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5/13 MiLB Recap: Rudy Owens and Zack Dodson with strong starts

Everyone but Bradenton in action today. Norfolk 2, Indianapolis 0 – Rudy Owens started and gave up just 2 runs over 8 innings. He struck out 2 and walked 2. Chase d’Arnaud was 1 for 3 with a double and a walk. Gorkys Hernandez went 1 for 4 with a double. Jeff Clement was 1 for 3 with a walk. Jordy Mercer went 1 for 3 to extend his hitting streak to 14 games. Erie 4, Altoona...

Will Brad Lincoln's bullpen success translate into a start?

With Erik Bedard out until at least Wednesday with his back spasms, Brad Lincoln will get a spot start for the Pirates in Miami tonight. Lincoln's been pretty impressive in a handful of relief appearances this year; in 14 1/3 innings, he has 16 strikeouts and held the opposition to just nine hits, giving him a 0.62 ERA and a FIP of 2.91. Lincoln's struggled with missing bats...

Brad Lincoln’s impressive spot start leads Bucs to 3-2 win

Final: Pirates 3, Marlins 2 WP: Brad Lincoln (3-0, 1.33 ERA) LP: Anibal Sanchez (2-1, 2.28 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (7, 3.55 ERA) You can’t ask for any more out of a spot starter. Brad Lincoln, who has dominated in a long relief role, was able to carry over that success in his first start of the year. Over six innings, he gave up just two runs on four hits and one walk while striking...

Pirates 3, Astros 2(12)

Josh Harrison's 12th-inning single drove in Clint Barmes and the Pittsburgh Pirates came back for a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Harrison was 0 for 3 before lining the first pitch he saw from Fernando Rodriguez (1-4) into left. Barmes had just hit a two-out double to left and scored from second. He slid under the tag of Jason Castro, who received a high throw from...

Astros struggle at plate, lose in 12th to Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Josh Harrison's 12th-inning single drove in Clint Barmes and the Pittsburgh Pirates came back for a 3-2 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Harrison was 0 for 3 before lining the first pitch he saw from Fernando Rodriguez (1-4) into left. Barmes had just hit a two-out double to left and scored from second. He slid under the tag of Jason Castro, who received...

The whole homestand comes down to this

The Pirates are 4-4 over the first eight games of their nine-game homestand, so the final result of the homestand lies on this afternoon's game against the Astros. It'll be AJ Burnett that gets the start today to try and get the win for the series and the homestand, going up against Wandy Rodriguez. Rodriguez has been pretty good thus far in 2012, though his 2.14 ERA is backed...

Game 34: Pirates 3 Astros 2

It's always amazing to me how quickly an exciting ending wipes away everything frustrating about a baseball game. After Neil Walker and Andrew McCutchen hit back-to-back doubles in the first inning to put the Pirates ahead 1-0, Wandy Rodriguez faced the minimum number of hitters in the second through eighth innings. That resulted in a 2-1 Astros lead going into the bottom of...

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Washington Nationals – Game 37

#Correia4Bullpen No rest for your Buccos.  They obviously slept with whoever makes the schedules significant other.  No rest traveling from Pittsburgh to Florida to Washington to Detroit back to Pittsburgh?  Seems fair on top of the hardest schedule in baseball.  You know how I feel about fairness though. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to [...]

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Houston Astros – Game 34

That took a bit of the sting off of the previous loss.  Pirates need the rubber game though.  Do the Pirates even have a Sunday lineup? First Pitch:  1:35 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-H   Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (33) Can we please make something very clear right off the top. Wandy [...]

Poor Offensive Free Agents Hurting the Bucs Again

Seeing free agent signings fall flat is nothing new to the Pittsburgh Pirates.  After all, this franchise has endured the likes of Adam Laroche, Jeromy Burnitz, Joe Randa, Raul Mondesi and, of course, Derek Bell.  While Clint Barmes's poor play hasn't reached the point where it could be considered a "saga", I still believe it belongs in the conversation of worst...

Pirates Grab Series Opener

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