Tim Redding (RHP) (1-3, 6.35 ERA, 30 K) @ Paul Maholm (LHP) (5-4, 4.35 ERA, 63 K)

12:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Updates
Technically, the Pirates were going for a 4 game sweep against the New York Mets today (make up game). It was back and forth all day, and the Pirates lost a heartbreaker. After leading 5-0 after 3 innings, the Bucs allowed the Mets back into the game, and the Mets led 8-5 after 6. Down 8-6 in the bottom of the ninth, Freddy Sanchez singled and Adam LaRoche homered to the game as the PNC Park crowd exploded. With 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth, Robinzon Diaz and Ramon Vazquez singled, but Brandon Moss couldn’t knock in the game winner.

Matt Capps entered in the top of the 10th, and allowed a 2-out hit-by-pitch, stolen base, and single to give up the lead.

The Pirates’ top of the order couldn’t produce anything in the bottom of the 10th.

Today was the first time we’ve seen Jeff Salazar in a Pirates’ uniform. He was recalled after the Morgan/Hinske trades. He entered as a pinch-hitter in the bottom of the 6th, and he flew out to right.

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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.

Paul Maholm (LHP) (4-2, 3.61 ERA, 50 K) @ Glen Perkins (LHP) (1-3, 5.36 ERA, 26 K)

8:10 P.M. EST @ Metrodome

After getting a series win against the Tigers, interleague play continues, and the Pirates travel to Minnesota for a 3 game set.

Post Game Update
Tonight’s game in the Metrodome didn’t go so well. Paul Maholm was all over the place. He allowed 14 hits and 8 runs in 5 innings.

Pirate hitters managed 11 hits, but they could only get 2 runs across.

buccofans.com pointed out an interesting statistic regarding Paul Maholm and whoever catches him.

ERA with Jaramillo – 8.39
ERA with Diaz – 0.67
ERA with Doumit – 0.87

Pirate fielders struggled all night, losing balls in the white roof of the Metrodome.

This could be a long 3 game series.

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Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Joe Crede to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out softly, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Home
Brendan Harris singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Joe Mauer singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Brendan Harris to 3rd.
Justin Morneau grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Brendan Harris scores. Joe Mauer out at 2nd.
Joe Crede strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Craig Monroe singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez. Craig Monroe to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo grounds into a force out, shortstop Brendan Harris to second baseman Nick Punto. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Home
Jason Kubel singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Michael Cuddyer doubles (13) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jason Kubel out at home on the throw, center fielder Andrew McCutchen to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Michael Cuddyer to 3rd on the throw.
Delmon Young singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Michael Cuddyer scores.
With Carlos Gomez batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Delmon Young to 2nd.
Carlos Gomez pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Nick Punto grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jack Wilson doubles (14) on a ground ball to left fielder Delmon Young.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan homers (1) on a fly ball to right field. Jack Wilson scores.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Adam LaRoche singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Craig Monroe pops out to first baseman Justin Morneau in foul territory.

Home
Brendan Harris walks.
Joe Mauer singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Brendan Harris to 2nd.
Justin Morneau singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Brendan Harris scores. Joe Mauer to 2nd.
Joe Crede singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Joe Mauer to 3rd. Justin Morneau to 2nd.
Jason Kubel grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Joe Mauer scores. Justin Morneau to 3rd. Joe Crede out at 2nd.
Michael Cuddyer strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche flies out to left fielder Delmon Young.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.

Home
Delmon Young strikes out swinging.
Carlos Gomez singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Nick Punto grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Carlos Gomez out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Jack Wilson flies out to left fielder Delmon Young.
Andrew McCutchen doubles (2) on a ground ball to left fielder Delmon Young.
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to right fielder Michael Cuddyer. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a double play, second baseman Nick Punto to shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Home
Brendan Harris strikes out swinging.
Joe Mauer singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Justin Morneau lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Joe Crede doubles (8) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Joe Mauer scores.
Jason Kubel flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Craig Monroe grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.
Delwyn Young flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Brendan Harris to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Michael Cuddyer singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Delmon Young batting, wild pitch by Paul Maholm, Michael Cuddyer to 2nd.
Delmon Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Michael Cuddyer to 3rd.
Carlos Gomez singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Michael Cuddyer scores. Delmon Young to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Paul Maholm.
Nick Punto out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Delwyn Young. Delmon Young scores.
Brendan Harris flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Joe Mauer batting, Carlos Gomez steals (6) 2nd base.
Joe Mauer doubles (10) on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Carlos Gomez scores.
Justin Morneau walks.
Joe Crede grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: R. A. Dickey replaces Glen Perkins.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to third baseman Joe Crede.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Nick Punto to first baseman Justin Morneau.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jeff Karstens.
Jason Kubel walks.
Michael Cuddyer grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jason Kubel out at 2nd.
Delmon Young flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Inning 8

Away
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Delmon Young.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging. Craig Monroe advances to 1st, on a throwing error by catcher Joe Mauer.
Delwyn Young doubles (4) on a line drive to left fielder Delmon Young. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out to catcher Joe Mauer. Andy LaRoche out on batter interference.

Home
Carlos Gomez strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Punto singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Brendan Harris grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Nick Punto out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jose Mijares replaces R. A. Dickey.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Robinzon Diaz replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez.
Jack Wilson singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Carlos Gomez. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to right fielder Michael Cuddyer.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to center fielder Carlos Gomez.

Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.85 ERA, 33 K) @ Derek Lowe (RHP) (6-3, 3.40 ERA, 45 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

The Pirates dropped their second 1-run game in a row to the Atlanta Braves. Ross Ohlendorf pitched well, but it wasn’t enough for the Pirates to get the W.

The Pirates scored early in the 1st inning when speedy Nyjer Morgan singled. Delwyn Young hit him over to 3rd, and Morgan scored on an Adam LaRoche groundout.

The Braves put some singles together in the bottom of the 3rd to score Nate McLouth and tie the game at 1.

Delwyn Young singled in the 4th, Eric Hinske walked, and Robinzon Diaz doubled to send them both home. 3-1 Bucs!

The lead lasted until the bottom of the 7th when Jesse Chavez gave up a 2 run single to Yunel Escobar.

This was the 2nd tough loss in a row for the Bucs.

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Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Garret Anderson. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar strikes out on a foul tip.
Chipper Jones lines out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 2

Away
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Matt Diaz.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Brian McCann strikes out swinging.
Garret Anderson singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Greg Norton flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Matt Diaz grounds into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Delwyn Young. Garret Anderson out at 2nd.

Inning 3

Away
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to shortstop Yunel Escobar, deflected by pitcher Derek Lowe.
Nyjer Morgan grounds into a double play, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton. Andrew McCutchen out at 2nd.

Home
Kelly Johnson flies out to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Derek Lowe pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Nate McLouth singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske.
Yunel Escobar singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones singles on a ground ball to second baseman Delwyn Young. Nate McLouth scores. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 4

Away
Delwyn Young singles on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Adam LaRoche grounds out softly to first baseman Greg Norton. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Eric Hinske walks.
Robinzon Diaz doubles (4) on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Delwyn Young scores. Eric Hinske scores.
Jack Wilson grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.
Matt Diaz grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out softly, pitcher Derek Lowe to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a sharp line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Delwyn Young batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (13) 2nd base.
Delwyn Young grounds out softly, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Kelly Johnson pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Derek Lowe grounds out softly, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan in foul territory.

Inning 6

Away
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Eric Hinske doubles (8) on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Yunel Escobar singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen, deflected by shortstop Jack Wilson.
Chipper Jones singles on a line drive to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar to 3rd.
Brian McCann singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Eric Hinske. Yunel Escobar scores. Chipper Jones to 2nd.
Garret Anderson grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf. Chipper Jones to 3rd. Brian McCann out at 2nd.
Greg Norton grounds out softly, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf.

Inning 7

Away
Jack Wilson grounds out sharply, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Matt Diaz singles on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Kelly Johnson singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Sean Burnett. Matt Diaz to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Gregor Blanco replaces Derek Lowe.
Gregor Blanco out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Robinzon Diaz to second baseman Delwyn Young. Matt Diaz to 3rd. Kelly Johnson to 2nd.
Nate McLouth walks.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Yunel Escobar singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Matt Diaz scores. Kelly Johnson scores. Nate McLouth to 2nd.
Chipper Jones grounds into a double play, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson to pitcher Jesse Chavez. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Michael Gonzalez replaces Derek Lowe, batting 9th, replacing Gregor Blanco.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Delwyn Young grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.
Pittsburgh Pirates First Base Coach Perry Hill ejected by 1B umpire Doug Eddings.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 9th.
Brian McCann grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.
Greg Norton called out on strikes.

Inning 9

Away
Defensive Substitution: Jeff Francoeur replaces left fielder Garret Anderson, batting 5th, playing right field.
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Michael Gonzalez, batting 6th, replacing first baseman Greg Norton.
Defensive switch from right field to left field for Matt Diaz.
Defensive Substitution: Martin Prado replaces pitcher Michael Gonzalez, batting 9th, playing first base.
Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Eric Hinske flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Robinzon Diaz reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Chipper Jones. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Pirates are looking for a sweep tonight!

Mitchell Boggs (RHP) (1-0, 3.50 ERA, 19 K) @ Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-1, 5.19 ERA, 12 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Postgame Update:
No need for brooms. This game was all about missed opportunities for the Pirates. In the 1st, 3rd, and 5th innings, Nyjer Morgan and Freddy Sanchez both got on base (1st and 3rd with no outs, 5th with 1 out), and Nate McLouth couldn’t help more than a walk in the 5th, and those on-base efforts led to no runs. In the 4th inning, the Pirates got four consecutive hits, but they led to just one run because of a baserunning error by Robinzon Diaz.

The Pirates outhit the Cardinals 12-10, but the Bucs left 10 men on base. Final score: Cardinals 5 – Pirates 1.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Skip Schumaker reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Shane Robinson grounds into a double play, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Skip Schumaker out at 2nd.
Albert Pujols grounds out, third baseman Eric Hinske to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth pops out to shortstop Tyler Greene.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, third baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Inning 2

Away
Chris Duncan strikes out swinging.
Yadier Molina singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Colby Rasmus homers (2) on a fly ball to right field. Yadier Molina scores.
Tyler Greene singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Joe Thurston pops out to catcher Robinzon Diaz in foul territory.
Mitchell Boggs strikes out swinging.

Home
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Jack Wilson pops out to catcher Yadier Molina in foul territory.

Inning 3

Away
Skip Schumaker singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Shane Robinson grounds out, third baseman Eric Hinske to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Skip Schumaker to 2nd.
Albert Pujols flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Chris Duncan flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Jeff Karstens pops out to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Chris Duncan. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Nate McLouth grounds into a double play, first baseman Albert Pujols to shortstop Tyler Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Inning 4

Away
Yadier Molina grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Colby Rasmus flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Tyler Greene singles on a bunt ground ball to catcher Robinzon Diaz.
With Joe Thurston batting, Tyler Greene steals (2) 2nd base.
Joe Thurston flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Home
Adam LaRoche triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to right fielder Shane Robinson. Adam LaRoche scores.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to second baseman Skip Schumaker, deflected by first baseman Albert Pujols. Robinzon Diaz out at 3rd, first baseman Albert Pujols to second baseman Skip Schumaker to third baseman Joe Thurston.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to right fielder Shane Robinson. Eric Hinske to 3rd.
Jack Wilson grounds into a double play, third baseman Joe Thurston to second baseman Skip Schumaker to first baseman Albert Pujols. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 5

Away
Mitchell Boggs doubles (1) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Skip Schumaker singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Mitchell Boggs to 3rd.
Shane Robinson out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Nyjer Morgan. Mitchell Boggs scores.
Albert Pujols grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Skip Schumaker out at 2nd.

Home
Jeff Karstens grounds out, pitcher Mitchell Boggs to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to second baseman Skip Schumaker, deflected by shortstop Tyler Greene. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
With Nate McLouth batting, Nyjer Morgan advances to 3rd on a balk. Freddy Sanchez advances to 2nd on a balk.
Nate McLouth walks.
Pitching Change: Trever Miller replaces Mitchell Boggs, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche pops out to third baseman Joe Thurston in foul territory.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 6

Away
Chris Duncan grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Yadier Molina flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Colby Rasmus grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Eric Hinske singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Joe Thurston.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Pitching Change: Kyle McClellan replaces Trever Miller, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson pops out to second baseman Skip Schumaker.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jeff Karstens.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Tyler Greene flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Joe Thurston strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kyle McClellan strikes out swinging.

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Nyjer Morgan walks.
Freddy Sanchez grounds into a double play, pitcher Kyle McClellan to second baseman Skip Schumaker to first baseman Albert Pujols. Nyjer Morgan out at 2nd.
Pitching Change: Dennys Reyes replaces Kyle McClellan, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Shane Robinson.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

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Skip Schumaker singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Shane Robinson singles on a soft line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Skip Schumaker to 2nd.
With Albert Pujols batting, wild pitch by Evan Meek, Skip Schumaker to 3rd. Shane Robinson to 2nd.
Albert Pujols singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Skip Schumaker scores. Shane Robinson scores.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Evan Meek, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brian Barden replaces Chris Duncan.
With Brian Barden batting, Albert Pujols steals (6) 2nd base.
Brian Barden strikes out swinging.
Sean Burnett intentionally walks Yadier Molina.
Colby Rasmus lines into a double play, right fielder Brandon Moss to shortstop Jack Wilson. Albert Pujols doubled off 2nd.

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Defensive switch from second base to right field for Skip Schumaker.
Defensive switch from right field to left field for Shane Robinson.
Brian Barden remains in the game as the third baseman.
Defensive switch from third base to second base for Joe Thurston.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Andy LaRoche replaces Eric Hinske.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss doubles (4) on a fly ball to right fielder Skip Schumaker.
Pitching Change: Chris Perez replaces Dennys Reyes, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

Inning 9

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Andy LaRoche remains in the game as the third baseman.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Sean Burnett, batting 9th.
Tyler Greene flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Joe Thurston grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Nick Stavinoha replaces Chris Perez.
Nick Stavinoha flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

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Pitching Change: Ryan Franklin replaces Chris Perez, batting 9th, replacing Nick Stavinoha.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Jesse Chavez.
Ramon Vazquez grounds out, second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, first baseman Albert Pujols to pitcher Ryan Franklin.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, first baseman Albert Pujols to pitcher Ryan Franklin.

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.

Ready or not, Game 2 of our series with the Cardinals is a day game.

Ross Ohlendorf (3-2, 3.48) @ Todd Wellemeyer (2-2, 5.28), 1:40 P.M., Busch Stadium

Compare today’s starting lineup with the Opening Day lineup.
Today: McLouth, Young, Monroe, Hinske, Moss, An. LaRoche, Diaz, Bixler
Opening Day: Morgan, Sanchez, McLouth, Doumit, LaRoche, LaRoche, Moss, Wilson
Obviously, injuries have played some role in these changes. I’m also guessing that John Russell is trying anything that might help to end this losing skid.

The Pirates only managed 4 hits in the game. Robinzon Diaz went 2 for 3, including a solo homer. The Bucs have now lost 5 in a row.

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Inning 1

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Nate McLouth walks.
Delwyn Young grounds into a double play, pitcher Todd Wellemeyer to shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols. Nate McLouth out at 2nd.
Craig Monroe grounds out sharply, first baseman Albert Pujols to pitcher Todd Wellemeyer.

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Skip Schumaker triples (1) on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Colby Rasmus flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Albert Pujols out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Skip Schumaker scores.
Ryan Ludwick grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 2

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Eric Hinske flies out to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Brandon Moss pops out to third baseman Joe Thurston in foul territory.
Andy LaRoche walks.
Robinzon Diaz flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.

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Chris Duncan flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Khalil Greene grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Joe Thurston singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Jason LaRue grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 3

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Brian Bixler called out on strikes.
Ross Ohlendorf singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Ryan Ludwick.
Delwyn Young pops out to first baseman Albert Pujols in foul territory.

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Todd Wellemeyer flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Skip Schumaker singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Colby Rasmus flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.
Albert Pujols flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 4

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Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Eric Hinske flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols.

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Ryan Ludwick called out on strikes.
Chris Duncan strikes out swinging.
Khalil Greene reaches on a throwing error by third baseman Andy LaRoche. Khalil Greene to 2nd.
Joe Thurston grounds out, second baseman Delwyn Young to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 5

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Andy LaRoche walks.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to center fielder Colby Rasmus. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Brian Bixler strikes out swinging.
Ross Ohlendorf flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Nate McLouth doubles (2) on a line drive to right fielder Ryan Ludwick. Andy LaRoche scores. Robinzon Diaz to 3rd.
Delwyn Young flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.

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Jason LaRue homers (1) on a fly ball to left center field.
Todd Wellemeyer strikes out swinging, catcher Robinzon Diaz to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Skip Schumaker singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Colby Rasmus singles on a bunt ground ball to pitcher Ross Ohlendorf. Skip Schumaker to 2nd.
Albert Pujols hit by pitch. Skip Schumaker to 3rd. Colby Rasmus to 2nd.
Ryan Ludwick hit by pitch. Skip Schumaker scores. Colby Rasmus to 3rd. Albert Pujols to 2nd.
Chris Duncan out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Craig Monroe. Colby Rasmus scores.
Khalil Greene singles on a line drive to left fielder Craig Monroe. Albert Pujols scores. Ryan Ludwick to 3rd.
Joe Thurston pops out to second baseman Delwyn Young.

Inning 6

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Craig Monroe lines out to left fielder Chris Duncan.
Eric Hinske grounds out to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Brandon Moss pops out to third baseman Joe Thurston.

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Jason LaRue called out on strikes.
Todd Wellemeyer strikes out swinging.
Skip Schumaker walks.
With Colby Rasmus batting, Skip Schumaker caught stealing 2nd base, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to shortstop Brian Bixler.

Inning 7

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Andy LaRoche flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Robinzon Diaz homers (1) on a fly ball to left field.
Brian Bixler strikes out swinging.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Ross Ohlendorf.
Ramon Vazquez strikes out swinging.

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Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Colby Rasmus strikes out swinging.
Albert Pujols grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Ryan Ludwick flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 8

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Pitching Change: Trever Miller replaces Todd Wellemeyer, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Delwyn Young flies out to center fielder Colby Rasmus.
Pitching Change: Blaine Boyer replaces Trever Miller, batting 9th.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

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Chris Duncan strikes out swinging.
Khalil Greene walks.
Joe Thurston grounds into a force out, second baseman Delwyn Young to shortstop Brian Bixler. Khalil Greene out at 2nd. Joe Thurston to 1st.
Jason LaRue hits a ground-rule double (1) on a fly ball to left-center field. Joe Thurston to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Shane Robinson replaces Blaine Boyer.
Shane Robinson grounds out, shortstop Brian Bixler to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Inning 9

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Defensive switch from second base to left field for Skip Schumaker.
Defensive Substitution: Brian Barden replaces left fielder Chris Duncan, batting 5th, playing third base.
Defensive switch from third base to second base for Joe Thurston.
Pitching Change: Ryan Franklin replaces Blaine Boyer, batting 9th, replacing Shane Robinson.
Eric Hinske grounds out sharply, second baseman Joe Thurston to first baseman Albert Pujols.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Khalil Greene to first baseman Albert Pujols.

Ryan Doumit sat out Monday’s game against the Florida Marlins after injuring his wrist during Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Braves.

A CT scan revealed a fractured scaphoid bone. He’ll be out 8-10 weeks.

It looks like Jason Jaramillo will take over catching duties. Robinzon Diaz will be called up from AAA.

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