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 Pirates got to Halladay early and then not again while he was still on the mound. Xavier Paul singled to lead off the game. He scored on a two run bomb from Neil Walker.

Unfortunately, Bucs hurler James McDonald wasn't sharp. Philadelphia scored once in the fourth without a hit. Chase Utley walked. He moved to second on McDonald's second wild pitch of the game. Dusty Brown committed a passed ball to push Utley to third. He scored on a sac fly from Raul Ibanez.

McDonald's control problem...

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