August 25, 2009
Tonight at 7:05 RHP Joe Blanton (8-6, 3.86 ERA) vs. Pittsburgh RHP Ross Ohlendorf (11-8, 4.15). Tomorrow at 7:05 p.m. LHP Cole Hamels (7-8, 4.78) vs. Pittsburgh LHP Paul Maholm (7-7, 4.74) . Thursday at 7:05 p.m. LHP J.A. Happ (10-2, 2.59) vs. Pittsburgh RHP Charlie Morton (3-6, 5.21).
August 14, 2007 |
If this was Barry Bonds' farewell to Pittsburgh, he went out rather quietly. Quite the change for one of the most successful, and most talked-about, athletes in city history. Bonds singled in three at-bats, making him 6-for-10 against his former club this season, but 14-game loser Paul Maholm became the second Pirates lefthander to dominate the Giants in as many days as Pittsburgh beat visiting San Francisco, 3-1, yesterday in the first game of a makeup doubleheader. "I have good memories, some good times here," said Bonds, who did not play Game 2. Before the first game, he said he doesn't expect to play beyond next season - previously, he said he planned on playing in 2008 and beyond.
April 25, 2007 |
Randy Johnson returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks last night and was far from perfect. Six months after back surgery, the "Big Unit" gave up six runs in five innings against San Diego, his first start for the Diamondbacks since 2004, and the visiting Padres went on to win, 10-5. Khalil Greene drove in four runs for the Padres. Johnson struck out seven, but gave up six hits, including two home runs and two doubles. He walked four - two intentionally - and hit two batters.
August 19, 2008 |
Meet the candidates The Chicago Cubs' Ryan Dempster is making Lou Piniella look like a genius - something he has not been called too often in his 21-season managerial career. Piniella converted Dempster, a former closer, to a starter this year, and the righthander has become a Cy Young Award candidate with a 14-5 record and 2.92 ERA. "We knew coming into spring training he would make the rotation," Piniella told the Chicago Sun-Times. "We slipped him right into the three-hole, and he's done a great job. We watch his pitch counts and try to rest him, but his stuff is as good now as it was early in the year.
April 18, 2006 |
A 23-year-old Arizona man was charged with disorderly conduct after allegedly throwing an object at Barry Bonds during San Francisco's 10-9 win over the Diamondbacks in Phoenix. The object, which resembled a toothpaste tube, landed a few feet in front of Bonds and was removed by a security guard. The incident occurred in the fourth inning. The Diamondbacks announced that Mark Greggersen, 23, of Show Low, Ariz., had been charged with disorderly conduct. "We take that stuff very seriously," Diamondbacks president Richard H. Dozer said.
September 16, 2006 |
The New York Mets' division dreams were delayed for at least another day. Pedro Martinez struggled in his first start in more than a month and the Mets missed a chance to clinch the National League East, losing to the host Pittsburgh Pirates, 5-3. The Mets could have wrapped up their first division title since 1988 if the second-place Phillies had lost at Houston. The Phils won, 4-3. Martinez (9-6) had been on the disabled list because of a strained right calf since Aug. 14. Martinez allowed four runs in three innings.
August 19, 2007 |
The Phillies learned a couple of hours after Friday night's victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates that they had moved into a first-place tie with the San Diego Padres in the National League wild-card race. They got there after they had started the season 4-11. They got there after they had placed 15 different players on the disabled list, including Freddy Garcia, Jon Lieber, Chase Utley, Brett Myers, Tom Gordon, Shane Victorino, Ryan Madson and Ryan Howard. But Charlie Manuel wasn't giddy about it. "We haven't won nothing yet," he said before last night's ugly 11-6 loss to the Pirates at PNC Park.
May 26, 2007 |
Ronny Paulino's bases-loaded double highlighted the Pittsburgh Pirates' biggest rally in nearly 3 years last night, an eight-run splurge in the 10th inning that set up a 10-4 victory over the host Cincinnati Reds. The Pirates overcame Ken Griffey Jr.'s 574th career homer by sending 12 batters to the plate in the 10th inning and repeatedly delivering with the bases loaded, one of their biggest shortcomings so far this season. Chris Duffy's sacrifice fly off closer David Weathers (1-3)
March 5, 2011 |
BRADENTON, Fla. - Delwyn Young expected to be at McKechnie Field yesterday. He just thought it would be as a member of the Pirates, not trying to earn a spot on the Phillies roster. Young was third in the majors with 16 pinch-hits last year and first in pinch at-bats with 69. But he was eligible for arbitration for the first time and the still-rebuilding Bucs weren't going to take a chance he might get more than they wanted to pay to a utilityman who batted .236. So he was nontendered and signed a minor league contract with the Phillies for $17,500 a month in the minors plus an invitation to big-league camp.