Found May 13, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
That took a bit of the sting off of the previous loss.  Pirates need the rubber game though.  Do the Pirates even have a Sunday lineup? First Pitch:  1:35 PM EST Where to Watch:  Root Sports, MLB.TV, FS-H   Wandy Rodriguez, LHP (33) Can we please make something very clear right off the top. Wandy [...]
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