Found May 02, 2012 on
Raise the Jolly Roger!:
St. Louis Cardinals
Pirates (10-13) at Cardinals (15-8)
8:15 PM EST–Busch Stadium, St. Louis
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The Pirates will need to be a lot better on the mound and in the field if they want to turn this series around and defeat the first-place Cardinals. St. Louis leads the Central and currently holds a 5-game advantage over the Bucs, so it’s crucial for them to at least split these remaining two games.
Tonight’s lineup. twitter.com/Pirates/status…
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 2, 2012
Andrew McCutchen isn’t in the lineup for the first time this year (just a night off, no injury or anything that we know of). Pedro Alvarez moves up to the 5-spot.
A.J. Burnett (1-1, 1.38) vs. Lance Lynn (4-0, 1.33)
Burnett has been awesome in his first two starts as a Pirate. He allowed a few runs last time out against the Braves and didn’t have pinpoint control, but still managed to be very effective and racked up eight strikeouts. In his first ...
BEST OF MAXIM
A.J. Burnett was awesome in his first start as a Pirate. He was pretty good in his second one, too.
The third? Well…
A.J. Burnett is the first #Pirates starter to allow 12 runs in a game since Glenn Spencer vs. the #Cubs on April 24, 1932. #Cardinals
— STATS LLC (@STATS_MLB) May 3, 2012
A.J. Burnett is the 5th pitcher in the live-ball era to allow 12+ ER in less than 3 IP; Vin...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Erik Bedard struck out a season-high 11, including seven straight batters, and Pedro Alvarez hit a go-ahead home run as the Pittsburgh Pirates beat the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 Thursday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Bedard (2-4) was pulled after five innings. Pittsburgh relievers kept piling up the strikeouts, fanning 17 Cardinals overall.
Alvarez hit his two-run...
The Pittsburgh Pirates have recalled RHP Jared Hughes to take Evan Meek‘s spot on the roster. Meek was optioned to AAA after last night’s game against the Braves. This is a bit of a head-scrather to me. Hughes had a pretty good ERA when he went down (1.86), but otherwise he did nothing to impress [...]
ST. LOUIS Off to the worst start of his career and searching for answers, Cardinals starter Adam Wainwright turned to a friend and former teammate going through similar struggles: Albert Pujols.
The two have remained close since Pujols signed a 10-year, 240 million deal with the Angels over the winter. With both in unfamiliar territory following extended rough patches, they'...
ST. LOUIS Lance Lynn may not be Chris Carpenter, but he's pitching about as good as the former Cy Young winner ever has.
Lynn continued a remarkable start to the year Wednesday night, becoming the first National League pitcher to reach five wins with 6 23 strong innings in the Cardinals 12-3 romp of the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Moved to the rotation because of a nerve injury to...
The St. Louis Cardinals have started taking batting practice early to avoid late-afternoon shadows.
Manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday that players can get a better read on the ball and get comfortable with their swing if the visibility is better. So the team began its hitting drills more than three hours before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Lance Berkman, on the 15-day disabled...
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Adam Wainwright worked seven solid innings for his first win since September 2010, and the St. Louis Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Tuesday.
Freese's sixth home run and third in five games was a tiebreaking, three-run shot off Charlie Morton (1-2) in the fifth. Holliday homered...
Adam Wainwright worked seven solid innings for his first win since September 2010, and the St. Louis Cardinals got big nights at the plate from David Freese and Matt Holliday to beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 10-7 on Tuesday.
Freese's sixth home run and third in five games was a tiebreaking, three-run shot off Charlie Morton (1-2) in the fifth. Holliday homered in the sixth off...
Tony LaRussa arrived in St. Louis after a ten year stint with the Oakland Athletics where he won three American League pennants and one World Series (1989) title. Over the next sixteen seasons as manager of the Cardinals he would add three National League pennants and two more World Series rings (2006 & [...]
Brian Walton’s Thursday report from St. Louis Cardinals extended spring training camp in Jupiter, Florida.