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.
Final: Pirates 7, Astros 5 WP: Chris Leroux (1-0) LP: Mark Melancon (5-3) SV: Chris Resop (1) Alex Presley came in to this game 1 for 9 for the series. He definitely made sure to end it on a good note, though, as he basically carried the offense with his 3 for 6, 3 RBI
Final: Astros 6, Pirates 4 WP: Sergio Escalona (2-1) LP: Jose Veras (2-3) SV: Mark Melancon (7) The Bucs fell back 3-0 to the Astros thanks to some early opportunities that were missed out on by the Pirates’ offense in the early innings. Those missed opportunities would ultimately come back to haunt them. However, thanks
Final: Pirates 4, Astros WP: Jeff Karstens (8-4) LP: Brett Myers (3-10) I didn’t see any of this game, but by looking at the box score, it is safe to say that Jeff Karstens flat out dominated. He pitched a complete game, 5-hit, shutout while throwing just 83 pitches. He lowered his ERA on the
Final: Astros 8, Pirates 2 WP: Bud Norris (5-6) LP: Charlie Morton (7-5) The Bucs were up 1-0 heading into the 6th inning, but then the Astros bats, helped along with some sloppy play, busted out for a 5-run 6th inning to put the game essentially out of reach. The Pirates could only manage 2