Final: Pirates 5, Astros 3 WP: Paul Maholm (5-9) LP: Brett Myers (3-8) SV: Joel Hanrahan (25) This one got really ugly early on as the Pirates made 3 errors in the 3rd inning as they fell down 3-1. However, the Pirates settled down to shut down the ‘Stros from then on and picked up
Game 85: Pirates vs Astros
Before we get into this. Glance over this page. On that page, you see that Andrew McCutchen has the 2nd highest WAR in the National League among all position players, and the best among NL outfielders. Now, let me list some players and their seasons for you: Joey Votto (2010), Chase Utley (2008, 2009), Albert
Final: Pirates 10, Nationals 2 WP: Kevin Correia (11-6) LP: Jason Marquis (7-3) This one was over pretty early. The Bucs got on the board quickly as an error and 4 singles helped them score 3 runs in the 1st inning. In the 2nd, they piled on another 5 runs, all by singles and doubles.
The Pirates made another splash in the International market today as they signed Venzuelan OF Elvis Escobar for a reported $570,000. Here’s what Baseball America has to say on Escobar: Escobar, 16, is a 5-foot-9, 165-pound lefty with advanced baseball instincts and feel for hitting. Escobar comes from one of baseball’s biggest families. He is the
The National League and American League announced their All-Star teams today for the mid-summer classic next week. Closer Joel Hanrahan will represent the Pirates. There is no doubt that Hanrahan deserves the honor as he is tied for first in the league in saves (24) and has the longest streak without blowing a save in