Joel Pineiro (4-2, 3.66) @ Ross Ohlendorf (3-3, 4.14), 7:05 P.M., PNC Park

Postgame Update:
There was a lot to feel good about in Pittsburgh last night. The Penguins destroyed the Capitals 6-2 in Game 7 of their Stanley Cup playoff series. The Pirates beat the Cardinals 5-2 and started a much-needed winning streak.

Ross Ohlendorf pitched another nice game (6IP, 2H, 1R, 5K). Pirate pitchers allowed 0 walks tonight. Matt Capps entered the game with a bit of a jam in the 9th (runners on 1st and 2nd, 1 out, 4 run lead). He allowed an Albert Pujols RBI single, but then he got Chris Duncan to ground into a double play for the save.

Jack Wilson found himself at the plate tonight. He was 3-4 with an RBI double. Like I said yesterday, it’s great having him healthy again.

Adam LaRoche hit a “home run” in the 1st that was reviewed with video replay. Replay showed that the home run hit the railing and did not clear the park. The call was overturned, and LaRoche was given an RBI double. That’s the first time that video overturned a call in PNC Park history.

Finally, in non-Pirate news, Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman had a 30 game hitting streak going into last night. Unfortunately, he failed to record a hit against Barry Zito and the San Francisco Giants. Zimmerman spent a few months with the Harrisburg Senators on his way up to the big leagues, so I’m a fan of his. I hope he starts a new streak tomorrow (but hopefully he doesn’t hurt us too bad in our 4 game series with the Nats next week!).

Well, we’ve got a winning streak, and we’ve guaranteed a series win against the Cardinals! We’ll be reaching for the brooms tonight.

Go Bucs!

The M-Boys: McLouth, Morgan, and Moss Celebrate the Win

The M-Boys: McLouth, Morgan, and Moss Celebrate the Win

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Skip Schumaker flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Shane Robinson grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Albert Pujols flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (14) on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd.
Umpire reviewed (other), call on the field was overturned: Swinging strike.
Umpire reviewed (other), call on the field was overturned: Adam LaRoche doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Shane Robinson. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Robinzon Diaz reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Joe Thurston unassisted. Adam LaRoche out at 3rd.

Inning 2

Away
Chris Duncan strikes out swinging.
Yadier Molina grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Colby Rasmus singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Khalil Greene batting, Ross Ohlendorf picks off Colby Rasmus at 1st on throw to Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out on a missed bunt.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to shortstop Khalil Greene. Jack Wilson out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Khalil Greene flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Joe Thurston grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
Joel Pineiro strikes out swinging.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nate McLouth lines out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Adam LaRoche doubles (10) on a fly ball to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 4

Away
Skip Schumaker homers (1) on a fly ball to right center field.
Shane Robinson grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Albert Pujols flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Chris Duncan grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Brandon Moss doubles (3) on a fly ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Jack Wilson doubles (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Shane Robinson. Brandon Moss scores.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out softly, third baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols. Jack Wilson to 3rd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Joel Pineiro to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Inning 5

Away
Yadier Molina grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Colby Rasmus flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Khalil Greene grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, third baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nate McLouth lines out to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Adam LaRoche pops out to shortstop Khalil Greene.

Inning 6

Away
Joe Thurston strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joel Pineiro strikes out swinging.
Skip Schumaker strikes out swinging.

Home
Robinzon Diaz hit by pitch.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan, deflected by third baseman Joe Thurston. Robinzon Diaz to 3rd.
Brandon Moss grounds into a force out, second baseman Skip Schumaker to shortstop Khalil Greene. Robinzon Diaz scores. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd. Brandon Moss to 1st.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Shane Robinson. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Brandon Moss scores. Jack Wilson scores.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Nate McLouth pops out to second baseman Skip Schumaker.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Tyler Yates replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Shane Robinson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Albert Pujols grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chris Duncan doubles (11) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Yadier Molina grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Kyle McClellan replaces Joel Pineiro, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Tyler Yates, batting 9th.
Colby Rasmus strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Khalil Greene flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Joe Thurston lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Pitching Change: Chris Perez replaces Kyle McClellan, batting 9th.
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Joe Thurston.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces John Grabow.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Nick Stavinoha replaces Chris Perez.
Nick Stavinoha flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Skip Schumaker singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Shane Robinson singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Skip Schumaker to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Albert Pujols singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Skip Schumaker scores. Shane Robinson to 3rd.
Chris Duncan grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Albert Pujols out at 2nd.

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