All posts tagged "Xavier Paul"

  • Game Recaps
    Game 67 Recap: Bucs Move Above .500 with 7 Run Outburst

    Pittsburgh scored five late runs to surge ahead of the struggling Houston Astros, winning 7-3 and moving to one game over .500 this late in the season since 1999. The Pirates and Astros traded one run innings and stranded many runners early in the game. Pittsbrugh struck in the top of the...

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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...

  • Analysis
    Game 62 Recap: Bucs Fall to Mets, Gee

    Morton didn't have his best stuff. 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....

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    Game 58 Recap: Halladay Bests Bucs

    McDonald could be anywhere from an average #2 starter to an average #3 starter. The Pirates were thisclose to evening their record at 29-29. But Roy Halladay did what an ace is supposed to do: he stopped the Phillies four game slide as Philadelphia salvaged the finale of the weekend series. The...

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    Game 57 Recap: Record Crowd Watches Bucs, Morton Win

    Overbay contributed three hits. I like it when regional teams travel well and help fill the stadium. Philadelphia fans came out strongly and helped put nearly 40,000 people in PNC park. But it was the Pirate fans who went home happy. Charlie Morton was once again effective and picked up sixth win...

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    Game 56 Recap: Bucs Overcome Phils in 12

    Tabata drove in both Pirate runs It took twelve innings. It was dominated by pitching. In the end, Pittsburgh prevailed 2-1 in a contest that saw only 21 baserunners combined between the two teams. Through five innings, each club had only one hit. The Phillies best chance to score was in the...

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    Game 54 Recap: Correia Wins His Eighth

    McCutchen started the 7th inning rally with a single. Through the first six frames, the Pirates had collected just three hits and trailed 2-0. But in the seventh the bats came alive against Chris Capuano. Pittsburgh batted around and collected seven hits (all singles) while posting five tallies to take control of...

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    Game 47 Recap: Pirates Shutout for Second Straight Game

    The Pirates scored zero runs in support of Morton. A day off didn't help the Pirates offense. For the second straight game the Pirates were beaten 2-0. This time the winning hurler was Jair Jurrjens of Atlanta. This time the victimized pitcher was Charlie Morton. Morton wasn't as sharp as he has...

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    Game 46 Recap: Porcello Prevents Sweep

    Maholm continues to receive little run support. Rick Porcello allowed just one hit through eight innings. The Pirates once again struggled to get some runs for Paul Maholm. In the end, the Pirates were unable to sweep Detroit and fell two games below .500. Detroit got on the board in the second....

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    Game 43 Recap: McDonald Earns Win in Bucs Sweep

    McDonald evened his record at 3-3. James McDonald chucked it well. The Pirates beat Johnny Cueto for a change. It added up to a two game sweep in Cincinnati. The Reds drew first blood. In the second inning the Pirates loaded the bases but were unable to cash in against Cueto. Jay...

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