All posts tagged "Zach Duke"

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    Pirates set rotation; Duke to start opener

    Zach Duke will start the Pirates' season opener on April 5th at PNC Park. Ross Ohlendorf, Paul Maholm, Charlie Morton and Daniel McCutchen will follow him, in that order. ... This content is for Pirates Prospects subscribers only. Subscribe today to access all of our daily coverage of the Pirates' system, with...

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    Looking at Zach Duke, defense, and random variation

    On August 28th, the Brewers quickly went to work on Zach Duke in the first inning. On September 8th, the Cubs did the same thing. Neither team hit the ball extremely hard off Duke, outside of a lone Prince Fielder bomb. Such is...

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    A flurry of transactions

    Brian Bixler is no longer a Pirate First of all, I apologize for the site being down for a few days. As you can see, we were moving to a new layout and, unfortunately, there were some technical issues during that process. AKA, I don’t understand how computers work. If you have...

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    Bucs Bats Silent Again as Duke Loses

    Zach Duke pitched a complete game and gave up just three runs. But the Pirates managed just six hits off of Joe Blanton and two Phillies relievers. Blanton went 7-1/3 and gave up just a single run - a solo homer to Garrett Jones in the first. Brandon Moss homered in the...

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    Hanley Ramirez is a Stud

    The Marlins took the second game of the series behind Hanley Ramirez. He homered and drove in two runs in support of Andrew Miller. The Marlins scored two runs on double play ground outs and another run on a wild pitch. Miller tossed 6-2/3 IP of three run ball to get the...

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    Harden Holds Back Bucs

    This offense is likely to drive one to drink. Maybe not this one, but someone out there. Rich Harden gave up nine hits and one walk in seven innings, but the Pirates collected just one run off him. Harden started off strong, limiting the Pirates to just two base runners over the first...

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    Bucs Win Comedy of Errors

    Zach Duke allowed just one run in six innings to get his 8th win. He was supported by Adam LaRoche who homered and drove in three runs. But the defense committed three errors. That helped Cleveland score five runs in the 9th (just two earned) off of Steven Jackson to make the...

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    Blackburn Goes the Distance for Twinkies

    Nick Blackburn tossed his first complete game and was thisclose to his first career shutout. He limited the Pirates to six hits and a run. Zach Duke gave up three runs in six innings, but it wasn't enough. Michael Cuddyer and Brian Buscher, who came into the game hitting less than .200,...

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    Duke's Arm, Sanchez' Slam Propel Pirates

    Mark it down: Zach Duke will make the All-Star team this year. Duke won his seventh game against four defeats by going eight and allowing just three runs. The Pirates jumped on Tigers starter Armando Galarraga with four second inning runs. He was pulled in the third after giving up consecutive hits...

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    Duke Outduels Santana

    That headline is a shocker. Dewey defeats Truman. Man bites dog. Things you don't expect to see in print. But it happened. Zach Duke allowed 8 singles and one run in seven innings against NYM. He was touched in the fifth when the Mets put together two singles, a sac bunt and...

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