All posts tagged "Xavier Paul"

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    Game 125 Recap: Hanrahan Blows Ninth Inning Lead

    The Pirates and Reds played through a pair of rain delays. In the end, it was delayed gratification for Pirate fans as Joel Hanrahan gave up two runs in the ninth to blow a rare save opportunity. Pittsburgh jumped out early. Jose Tabata singled to start it off against Mike Leake. Andrew...

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    Game 120 Recap: Doumit Power Pirates Over Birds

    Ryan Doumit picked up the Pirates offense in a big way. He had four hits and hit a three run homer to support the efforts of James McDonald. Xavier Paul also dingered as Pittsburgh took a much needed win from St. Louis. The Pirates got the long ball bats going. Paul hit...

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    Game 119 Recap: Bucs Suffer Another Gut Punch Loss in Extras

    Somewhere a baseball pundit will say or has said or will write or has written that good teams win this kind of game. If the Pirates are to stay in contention for a full season, this is the kind of game they will have to win. Nursing a 1-0 lead into the...

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    Game 118 Recap: Brewers Shutout Pirates

    It was Marco Estrada. It might has well have been Bill Travers or Jerry Augustine or some random guy out of the stands. Estrada tossed five innings and four relievers each tossed one as the Pirates were shutout on three hits. Estrada was given a spot start in place of Chris Narveson....

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    Game 117 Recap: Greinke Mows Down Pirates

    For the Pirates to have much of a chance to return to contention in 2011 they needed to start off strongly in this series with Milwaukee. Zach Greinke made sure that didn’t happen. Milwaukee caught some breaks to pile on a lead against Paul Maholm. In the second Casey McGehee singled and...

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    Game 113 Recap: Padres Sweep, Losing Streak at 10

    The fans keep coming and that is a very good thing. Unfortunately that is about all that is going well right now. The pitching is faltering. The offense continues to be in the running for the National League’s most anemic. Kevin Correia and the bullpen were hit for seven runs. The offense...

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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 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 103 Recap: McCutchen Powers Bucs

    The Pirates pulled away late with a homer from Andrew McCutchen, beating Derek Lowe for the first time in his career against Pittsburgh. Clint Hurdle went to Joel Hanrahan with the tying run on first in the eighth inning as Pittsburgh prevented a third straight heart breaker with a 5-2 win. Atlanta...

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