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
Final: Pirates 4, Nationals 2 WP: Brad Lincoln (2-0, 0.63 ERA) LP: Ross Detwiler (3-2, 2.10 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (6, 4.22 ERA) It looks like Andrew McCutchen is over his flu. He went 4 for 4 tonight with a solo home run in the 8th inning, his second of the season, and second in