Entries Tagged as 'Baseball'

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Pirates fail to reach .500 again

For all that has been made of the Pirates’ struggles in interleague play, such as the fact that they have the worst record in the entire major leagues over the history of the competition, they should be able to defeat the Baltimore Orioles, especially when the game means reaching the .500 plateau that means so [...]

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

Ian Snell, Once and Future Ace

Ian Snell is back, but this is not the same angry Ian Snell that we all saw before.  No, this Ian Snell is some type of overly relaxed pitcher who cares about the team winning which should, of course, be the prime goal of any pitcher.  For Snell, though, it’s something of a shift in [...]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Capps, Maholm waste Doumit Day

The Pirates’ pitching was just bad enough to lose on Tuesday night at PNC Park, as the Pirates dropped a crucial 7-6 decision to the Washington Nationals.  Starter Paul Maholm gave up four runs in six and two-thirds innings, while closer Matt Capps lost the game on a two-run home run to Lastings Milledge, who [...]

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

So where’s Hines Ward?

The Pirates are taking a page from the Steelers’ playbook.  And no, I don’t mean that in the part where they are winning games.  The Pirates have become excellent at the Hines Ward self-motivation, take sleights at nothing in order to pump each other up enough to win thing.  Ian Snell was good at it [...]

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Dumatrait, offense come together to beat D’Backs

The Pirates responded to two consecutive losses to the Arizona Diamondbacks by beating the NL West’s first place team on Sunday, 6-4.  Phil Dumatrait was again solid for the Pirates, throwing five and two-thirds innings on a steamy day in Pittsburgh, surrendering two runs and striking out three opponents.  The Pirates were finally able to [...]

Sunday, June 8th, 2008

Snell, Grabow drop games to D’Backs

The Pirates have not had luck at PNC Park over the last two nights, losing 3-1 to the Diamondbacks on Friday and then 4-3 on Saturday.  This series promised to be interesting, as Ian Snell and Tom Gorzelanny, who started on Friday and Saturday respectively, have been struggling as of late.  Both pitchers managed to [...]