Final: Pirates 8, Astros 7 WP: Joel Hanrahan (4-0, 2.32 ERA) LP: Wesley Wright (0-2, 3.91 ERA) A.J. Burnett had easily his worst start since the 12-run debacle in early May against St. Louis as he gave up six runs in 5+ innings. But the Pirates’ bats were able to bail him out. Down 4-0
Final: Pirates 14, Cardinals 5 WP: Kevin Correia (4-6, 4.32 ERA) LP: Adam Wainwright (6-8, 4.75 ERA) The Pirates started off the game on the right track with two runs in the first inning following a Jose Tabata single, Andrew McCutchen double, and a Neil Walker single. But Kevin Correia was unable to hold that
Final: Pirates 5, Phillies 4 WP: A.J. Burnett (9-2, 3.31 ERA) LP: Kyle Kendrick (2-8, 5.35 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (20, 2.10 ERA) The Bucs were pretty much shut down in the final eight innings of this game, but luckily, they were able to hold on after a five run 1st inning. Drew Sutton singled
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