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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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Cliff Lee pitched well enough to win. The offense was on a different agenda. Source - MLB.comWhat will go down in the books as a Joe Blanton loss actually had nothing to do with the Kentucky chubster. The Phillies provided free baseball for everyone like it was treat. Truth be told, this game should not have lasted this long.Call it typical or what to expect this season from...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is the ace on most other staffs. What other MLB clubs have heavily-armed starters, like the red pinstripes? Off the top of your head, what teams pop into your mind immediately? Have any of them changed since 2011?
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Vic Tracks Down The 10th-Inning Double In Pittsburgh
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Philadelphia Phillies (1-0) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (0-1)Cliff Lee vs. Jeff KarstensTime: 7:05, PNC Park TV: CSN, MLB Network Weather: Sunny. Mild. 63 Media: Twitter and FacebookEven with the win on Thursday the Phillies are still below .500 playing the ‘we forgot how to get to the playoffs’ Pirates in Pittsburgh since their run of division titles started.They will try and...
Final: Pirates 2, Phillies 1 (10 Innings)
WP: Juan Cruz (1-0)
LP: Joe Blanton (0-1)
Rod Barajas led off the bottom of the 10th with a double off the top of the wall. Then, with two outs and pinch-runner Michael McKenry on third base, Alex Presley hit a broken bat grounder toward the hole on the left side. Jimmy Rollins back handed it and made the throw to first, but it wasn’t in...
Cliff Lee of the Philadelphia Phillies is among the best pitchers in the majors. What west coast hurlers are in that group? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
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I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number after the title will...
The Phillies anorexic offense has gotten off to a seriously slim start during the first two games of 2012. After a 1-0 win in the opener against the Pirates, the Phillies again scored only one run in Game #2 through 10 innings.
The only run starter Cliff Lee allowed was on a rare wild pitch in the 6th inning. Lee looked a little uncomfortable most of the game, however, he managed...
Alex Presley singled with two outs in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.
Rod Barajas, brought in by the Pirates to provide some power, doubled off Philadelphia reliever Joe Blanton (0-1) leading off the inning and pinch-runner Mike McKenry came home three batters later when Presley beat out an infield...
Pitching and defense wins baseball games. Unless, of course, you don't score enough runs to win. 2 games, 2 runs. Record: 1-1. And don't expect Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, and the rest of the gang to only surrender 1 run every turn through the rotation. Basically, expect more wins than loses unless this offense is able to produce.Problems:*Lineup Construction - why in the...
It was a cool, crisp night in Pittsburgh last night and as I entered PNC Park to catch the Phillies and Cliff Lee take on the upstart Pirates. As I stood in line I couldn’t help but notice the sea of red that surrounded me. Then over the sounds of street noise and people clamoring about their days I heard the distinctive sounds of:
Then thrown into the mix was the...
Coming into this series with the Phillies, we all knew that it was downright likely that the Pirates would struggle to score runs against Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee, but when the Bucs didn't score for the first 14 innings of the 2012 season, it was easy to feel the frustrations start to boil over. You could see the Pirate fans on twitter grumbling and you could feel the restlessness...
Halladay dominates Pirates (MLB.com)
The Phils (1-0, T-1 NL East) will continue their three-games series with the Pirates (0-1, T-5 NL Central) with a pair of weekend games.
The first game will be a night game on Saturday, with a start time of 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound their number two man in the rotation, Cliff Lee (0-0, -.–) who is coming of a 17-8 2011 season...
The schedule-makers certainly did the Pirates and their questionable offense no favors this April by putting the Phillies first on their schedule; the team has to face Cliff Lee after getting virtually no-hit by Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon on Thursday. Lee's presence on the mound means that the Pirates will trot out their right-handed lineup today, with Casey McGehee...