Tag: James McDonald

Pirates winning games, not necessarily making progress

On June 8, 2011, the Pittsburgh Pirates faced off against the Arizona Diamondbacks at PNC Park. Paul Maholm was on the hill for...

Game 73 Recap: Bucs Offense Breaks Out

It was a strange night as the Pirates offense was bountiful but starter James McDonald failed to pitch five innings. Either way, Pittsburgh snapped...

Pitching Staff a Victim of Playstation Numbers

Watching Jose Veras closing out the ninth inning in yesterday's game gave me an all too familiar feeling.  It was the same feeling I...

Game 68 Recap: Bucs Sweep Astros

The Pirates took advantage of limited scoring opportunities as Garrett Jones three run homer helped propel the Pirates to a series sweep in Houston....

Game 63 Recap: McDonald Notches Fourth Win

James McDonald wasn't always pretty. But he got the job done. The Mets scored only two runs against him, but they left a lot...

Game 58 Recap: Halladay Bests Bucs

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...

Game 53 Recap: Harrison Keys Late Rally

The Pirates were held at bay by Mets starter R.A. Dickey through seven innings. James McDonald pitched well but exited trailing 1-0. The offense...

Game 48 Recap: Bucs Fall to Braves in Extras

The pitching was good. Again. The hitting was not. Again. Brooks Conrad hit a two run pinch hit homer in the eleventh inning to...

Who Creates Space For Brad Lincoln?

Remember back in the off-season when the Pittsburgh Pirates were starved for pitching help?  At one point in time, people were calling for the...

Game 38 Recap: Gallardo Topples Bucs

Yovani Gallardo has the Pirates number. On the mound. At the plate. He's a pain in the rear. Gallardo added a win, two hits,...
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