Final: Pirates 5, Nationals 3 WP: James McDonald (3-2, 2.68 ERA) LP: Jordan Zimmermann (2-4, 2.58 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (8, 3.29 ERA) James McDonald was just straight dealing tonight. He pitched five no hit innings and ended the night giving up three runs in 5 2/3 innings with 11 strikeouts. Andrew McCutchen started things
Final: Nationals 7, Pirates 4 WP: Gio Gonzalez (5-1, 2.22 ERA) LP: Erik Bedard (2-5, 3.07 ERA) SV: Henry Rodriguez (9, 4.32 ERA) Erik Bedard was cruising. It was the 6th inning and he had just struck out Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman to set down 11 straight National hitters. But then former Pirates Adam
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.