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Pirates shut out Reds…again

Published on July 19, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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

 
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Just take it in

Published on July 19, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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.        

 
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Alex Presley leads Pirates to extra inning win

Published on July 17, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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

 
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Bucs unable to hold on against ‘Stros

Published on July 17, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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

 
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Jeff Karstens’ gem propels Bucs into 1st place

Published on July 15, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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

 
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Astros blow out Bucs to avoid sweep

Published on July 6, 2011 by in Game Recaps

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

 
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