Found June 26, 2012 on This Is Getting Old:
I’m of the opinion that anything less than a series win against the Phillies is a pretty big disappointment. The Pirates really made that disappointment likely by losing last night. Recap. First Pitch: 7:05 PM EST Where to watch: Root Sports, MLB.TV, CSN Vance Worley, RHP (24) Worley has been shockingly good this year. He [...]
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