Todd Wellemeyer (3-2, 4.75) @ Zach Duke (3-3, 2.79), 7:05 P.M., PNC Park

I’ll be at Camden Yards, watching the O’s vs. the Rays.

Post Game Update:
I could hardly believe my eyes as the out-of-town scoreboard in Camden Yards kept updating. Thanks to 8 strong innings from Zach Duke, the Pirates beat the Cards 7-1. Through 7 games, Duke’s ERA is 2.52. Good stuff!

The Pirates got home runs from Adam LaRoche and Brandon Moss, two players who have been struggling as of recent. Hopefully, they’re starting to turn the corner.

Jack Wilson is back! Even though he went 0-4 tonight, he was part of a nice double play, and it feels really good to have him back on the field.

Currently, the biggest cause for concern is Matt Capps. He came in for the 9th inning and loaded the bases with no outs. He escaped the inning and didn’t allow any runs, but now his last 4 performances have been shaky.

April 24 – Flyout, Walk, Popout, Walk, Single – 1 run
May 2 – Single, Single, Single, Single, Flyout, K, Single, K – 2 runs
May 4 – Single, Single, Walk, SacFly, HR, K, Flyout – 4 runs
May 12 – Single, Walk, Walk, K, K, Flyout – 0 runs

Andy LaRoche scores against the Cardinals

Andy LaRoche scores against the Cardinals

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Skip Schumaker strikes out swinging.
Khalil Greene grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Albert Pujols homers (13) on a fly ball to center field.
Ryan Ludwick singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan, deflected by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Yadier Molina flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out on a foul tip.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Chris Duncan walks.
Tyler Greene flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Todd Wellemeyer strikes out on a foul bunt.
Shane Robinson singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Chris Duncan to 3rd.
Skip Schumaker grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Shane Robinson.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to shortstop Khalil Greene. Robinzon Diaz out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Chris Duncan. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson pops out to catcher Yadier Molina in foul territory.
Zach Duke singles on a line drive to center fielder Shane Robinson. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan triples (3) on a fly ball to center fielder Shane Robinson. Brandon Moss scores. Zach Duke scores.
Defensive Substitution: Colby Rasmus replaces right fielder Ryan Ludwick, batting 4th, playing center field.
Defensive switch from center field to right field for Shane Robinson.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Nate McLouth singles on a ground ball to right fielder Shane Robinson. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Khalil Greene grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Albert Pujols grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Colby Rasmus flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 4

Away
Yadier Molina hit by pitch.
St. Louis Cardinals right fielder Ryan Ludwick left the game due to an injured leg.
Chris Duncan grounds into a double play, pitcher Zach Duke to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Yadier Molina out at 2nd.
Tyler Greene singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Todd Wellemeyer strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Zach Duke pops out to second baseman Skip Schumaker.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Nate McLouth grounds out, catcher Yadier Molina to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Inning 5

Away
Shane Robinson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Skip Schumaker grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Khalil Greene strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche homers (6) on a fly ball to center field.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Pitching Change: Blaine Boyer replaces Todd Wellemeyer, batting 8th.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Zach Duke strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Albert Pujols grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Colby Rasmus hit by pitch.
Yadier Molina grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Colby Rasmus to 2nd.
Chris Duncan strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Trever Miller replaces Blaine Boyer, batting 8th.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to second baseman Skip Schumaker.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to first baseman Albert Pujols. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche pops out to third baseman Tyler Greene in foul territory.

Inning 7

Away
Tyler Greene grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason LaRue replaces Trever Miller.
Jason LaRue flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Shane Robinson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Brad Thompson replaces Trever Miller, batting 5th, replacing catcher Yadier Molina.
Jason LaRue remains in the game as the catcher.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Andy LaRoche hit by pitch.
Brandon Moss grounds into a force out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to shortstop Khalil Greene. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd. Brandon Moss to 1st.
Jack Wilson grounds out, pitcher Brad Thompson to second baseman Skip Schumaker to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Inning 8

Away
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brian Barden replaces Skip Schumaker.
Brian Barden grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Khalil Greene flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Albert Pujols flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Brian Barden remains in the game as the third baseman.
Defensive switch from third base to second base for Tyler Greene.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Zach Duke.
Craig Monroe pops out to second baseman Tyler Greene.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Colby Rasmus singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Joe Thurston replaces Brad Thompson.
With Joe Thurston batting, Colby Rasmus advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Joe Thurston walks.
Chris Duncan walks. Colby Rasmus to 3rd. Joe Thurston to 2nd.
Tyler Greene strikes out swinging.
Jason LaRue strikes out swinging.
Shane Robinson flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Trackback

no comment until now

Add your comment now