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This Is Getting Old:
I guess it is still possible for the Pirates to lose. Erik Bedard had another rough start, especially a 36-pitch 4th inning during which he gave up 5 runs, 4 earned. The offense was there; it just wasn’t quite enough as the Pirates lost, 6-5. Bedard only lasted 3.2 innings, giving up 5 runs (4 [...]
BEST OF MAXIM
INF/OF Matt Hague has been recalled from Indianapolis andC Eric Fryer has been optioned to Indianapolis.
— Pittsburgh Pirates (@Pirates) July 7, 2012
Matt Hague has been recalled after playing well in the International League since his last demotion. In his eight games since being optioned on June 27th, he was 11 for 35 (.314) with three doubles and a home run.
Eric Fryer goes...
Final: Pirates 3, Giants 1
WP: James McDonald (9-3, 2.37 ERA)
LP: Ryan Vogelsong (7-4, 2.36 ERA)
SV: Joel Hanrahan (23, 2.38 ERA)
James McDonald turned in perhaps his best pitching performance of the season today holding the Giants to just one run on four hits over seven innings. He struck out ten batters and did not walk anyone.
The Pirates scored their three runs thanks to RBI...
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Recall this scene from Dude, Where's My Car?, because it is the reason the Pittsburgh Pirates are leading the NL Central by 2 games.
Every time a Pirate knocks an extra base hit, teammates flash...
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Who’s in first place in the National League Central? You guessed it, the Pittsburgh Pirates. If you’re a legit baseball fan you’re pulling for the Pirates to hang on all season. They are over due and deserve to make the playoffs more than other team in MLB. Let’s hope the Gatorade showers keep coming…
Heading into this season, the greatest challenge for the Pittsburgh Pirates appeared to be surviving their first forty games. When the schedule was released, the Pirates -on paper- were believed to have the toughest first third of the season. On the outset, it seemed unfair to have the least successful sports franchise over the last two decades start the season against NL contenders...
Giants (45-48) at Pirates (46-36)
7:05 PM EST–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
Here is the MLB.com Gameday
TV: ROOT Sports
The San Francisco Giants are in town for the weekend, as the Bucs look to keep things rolling at home before the All-Star break begins next week. PNC Park should be full all weekend and it should be a blast if the Pirates keep it going.
About the Giants:
San Fran took...
Jeff Karstens scattered four hits over eight innings and the surging Pittsburgh Pirates blanked the Houston Astros 2-0 on Thursday night.
Karstens (2-2) struck out a season-high eight against just one walk as the Pirates completed their first four-game sweep of the Astros at home since 1979. Joel Hanrahan pitched a perfect ninth for his 22nd save.
Garrett Jones and Casey McGehee...
The Pittsburgh Pirates' recent surge combined with their staggering success at home has made them the surprise leaders in the NL Central.
The San Francisco Giants' struggles have cost them their division lead.
The Pirates will try to capitalize on the slumping Giants and continue their dominance at PNC Park in the opener of this three-game series Friday night.
Lefty vs. Lefty in the first game of this series. Also a battle of two guys who had a ton of promise but never quite lived up to the potential. The Pirates lost the first series two games to one. Time to get some revenge. What an outing by Jeff Karstens last night. Just unreal. [...]