Found April 07, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pirates found a way to raise the Jolly Roger for the first time this year with a 10 inning 2-1 win over the hated Phillies. Early on, the game looked just like Thursday’s. The Pirate offense was nowhere to be found (again, somewhat excusable against a great pitcher in Cliff Lee–but they were still terrible). Jeff Karstens kept them very much in the game, but fell behind 1-0 quickly on three Phillies singles in the first inning. Alex Presley singled in the first inning, but was erased on a double play ball by Andrew McCutchen. The Bucs went hitless for the next four frames, reaching base just once more before the sixth (on a Neil Walker walk). Lee was very effective, getting lots of weak contact and four strikeouts. Presley’s single was the only ball in play to leave the infield in the first five innings. Karstens, though, settled down (although I don’t think he made bad pitches in the first) and kept the Phils in check for the rest of his night. He ...
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