October 2, 1987 |
The series with the Mets that ended Wednesday injected a little pennant- race level intensity into the Phillies' play. Now, though, the Phils must finish out their '87 season with three games in Pittsburgh, three games that will decide little, other than whether this is technically a winning season or not. The Phils are 80-79, and can finish anywhere from 83-79 to 80-82. They also can finish either fourth or tied for fourth with the Pirates, who are 77-82. The Pirates are assured of finishing with their best record since 1983, when they were 84-78.
September 12, 1989 |
Five Cardinal Dougherty backs combined for 235 rushing yards Saturday night to help the Cardinals down St. John Neumann, 21-6, in a nonleague season opener at Northeast High. Leading the assault was quarterback Mike McGinn, who rushed for 96 yards on 17 carries and scored on runs of 34 and 24 yards. Until the last 5 minutes of the game, when he fumbled three times, McGinn ran Dougherty's option with aplomb. "Mike's a real gamer," Dougherty coach Gene Kane said. "We've had some talented athletes here in the past, but when it comes to game day, Mike's going to be the kind of kid who does what has to be done.
November 26, 2004 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates have nearly completed their long-standing goal of shedding catcher Jason Kendall's big contract - $34 million over the next three seasons - by working out a trade with Oakland for lefthanders Mark Redman and Arthur Rhodes, according to a baseball official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Despite Kendall's six .300 or better seasons and .387 career on-base percentage, the Pirates no longer can justify a salary that hits $10 million in 2005 - nearly one-third of their projected $35 million payroll.
July 30, 1988 |
The sweltering mask of summer still covers this city, and July has not yet yielded to August, but the Pirates and Mets played the first game of autumn at Shea Stadium last night. The Mets, who have experienced both the heat and the chill of a real pennant race, won, 1-0, on an eighth-inning home run by Kevin Elster that snapped a superb pitcher's duel. Lefthander John Smiley was squeezing a one-hitter and had retired 19 consecutive batters before Elster lofted his one-out homer just over the extended glove of leftfielder Barry Bonds.
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).
April 25, 2001 |
The Pittsburgh Pirates are on track to sell a record 2.6 million tickets - and more season tickets than ever before - even though the team has sold fewer season tickets than team officials hoped. Spurred by fan enthusiasm for the new PNC Park, the average attendance at eight home games so far is 30,748, nearly 12,000 more than last April's per-game attendance of 18,946, the Pirates said. The team has sold nearly 13,000 full-season ticket plans and more than 20,000 partial plans, giving the team the equivalent of 17,100 full-season tickets.
December 14, 1988 |
Teams that play Cinnaminson High this winter should be ready to run. It's not that the Pirates play a fast-break game or press full-court from start to finish, but they have three players in the starting lineup who run from September to June. Sophomore Cory Ogden and juniors Laura Topolski and Laura Flynn are coming off a standout soccer season in which Cinnaminson lost just three games and went to the championship games of both the South Jersey Group 3 and South Jersey Coaches Association tournaments.
August 28, 2008 |
Two bunts, one double and nine well-pitched innings. The Chicago Cubs proved on a Wrigley Field-like day they can win when their bats aren't booming, and their by-the-textbook victory came before they begin what may be their toughest stretch all season. Jason Marquis (9-7) shut down Pittsburgh's batters on a cool, windy day that must have made the visiting Cubs feel at home, and Chicago turned two well-placed bunts into two runs in the seventh inning to sweep another three-game series from the Pirates with a 2-0 victory yesterday.
October 7, 1992 |
When Danny Cox was made a part of the Phillies bullpen early this season, he was upset. So upset that he complained publicly and earned his release. Yet there he was, before last night's opener of the National League Championship Series, a member of the Pirates' bullpen, and as happy as could be. "Yeah," said Cox, smiling as he surveyed his bunting-draped postseason surroundings, "things worked out real well. " Obviously, life in the division-winner's bullpen is considerably more tolerable than throwing relief for the last-place Phils.
December 17, 1986 |
Cinnaminson girls basketball coach Jack Burk had little trouble naming the starters for this season's team. They are the same five players who started last season, which is why he expects the Pirates to easily improve on the 9-15 record they posted a winter ago. "We have no starters gone from last year's team, and the five girls coming back are all seniors," said Burk, who is entering his fifth season as Pirates coach. "We have the experience this year. " In the backcourt, the Pirates' veteran guards - Lorie Bird, a 5-foot-4 point guard, and Ann Pfeiffer, a 5-9 swing guard - are good shooters and dependable.