony...

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    Hague’s Grand Slam Boosts Indians; Tabata On Rehab

    Indianapolis Indians  9,  Toledo Mud Hens  8 Matt Hague (26) is congratulated after his grand slam. 1B Matt Hague's grand slam capped a 7-run 2nd inning for the Indians, but the Mud Hens had a big inning in the 4th, and the Indians had to regain and then hold...

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    Tony Watson Optioned to AAA, Brad Lincoln Recalled

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have optioned left handed reliever Tony Watson to AAA and have recalled right handed pitcher Brad Lincoln, the team announced today.  The move is a bit of a surprise, as it leaves the Pirates with one left hander.  Watson was also pitching well, with a 2.73 ERA in 26.1...

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    Game 111 Recap: Karstens Bombed as Streak Reaches 8

    I didn’t think when this game began that I’d be researching the last time Jeff Karstens gave up nine earned runs in a game. I also didn’t think about how many Pirates hitters bounced into three double plays in a single game. But really, I should’ve known better. Karstens performance this year...

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    Game 108 Recap: Cubs Hit Six Homers in Rout

    The final score was closer than the game was. The Cubs hit six homers and collected 21 hits in an 11-6 pasting of the Pirates. The Buccos have dropped five straight. Kevin Correia was bombed. The offense showed some signs of life with three homers. It wasn’t nearly enough. Correia was pulled...

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    Game 106 Recap: Phils Mount Late Comeback, Sweep

    The Pirates blew a late two run lead and succumbed in the tenth inning as Philadelphia swept a three game set. Raul Ibanez was the hitting star for the Phillies. He hit a pair of homers and knocked in the game winning run in the tenth with a double. Ibanez started the...

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    Game 104 Recap: Halladay Extends Pirates Hitting Woes

    Much in the same way that Lloyd Bridges picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue in the movie ‘Airplane’, the Pirates picked the wrong day to try to score five or more runs in consecutive games for the first time since July 4 and July 5. Pittsburgh faced Roy Halladay and...

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    Game 98 Recap: Cards Pounce in Fifth

    I’d like to think the offense will get better. I’d like to think the Pirates can stay in it. A game like this – plus 18 years of futility – are draining the optimism from me. Yet the Bucs are one game out of first and that’s really more than I could’ve...

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