Found May 30, 2012 on North Side Notch:
Final: Pirates 2, Reds 1 WP: A.J. Burnett (4-2, 3.60 ERA) LP: Johnny Cueto (5-3, 2.54 ERA) SV: Joel Hanrahan (13, 2.37 ERA) A.J. Burnett gave up a lead off double to Zack Cozart, who eventually scored due to an Pedro Alvarez error. Burnett then retired the next 17 batters to keep the Pirates in the game. He gave up just that one unearned run over seven innings while giving up just two hits. The Pirates didn’t get anything across Reds’ ace Johnny Cueto, however, and it was looking like for the longest time the game would end in a 1-0 score. But Neil Walker drew a walk and Garrett Jones singled with two outs in the sixth inning. Matt Hague then doubled to the right center field gap to grab the lead. Jason Grilli and Joel Hanrahan both pitched a scoreless inning of relief to seal the deal. Both struck out two batters. Jordy Mercer singled in the first inning for his first ever ML hit. He also looked incredibly smooth at short stop and made some nice plays. Hopefully he gets a few start...

Pirates call up Jordy Mercer; Yamaico Navarro optioned to AAA

The #Pirates have recalled INF Jordy Mercer from AAA Indy & have optioned INF Yamaico Navarro to Triple-A. — Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) May 29, 2012   I definitely approve of this move. And hopefully it means that Mercer will be replacing Clint Barmes as the Pirates’ every day short stop for the foreseeable future, relegating Barmes to the bench. Mercer, 25, was the Pirates’...

Reliever Grilli enjoying breakout season at 35

Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Jason Grilli insists he's not throwing any differently than he has at any point in his nomadic career. Maybe, but the results are certainly different. The 35-year-old set-up man has been the linchpin for one of baseball's better bullpens. Working almost exclusively in the eighth inning, Grilli is 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA in 21 games while developing...

GAMEDAY: Jordy Mercer called up – Pirates vs. Reds

Reds (27-21) at Pirates (24-24) 7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Here is the Gameday TV: ROOT Sports It’s been a wet and rainy day in Pittsburgh, but the Bucs and Reds will at least try to get game two of this series in tonight. The Pirates will be looking to go over .500 and creep within two games of Cincinnati. News: The Pirates called up Triple-A shortstop Jordy Mercer...

Pirates place Nate McLouth on release waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed struggling outfielder Nate McLouth on release waivers according to Michael Sanserino of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. If he clears waivers, he will be given his unconditional release. McLouth was designated for assignment by the Pirates last week. The 30-year old outfielder hit .140/.210/.175 with 2 RBI's and a 9 OPS+ in 57 AB's for the Pirates...

Bailey pitches complete game over Pirates

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jay Bruce had three hits, including a pair of doubles, Todd Frazier drove in two runs to cap an eventful day and the Cincinnati Reds cruised by the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-1 on Tuesday night. Homer Bailey (4-3) gave up one run on four hits, walking one and striking out four while pitching his second career complete game. Frazier doubled and tripled in his first...

Pictures from the Reds-Pirates Memorial Day game

Here are several pictures from the game the RHM clan attended on Memorial Day in Pittsburgh at PNC Park. The Cincinnati Reds started their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and lost 4-1 thanks to a bad outing from Bronson Arroyo and a no-show by the offense. <a href='

Redlegs Wreck Pirates 8-1

After a win over the Pirates (24-25), the Reds (28-21) moves to 7 games over .500 (.571) increasing their lead in the NL Central by two games. Homer Bailey looked absolutely awesome, pitching a 4 hit, 1 run complete game on 103 pitches. The Reds have won 17 of their last 27 games (.629) and are one of the hottest teams in baseball right now. Meanwhile, the Cardinals (13-29 .464...

Pirates sink Reds' hopes for series victory

Things were pretty ugly with this guy on the bench. Things didn’t go so well for the Reds (28-22) as they looked to take the series from Pittsburgh (25-25) at PNC Park on Wednesday evening as A.J. Burnett stifled the Redlegs and held on to a 2-1 victory. The break down after the break. Cincy led things early as Zack Cozart picked up a ground...

Daily Brief: MLB draft

Last Game The Reds brought the series even with an 8-1 win over the Pirates last night. The game was delayed by weather, but they didn’t do the start-and-stop thing, allowing Homer Bailey to get his second career complete game. Next Game The rubber match happens tonight at 7:05 p.m. Johnny Cueto (5-2, 2.53 ERA) takes on A.J. Burnett (3-2, 4.19 ERA). The light-hitting Pirates could...
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