For the first time since 1994, the Pirates have had 2 winning months in the same season.

April – 11-10
May – 11-18
June – 14-13

Here’s to keeping things going in July!

Ted Lilly (LHP) (7-5, 3.41 ERA, 81 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (6-6, 4.75 ERA, 44 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates:
Given the trades that took place today, I did not expect the Pirates to play well in tonight’s game, but all in all, this was probably one of the best games the Pirates played all season.

Ross Ohlendorf was fantastic, striking out 8 and allowing just 4 hits in 7 innings. Grabow and Capps sealed the deal.

Freddy Sanchez went 3-3 with an RBI.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano grounds out softly to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kosuke Fukudome grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Jake Fox flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mike Fontenot strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into double play, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ryan Theriot pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ted Lilly strikes out swinging.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Ross Ohlendorf lines out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 4

Away
Kosuke Fukudome lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.
Jake Fox lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Delwyn Young lines out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging. Brandon Moss advances to 1st, on missed catch error by pitcher Ted Lilly. Wild pitch by pitcher Ted Lilly. Freddy Sanchez scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Micah Hoffpauir flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto doubles (9) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot called out on strikes.
Ryan Theriot called out on strikes.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a bunt ground ball to second baseman Mike Fontenot.
Ross Ohlendorf out on a sacrifice bunt, first baseman Derrek Lee to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome. Jack Wilson scores.
With Delwyn Young batting, Freddy Sanchez steals (5) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Ted Lilly pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Alfonso Soriano hit by pitch.
Kosuke Fukudome flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Derrek Lee strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz lines into unassisted double play, second baseman Mike Fontenot. Adam LaRoche doubled off 2nd.

Inning 7

Away
Jake Fox pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Geovany Soto singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mike Fontenot singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss. Geovany Soto out at 3rd on the throw, left fielder Brandon Moss to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Derrek Lee in foul territory.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Steve Pearce replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Steve Pearce doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (25) on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Steve Pearce scores.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Micah Hoffpauir.

Inning 8

Away
Pitcher Change: John Grabow replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Ryan Theriot singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch hitter Milton Bradley replaces Ted Lilly.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Milton Bradley to 2nd. Ryan Theriot advances to 3rd, on throwing error by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Kosuke Fukudome called out on strikes.
Derrek Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitcher Change: Jeff Samardzija replaces Ted Lilly, batting 2nd, replacing center fielder Kosuke Fukudome.
Milton Bradley remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Jake Fox to second baseman Mike Fontenot. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitcher Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Micah Hoffpauir pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Geovany Soto walks.
Mike Fontenot flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.

The Pirates have made 2 more big moves today.

Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett to the Washington Nationals for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan.

Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees for Casey Erickson and Eric Fryer.

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I didn’t initially plan on releasing another version of my Retrosheet Scoresheet before pitches were fully implemented, but I came across several “bugs” and I made some miscellaneous improvements.

Although pitch-by-pitch data isn’t fully supported, I think this is a pretty good release.

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Here are the changes that were made from Version 2C into Version 2D.

– DH became a defensive position – This is an important change if you have a substitute for the DH. If the DH is changed while on offense, you should enter the substitute as a Pinch Hitter. Then, in the defensive half of the inning, the Pinch Hitter should change back to the DH.

– K+E – Previously, K+PB, K+CS, K+WP, and K+SB were supported. Now, K+E is supported too.

– Save line always displayed – I noticed that Retrosheet files display a line for save even if there is no save, so gamefiles from my scoresheet now export in the same manner.

– Extra columns for long games – Previous versions were limited to 63 plate appearances per team. I’ve now allowed for up to 126 plate appearances by team. Click “Show/Hide Extras” to see these additional columns. If you import a long game, the extra columns will display automatically.

– Extra rows for many substitutes – This is a nice improvement if you plan on scoring the All Star Game. If you click “Show/Hide Extras,” you will see 30 additional substitute rows for each team to the far right of the spreadsheet.

– Hid # fields – I really don’t have any plans to use the # columns, so I hid them.

– Comments prior to the game now in 1st at-bat – Previous versions of the scoresheet were throwing an error when the gamefile had a comment prior to the first at-bat. Comments prior to the first at-bat are now displayed in the box for the first at-bat.

– Updated Umpires File – There was a minor spacing error in the previous version of the Umpires file.

– bevent button added (need path to excel) – Beneath the box button, there is another button for bevent. In order for this to work properly, you need to populate the Excel location field in the Setup tab.

Enjoy!

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Rich Harden (RHP) (4-4, 4.95 ERA, 67 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (8-5, 3.09 ERA, 51 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Bucs had 9 hits tonight, including 3 by Nyjer Morgan, but they only managed to get 1 run across.

Zach Duke allowed 7 hits and 3 ER in 7 innings, and that was enough for the Cubs to prevail.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Jake Fox to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Geovany Soto to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 2

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Milton Bradley flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Freel strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jake Fox scores. Geovany Soto to 3rd. Andres Blanco to 2nd on the throw.
Rich Harden grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke.

Home
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Alfonso Soriano flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Theriot homers (7) on a fly ball to left field.
Derrek Lee lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Jake Fox grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Jack Wilson walks.
Zach Duke out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Rich Harden to second baseman Andres Blanco. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Geovany Soto walks.
Milton Bradley doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geovany Soto scores.
Ryan Freel pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Andres Blanco grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Milton Bradley to 3rd.
Rich Harden strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 5

Away
Alfonso Soriano strikes out swinging.
Ryan Theriot grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Derrek Lee lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to pitcher Rich Harden. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Andy LaRoche scores.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to second baseman Andres Blanco. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Zach Duke to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Rich Harden to first baseman Derrek Lee.

Inning 6

Away
Jake Fox singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Geovany Soto flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Milton Bradley singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 2nd.
Ryan Freel flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss. Jake Fox to 3rd.
Andres Blanco grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Milton Bradley out at 2nd.

Home
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Freel. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Rich Harden grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alfonso Soriano grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Theriot flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Zach Duke.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Milton Bradley.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Ryan Freel.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a fly ball to left fielder Alfonso Soriano. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, shortstop Ryan Theriot to second baseman Andres Blanco to first baseman Derrek Lee. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Derrek Lee grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jake Fox walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Sam Fuld replaces Jake Fox.
Geovany Soto flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
With Milton Bradley batting, Sam Fuld caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Sam Fuld remains in the game as the center fielder.
Pitching Change: Carlos Marmol replaces Rich Harden, batting 7th, replacing center fielder Ryan Freel.
Defensive Substitution: Mike Fontenot replaces pitcher Rich Harden, batting 9th, playing third base.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Ryan Theriot to first baseman Derrek Lee.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Alfonso Soriano.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Milton Bradley.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Milton Bradley grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to pitcher Jesse Chavez.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Micah Hoffpauir replaces Carlos Marmol.
Micah Hoffpauir strikes out swinging.
Andres Blanco strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Kevin Gregg replaces Carlos Marmol, batting 7th, replacing Micah Hoffpauir.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson pops out to second baseman Andres Blanco.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Sam Fuld.

Zack Greinke (RHP) (9-3, 1.90 ERA, 111 K) @ Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, 3.00 ERA, 4 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
The Pirates were going for a series sweep today against the Royals. Zack Greinke outpitched Charlie Morton to end the Bucs’ 4 game winning streak.

The Pirates scored 2 runs on 7 hits, while the Royals got 3 runs on 8 hits.

The LaRoche brothers provided most of the Bucco highlights with Adam going 3-4 with a run and Andy going 2-3 with a run and an RBI.

The Pirates return to division play with a 3 game series against the Chicago Cubs next.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus strikes out swinging.
Willie Bloomquist singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jose Guillen grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Willie Bloomquist out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 2

Away
Mike Jacobs flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brayan Pena grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Eric Hinske lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Andy LaRoche lines into a double play, pitcher Zack Greinke to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Adam LaRoche out at 1st.

Inning 3

Away
Mark Teahen flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Mitch Maier flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.

Home
Jason Jaramillo grounds out sharply, first baseman Mike Jacobs to pitcher Zack Greinke.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Charlie Morton out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Zack Greinke. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
David DeJesus homers (6) on a fly ball to right center field.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mike Jacobs singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Jose Guillen out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Eric Hinske to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Brayan Pena lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan lines out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
With Eric Hinske batting, Adam LaRoche caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Brayan Pena to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.

Inning 5

Away
Alberto Callaspo doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen doubles (15) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Mitch Maier singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Mark Teahen to 3rd.
Zack Greinke strikes out swinging.
David DeJesus reaches on a fielder’s choice, fielded by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Mark Teahen scores. Mitch Maier to 2nd.
Willie Bloomquist flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Mitch Maier to 3rd. David DeJesus advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Jason Jaramillo pops out to shortstop Willie Bloomquist.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Mike Jacobs in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th.
Mike Jacobs grounds out sharply to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brayan Pena flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Jesse Chavez.
Brandon Moss pops out to second baseman Alberto Callaspo.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, throwing error by Zack Greinke on the pickoff attempt, Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Mark Teahen grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out softly to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Zack Greinke doubles (1) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
David DeJesus grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Eric Hinske pops out to third baseman Mark Teahen.
Andy LaRoche triples (3) on a fly ball to right fielder Jose Guillen. Adam LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Zack Greinke, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out to first baseman Mike Jacobs. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Willie Bloomquist to first baseman Mike Jacobs.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Willie Bloomquist walks.
Jose Guillen strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Billy Butler replaces Mike Jacobs.
With Billy Butler batting, Willie Bloomquist steals (14) 2nd base.
Billy Butler strikes out swinging.
Brayan Pena grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Defensive switch from shortstop to right field for Willie Bloomquist.
Defensive Substitution: Tony Pena replaces right fielder Jose Guillen, batting 3rd, playing shortstop.
Billy Butler remains in the game as the first baseman.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Sean Burnett.
Delwyn Young grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Mark Teahen to first baseman Billy Butler.
Pitching Change: John Bale replaces Jamey Wright, batting 5th.
Defensive Substitution: Miguel Olivo replaces pitcher Jamey Wright, batting 9th, playing catcher.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Mark Teahen grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mitch Maier flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Joakim Soria replaces John Bale, batting 5th.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche lines out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Bruce Chen (LHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (4-4, 4.48 ERA, 61 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Paul Maholm pitched well, allowing just 2 runs in 7 innings. He got some nice run support from Pirate hitters, with Nyjer Morgan, Freddy Sanchez, Adam LaRoche, Delwyn Young, and Jack Wilson each recording 2 hits, and combining to knock in 6 runs.

The win marks 4 in a row (all against the American League too!).

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Willie Bloomquist triples (5) on a sharp fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Billy Butler singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Willie Bloomquist scores.
Jose Guillen grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Billy Butler out at 2nd.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan picked off and caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Bruce Chen to first baseman Billy Butler to shortstop Luis Hernandez.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 2

Away
Miguel Olivo strikes out swinging.
Alberto Callaspo reaches on a fielding error by pitcher Paul Maholm.
Mark Teahen flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Luis Hernandez batting, Alberto Callaspo steals (1) 2nd base.
Luis Hernandez flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out sharply, first baseman Billy Butler to pitcher Bruce Chen.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 3

Away
Bruce Chen walks.
David DeJesus lines into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Bruce Chen doubled off 1st.
Willie Bloomquist singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
With Billy Butler batting, Willie Bloomquist steals (13) 2nd base.
Billy Butler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Willie Bloomquist scores.
Jose Guillen grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Billy Butler out at 2nd.

Home
Robinzon Diaz pops out to third baseman Mark Teahen.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Paul Maholm bunt pops out to pitcher Bruce Chen.
With Andrew McCutchen batting, wild pitch by Bruce Chen, Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.

Inning 4

Away
Miguel Olivo lines out sharply, pitcher Paul Maholm to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark Teahen grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft fly ball to left fielder David DeJesus.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Delwyn Young homers (2) on a fly ball to center field. Freddy Sanchez scores. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 5

Away
Luis Hernandez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Bruce Chen singles, on fan interference.
David DeJesus grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Bruce Chen out at 2nd.

Home
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Paul Maholm called out on strikes.
Andrew McCutchen lines out softly to shortstop Luis Hernandez.

Inning 6

Away
Willie Bloomquist grounds out softly, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Billy Butler pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Jose Guillen called out on strikes.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Alberto Callaspo in foul territory.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan picked off and caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Bruce Chen to first baseman Billy Butler to shortstop Luis Hernandez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 7

Away
Miguel Olivo grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo flies out softly to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Mark Teahen pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Delwyn Young pops out to catcher Miguel Olivo in foul territory.
Andy LaRoche triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Pitching Change: Roman Colon replaces Bruce Chen, batting 9th.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Luis Hernandez to first baseman Billy Butler.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder David DeJesus. Andy LaRoche scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Paul Maholm.
Eric Hinske walks. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Paul Maholm, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Luis Hernandez flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena replaces Roman Colon.
Brayan Pena singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
David DeJesus called out on strikes.
Willie Bloomquist flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Pitching Change: John Bale replaces Roman Colon, batting 9th, replacing Brayan Pena.
Nyjer Morgan flies out softly to center fielder Willie Bloomquist.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (24) on a ground ball to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Adam LaRoche doubles (22) on a line drive to center fielder Willie Bloomquist. Freddy Sanchez scores.
With Delwyn Young batting, wild pitch by John Bale, Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to left fielder David DeJesus. Adam LaRoche scores.
Andy LaRoche walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a double play, pitcher John Bale to second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces John Grabow, batting 9th.
Billy Butler lines out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Jose Guillen singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Olivo strikes out swinging.
Kansas City Royals catcher Miguel Olivo ejected by HP umpire Phil Cuzzi.
Alberto Callaspo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Last night’s game was an interesting one. Auburn pitcher, Joel Carreno had a no-hitter going into the 7th. Through 5, the only thing keeping him from being perfect was a K+PB.

Auburn beat the Spikes 4-1, but only 1 of the game’s runs was earned.

It’s still early on, but the Spikes need to improve on their 18 runs in 7 games.

     Game of 6/25/2009 -- State College at Auburn (N)

  State College      AB  R  H RBI    Auburn             AB  R  H RBI  
Holt B, 2b            2  0  0  0   Fernandez J, 2b       4  2  1  0   
Summerlin T, 2b       1  0  0  0   Eiland E, cf          3  0  1  1   
Vasquez A, ss         3  0  0  0   Ramirez W, rf         4  0  1  1   
Byler J, dh           2  0  0  0   Glenn B, lf           4  0  1  0   
Irvine P, ph-dh       2  0  0  0   Hopkins C, lf         0  0  0  0   
Morgan K, 1b          3  1  1  0   Murphy J, c           3  1  1  0   
Rubinstein D, rf      4  0  1  0   Schwartz R, 3b        4  0  1  0   
Parry C, c            1  0  0  0   Durham L, 1b          4  0  1  0   
Mendez M, ph-c        3  0  0  0   Nolan K, ss           3  1  0  0   
Garcia E, lf          4  0  0  0   Gilligan K, dh        3  0  0  0   
Payne M, 3b           3  0  0  0   
Saukko K, cf          3  0  1  0   
                     -- -- -- --                        -- -- -- --
                     31  1  3  0                        32  4  7  2   

State College    000 000 100 --  1
Auburn           120 010 00x --  4

  State College        IP  H  R ER BB SO
Miller Q (L)          3.0  5  3  1  3  2
Erickson J            3.0  2  1  0  0  3
Foster Z              1.0  0  0  0  0  1
Fallon E              1.0  0  0  0  0  1

  Auburn               IP  H  R ER BB SO
Carreno J (W)         7.0  2  1  0  0  6
Anderson Z            0.2  1  0  0  1  0
Beck C (S)            1.1  0  0  0  0  1

E -- Payne M 2, Fallon E
LOB -- State College 6, Auburn 8
2B -- Eiland E, Durham L
HBP -- by Carreno J (Summerlin T), by Erickson J (Gilligan K), by Beck C (Morgan K)
WP -- Erickson J
PB -- Murphy J, Parry C
T -- 2:28
A -- 1821

Gil Meche (RHP) (4-6, 4.11 ERA, 68 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Home runs from Nyjer Morgan, Jason Jaramillo, and Jack Wilson gave the Pirates enough offense to defeat the Royals tonight.

Virgil Vasquez’s Pirate debut (taking over for the self-demoted Ian Snell) was successful. 6 innings, 4 hits, 7 strikeouts and 2 ER.

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Inning 1

Away
David DeJesus called out on strikes.
Mitch Maier grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Billy Butler walks.
Jose Guillen called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Billy Butler.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.

Inning 2

Away
Mark Teahen walks.
Alberto Callaspo doubles (19) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mark Teahen scores.
Miguel Olivo doubles (9) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo scores.
Tony Pena hit into a fielder’s choice double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Miguel Olivo out at 3rd. Tony Pena out at 2nd.
Gil Meche strikes out swinging.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Tony Pena to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 3

Away
David DeJesus flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mitch Maier strikes out swinging.
Billy Butler singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jose Guillen pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Virgil Vasquez strikes out on a foul tip.
Andrew McCutchen hit by pitch.
Nyjer Morgan homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 4

Away
Mark Teahen grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Alberto Callaspo lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Billy Butler in foul territory.
Jason Jaramillo homers (3) on a fly ball to right field.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Mitch Maier.
Virgil Vasquez strikes out swinging, catcher Miguel Olivo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 5

Away
Tony Pena grounds out softly, pitcher Virgil Vasquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Gil Meche lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
David DeJesus grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (4) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft bunt ground ball to third baseman Mark Teahen. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Mitch Maier. Andrew McCutchen scores.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Miguel Olivo to shortstop Tony Pena.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.

Inning 6

Away
Mitch Maier strikes out on a foul tip.
Billy Butler strikes out on a foul tip.
Jose Guillen doubles (8) on a sharp line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark Teahen strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Juan Cruz replaces Gil Meche, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder David DeJesus.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson homers (3) on a fly ball to left field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Virgil Vasquez.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Virgil Vasquez, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Alberto Callaspo flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Miguel Olivo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Tony Pena called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Jose Guillen.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to right fielder Jose Guillen.

Inning 8

Away
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Willie Bloomquist replaces Juan Cruz.
Willie Bloomquist grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
David DeJesus lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brayan Pena replaces Mitch Maier.
Brayan Pena singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Brayan Pena out at 2nd, right fielder Brandon Moss to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Home
Pitching Change: Jamey Wright replaces Juan Cruz, batting 2nd, replacing Brayan Pena.
Willie Bloomquist remains in the game as the center fielder.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Alberto Callaspo to first baseman Billy Butler.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Billy Butler grounds out softly, pitcher Matt Capps to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jose Guillen grounds out sharply, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mark Teahen homers (9) on a fly ball to left center field.
Alberto Callaspo reaches on a missed catch error by pitcher Matt Capps, assist to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Miguel Olivo singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Alberto Callaspo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Mike Jacobs replaces Tony Pena.
Mike Jacobs called out on strikes.

The Spikes saw their 4th consecutive 1-run game last night, but this time they managed to score the win.

Tyler Cox gave up 6 hits and a walk in 5 innings, but he left allowing just 1 run. Brandon Holden, Diego Moreno, and Alan Knotts shut things down in the 7th, 8th, and 9th.

Tony Sanchez went 1-4 and scored 1 of the Spikes’ 2 runs. David Rubinstein went 2-5 and scored the other.

The Spikes have gone 1-2 in both of their first two series’. They look for their first series win, starting tonight, against the Auburn Doubledays.

     Game of 6/24/2009 -- State College at Mahoning Valley (N)

  State College      AB  R  H RBI    Mahoning Valley    AB  R  H RBI  
Holt B, 2b            5  0  1  0   Henry J, cf           3  0  2  0   
Vasquez A, ss         5  0  0  0   Greenwell B, lf       4  0  0  0   
Sanchez T, c          4  1  1  0   Bellows K, 3b         3  1  1  0   
Byler J, 1b           4  0  0  0   Allman J, dh          4  0  2  0   
Rubinstein D, rf      5  1  2  0   Smit J, 1b            4  0  2  1   
Parry C, dh           3  0  2  1   Folgia G, rf          3  0  1  0   
Hernandez J, lf       1  0  0  0   Smith K, ss           4  0  1  0   
Garcia E, ph-lf       1  0  0  0   Vera R, 2b            4  0  0  0   
Irvine P, 3b          3  0  2  1   Childs D, c           1  0  0  0   
Saukko K, cf          3  0  0  0   Basabe L, ph          1  0  0  0   
                                   Chen C, c             0  0  0  0   
                                   Johnson J, p          0  0  0  0   
                     -- -- -- --                        -- -- -- --
                     34  2  8  2                        31  1  9  1   

State College    011 000 000 --  2
Mahoning Valley  000 100 000 --  1

  State College        IP  H  R ER BB SO
Cox T (W)             5.0  6  1  1  1  5
Holden B              1.0  1  0  0  0  0
Moreno D              2.0  1  0  0  0  2
Knotts A (S)          1.0  1  0  0  0  1

  Mahoning Valley      IP  H  R ER BB SO
Anthony R (L)         3.0  5  2  2  2  2
Mead K                3.0  1  0  0  3  5
Adams A               2.0  2  0  0  0  2
Johnson J             1.0  0  0  0  0  1

E -- Bellows K
DP -- State College 3, Mahoning Valley 1
LOB -- State College 12, Mahoning Valley 7
2B -- Allman J, Sanchez T, Bellows K
SB -- Hernandez J
SH -- Folgia G, Henry J
SF -- Parry C
HBP -- by Cox T (Childs D), by Mead K (Hernandez J)
WP -- Mead K
PB -- Childs D, Chen C
T -- 2:58
A -- 2066