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This Is Getting Old:
It’s hardly even a surprise anymore: AJ Burnett shut down the other team’s offense while the Pirates’ offense scored a lot of runs. Today’s 13-2 win over the Giants is what we’re getting used to. ”We were good all over the board today,” Clint Hurdle said after the game. ”Just a good finish.” Burnett pitched [...]
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...
Since the inception of a league Most Valuable Player Award, there have been seven years in which a Pittsburgh Pirate has won the award:
1927: Paul Waner
1960: Dick Groat
1966: Roberto Clemente
1978: Dave Parker
1979: Willie Stargell
1990: Barry Bonds
1992: Barry Bonds
Let’s revisit how each of those players did in their first half.
1927: Paul Waner
73 G, .385 BA, .444 OBP, .612...
PITTSBURGH - The Pirates could be forgiven for wanting no part of any break, All-Star or otherwise. Neil Walker went 5-for-5, Andrew McCutchen blasted two more home runs, and A.J. Burnett won his 10th game in Pittsburgh's 13-2 blowout of San Francisco on Sunday at PNC Park. That sent the Pirates, whose streak of 19 consecutive losing seasons is a professional sports record...
Final: Pirates 13, Giants 2
WP: A.J. Burnett (10-2, 3.68 ERA)
LP: Tim Lincecum (3-10, 6.42 ERA)
Man, what an amazing way to cap off the first half of the season. Outside of Casey McGehee‘s groin injury, this was as good a game as you can see.
A.J. Burnett rolled through six innings giving up just two hits. He gave up a two-run homer in the seventh before exiting, but the game was...
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Andrew McCutchen hit two home runs, Neil Walker homered among his five hits and the Pittsburgh Pirates entered the All-Star break in sole possession of first place following a 13-2 win over the San Francisco Giants on Sunday.
The long-woeful Pirates have won six of seven and 10 of 12, and no team in the majors has a better record since May 12 than Pittsburgh's 34-19.