Final: Pirates 3, Braves 1 WP: James McDonald (7-4) LP: Tim Hudson (9-7) SV: Joel Hanrahan (29) James McDonald gave up his fair share of hits today (8), but when you strike out 9 batters in 5 1/3 innings, you can afford to do that. McDonald’s stuff was just filthy at times tonight as he
Final: Pirates 4, Cardinals 3 WP: Joe Beimel (1-1) LP: Jason Motte (3-2) Xavier Paul entered the game in the 9th inning as part of a double switch. It would prove to be a great move by Clint Hurdle. Any time the Cardinals would score, the Pirates had an answer as the Cards gave up
Final: Cardinals 9, Pirates 1 WP: Jaime Garcia (10-4) LP: Kevin Correia (11-8) Ok, first things first. Calm the **** down, everyone. This was an ugly game. But jeez, this will be the first series the Pirates have lost since June 17-19. Try to find another team that can say that. Ok, just a quick
Final: Cardinals 6, Pirates 4 WP: Chris Carpenter (6-7) LP: Paul Maholm (6-10) SV: Fernando Salas (18) The Pirates spotted Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals 4 runs. When that happens, it makes things tough. The Bucs made a push, but fell short to drop the first game of what is, to date, the biggest series
Final: Pirates 1, Reds 0 WP: James McDonald (6-4) LP: Mike Leake (8-5) SV: Joel Hanrahan (28) The Pirates’ offense was virtually non-existent in this one. Luckily for the us, though, the Reds’ offense was literally non-existent. James McDonald was superb pitching 6 1/3 scoreless frames while racking up 7 strikeouts. He left in the
Final: Pirates 2, Reds 0 WP: Charlie Morton (8-5) LP: Dontrelle Willis (0-1) SV: Joel Hanrahan (27) That’s all. Now let’s stay there.