Archive for September, 2011

Milwaukee Brewers Top Pittsburgh Pirates 7-3 in Season Finale

Zach Greinke (16-6) finished his 2011 campaign with a 7-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Miller Park. The victory secured home field against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opening round of the MLB Playoffs. Greinke went six innings while allowing two runs on five hits. Jeff Locke (0-3) lasted four innings while allowing five […]

Cincinnati Salvages Final Game of 3-Game Series 5-4

After losing two close games, the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 in the final game of 2011 at PNC Park. Reds’ starter Dontrelle Willis picked up his first victory of the season after pitching six innings, allowing three runs on three hits. James McDonald pitched five innings, allowing one run on six hits […]

Writing About the Pirates

So, you’re pretty handy with a keyboard, are you? Love sports? Think Ray of Everybody Loves Raymond has the best job in the world? Well, sports writing is likely just the job for you. But how do you go about documenting the story of a team like the Pirates? Well, first of all, you’ll need […]

Pirates End Road Trip 2-5 with 8-5 loss to Diamondbacks

Ross Ohlendorf (1-3) lasts two innings after giving up seven runs on seven hits in Pittsburgh’s 8-5 defeat to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan Roberts, Miguel Montero and Aaron Hill drove in two runs a piece for the NL West leading Diamondbacks. Wade Miley (4-2) pitched five innings allowing two runs on five hits. Derrek Lee […]

Right Hander Sent to Pittsburgh to Complete Matt Diaz Trade

Eliecer Cardenas was acquired by the Pittsburgh Pirates from the Atlanta Braves, as the player to be named later from the Matt Diaz trade. The 23 year old righty reached Double A – the highest league he’s ever  gotten to – just this year. However, his stats in Single A Advanced is where it shines. […]

Ian Kennedy Shuts Down Pirates Offense in 1-0 Diamondbacks Victory

Ian Kennedy reached 20 wins after his eight inning performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday night. The Diamondbacks won the game 1-0 on a Justin Upton broken bat home run in the sixth inning. Kennedy (20-4) struck out 12 batters in the victory. Jeff Karstens (9-9) pitched six innings allowing one run on five […]

Ross Ohlendorf Homers, Pitches Seven Innings in 6-2 Victory

After losing the series to the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburgh traveled to the West Coast to play the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ross Ohlendorf, an unlikely hitter, smashed a three-run home run to give the Pirates a 4-1 lead that they would hold onto. Ohlendorf (1-2) got it done on the mound too, pitching seven innings […]

Matt Pagnozzi Claimed, Pearce Moved to 60 Day-DL

Matt Pagnozzi has been claimed off waivers from the Colorado Rockies. Pagnozzi, 28, has appeared in a few games in all his career, playing catcher and 1st base. He appeared in 2010 with the St. Louis Cardinals, when he hit .359 in 15 games, though he only posted a .242 average at Triple A that […]