PNC Park | 7:05 | Duke vs. Randy Wolf | Box
Newly installed closer Matt Capps didn't get a chance to pitch in this one. Zach Duke gave up five earned runs in six innings pitched, and the Dodger bullpen made a one-run lead hold up over the last four frames. A Russ Martin solo shot in the fifth provided the margin of victory as Chad Billingsley, Joe Beimel and Takashi Saito shut down the streaky Pirates offense.
I thought that we might see Ryan Doumit in the outfield tonight, but Jim Tracy went instead with Chris Duffy. It looked at first like a move that might bite our skipper in the behind---and it may have, as Duffy left three men on base---but he did triple off the right field wall to drive home two. His 1 for 5 performance lowered his average to .240.
Jason Bay doubled in Jose Baut...
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