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Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Awesome comeback win for the Pirates tonight. Your heroes? Brandon Inge and Pedro Alvarez, of course! Those two (and several others) were key in helping the Bucs battle back and earn their second straight win – and their 11th in the last 15 games.
The game started off as a pitcher’s duel between Roy Halladay and Wandy Rodriguez. Halladay seemed wild in the first inning but got two generous strike three calls to pitch around a leadoff walk. After that, he started retiring Bucs with ease and only allowed one hit for the rest of the night. Wandy was not as sharp as he had been in his previous starts this season, and allowed two gigantic homers to Chase Utley and Ryan Howard. Neither pitcher worked past the sixth, but Halladay completed six and Wandy did not – the Phils scratched out a third run in the sixth on a series of singles, knocking Wandy out of the game. That mini-rally also included a pinch-hitter for Halladay, and getting Halladay out of the game ended up being key for the P...
BEST OF MAXIM
Brandon Inge has been activated from the DL and is starting at third tonight.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated third baseman Brandon Inge, and have him in tonight’s lineup at third base. Inge was recently on a rehab assignment in Indianapolis, batting for a .150/.320/.283 line in 60 at-bats. The Pirates are going up against left-hander Cole Hamels tonight. Inge has done well...
MLB News: The Pittsburgh Pirates activated infielder Brandon Inge from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday while also optioning outfielder Alex Presley to Triple-A Indianapolis. Having recovered from a fracture in his right scapula, looke for him to play as a utility infielder.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither player holds any fantasy baseball value in 2013.
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Of course Brandon Inge would be the player to get the key RBI double in this game. Of course he'd be the one to turn in two stellar plays at third base to keep the Phillies off of the board with the Pirates clinging to a 1-0 lead and the Phillies threatening. Of course that's how it was going to happen after me and most Pirate fans and bloggers spent a good part of the afternoon...
Another solid outing wasted
Roy Halladay continued to silence critics with another solid performance, as Corey predicted on this week’s PNTV. His eight strikeouts and two walks were much closer to what we’re used to from Doc. Although his strike ratio of 57/95 was still lower than normal, Halladay made it through 6 innings allowing just a single hit. Unfortunately, that...
As you’re well aware Brandon Inge has been called up! He was actually pretty good in his debut, despite whatever the hell he is doing over there <—-. In case you missed it the Pirates were featured on Jeopardy A good day for Inge, but more importantly a good day for Jeff Locke. His strongest outing of…
Editor’s Note: It’s time to welcome yet another addition, Brent, to the Baseball Professor community! We are adding writers like hotcakes! Get in on the action!On April 24 last year, Pedro Alvarez had 2 HR, 4 RBI, and a smoldering .108 BA. Over the next 10 games, he hit 5 HR and raised his average more than .150 points.You’ve heard he’s streaky. Here you see some anecdotal...
Roy Halladay’s third straight strong start is wasted by the bullpen as the Phils lose late to the Pirates, 5-3.
The Phils took the lead in the bottom of the first as, with one man out, Chase Utley hits a solo home run, his fourth home run of the season, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Pirates tied the game up at one-all in the top of the fourth as, with two men on, and with two...
Philadelphia Phillies (8-12) vs Pittsburgh Pirates (11-9)
Wandy Rodriguez (2-0, 0.56) vs. Roy Halladay (2-2, 6.04)
TIME: 7:05, Citizens Bank Park
TV: Comcast Sportsnet, home of Phillies Nation TV
Weather: 55, cloudy
Media: Twitter and Facebook
Roy Halladay has been much better in his last two starts. He’ll try to keep it up tonight against the Pirates. In his last two starts...
Through six innings, the only hit the Pirates had was a Pedro Alvarez RBI single. Through seven innings, the only two hits they had were a Pedro Alvarez RBI single and a Pedro Alvarez solo home run. Roy Halladay looked much more like the Roy Halladay that we're familiar with and Wandy Rodriguez had an off night that saw him serve up a long home run to Chase Utley and a LOOOOOOOOOOOOONG...
I think it's important that the Pirates get a split in this four-game series in Philadelphia and since James McDonald is on the mound tomorrow, tonight might represent their best chance to do it. Wandy Rodriguez takes the mound for the Pirates and he's been excellent in the two full starts that he's made this year, throwing 13 total shutout innings at the Cubs and Braves...
Pinch hitter Brandon Inge hit a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3 Wednesday night.
Roy Halladay pitched six innings of one-hit ball and Chase Utley and Ryan Howard hit upper-deck solo homers off Wandy Rodriguez, but Mike Adams (1-2) couldn't protect an eighth-inning lead.
Pedro Alvarez hit a...
In years past, I would have offered the panicked Tim Lincecum and Roy Halladay owners 50 or 60 cents on their draft-day dollars for their struggling former stars. But even though I intended to offer Hyun-Jin Ryu for Halladay in NL Tout after two starts, I didn't because Halladay's velocity was down. From 92 in 2011, to 90.6 last year to 89.7 in four starts this season.
On this weeks edition of Phillies Nation TV, Pat and Corey dissect the latest outing from Roy Halladay and the positives they’re seeing from the veteran righty. This past weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports mentioned the possibility of Cliff Lee being a trade candidate later in the summer. Will the rumors ramp back up again?
Ryann Williams got an upfront seat for the opening...
Another day, another series not lose. The boys can win themselves another this afternoon. Impressive. Mark Melancon is on pace to pitch 100 innings. Gold. Jason Grilli leads the league in saves. Brandon Inge has put two good games together in a row. That’s three more games than I figured he’d put together in a row. Really,…
Everything was going smoothly. Roy Halladay was locked in on the mound. Chase Utley and Ryan Howard each hit massive solo home runs after being split up in the lineup by manager Charlie Manuel. The Phillies held a 3-1 lead as they handed the game over to the back end of the bullpen just the way they like to have it set up, but Antonio Bastardo and Mike Adams were unable to get the...