In what should be the last trade prior to the deadline, the Pirates traded John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny to the Chicago Cubs. In return, the Pirates have acquired right-handed pitchers Kevin Hart and Jose Ascanio and infielder Josh Harrison.

Just hours after Jack Wilson was shipped to Seattle, Freddy Sanchez was traded to the Giants.

In return, the Pirates received Tim Alderson, a right handed pitcher who was highly regarded within the Giants’ organization.

Word is now that Grabow and Gorzo could be dealt to the Cubs. 1 more day til the trade deadline.

Charlie Morton (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K) @ Jair Jurrjens (RHP) (5-3, 2.84 ERA, 48 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Hello, Charlie Morton. Welcome to Pittsburgh!! The newly acquired pitcher is called up to the majors to face his old team. How can’t you be excited about the bottom of the first inning when Morton pitches to McLouth?

Tom Gorzelanny was sent back to AAA Indianapolis.

Post Game Update

Charlie Morton started, but he didn’t last long. After 13 pitches, he left the game due to an injured left hamstring. Jeff Karstens resumed and had a nice outing. Morton is scheduled to go again next Tuesday.

In small-ball fashion, the Pirates put 4 runs togheter, and it was enough to take home the 4-3 victory. The Pirates haven’t homered in their last 309 plate appearances. It goes back to Jaramillo’s first career home run. That’s not good.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan steals (14) 2nd base.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche hit by pitch. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Home
Nate McLouth grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Yunel Escobar singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chipper Jones grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd. Chipper Jones to 1st.
Brian McCann pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 2

Away
Jason Jaramillo walks.
Jack Wilson flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Zach Duke replaces Charlie Morton.
Zach Duke out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Jair Jurrjens to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.

Home
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Charlie Morton, batting 9th, replacing Zach Duke.
Garret Anderson grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Greg Norton grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jeff Francoeur flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 3

Away
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Charlie Morton left the game due to an injured leg.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a force out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to shortstop Yunel Escobar. Nyjer Morgan scores. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd. Adam LaRoche to 1st.
Andy LaRoche grounds into a force out, first baseman Greg Norton to shortstop Yunel Escobar. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd. Andy LaRoche to 1st.
Brandon Moss walks. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Kelly Johnson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Jair Jurrjens grounds out, pitcher Jeff Karstens to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nate McLouth doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Yunel Escobar pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 4

Away
Jeff Karstens strikes out swinging.
Andrew McCutchen pops out to first baseman Greg Norton in foul territory.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Home
Chipper Jones flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Brian McCann doubles (9) on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Garret Anderson pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Greg Norton flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.

Inning 5

Away
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Greg Norton.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Greg Norton.

Home
Jeff Francoeur lines out to third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Kelly Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Jair Jurrjens grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 6

Away
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Home
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Yunel Escobar doubles (14) on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chipper Jones flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Umpire reviewed (other), call on the field was upheld: Ball.
Umpire reviewed (other), call on the field was upheld: Brian McCann doubles (10) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Yunel Escobar scores.
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Garret Anderson pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Eric O’Flaherty replaces Jair Jurrjens, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Sean Burnett.
Craig Monroe hit by pitch.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Greg Norton. Craig Monroe to 2nd.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, catcher Brian McCann to first baseman Greg Norton.
Eric O’Flaherty intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Adam LaRoche singles on a ground ball to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Craig Monroe scores. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Peter Moylan replaces Eric O’Flaherty, batting 9th.
Andy LaRoche walks. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss grounds out, first baseman Greg Norton to pitcher Peter Moylan.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Sean Burnett, batting 6th, replacing right fielder Brandon Moss.
Craig Monroe remains in the game as the right fielder.
Greg Norton strikes out swinging.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Jason Jaramillo lines out to first baseman Greg Norton.
Jack Wilson grounds out, pitcher Peter Moylan to first baseman Greg Norton.
Craig Monroe pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz replaces Peter Moylan.
Matt Diaz flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Nate McLouth bunt grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe in foul territory.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jeff Bennett replaces Peter Moylan, batting 9th, replacing Matt Diaz.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Greg Norton.
Nyjer Morgan bunt grounds out, catcher Brian McCann to first baseman Greg Norton.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (21) on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Jeff Bennett intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche walks. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces John Grabow.
Eric Hinske called out on strikes.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces John Grabow, batting 6th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Chipper Jones flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Brian McCann grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson homers (3) on a fly ball to right field.
Greg Norton flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.

Zach Duke (LHP) (6-4, 2.62 ERA, 42 K) @ Kenshin Kawakami (RHP) (3-6, 4.63 ERA, 46 K)

7:00 P.M. EST @ Turner Field

Post Game Update

Zach Duke didn’t have a strong start tonight. He gave up 11 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings. Still the Pirates managed to score 2 runs in the 6th thanks to triples from Andrew McCutchen and Freddy Sanchez. Nyjer Morgan and Adam LaRoche each hit sacrifice flies to score McCutchen and Sanchez. Jaramillo, Wilson, Hinske, and McCutchen hit four consecutive hits in the 7th to score 3 runs and tie the game.

The Pirate bullpen pitched remarkably well in innings 7 through 14. Tom Gorzelanny, John Grabow, Sean Burnett, Steven Jackson, Jesse Chavez, and Evan Meek (3 innings!) all kept the Bucs in the game. Jeff Karstens entered for the bottom of the 15th inning, and he surrendered 2 walks and 2 hits, and Matt Diaz knocked in the winning run.

This was a tough loss for the Pirates tonight. Bobby Cox got his 2,000th win as a Braves manager. Nate McLouth hit a HR in his first game against the Pirates. Luckily, Andrew McCutchen is playing great, although is defense could use some work.

Since Karstens came into the game in relief tonight, we may see Charlie Morton enter the starting rotation soon.

Tonight’s game also brought up a minor bug in my scoresheet. I’ve known that there is currently a serious limitation in the scoresheet. Each team can only have 63 plate appearances. As I finished the scoresheet, I breathed a sigh of relief when the Pirates finished with 62 plate appearances and the Braves finished with 63. The minor bug occurred when a team had exactly 63 plate appearances. I’ll post an update shortly.

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Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan hit by pitch.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
With Adam LaRoche batting, Nyjer Morgan caught stealing 2nd base, catcher Brian McCann to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Home
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Yunel Escobar grounds into a force out, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Nate McLouth out at 2nd. Yunel Escobar to 1st.
Chipper Jones homers (8) on a fly ball to right field. Yunel Escobar scores.
Brian McCann hit by pitch.
Garret Anderson flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jeff Francoeur flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Martin Prado to pitcher Kenshin Kawakami.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Martin Prado.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Martin Prado singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Kelly Johnson strikes out on a foul tip.
Kenshin Kawakami bunt pops out to pitcher Zach Duke.
Nate McLouth grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo flies out to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.
Zach Duke grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Chipper Jones walks.
Brian McCann flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Garret Anderson strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (20) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Jeff Francoeur singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Martin Prado grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeff Francoeur out at 2nd.
Kelly Johnson singles on a ground ball to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Kenshin Kawakami grounds out, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Jason Jaramillo called out on strikes.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.
Zach Duke flies out to left fielder Garret Anderson.

Home
Nate McLouth homers (10) on a fly ball to center field.
Yunel Escobar flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Chipper Jones singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Brian McCann homers (6) on a fly ball to right field. Chipper Jones scores.
Garret Anderson walks.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Zach Duke. Garret Anderson to 2nd.
Martin Prado flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 6

Away
Andrew McCutchen triples (1) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez triples (3) on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Adam LaRoche out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Garret Anderson. Freddy Sanchez scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, pitcher Kenshin Kawakami to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Kelly Johnson grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz replaces Kenshin Kawakami.
Matt Diaz singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Matt Diaz out at 2nd, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Nate McLouth singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
With Yunel Escobar batting, Nate McLouth steals (9) 2nd base.
Yunel Escobar singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Nate McLouth scores. Yunel Escobar out at 2nd on the throw, center fielder Andrew McCutchen to third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Peter Moylan replaces Kenshin Kawakami, batting 9th, replacing Matt Diaz.
Brandon Moss grounds out, pitcher Peter Moylan to first baseman Martin Prado.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a ground ball to third baseman Chipper Jones.
Jack Wilson doubles (12) on a sharp line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Jason Jaramillo to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Zach Duke.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Jason Jaramillo scores. Jack Wilson scores.
Andrew McCutchen triples (2) on a fly ball to right fielder Jeff Francoeur. Eric Hinske scores.
Pitching Change: Eric O’Flaherty replaces Peter Moylan, batting 9th.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Martin Prado.
Pitching Change: Jeff Bennett replaces Eric O’Flaherty, batting 9th.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Chipper Jones grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian McCann grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Jeff Francoeur grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Michael Gonzalez replaces Jeff Bennett, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche strikes out on a foul tip.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Brandon Moss grounds into a force out, third baseman Chipper Jones to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Andy LaRoche out at 2nd. Brandon Moss to 1st.
Jason Jaramillo lines out to second baseman Kelly Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Martin Prado strikes out swinging.
Kelly Johnson flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Greg Norton replaces Michael Gonzalez.
Greg Norton grounds out, pitcher John Grabow to shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Rafael Soriano replaces Michael Gonzalez, batting 9th, replacing Greg Norton.
Jack Wilson singles on a fly ball to left fielder Garret Anderson.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces John Grabow.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Andrew McCutchen strikes out swinging.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Kelly Johnson to first baseman Martin Prado.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Delwyn Young.
Nate McLouth flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss in foul territory.
Yunel Escobar grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Chipper Jones flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Inning 10

Away
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Adam LaRoche singles on a soft fly ball to center fielder Nate McLouth.
With Andy LaRoche batting, Adam LaRoche steals (1) 2nd base.
Andy LaRoche called out on strikes.
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.

Home
Brian McCann lines out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garret Anderson singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 6th.
Defensive Substitution: Craig Monroe replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing right field.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Gregor Blanco replaces Garret Anderson.
With Jeff Francoeur batting, Gregor Blanco steals (1) 2nd base.
Steven Jackson intentionally walks Jeff Francoeur.
Martin Prado grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Jeff Francoeur out at 2nd.

Inning 11

Away
Gregor Blanco remains in the game as the left fielder.
Pitching Change: Manny Acosta replaces Rafael Soriano, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Craig Monroe walks.
Andrew McCutchen doubles (1) on a ground ball to left fielder Gregor Blanco. Craig Monroe out at home on the throw, left fielder Gregor Blanco to shortstop Yunel Escobar to catcher Brian McCann.

Home
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 6th.
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.
Manny Acosta strikes out on a foul bunt.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.

Inning 12

Away
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Martin Prado.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche walks. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Jesse Chavez.
Ramon Vazquez pops out to shortstop Yunel Escobar.

Home
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Jesse Chavez, batting 6th, replacing Ramon Vazquez.
Yunel Escobar flies out to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Chipper Jones grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Brian McCann singles on a soft fly ball to right fielder Craig Monroe.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-runner Jair Jurrjens replaces Brian McCann.
With Gregor Blanco batting, wild pitch by Evan Meek, Jair Jurrjens to 2nd.
Gregor Blanco grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 13

Away
Pitching Change: Kris Medlen replaces Manny Acosta, batting 4th, replacing Jair Jurrjens.
Defensive Substitution: David Ross replaces pitcher Manny Acosta, batting 9th, playing catcher.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Chipper Jones to first baseman Martin Prado.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Home
Jeff Francoeur walks.
Martin Prado out on a sacrifice bunt, catcher Jason Jaramillo to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Jeff Francoeur to 2nd.
Kelly Johnson strikes out swinging.
David Ross called out on strikes.

Inning 14

Away
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by left fielder Gregor Blanco. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Kris Medlen intentionally walks Freddy Sanchez.
Adam LaRoche grounds into a double play, second baseman Kelly Johnson to shortstop Yunel Escobar to first baseman Martin Prado. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.

Home
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Yunel Escobar flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Evan Meek intentionally walks Chipper Jones.
Kris Medlen pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 15

Away
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ian Snell replaces Evan Meek.
Ian Snell out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Kris Medlen to second baseman Kelly Johnson. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson flies out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur.

Home
Pitching Change: Jeff Karstens replaces Evan Meek, batting 6th, replacing Ian Snell.
Gregor Blanco walks.
Jeff Francoeur ground bunts into a force out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to shortstop Jack Wilson. Gregor Blanco out at 2nd. Jeff Francoeur to 1st.
Martin Prado singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. Jeff Francoeur to 3rd.
Jeff Karstens intentionally walks Kelly Johnson. Martin Prado to 2nd.
David Ross singles on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Jeff Francoeur scores. Martin Prado to 3rd. Kelly Johnson to 2nd.

Mike Pelfrey (RHP) (4-1, 3.88 ERA, 23 K) @ Ross Ohlendorf (RHP) (5-5, 4.45 ERA, 32 K)

12:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update

Since today’s game was at 12:35, and the Penguins played at 8:00, I decided to take the day off and spend the day in Pittsburgh. Lucky for me, I got to see Andrew McCutchen’s MLB debut, and he looked good! McCutchen batted in the leadoff spot, and Nyjer Morgan batted second, essentially giving the Pirates two leadoff hitters. The two leadoff 4 of the 8 innings this afternoon. McCutchen was 2-4 with a walk and 3 runs. Nyjer was 2-4 with a run. Ramon Vazquez was playing SS today because Jack Wilson was out with the stomach flu. Vazquez was impressive, going 4-4 with 4 singles and a run.

Ross Ohlendorf didn’t look sharp, only going 4.1 innings, while giving up 9 hits and 5 runs. Tom Gorzelanny looked good as he came in to finish off the 5th. Steven Jackson gave 2 innings of excellent relief effort.

Today was a fun game to watch. Even with McLouth gone, we looked like a good baseball team. I love McCutchen and Morgan batting 1-2 (although I was expecting to see Morgan-McCutchen). We’re only 3 games under .500 with a series at Houston. Hopefully we can win this one!

Go Bucs!

Following the game, Carlos Beltran had this to say about the Pirates’ series: “The reality of this is coming here to Pittsburgh and getting swept, me, I feel embarrassed. I mean, we have to take this personally. It can’t happen. It can’t happen, us being able to come here and lose three games just like that. Three games to this team. I know they’re a big-league ball club, but we’re better than them.”

Andrew McCutchen

Live Updates:

Inning 1

Away
Alex Cora pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Luis Castillo grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Beltran doubles (16) on a fly ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Gary Sheffield called out on strikes.

Home
Andrew McCutchen singles on a ground ball to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Nyjer Morgan singles on a ground ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey intentionally walks Adam LaRoche.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Andrew McCutchen scores. Nyjer Morgan scores. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to second baseman Luis Castillo, deflected by pitcher Mike Pelfrey. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a fly ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Brandon Moss to 3rd. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Ross Ohlendorf grounds into a double play, pitcher Mike Pelfrey to catcher Omir Santos to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Brandon Moss out at home.

Inning 2

Away
David Wright walks.
With Daniel Murphy batting, David Wright steals (13) 2nd base.
Daniel Murphy singles on a ground ball to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright scores.
Fernando Martinez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Daniel Murphy to 3rd.
Omir Santos reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to catcher Jason Jaramillo. Daniel Murphy out at home. Fernando Martinez to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey ground bunts into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Fernando Martinez to 3rd. Omir Santos out at 2nd. Mike Pelfrey to 1st.
Alex Cora doubles (5) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss. Fernando Martinez scores. Mike Pelfrey to 3rd.
Luis Castillo singles on a ground ball to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Mike Pelfrey scores. Alex Cora to 3rd.
Carlos Beltran walks. Luis Castillo to 2nd.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, pitcher Ross Ohlendorf to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Nyjer Morgan reaches on a fielding error by first baseman Daniel Murphy. Nyjer Morgan to 3rd.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche doubles (18) on a fly ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Nyjer Morgan scores.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, first baseman Daniel Murphy to pitcher Mike Pelfrey.

Inning 3

Away
David Wright walks.
Daniel Murphy flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Fernando Martinez flies out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Omir Santos singles on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright to 2nd.
Mike Pelfrey grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Brandon Moss strikes out swinging.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, shortstop Alex Cora to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a soft line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.

Inning 4

Away
Alex Cora pops out to third baseman Andy LaRoche in foul territory.
Luis Castillo grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Carlos Beltran homers (7) on a fly ball to right center field.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Andrew McCutchen walks.
Nyjer Morgan out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Mike Pelfrey to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Andrew McCutchen to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, second baseman Luis Castillo to first baseman Daniel Murphy. Andrew McCutchen to 3rd.
Adam LaRoche walks.
Andy LaRoche hit by pitch. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Brandon Moss walks. Andrew McCutchen scores. Adam LaRoche to 3rd. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jason Jaramillo singles on a line drive to left fielder Fernando Martinez. Adam LaRoche scores. Andy LaRoche scores. Brandon Moss to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Ken Takahashi replaces Mike Pelfrey, batting 9th.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Brandon Moss scores. Jason Jaramillo to 2nd.
Ross Ohlendorf strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
David Wright singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Daniel Murphy pops out to shortstop Ramon Vazquez.
Fernando Martinez doubles (3) on a line drive to center fielder Andrew McCutchen. David Wright scores.
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ross Ohlendorf, batting 9th.
Omir Santos grounds out, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Fernando Martinez to 3rd.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Emil Brown replaces Ken Takahashi.
Emil Brown grounds out, pitcher Tom Gorzelanny to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Pitching Change: Sean Green replaces Ken Takahashi, batting 9th, replacing Emil Brown.
Andrew McCutchen grounds out, shortstop Alex Cora to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, pitcher Sean Green to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Inning 6

Away
Pitching Change: Sean Burnett replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Alex Cora grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Luis Castillo lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Carlos Beltran strikes out swinging.

Home
Adam LaRoche flies out to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out to first baseman Daniel Murphy.

Inning 7

Away
Pitching Change: Steven Jackson replaces Sean Burnett, batting 5th, replacing third baseman Andy LaRoche.
Defensive Substitution: Eric Hinske replaces pitcher Sean Burnett, batting 9th, playing third base.
Gary Sheffield grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
David Wright grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Daniel Murphy walks.
Fernando Martinez grounds into a force out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to shortstop Ramon Vazquez. Daniel Murphy out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: J. Putz replaces Sean Green, batting 9th.
Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Andy LaRoche left the game due to an injured knee.
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, third baseman David Wright to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Ramon Vazquez singles on a ground ball to left fielder Fernando Martinez.
With Eric Hinske batting, Ramon Vazquez steals (1) 2nd base.
Eric Hinske pops out to first baseman Daniel Murphy.
Andrew McCutchen singles on a line drive to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Ramon Vazquez scores.
With Nyjer Morgan batting, Andrew McCutchen steals (1) 2nd base.
Nyjer Morgan triples (5) on a fly ball to right fielder Gary Sheffield. Andrew McCutchen scores.
Freddy Sanchez lines out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.

Inning 8

Away
Omir Santos flies out to center fielder Andrew McCutchen.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jeremy Reed replaces J. Putz.
Jeremy Reed grounds out, first baseman Adam LaRoche to pitcher Steven Jackson.
Alex Cora flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Pedro Feliciano replaces J. Putz, batting 9th, replacing Jeremy Reed.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Carlos Beltran.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Craig Monroe replaces Steven Jackson.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.
Brandon Moss grounds out to pitcher Pedro Feliciano.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Steven Jackson, batting 5th, replacing Craig Monroe.
Luis Castillo walks.
With Carlos Beltran batting, wild pitch by Jesse Chavez, Luis Castillo to 2nd.
Carlos Beltran grounds out, shortstop Ramon Vazquez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Luis Castillo to 3rd.
Gary Sheffield pops out to first baseman Adam LaRoche in foul territory.
David Wright doubles (13) on a fly ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Luis Castillo scores.
Daniel Murphy flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Wandy Rodriguez (LHP) (5-3, 1.71 ERA, 56 K) @ Jeff Karstens (RHP) (1-2, 5.19 ERA, 18 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Jeff Karstens had a great night tonight (7IP, 6H, 2ER, 1BB, 4K).

Up 7-2 in the ninth, Gorzo and Capps made things a little scary in the 9th when they combined for: Ground Out, Fly Out, Walk, Double, Walk, (Pitcher Change), Hit By Pitch, Walk, Ground Out.

PNC Park was sold out tonight for SkyBlast with Zac Brown Band! My sister was there, and she said it was amazing!

The Pirates look for a series win against the Astros tomorrow.
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Inning 1

Away
Michael Bourn flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada doubles (18) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Lance Berkman called out on strikes.
Carlos Lee flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Nyjer Morgan walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Nyjer Morgan to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Nyjer Morgan scores. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe singles on a ground ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Andy LaRoche scores. Freddy Sanchez to 2nd.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to center fielder Michael Bourn. Freddy Sanchez to 3rd. Craig Monroe to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz out on a sacrifice fly to left fielder Carlos Lee. Freddy Sanchez scores. Craig Monroe to 3rd.
Jack Wilson strikes out swinging.

Inning 2

Away
Hunter Pence pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Jeff Karstens strikes out on a foul tip.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to center fielder Michael Bourn.

Inning 3

Away
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Wandy Rodriguez out on a sacrifice bunt, third baseman Andy LaRoche to second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Edwin Maysonet to 2nd.
Michael Bourn flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Miguel Tejada doubles (19) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Edwin Maysonet scores.
Lance Berkman flies out to left fielder Craig Monroe.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Craig Monroe flies out to center fielder Michael Bourn.
Eric Hinske singles on a line drive to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Delwyn Young flies out to right fielder Hunter Pence.

Inning 4

Away
Carlos Lee hits a ground-rule double (11) on a line drive down the right-field line.
Hunter Pence grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Carlos Lee to 3rd.
Jeff Keppinger doubles (7) on a fly ball to center fielder Nyjer Morgan. Carlos Lee scores.
Edwin Maysonet strikes out swinging.

Home
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Miguel Tejada to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Jack Wilson doubles (8) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence.
Jeff Karstens called out on strikes.
Nyjer Morgan strikes out swinging.

Inning 5

Away
Wandy Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Michael Bourn bunt grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Miguel Tejada strikes out swinging.

Home
Andy LaRoche walks.
Freddy Sanchez singles on a ground ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Craig Monroe grounds into a double play, shortstop Miguel Tejada to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Freddy Sanchez out at 2nd.
Eric Hinske walks.
Delwyn Young singles on a line drive to shortstop Miguel Tejada, deflected by third baseman Jeff Keppinger. Andy LaRoche scores. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a line drive to left fielder Carlos Lee. Eric Hinske scores. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jeff Fulchino replaces Wandy Rodriguez, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet. Robinzon Diaz out at 2nd.

Inning 6

Away
Lance Berkman singles on a fly ball to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Carlos Lee grounds into a double play, shortstop Jack Wilson to second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske. Lance Berkman out at 2nd.
Hunter Pence flies out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Jeff Karstens walks.
Nyjer Morgan called out on strikes.
Andy LaRoche lines out to third baseman Jeff Keppinger.
Freddy Sanchez walks. Jeff Karstens to 2nd.
Craig Monroe flies out to left fielder Carlos Lee.

Inning 7

Away
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger strikes out swinging.
Edwin Maysonet singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Darin Erstad replaces Jeff Fulchino.
Darin Erstad lines out to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.

Home
Pitching Change: Tim Byrdak replaces Jeff Fulchino, batting 9th, replacing Darin Erstad.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to first baseman Lance Berkman.
Delwyn Young ground bunts into a force out, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to shortstop Miguel Tejada. Eric Hinske out at 2nd. Delwyn Young to 1st.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a double play, third baseman Jeff Keppinger to second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Delwyn Young out at 2nd.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: John Grabow replaces Jeff Karstens, batting 9th.
Michael Bourn doubles (8) on a line drive to center fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Miguel Tejada grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Lance Berkman grounds out to first baseman Eric Hinske. Michael Bourn to 3rd.
Carlos Lee walks.
Hunter Pence grounds into a force out, fielded by second baseman Freddy Sanchez. Carlos Lee out at 2nd.

Home
Pitching Change: Brandon Backe replaces Tim Byrdak, batting 9th.
Jack Wilson doubles (9) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Brandon Moss replaces John Grabow.
Brandon Moss doubles (9) on a fly ball to right fielder Hunter Pence. Jack Wilson scores.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, second baseman Edwin Maysonet to first baseman Lance Berkman. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (13) on a fly ball to left fielder Carlos Lee. Brandon Moss scores.
Freddy Sanchez pops out to second baseman Edwin Maysonet.
With Craig Monroe batting, wild pitch by Brandon Backe, Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Craig Monroe strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces John Grabow, batting 9th, replacing Brandon Moss.
Ivan Rodriguez grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Eric Hinske.
Jeff Keppinger flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Edwin Maysonet walks.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Jason Michaels replaces Brandon Backe.
Jason Michaels doubles (5) on a fly ball to left fielder Craig Monroe. Edwin Maysonet to 3rd.
Michael Bourn walks.
Pitching Change: Matt Capps replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Miguel Tejada hit by pitch. Edwin Maysonet scores. Jason Michaels to 3rd. Michael Bourn to 2nd.
Lance Berkman walks. Jason Michaels scores. Michael Bourn to 3rd. Miguel Tejada to 2nd.
Carlos Lee grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Eric Hinske.

Ian Snell (RHP) (1-5, 4.93 ERA, 30 K) @ Craig Stammen (RHP) (0-0, -.– ERA, 0 K)

7:05 P.M. EST @ Nationals Park

Post Game Update
The Nationals finally found a way to hit Tom Gorzelanny, and they avoided a series sweep at the hands of the Pirates. The Pirate offense struggled, only producing 5 hits.

John Russell continues to make the interesting move of subbing out Andy LaRoche late in close games although the third-baseman’s hitting has greatly improved from the beginning of the season.

The Pirates travel to Chicago for series’ with the White Sox and Cubs.

Go Bucs!
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Inning 1

Away
Nyjer Morgan lines out to shortstop Cristian Guzman.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.

Home
Cristian Guzman flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson doubles (6) on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Ryan Zimmerman strikes out swinging.
Adam Dunn called out on strikes.

Inning 2

Away
Adam LaRoche grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Brandon Moss flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Home
Josh Willingham walks.
Willie Harris doubles (3) on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss, deflected by first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham to 3rd.
Josh Bard grounds out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Josh Willingham scores. Willie Harris to 3rd.
Anderson Hernandez out on a sacrifice fly to center fielder Nate McLouth. Willie Harris scores.
Craig Stammen grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 3

Away
Jason Jaramillo grounds out, second baseman Anderson Hernandez to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Jack Wilson grounds out, third baseman Ryan Zimmerman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Ian Snell grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Cristian Guzman grounds out sharply, pitcher Ian Snell to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Ryan Zimmerman lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.

Inning 4

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez strikes out swinging.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Adam Dunn grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Willingham doubles (6) on a ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging, catcher Jason Jaramillo to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Josh Bard singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Josh Willingham scores.
Anderson Hernandez grounds out, pitcher Ian Snell to third baseman Andy LaRoche to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Inning 5

Away
Defensive Substitution: Ronnie Belliard replaces second baseman Anderson Hernandez, batting 8th, playing second base.
Adam LaRoche doubles (13) on a ground ball to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Brandon Moss grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Andy LaRoche grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson. Adam LaRoche scores.
Jason Jaramillo lines out to left fielder Josh Willingham.

Home
Craig Stammen strikes out swinging.
Cristian Guzman grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Nick Johnson called out on strikes.

Inning 6

Away
“/>Jack Wilson pops out to third baseman Ryan Zimmerman in foul territory.
Ian Snell grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nyjer Morgan grounds out sharply, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Ryan Zimmerman grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Adam Dunn flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Josh Willingham strikes out swinging.

Inning 7

Away
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth walks.
Adam LaRoche homers (7) on a fly ball to right field. Nate McLouth scores.
Brandon Moss hits a ground-rule double (8) on a line drive to left-center field.
Andy LaRoche singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris. Brandon Moss scores.
Pitching Change: Julian Tavarez replaces Craig Stammen, batting 9th.
Jason Jaramillo walks. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Jack Wilson lines out to right fielder Adam Dunn.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Ian Snell.
Eric Hinske grounds out, second baseman Ronnie Belliard to first baseman Nick Johnson.

Home
Pitching Change: Tom Gorzelanny replaces Ian Snell, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Willie Harris lines out to right fielder Brandon Moss.
Josh Bard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Ronnie Belliard flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Inning 8

Away
Nyjer Morgan grounds out to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Freddy Sanchez grounds out, shortstop Cristian Guzman to first baseman Nick Johnson.
Nate McLouth grounds out, first baseman Nick Johnson to pitcher Julian Tavarez.

Home
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Austin Kearns replaces Julian Tavarez.
Austin Kearns pops out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Cristian Guzman singles on a line drive to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Nick Johnson singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Cristian Guzman to 2nd.
Ryan Zimmerman singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brandon Moss. Cristian Guzman scores. Nick Johnson to 3rd.
Adam Dunn singles on a line drive to center fielder Nate McLouth. Nick Johnson scores. Ryan Zimmerman to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Jesse Chavez replaces Tom Gorzelanny, batting 9th.
Josh Willingham flies out to left fielder Nyjer Morgan.
Willie Harris strikes out swinging.

Inning 9

Away
Pitching Change: Joel Hanrahan replaces Julian Tavarez, batting 4th, replacing right fielder Adam Dunn.
Austin Kearns remains in the game as the right fielder.
Adam LaRoche flies out to center fielder Willie Harris.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to center fielder Willie Harris.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Ramon Vazquez replaces Andy LaRoche.
Ramon Vazquez called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Delwyn Young replaces Jason Jaramillo.
Delwyn Young strikes out swinging.

Ubaldo Jimenez (RHP) (3-4, 4.73 ERA, 34 K) @ Zach Duke (LHP) (4-3, 2.52 ERA, 28 K)

1:35 P.M. EST @ PNC Park

Post Game Update
Prior to this game, Tyler Yates was placed on the DL. Tom Gorzelanny was recalled. Nobody is quite sure yet how Gorzo will be used. The bullpen has been struggling more than the starters, so it’s possible that we may see him in relief.

A big seventh inning gave helped the Pirates earn an 11-4 win and a series win over the Colorado Rockies.

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Inning 1

Away
Ryan Spilborghs grounds out to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Clint Barmes flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Troy Tulowitzki called out on strikes.

Home
Delwyn Young walks.
Freddy Sanchez called out on strikes.
Nate McLouth strikes out swinging.
Adam LaRoche walks. Delwyn Young to 2nd.
Robinzon Diaz grounds into a force out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to second baseman Clint Barmes. Adam LaRoche out at 2nd.

Inning 2

Away
Brad Hawpe flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.
Matt Murton grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garrett Atkins flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Brandon Moss pops out to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson singles on a ground ball to third baseman Ian Stewart.
Zach Duke singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
With Delwyn Young batting, passed ball by Yorvit Torrealba, Jack Wilson to 3rd. Zach Duke to 2nd.
Delwyn Young called out on strikes.

Inning 3

Away
Yorvit Torrealba grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Ian Stewart strikes out swinging.
Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out swinging.

Home
Freddy Sanchez grounds out to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Nate McLouth homers (7) on a fly ball to right center field.
Adam LaRoche called out on strikes.
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to first baseman Garrett Atkins.

Inning 4

Away
Ryan Spilborghs walks.
Clint Barmes singles on a ground ball to center fielder Nate McLouth. Ryan Spilborghs to 2nd.
Troy Tulowitzki flies out to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Brad Hawpe singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss. Ryan Spilborghs scores. Clint Barmes scores. Brad Hawpe to 3rd. Throwing error by catcher Robinzon Diaz.
Matt Murton doubles (2) on a fly ball to left fielder Brandon Moss. Brad Hawpe scores.
Garrett Atkins singles on a soft ground ball to shortstop Jack Wilson. Matt Murton to 3rd.
Yorvit Torrealba out on a sacrifice fly to right fielder Delwyn Young. Matt Murton scores.
Ian Stewart flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Brandon Moss walks.
Andy LaRoche singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Jack Wilson reaches on a fielder’s choice out, third baseman Ian Stewart to catcher Yorvit Torrealba. Brandon Moss out at home. Andy LaRoche to 2nd.
Zach Duke out on a sacrifice bunt, pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez to second baseman Clint Barmes. Andy LaRoche to 3rd. Jack Wilson to 2nd.
Delwyn Young grounds out, second baseman Clint Barmes to first baseman Garrett Atkins.

Inning 5

Away
Ubaldo Jimenez strikes out swinging.
Ryan Spilborghs lines out to second baseman Freddy Sanchez.
Clint Barmes walks.
Troy Tulowitzki flies out to right fielder Delwyn Young.

Home
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Nate McLouth grounds out to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 6

Away
Brad Hawpe grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Matt Murton grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Garrett Atkins grounds out, shortstop Jack Wilson to first baseman Adam LaRoche.

Home
Robinzon Diaz grounds out, third baseman Ian Stewart to first baseman Garrett Atkins.
Brandon Moss singles on a line drive to left fielder Matt Murton.
Andy LaRoche pops out to catcher Yorvit Torrealba in foul territory.
Jack Wilson called out on strikes.

Inning 7

Away
Yorvit Torrealba singles on a line drive to right fielder Delwyn Young.
Ian Stewart singles on a ground ball to right fielder Delwyn Young. Yorvit Torrealba to 2nd.
Ubaldo Jimenez ground bunts into a force out, pitcher Zach Duke to third baseman Andy LaRoche. Yorvit Torrealba out at 3rd. Ian Stewart to 2nd. Ubaldo Jimenez to 1st.
Ryan Spilborghs lines into a double play, pitcher Zach Duke to first baseman Adam LaRoche. Ubaldo Jimenez out at 1st.

Home
Pitching Change: Matt Daley replaces Ubaldo Jimenez, batting 9th.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Eric Hinske replaces Zach Duke.
Eric Hinske walks.
Delwyn Young singles on a soft fly ball to left fielder Matt Murton. Eric Hinske to 2nd.
Freddy Sanchez doubles (15) on a line drive to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Eric Hinske scores. Delwyn Young to 3rd.
Pitching Change: Alan Embree replaces Matt Daley, batting 9th.
Nate McLouth singles on a ground ball to center fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Delwyn Young scores. Freddy Sanchez scores. Nate McLouth advances to 2nd, on a throwing error by center fielder Ryan Spilborghs.
Adam LaRoche reaches on a fielding error by center fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Nate McLouth scores. Adam LaRoche to 2nd.
Pitching Change: Manny Corpas replaces Alan Embree, batting 9th.
Robinzon Diaz singles on a bunt ground ball to third baseman Ian Stewart. Adam LaRoche to 3rd.
Brandon Moss walks. Robinzon Diaz to 2nd.
Andy LaRoche doubles (10) on a fly ball to left fielder Matt Murton. Adam LaRoche scores. Robinzon Diaz scores. Brandon Moss to 3rd.
Jack Wilson singles on a line drive to center fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Brandon Moss scores. Andy LaRoche to 3rd.
Eric Hinske singles on a ground ball to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Andy LaRoche scores. Jack Wilson to 3rd.
Delwyn Young singles on a fly ball to right fielder Brad Hawpe. Jack Wilson scores. Eric Hinske out at 3rd on the throw, right fielder Brad Hawpe to second baseman Clint Barmes to third baseman Ian Stewart. Delwyn Young to 2nd on the throw.
Freddy Sanchez flies out to right fielder Brad Hawpe.
Nate McLouth doubles (5) on a fly ball to center fielder Ryan Spilborghs. Delwyn Young scores.
Pitching Change: Jason Grilli replaces Manny Corpas, batting 9th.
Adam LaRoche strikes out swinging.

Inning 8

Away
Pitching Change: Evan Meek replaces Zach Duke, batting 9th, replacing Eric Hinske.
Clint Barmes strikes out swinging.
Troy Tulowitzki singles on a soft fly ball to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Brad Hawpe grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Troy Tulowitzki out at 2nd. Brad Hawpe to 1st.
With Matt Murton batting, wild pitch by Evan Meek, Brad Hawpe to 2nd.
Matt Murton flies out to center fielder Nate McLouth.

Home
Robinzon Diaz flies out to left fielder Matt Murton.
Brandon Moss singles on a ground ball to center fielder Ryan Spilborghs, deflected by pitcher Jason Grilli.
Andy LaRoche strikes out swinging.
Jack Wilson grounds into a force out, shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to second baseman Clint Barmes. Brandon Moss out at 2nd.

Inning 9

Away
Garrett Atkins pops out to shortstop Jack Wilson.
Yorvit Torrealba singles on a line drive to left fielder Brandon Moss.
Ian Stewart called out on strikes.
Offensive Substitution: Pinch-hitter Seth Smith replaces Jason Grilli.
Seth Smith grounds into a force out, second baseman Freddy Sanchez to shortstop Jack Wilson. Yorvit Torrealba out at 2nd.