Final: Marlins 6, Pirates 2 WP: Josh Johnson (1-3, 5.36 ERA) LP: Kevin Correia (1-4, 4.50 ERA) The Pirates grabbed an early lead with a run in the 1st inning, but Kevin Correia quickly relinquished that lead and then the wheels came off in the 4th inning when he gave up five runs before being
Final: Pirates 3, Marlins 2 WP: Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.33 ERA) LP: Anibal Sanchez (2-1, 2.28 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (7, 3.55 ERA) You can’t ask for any more out of a spot starter. Brad Lincoln, who has dominated in a long relief role, was able to carry over that success in his first start
Final: Pirates 3, Astros 2 (12) WP: Tony Watson (3-0, 4.26 ERA) LP: Fernando Rodriguez (1-4, 4.15 ERA) I really don’t want to get into how badly mismanaged this game was by Clint Hurdle, so I’m just going to be very grateful for the win. I’ll take winning a game in which BOTH Rod Barajas
Final: Pirates 5, Astros 2 WP: Charlie Morton (2-3, 4.05 ERA) LP: J.A. Happ (2-3, 5.72 ERA) SV: Juan Cruz (3, 0.69 ERA) Andrew McCutchen was 4 for 4 for the 2nd time this week as he belted his 3rd home run of the season to lead the Pirates to a much-needed win Saturday night.
Final: Astros 1, Pirates 0 WP: Bud Norris (3-1, 3.95 ERA) LP: James McDonald (2-2, 2.42 ERA) SV: Brett Myers (9, 0.77 ERA) James McDonald was spectacular. The rest of the Pirates, not so much. After giving up a run in the 2nd inning, McDonald cruised through the rest of his start as he struck
Final: Nationals 4, Pirates 2 WP: Stephen Strasburg (3-0, 1.64 ERA) LP: Kevin Correia (1-3, 3.47 ERA) SV: Henry Rodriguez (7, 2.63 ERA) The last time the Pirates face Strasburg, it was in his ML debut in front of a national audience. He dominated them. It was pretty much a lot of the same this