TribLIVE
Blogs | Sports | News
Bucco Blog

« Font size »
Decrease | Reset |Increase

July 26, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Giles, trades still rolling along

Brian Giles’ departure from Pittsburgh wound up putting both Jason Bay (directly) and Xavier Nady (indirectly) onto the Pirates’ roster. In late August 2003, Giles was shipped to the San Diego Padres for Bay, Oliver Perez and Cory Stewart. On …

July 26, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Pearce starts in RF

Steve Pearce gets first crack at the right field job. Pearce, called up from Triple-A Indianapolis this afternoon, is in the lineup batting sixth for tonight’s game against the San Diego Padres. Pearce was not stunned by his recall. He …

July 25, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Nady, Marte traded

Today is my day off, and I was playing “Rock Band” on the Wii with my wife and daughter when my cell phone rang. I did not hear it, because we were jamming to “Rockaway Beach” by the Ramones. But …

July 25, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Starting lineups

One day after the Pirates got home runs from each of their starting outfielders in the same game for only the second time in the past five years, Jason Bay, Nate McLouth and Xavier Nady take their swings against Padres …

July 24, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Wilson gets day off

Shortstop Jack Wilson was given the day off for tonight’s opener against the Padres at 7:05 p.m. at PNC Park. Luis Rivas will start in Wilson’s place and bat ninth. It is Rivas’ first start at shortstop since June 1. …

July 23, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Target practice

HOUSTON — Left-hander Paul Maholm is fine, despite taking two hard line drives off his body during last night’s game against the Astros. “I got one in the leg and one in the arm,” Maholm said. “We were playing target …

July 22, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Comeback kids

HOUSTON — For just the second time in the past eight games, the Pirates are going with the same lineup on consecutive days. Pirates: McLouth CF, Sanchez 2B, Doumit C, Bay LF, Nady RF, LaRoche 1B, J. Bautista 3B, Maholm …

July 21, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Sanchez’s knee good to go

HOUSTON — According to manager John Russell, minor knee pain kept Freddy Sanchez out of the lineup yesterday. Sanchez’s knee feels fine today, and he is back in there for tonight’s game against the Houston Astros: Pirates — McLouth CF, …

July 20, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Minor shakeup atop the order

DENVER — With the offense mired in a three-game funk, Pirates manager John Russell shook up the top of the lineup for today’s game against the Rockies: Pirates — Rivas 2B, Mientkiewicz 3B, McLouth CF, Bay LF, Nady RF, LaRoche …

July 19, 2008
by rob biertempfel


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Olympic dreams, major league realities

DENVER — I asked Doug Mientkiewicz this afternoon if he had a few minutes to chat about his Sydney experience. “Who’s Sydney? What do you mean?” replied Mientkiewicz, his eyes wide. No need for alarm, Doug. I was referring to …

 
Other blogs
Sports: Rob Rossi | Steel Mill | Chipped Ice | Bucco Blog | iPreps | Pitt Locker Room | Penn State Sports | Trailing Off
News: This Just In | Trib List | ICycle  


» Top TribLIVE.com Sports
» Top TribLIVE.com News
» Top TribLIVE.com Breaking News