Final: Pirates 11, Phillies 7 WP: James McDonald (7-3, 2.44 ERA) LP: Raul Valdes (2-1, 3.24 ERA) [Imaginary Save: Brad Lincoln (1, 3.43 ERA)] Boy, this was a wild game. The Phillies started things out with back-to-back homers in the first inning from Chase Utley and Carlos Ruiz to go ahead 2-0. But the Bucs
Final: Pirates 4, Tigers 1 WP: A.J. Burnett (8-2, 3.24 ERA) LP: Doug Fister (1-4, 2.72 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (18, 2.33 ERA) You know things are going well when Rod Barajas, owner of a 4.5 40-yard dash (4.5 is in minutes, of course), somehow comes around to score from first base on a bunt.
Final: Pirates 9, Twins 1 WP: James McDonald (6-3, 2.19 ERA) LP: Liam Hendriks (0-4, 7.39 ERA) This game really could not have gone any better. Going into this one, you had to like the Pirates’ chances as you had our ace going up against someone named Liam Hendriks. Hendriks hails from Australia, but his
Final: Twins 2, Pirates 1 WP: Jared Burton (1-0, 3.21 ERA) LP: Jason Grilli (1-2, 2.03 ERA) SV: Glen Perkins (1, 3.03 ERA) I don’t really want to get too much into this recap. It was a pretty poor game overall. When the Pirates did get someone on base, they either tried bunting (which didn’t
Final: Pirates 7, Twins 2 WP: Kevin Correia (3-6, 4.12 ERA) LP: Scott Diamond (5-3, 2.57 ERA) Kevin Correia hadn’t won a game at PNC Park since June 22nd of last season. He looked at home on the mound this evening tossing 5 1/3 scoreless frames before giving way to the bullpen. The Pirates’ offensive
Final: Pirates 9, Indians 5 WP: Tony Watson (4-0, 3.74 ERA) LP: Jeanmar Gomez (4-6, 4.95 ERA) Starter Brad Lincoln didn’t have his best stuff, yet again, as he gave up four runs over just 3 1/3 innings. Thankfully, Asdrubal Cabrera made not one, not two, but three errors that led to the Pirates scoring