Congratulations to Andrew McCutchen, Baseball America’s Rookie of the Year!

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Also, congratulations to Garrett Jones who was named to Baseball America’s 2009 All Rookie Team.

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Zach Duke (LHP) (8-6, 3.13 ERA, 54 K) @ Andrew Miller (LHP) (2-4, 4.45 ERA, 51 K)

6:10 P.M. EST @ Land Shark Stadium

Happy 4th of July!

Go Bucs!

Post Game Updates
For the first time this season, the Marlins beat the Pirates, but the Bucs probably could’ve/should’ve won this one. A bases-loaded wild pitch by Zach Duke (while facing the pitcher) was the dagger. Andy LaRoche and Garrett Jones both homered, but it wasn’t enough. Rubber match tomorrow.

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Randy Wells (RHP) (2-3, 2.57 ERA, 41 K) @ Virgil Vasquez (RHP) (1-0, 3.00 ERA, 7 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Virgil Vasquez gave up 7 hits and 3 ER in 6 innings, and that was more than the Pirate offense could muster. The Bucs scored just 1 run on 6 hits in tonight’s rubber match against the Cubs.

Tonight was the first we saw Joel Hanrahan in a Bucco uniform. He pitched well in 1 inning of work.

Garrett Jones also made his first appearance since being recalled from AAA following the Morgan/Hinske trades. He went 0-4.

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