Tag: Jeff Karstens

9th Inning Rally Puts Bucs on Top

The Pirates compiled 12 hits and just one run through the first seven innings off of Mark Buehrle. The game changed after he left. Octavio Dotel surrendered a solo homer to Eric Hinske in the 8th. The following inning, Bobby Jenks retired the first two hitters and then gave up a game tying homer to […]
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Bucs Come Through in Extras After Bullpen Blows it

Hey, it is four straight wins. So, not much to complain about. But, here goes… With Matt Capps unavailable due to much recent use (as reported by Dejan Kovacevic in his pre-game notes), Sean Burnett was called on to protect a one run lead in the 9th. It didn’t happen. Burnett stranded a runner at […]
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Bucs Fail to Hit with Runners on, Cards Prevail

The Pirates had Mitchell Boggs on the ropes throughout his 4-1/3 innings of work. Despite giving up 9 hits and 2 BB, he allowed just one run as the Pirates stranded runner after runner, hit into double plays and had a runner gunned down at third. Colby Rasmus hit a two run homer in the […]
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Five Run 8th Keys Bucs 6th Straight Loss

It was 2-2 when the 8th inning started. That was the good news. Then the bad news came. Tyler Yates allowed the first three runners to reach, with Carlos Beltran’s single breaking the 2-2 tie. Yates was lifted in favor of Sean Burnett, who threw gas on the fire. He gave up a three run […]
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Cueto Sharp as Reds Beat Bucs

The Pirates fell back to the .500 mark in losing a series to the Reds at home. Johnny Cueto was very solid, tossing eight shutout innings and striking out nine Pirates. The Buccos managed just four singles and a walk. Jeff Karstens was scuffling from the start. He was pitching from the stretch most of […]
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Long Balls Doom Bucs

The Pirates took an early lead, fell behind quickly, tied it up late and lost it in regulation. The Bucco offense plated two in the first in support of Jeff Karstens. It might’ve been more, but Freddy Sanchez was thrown out at home on a single from Adam LaRoche. But, Karstens quickly allowed the Beer Makers […]
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Karstens Topples Marlins

Tough to argue with the result as the Pirates moved two games over .500 on the year. Jeff Karstens was good over 6 plus. The Pirates put up a single tally in each of the first three innings and the pitching made it hold up. Karstens scattered two singles, a double and two walks in […]
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