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.
Final: Nationals 4, Pirates 3 WP: Ryan Mattheus (1-0) LP: Tony Watson (0-1) SV: Drew Storen (20) Brad Lincoln couldn’t have pitched much better than he did, but the Pirates’ bullpen was unable to hold on to the small lead given to them. In Lincoln’s spot start, he went 6 innings and gave up just
Final: Pirates 5, Nationals 3 WP: Jose Veras (2-2) LP: Sean Burnett (3-5) SV: Joel Hanrahan (24) James McDonald once again failed to go 7 innings, but he certainly was effective over 6 1/3 innings. He gave up 2 runs and struck out 7 batters before giving way to Jose Veras, who would pitch 1
Final: Nationals 2, Pirates 1 WP: Drew Storen (5-2) LP: Tim Wood (0-3) The Pirates’ offense failed to come through today when they had to. They finished with just 6 hits and their 1 run that they scored was due to a Washington error. For the game, they were 0 for 11 with runners in
Final: Pirates 6, Blue Jays 2 WP: Jeff Karstens (6-4) LP: Brett Cecil (1-3) I seem to say the exact same thing every time Jeff Karstens starts, and that is that he once against pitched great. He went 7 innings today and gave up just 2 runs, both on solo homers. I am literally now
Final: Blue Jays 2, Pirates 1 WP: Brandon Morrow (4-4) LP: Paul Maholm (4-9) SV: Frank Francisco (9) As has been the case all year, Paul Maholm pitched well, but the offense did not reward him for it. Maholm gave up just 2 runs over 7 innings of work to lower his season ERA to