This piece of news wasn’t too surprising. I’ll miss Jack Wilson at shortstop, but Management has made it pretty clear that season could be Wilson’s last with the Buccos.

The Pirates also sent Ian Snell to Seattle, but they picked up 5 guys in what seems to be a Grand Slam deal for the Bucs.

Here’s who’s coming to the Burgh.

First baseman Jeff Clement, #1 Mariner prospect in 2006 and 2008
Shortstop Ronny Cedeno, hopefully can fill the hole at SS.
Right-handed pitchers Aaron Pribanic, Brett Lorin and Nathan Adcock… all solid A pitchers.

Rumors are now circulating that the Giants may be interested in Sanchez. 2 days until the trade deadline!

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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Live Updates:

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.

David Huff (LHP) (2-2, 7.09 ERA, 21 K) @ Ian Snell (RHP) (2-7, 5.08 ERA, 51 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates:
The Pirates lost their 5th game in a row tonight, and their second in a row by the score of 5-4.

Ian Snell only made it 2.2 innings. He gave up 4 runs on 4 hits.

The Pirate bats were kept relatively silent until the bottom of the 9th. Down 5-0, the Pirates scored 4 runs.

Adam LaRoche homers.
Robinzon Diaz singles.
Andy LaRoche grounds out 6-3, Diaz to 2nd.
Brandon Moss doubles. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Jack Wilson doubles. Brandon Moss scores.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles. Jack Wilson scores.
Andrew McCutchen steals 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche flies out to right.

The 9th inning rally was just a bit too little too late in this tough loss for the Bucs.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Jamey Carroll flies out to right fielder Steve Pearce.
Grady Sizemore singles on a ground ball to right fielder Steve Pearce.
Victor Martinez grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Grady Sizemore to 2nd.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen lines out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, first baseman Chris Gimenez to pitcher David Huff.

Inning 2

Away
Mark DeRosa grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Luis Valbuena flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Andy LaRoche pops out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Steve Pearce flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.

Inning 3

Away
Chris Gimenez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
David Huff out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ian Snell to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Chris Gimenez to 2nd.
Jamey Carroll walks.
Grady Sizemore triples (2) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Chris Gimenez scores. Jamey Carroll scores.
Victor Martinez walks.
Shin-Soo Choo walks. Victor Martinez to 2nd.
Mark DeRosa called out on strikes.
Jhonny Peralta singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Grady Sizemore scores. Victor Martinez scores. Shin-Soo Choo to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th.
Luis Valbuena pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jeff Karstens grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to pitcher David Huff.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.

Inning 4

Away
Chris Gimenez grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Huff called out on strikes.
Jamey Carroll lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Adam LaRoche grounds out to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.

Inning 5

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Grady Sizemore called out on strikes.
Victor Martinez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Shin-Soo Choo singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mark DeRosa pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.

Home
Steve Pearce grounds out, third baseman Jhonny Peralta to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Jack Wilson doubles (15) on a ground ball to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Sean Burnett.
Eric Hinske walks.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a force out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to second baseman Jamey Carroll. Eric Hinske out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Jhonny Peralta homers (4) on a fly ball to right field.
Luis Valbuena called out on strikes.
Chris Gimenez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Huff grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Freddy Sanchez lines out to shortstop Luis Valbuena.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Jamey Carroll to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Inning 7

Away
Jamey Carroll grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Grady Sizemore grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Victor Martinez flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Home
Steve Pearce flies out to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Jhonny Peralta in foul territory.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Evan Meek.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Shin-Soo Choo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Mark DeRosa walks.
Jhonny Peralta flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Luis Valbuena pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Home
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Chris Gimenez.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Chris Gimenez singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Josh Barfield replaces David Huff.
Josh Barfield called out on strikes.
Jamey Carroll strikes out swinging.
Grady Sizemore called out on strikes.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Herges replaces David Huff, batting 9th, replacing Josh Barfield.
Adam LaRoche homers (10) on a fly ball to right center field.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Luis Valbuena to first baseman Chris Gimenez. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces Steve Pearce.
Brandon Moss doubles (14) on a line drive to right fielder Mark DeRosa. Robinzon Diaz scores.
Pitching Change: Kerry Wood replaces Matt Herges, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson doubles (16) on a line drive to left fielder Shin-Soo Choo, deflected by third baseman Jhonny Peralta. Brandon Moss scores.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Matt Capps.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Grady Sizemore. Jack Wilson scores.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (3) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche flies out to right fielder Mark DeRosa.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-7, 5.25 ERA, 49 K) @ Francisco Liriano (LHP) (2-7, 5.99 ERA, 62 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Metrodome

Post Game Updates
Yesterday, the Pirates lost 8-2 to the Twins. Tonight, they won 8-2.

Andy and Adam LaRoche each homered, becoming the first Pirate brothers to homer in the same game since 1938.

Snell pitched well, and he was good enough to get the win, going 6 innings and giving up 2 runs. John Grabow and Steven Jackson preserved the Bucco lead.

Rubber match against the Twins tomorrow.

troubleinthedome

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Home
Brendan Harris pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Joe Mauer lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Justin Morneau walks.
Jason Kubel singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Justin Morneau to 2nd.
Joe Crede flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 2

Away
Delwyn Young flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Eric Hinske called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Home
Michael Cuddyer singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Delmon Young flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Gomez pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Nick Punto grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Michael Cuddyer out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to left fielder Delmon Young.
Andrew McCutchen homers (1) on a fly ball to left center field. Jack Wilson scores.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.

Home
Brendan Harris grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Joe Mauer doubles (11) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Justin Morneau flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jason Kubel walks.
Joe Crede doubles (9) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joe Mauer scores. Jason Kubel scores.
Michael Cuddyer walks.
Delmon Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche doubles (21) on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche homers (3) on a fly ball to left field. Adam LaRoche scores.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Carlos Gomez lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Nick Punto flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brendan Harris flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson walks.
Andrew McCutchen pops out to second baseman Nick Punto.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, second baseman Nick Punto to shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau. Jack Wilson out at 2nd.

Home
Joe Mauer flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Justin Morneau grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jason Kubel called out on strikes.

Inning 6

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to left fielder Delmon Young.
With Eric Hinske batting, Delwyn Young steals (2) 2nd base.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.

Home
Joe Crede grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Michael Cuddyer triples (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Delmon Young reaches on a fielder’s choice out, pitcher Ian Snell to third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Robinzon Diaz. Michael Cuddyer out at home. Delmon Young to 2nd.
Carlos Gomez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Robinzon Diaz pops out to second baseman Nick Punto.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, wild pitch by Francisco Liriano, Jack Wilson to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Ian Snell.
Nick Punto bunt grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brendan Harris singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Brendan Harris to 2nd on the throw.
Joe Mauer walks. Passed ball by catcher Robinzon Diaz. Brendan Harris to 3rd.
Justin Morneau walks. Joe Mauer to 2nd.
Jason Kubel strikes out swinging.
Joe Crede grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Henn replaces Francisco Liriano.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche homers (9) on a fly ball to center field.
Delwyn Young walks.
Eric Hinske walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Luis Ayala replaces Sean Henn.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop Brendan Harris to third baseman Joe Crede. Delwyn Young out at 3rd. Eric Hinske to 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (5) on a line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez. Eric Hinske scores. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Michael Cuddyer walks.
Delmon Young grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Cuddyer out at 2nd.
Carlos Gomez pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (16) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Delmon Young. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Delwyn Young grounds out, first baseman Justin Morneau to pitcher Luis Ayala.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces John Grabow.
Nick Punto walks.
Brendan Harris pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
With Joe Mauer batting, Nick Punto advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Joe Mauer flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Justin Morneau flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Rick Porcello (RHP) (6-4, 3.98 ERA, 36 K) @ Ian Snell (RHP) (1-6, 5.54 ERA, 45 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

With Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight, this game is a bit of an afterthought. Hopefully the city of Pittsburgh can get 2 wins over the city of Detroit tonight.

Post Game Update
The only thing that mattered to most Pittsburgh fans tonight is that Lord Stanley came back home. The Pens shocked the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals to win their 3rd championship.

The Pirates’ game didn’t go as well. Ian Snell gave up 2 runs in 7 innings, and the offense could only muster 1 run on 8 hits.

Tiger pitcher, Rick Porcello went 2-3 with 2 RBI to earn his own win.

Whatever, the Pens won. That’s enough excitement to last me for awhile.

guerin

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Curtis Granderson pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Placido Polanco doubles (17) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Don Kelly flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Cabrera flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Brandon Inge to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Ramon Santiago to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, pitcher Rick Porcello to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 2

Away
Magglio Ordonez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Brandon Inge flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Gerald Laird batting, Magglio Ordonez steals (2) 2nd base.
Gerald Laird called out on strikes.
Ramon Santiago singles on a ground ball to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Magglio Ordonez to 3rd.
Rick Porcello singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Magglio Ordonez scores. Ramon Santiago to 2nd.
Curtis Granderson strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Don Kelly.
Andy LaRoche lines into an unassisted double play, first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Adam LaRoche doubled off 1st.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Inning 3

Away
Placido Polanco doubles (18) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Don Kelly pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Miguel Cabrera singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Placido Polanco to 3rd.
Magglio Ordonez grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Miguel Cabrera out at 2nd.

Home
Jason Jaramillo singles on a ground ball to right fielder Magglio Ordonez.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Gerald Laird to second baseman Placido Polanco. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Brandon Inge to catcher Gerald Laird. Jason Jaramillo out at home. Jack Wilson to 3rd. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Rick Porcello to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 4

Away
Brandon Inge flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Gerald Laird grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ramon Santiago grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, third baseman Brandon Inge to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Adam LaRoche lines out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Miguel Cabrera to pitcher Rick Porcello.

Inning 5

Away
Rick Porcello strikes out swinging.
Curtis Granderson flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Placido Polanco singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Don Kelly walks. Placido Polanco to 2nd.
Miguel Cabrera grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Don Kelly.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to left fielder Don Kelly.
Jack Wilson pops out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera in foul territory.
Ian Snell strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Magglio Ordonez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brandon Inge strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Gerald Laird hits a ground-rule double (7) on a line drive down the left-field line.
Ian Snell intentionally walks Ramon Santiago.
Rick Porcello singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Gerald Laird scores. Ramon Santiago to 3rd.
Curtis Granderson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to left fielder Don Kelly.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Brandon Inge.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (15) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (22) on a ground ball to right fielder Magglio Ordonez. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, shortstop Ramon Santiago to second baseman Placido Polanco to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 7

Away
Placido Polanco singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Don Kelly out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Placido Polanco to 2nd.
Miguel Cabrera grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Placido Polanco to 3rd.
Magglio Ordonez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Placido Polanco to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Placido Polanco to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Jack Wilson grounds out, shortstop Ramon Santiago to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th.
Brandon Inge homers (14) on a fly ball to left field.
Gerald Laird strikes out swinging.
Ramon Santiago bunt grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Marcus Thames replaces Rick Porcello.
Marcus Thames flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Pitching Change: Zach Miner replaces Rick Porcello, batting 9th, replacing Marcus Thames.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young grounds out to first baseman Miguel Cabrera.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to left fielder Don Kelly.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, second baseman Placido Polanco to shortstop Ramon Santiago to first baseman Miguel Cabrera. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Curtis Granderson walks.
Placido Polanco out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Sean Burnett to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Curtis Granderson to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ryan Raburn replaces Don Kelly.
With Ryan Raburn batting, passed ball by Jason Jaramillo, Curtis Granderson to 3rd.
Ryan Raburn strikes out swinging.
Sean Burnett intentionally walks Miguel Cabrera.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Magglio Ordonez grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Miguel Cabrera out at 2nd.

Home
Ryan Raburn remains in the game as the right fielder.
Pitching Change: Fernando Rodney replaces Zach Miner, batting 5th, replacing right fielder Magglio Ordonez.
Defensive Substitution: Josh Anderson replaces pitcher Zach Miner, batting 9th, playing left field.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Curtis Granderson.
Adam LaRoche doubles (20) on a line drive to right fielder Ryan Raburn.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Miguel Cabrera to pitcher Fernando Rodney. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-6, 5.64 ERA, 42 K) @ Felipe Paulino (RHP) (1-4, 6.21 ERA, 33 K)

2:05 P.M. EST @ Minute Maid Park

Post Game Update

For the third time this season, the Pirates were going for a series win against the Houston Astros, and for the 3rd time, the Astros prevailed.

Ian Snell pitched better tonight than he has in awhile. Snell pitched 6 innings and gave up just 3 runs. Steven Jackson struggled in 1.1 innings, giving up 3 runs.

Andrew McCutchen went 3-5 with an RBI in the leadoff spot.

It’s frustrating to lose this series after sweeping the Mets and being just 3 games below .500.

Now it’s on to Atlanta.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Michael Bourn.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, wild pitch by Felipe Paulino, Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Michael Bourn singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Bourn out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo doubles (10) on a fly ball to center fielder Michael Bourn. Andy LaRoche scores.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out on a foul tip.
Pitching Change: Russ Ortiz replaces Felipe Paulino, batting 9th.
Ian Snell strikes out swinging.

Home
Carlos Lee reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging and Carlos Lee caught stealing 2nd, catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Geoff Blum doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Geoff Blum scores.
Humberto Quintero flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 3

Away
Andrew McCutchen pops out to second baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Russ Ortiz flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss in foul territory.
Michael Bourn singles on a ground ball to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Miguel Tejada grounds into a double play, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Michael Bourn out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Jeff Keppinger to first baseman Lance Berkman. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Houston Astros pitcher Felipe Paulino left the game due to an injured groin.
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.

Home
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Carlos Lee grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Lance Berkman strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.
Ian Snell singles on a ground ball to shortstop Miguel Tejada.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to pitcher Russ Ortiz. Ian Snell to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan lines into a double play, third baseman Geoff Blum to second baseman Jeff Keppinger. Ian Snell doubled off 2nd.

Home
Geoff Blum flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jeff Keppinger doubles (8) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Humberto Quintero doubles (2) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jeff Keppinger scores.
Russ Ortiz grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Humberto Quintero to 3rd.
Michael Bourn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Brandon Moss grounds out, pitcher Russ Ortiz to first baseman Lance Berkman.

Home
Miguel Tejada grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Hunter Pence walks.
With Carlos Lee batting, Hunter Pence steals (6) 2nd base.
Carlos Lee singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Hunter Pence scores. Carlos Lee out at 2nd, right fielder Brandon Moss to catcher Jason Jaramillo to shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Lance Berkman doubles (10) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Geoff Blum flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Russ Ortiz, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Ian Snell.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd. Ramon Vazquez to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, first baseman Lance Berkman to pitcher Jeff Fulchino. Jason Jaramillo scores. Ramon Vazquez to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence. Ramon Vazquez scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd on the throw.
Freddy Sanchez walks.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a double play, first baseman Lance Berkman to catcher Humberto Quintero to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young out at home.

Home
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Jeff Keppinger grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Humberto Quintero singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Kata replaces Jeff Fulchino.
Matt Kata grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Humberto Quintero out at 2nd. Matt Kata to 1st.
Michael Bourn walks. Matt Kata to 2nd.
Miguel Tejada singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Matt Kata scores. Michael Bourn to 2nd.
Hunter Pence strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Chris Sampson replaces Jeff Fulchino, batting 9th, replacing Matt Kata.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Geoff Blum to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.

Home
Carlos Lee walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Darin Erstad replaces Carlos Lee.
Lance Berkman singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Darin Erstad to 2nd.
Geoff Blum flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Humberto Quintero singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Darin Erstad scores. Lance Berkman to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Chris Sampson.
Jason Michaels hits a ground-rule double (6) on a fly ball down the right-field line. Lance Berkman scores. Humberto Quintero to 3rd.
Michael Bourn pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 9

Away
Darin Erstad remains in the game as the left fielder.
Pitching Change: LaTroy Hawkins replaces Chris Sampson, batting 9th, replacing Jason Michaels.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Jesse Chavez.
Eric Hinske doubles (7) on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to second baseman Jeff Keppinger. Eric Hinske to 3rd.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Michael Bourn. Eric Hinske scores.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Andrew McCutchen advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to first baseman Lance Berkman in foul territory.

Livan Hernandez (RHP) (4-1, 4.28 ERA, 31 K) @ Ian Snell (RHP) (1-6, 5.43 ERA, 40 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Over the first 3 innings, Ian Snell provided a lot more of the same… bad pitching. The Bucs found themselves in a 5-0 hole after 3 frames.

He managed to get things together, and the Pirate bats came alive. An Andy LaRoche triple knocked in 2 runs, and LaRoche later scored to make the score 5-3.

The Pirates exploded again in the bottom of the 8th and scored 5 runs thanks to an Adam LaRoche double followed by four consecutive singles from Andy LaRoche, Jaramillo, Wilson, and Young.

Matt Capps entered for the 9th inning and shut things down. It turned out to be a nice 8-5 win for the black and gold.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Luis Castillo grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Fernando Martinez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez steals (1) 2nd base.
Daniel Murphy grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Fernando Martinez to 3rd.
Gary Sheffield walks.
David Wright strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan singles on a pop up to shortstop Wilson Valdez.
With Freddy Sanchez batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (11) 2nd base.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Nate McLouth called out on strikes.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Jeremy Reed.

Inning 2

Away
Jeremy Reed doubles (2) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Wilson Valdez triples (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jeremy Reed scores.
Brian Schneider singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Wilson Valdez scores.
Livan Hernandez grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Brian Schneider out at 2nd.
Luis Castillo grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Eric Hinske walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a double play, third baseman David Wright to second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Eric Hinske out at 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 3

Away
Fernando Martinez walks.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez steals (2) 2nd base, . Fernando Martinez advances to 3rd, on a throwing error by catcher Jason Jaramillo.
Daniel Murphy walks.
Gary Sheffield grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Fernando Martinez scores. Daniel Murphy out at 2nd. Gary Sheffield to 1st.
David Wright flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jeremy Reed doubles (3) on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Gary Sheffield to 3rd.
Wilson Valdez doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Gary Sheffield scores. Jeremy Reed scores.
Brian Schneider grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to pitcher Livan Hernandez.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Livan Hernandez to second baseman Luis Castillo. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Luis Castillo.

Inning 4

Away
Livan Hernandez flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Luis Castillo grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ian Snell.
Fernando Martinez walks.
Daniel Murphy lines out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out on a foul tip.
Adam LaRoche doubles (15) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske walks.
Andy LaRoche triples (1) on a fly ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Adam LaRoche scores. Eric Hinske scores.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to pitcher Livan Hernandez. Andy LaRoche scores.
Jack Wilson flies out to left fielder Fernando Martinez.

Inning 5

Away
Gary Sheffield flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
David Wright lines out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Jeremy Reed strikes out swinging.

Home
Ian Snell strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a force out, third baseman David Wright to shortstop Wilson Valdez to second baseman Luis Castillo. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd. Freddy Sanchez to 1st.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Jeremy Reed.

Inning 6

Away
Wilson Valdez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian Schneider walks.
Livan Hernandez out on a sacrifice bunt to pitcher Ian Snell. Brian Schneider to 2nd.
Luis Castillo lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske grounds into a force out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to shortstop Wilson Valdez. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd. Eric Hinske to 1st.
Andy LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Bobby Parnell replaces Livan Hernandez, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to pitcher Bobby Parnell. Eric Hinske to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Ian Snell.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Fernando Martinez grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Daniel Murphy grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Pedro Feliciano replaces Bobby Parnell, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to shortstop Wilson Valdez.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
David Wright walks.
Jeremy Reed ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Steven Jackson to shortstop Jack Wilson. David Wright out at 2nd. Jeremy Reed to 1st.
Wilson Valdez grounds out, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeremy Reed to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Steven Jackson, batting 9th.
Brian Schneider grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Adam LaRoche doubles (16) on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Pitching Change: J. Putz replaces Pedro Feliciano, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to second baseman Luis Castillo. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Andy LaRoche scores. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Tom Gorzelanny.
Delwyn Young singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson to 3rd. Delwyn Young to 2nd on the throw.
J. Putz intentionally walks Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Brian Stokes replaces J. Putz, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a fielding error by shortstop Wilson Valdez. Jack Wilson scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Jeremy Reed. Delwyn Young scores. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Fernando Tatis replaces Brian Stokes.
Fernando Tatis singles on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Luis Castillo lines out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Fernando Martinez grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Fernando Tatis out at 2nd. Fernando Martinez to 1st.
With Daniel Murphy batting, Fernando Martinez advances to 2nd on defensive indifference.
Daniel Murphy flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

I really thought today was going to be the day. Coming into the game, we had lost 7 in a row and 11 of the last 12. I thought we had a favorable pitching matchup (Ian Snell @ Livan Hernandez). We were swinging pink bats on Mother’s Day. We even got a 2-0 after 3 innings.

In the first inning, Nyjer Morgan singled and stole 2nd. A Delwyn Young single and a Nate McLouth sac fly brought him in. In the second inning, McLouth doubled and a Robinzon Diaz single brought him in.

Not surprisingly, it fell apart.

The Mets put some hits together in the bottom of the 4th to score 3 runs. Ian Snell left the game after 6 innings with the Pirates trailing 3-2. Sean Burnett came in and a Brian Bixler error at shortstop allowed the 7th inning to go longer than it should have and the Mets added another. John Grabow came in for the 8th inning and gave up 3 more runs.

Nate McLouth added an after-the-fact 2 run homer in the 9th.

Final Score: Mets 8, Pirates 4

We know we won’t lose tomorrow. Thankfully, the Bucs have the day off.

Jack Wilson played a AAA game on Saturday. He went 1 for 3 with an RBI double, and he started a double play for the Indianapolis Indians. He should be back in the starting lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Cardinals. It’s a good thing because we need him in the lineup badly. This season, Brian Bixler has had 25 at bats and 18 strikeouts. He’s committed 2 errors in 8 games.

Brian Bixler - The Indianapolis Indians should get their SS back tomorrow.

Brian Bixler - The Indianapolis Indians should get their SS back tomorrow.

16 consecutive losses to one team? We need to get this monkey off of our back and beat the Brewers. Another glimpse of .500 wouldn’t be bad either.

Jeff Suppan (1-2, 5.88) @ Ian Snell (1-3, 3.72), 7:05 P.M. @ PNC Park

Post-Game Update:

It’s official. We’ve lost to the Brewers 17 consecutive times. They own us. At least we don’t have to see them again until July 20.

Freddy Sanchez got the Pirates started early with a home run in the 1st inning, but it wasn’t enough. Ian Snell didn’t pitch great (probably because he threw 131 pitches in his last outing), but he still managed to leave in the 6th inning with a 3-2 lead (he did walk the first 2 batters in the 6th). Jesse Chavez came into the game in relief, and things got bad. Chavez allowed 3 runs to score, before Sean Burnett came in and closed out the inning. Pirate pitchers gave up 10 walks in the game.

Delwyn Young hit a 2 RBI double in the 8th, but even that wasn’t enough, and the Brewers beat the Bucs 8-5.

You have to wonder if the Pirates will see .500 again this season.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Rickie Weeks flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Craig Counsell grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ryan Braun flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Nyjer Morgan flies out to right fielder Corey Hart.
Freddy Sanchez homers (3) on a fly ball to left field.
Nate McLouth grounds out softly, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Inning 2

Away
Prince Fielder walks.
Mike Cameron grounds into a double play, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Prince Fielder out at 2nd.
Corey Hart doubles (8) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
J. Hardy singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Corey Hart scores.
Jason Kendall grounds into a force out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. J. Hardy out at 2nd.

Home
Brandon Moss walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop J. Hardy to second baseman Rickie Weeks. Brandon Moss out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop J. Hardy to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Inning 3

Away
Jeff Suppan grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Rickie Weeks flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Craig Counsell grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Ian Snell grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Jeff Suppan.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Mike Cameron.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Ryan Braun walks.
Prince Fielder flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Mike Cameron grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Ryan Braun out at 2nd. Mike Cameron to 1st.
Corey Hart doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Mike Cameron scores. Corey Hart to 3rd on the throw.
J. Hardy doubles (2) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Corey Hart scores.
Jason Kendall reaches on a fielder’s choice out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. J. Hardy out at 2nd.

Home
Brandon Moss singles on a soft ground ball to pitcher Jeff Suppan.
Andy LaRoche walks. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez flies out to right fielder Corey Hart in foul territory. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to center fielder Mike Cameron. Brandon Moss scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Jeff Suppan to second baseman Rickie Weeks. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Inning 5

Away
Jeff Suppan called out on strikes.
Rickie Weeks grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ian Snell.
Craig Counsell walks.
Ryan Braun strikes out swinging.

Home
Freddy Sanchez flies out to left fielder Ryan Braun.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Prince Fielder to pitcher Jeff Suppan.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Ryan Braun.

Inning 6

Away
Prince Fielder walks.
Mike Cameron walks. Prince Fielder to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th.
Corey Hart grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Prince Fielder to 3rd. Mike Cameron out at 2nd. Corey Hart to 1st.
With J. Hardy batting, Corey Hart steals (3) 2nd base.
J. Hardy singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Prince Fielder scores. Corey Hart scores.
Jason Kendall singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. J. Hardy to 2nd.
Jeff Suppan walks. J. Hardy to 3rd. Jason Kendall to 2nd.
Rickie Weeks walks. J. Hardy scores. Jason Kendall to 3rd. Jeff Suppan to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Craig Counsell pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
Ryan Braun grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Mike Cameron.
With Ramon Vazquez batting, wild pitch by Jeff Suppan, Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Ramon Vazquez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Mike Cameron. Andy LaRoche scores.
Pitching Change: Seth McClung replaces Jeff Suppan, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Sean Burnett.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Tyler Yates replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Prince Fielder pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Mike Cameron flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Corey Hart strikes out swinging.

Home
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop J. Hardy to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Mike Cameron.
Nate McLouth walks.
Pitching Change: Mitch Stetter replaces Seth McClung, batting 6th.
Defensive Substitution: Chris Duffy replaces pitcher Seth McClung, batting 9th, playing right field.
Adam LaRoche flies out to right fielder Chris Duffy.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Tyler Yates, batting 9th.
J. Hardy walks.
Jason Kendall walks. J. Hardy to 2nd.
Chris Duffy out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Evan Meek to first baseman Adam LaRoche. J. Hardy to 3rd. Jason Kendall to 2nd.
Rickie Weeks reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Hardy out at home. Jason Kendall to 3rd.
Craig Counsell doubles (3) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Jason Kendall scores. Rickie Weeks scores.
Ryan Braun flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Brandon Moss walks.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, shortstop J. Hardy to second baseman Rickie Weeks. Brandon Moss out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Ramon Vazquez walks. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Chris Duffy.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Evan Meek.
Delwyn Young doubles (3) on a fly ball to right fielder Chris Duffy. Andy LaRoche scores. Ramon Vazquez scores.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out on a foul tip.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Donnie Veal replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Prince Fielder hit by pitch.
With Mike Cameron batting, wild pitch by Donnie Veal, Prince Fielder to 2nd.
Mike Cameron flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Casey McGehee replaces Mitch Stetter.
Casey McGehee flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
J. Hardy walks.
Jason Kendall strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Carlos Villanueva replaces Mitch Stetter, batting 6th, replacing Casey McGehee.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Chris Duffy.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Prince Fielder to pitcher Carlos Villanueva.

The Pirates try to avoid a 3 game losing streak and their 18th consecutive loss at Miller Park.

Ian Snell @ Yovani Gallardo – 1:05 P.M.

Pittsburgh Pirates

Updated: Well, not too much to say about this one. Yovani Gallardo pitched a stellar game for the Brew Crew. He pitched 8 innings, allowed 2 hits, and struck out 11 Pirate batters. Oh yeah, he also hit a solo home run to lead his team to the 1-0 victory.

Ian Snell pitched well, but he probably shouldn’t have stayed in as long as he did. He threw 131 pitches.

The Pirates have now been swept, and they’ve now been defeated 18 consecutive times at Miller Park. The record is 19.

Former Pirate, Chris Duffy contributed a hit for the Brewers today.

From the Minor Leagues, the injury bug is still alive. Jose Tabata will be out 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury.

The Reds are coming to Pittsburgh for the weekend. I’ll be there on Saturday!

Enjoy the off day! Go Bucs!

Live Updates!

Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Kendall to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Corey Hart.
Brandon Moss called out on strikes.

Home
Rickie Weeks lines out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Chris Duffy walks.
Ryan Braun called out on strikes.
Prince Fielder walks. Chris Duffy to 2nd.
Corey Hart flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Chris Duffy.
Eric Hinske called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche flies out to right fielder Corey Hart.

Home
J. Hardy flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Bill Hall singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Jason Kendall grounds into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Bill Hall out at 2nd. Jason Kendall to 1st.
Yovani Gallardo pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.

Inning 3

Away
Ramon Vazquez grounds out, pitcher Yovani Gallardo to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop J. Hardy to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Ian Snell strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Kendall to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Home
Rickie Weeks grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ian Snell.
Chris Duffy pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Ryan Braun strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to pitcher Yovani Gallardo.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Brandon Moss grounds out, third baseman Bill Hall to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Home
Prince Fielder grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Corey Hart hits a ground-rule double (6) on a fly ball to left field.
J. Hardy flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Bill Hall walks.
Jason Kendall grounds into a force out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Bill Hall out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Eric Hinske strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Chris Duffy.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.

Home
Yovani Gallardo grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Rickie Weeks pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Chris Duffy doubles (1) on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Ryan Braun strikes out on a foul tip.

Inning 6

Away
Robinzon Diaz strikes out swinging.
Ian Snell grounds out to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Home
Prince Fielder singles on a ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Corey Hart pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
J. Hardy strikes out swinging.
Bill Hall strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez reaches on a throwing error by shortstop J. Hardy.
Brandon Moss flies out to center fielder Chris Duffy.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Ryan Braun.
Eric Hinske walks. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche pops out to first baseman Prince Fielder in foul territory.

Home
Jason Kendall flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Yovani Gallardo homers (2) on a fly ball to left field.
Rickie Weeks walks.
Chris Duffy flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
With Ryan Braun batting, Rickie Weeks caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 8

Away
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Corey Hart.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Ian Snell.
Craig Monroe called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.

Home
Pitching Change: Tyler Yates replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Ryan Braun grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Prince Fielder doubles (5) on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Corey Hart called out on strikes.
J. Hardy grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Carlos Villanueva replaces Yovani Gallardo, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Rickie Weeks to first baseman Prince Fielder.
Brandon Moss grounds out, first baseman Prince Fielder to pitcher Carlos Villanueva.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.