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April 22, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Pirates complete sweep

Adam LaRoche matched his career-high with four hits and the Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Florida Marlins with a 7-4 victory on Wednesday afternoon at PNC Park. The Pirates, who have won five of six, improved to 9-6. …

April 22, 2009
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Pirates vs. Marlins, pre-game

Paul Maholm (2-0), who ranks second in the National League with an 0.87 ERA, faces Ricky Nolasco (1-1, 6.60 ERA) as the Pirates try to sweep Florida at 12:35 p.m. today at PNC Park before heading away to a six-game …

April 21, 2009
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Doumit to miss 8-10 weeks after wrist surgery

Ryan Doumit will have surgery Thursday to repair a fractured wrist and will be out eight to 10 weeks, perhaps longer. The Pirates put Doumit on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to yesterday. Robinzon Diaz was called up from Triple-A …

April 20, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Doumit’s status still in limbo

The Pirates are awaiting the results of an CT scan on Ryan Doumit’s sore right wrist before deciding whether to put their starting catcher and clean-up hitter on the disabled list. After tonight’s 8-0 victory against the Marlins, GM Neal …

April 20, 2009
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Doumit has MRI on sore wrist

The Pirates are awaiting the results of an MRI exam on Ryan Doumit’s right wrist. According to manager John Russell, Doumit “felt a little stretch” in the wrist as he took a swing during his second at-bat in Sunday’s game …

April 20, 2009
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Waiting in the rain

This is the Marlins’ only scheduled trip to Pittsburgh, so expect both teams to do whatever it takes to play this three-game series at PNC Park, despite the downpours expected today, tomorrow and Wednesday. As I type this (at 3:15 …

April 19, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Morgan turns on the speed

What should have been a routine grounder by Nyjer Morgan instead turned into an adventure. With one out in the eighth inning, Morgan hit a hard bouncer up the middle. Reliever Jeff Bennett snagged the ball before Morgan was even …

April 19, 2009
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Wilson back in the lineup

Jack Wilson, who sprained his left middle finger in the home opener, returns to the lineup this afternoon. • With the Pirates leading 10-0 in the ninth inning yesterday, it might have seemed a good spot to use Rule 5 …

April 18, 2009
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Two outs … or was that three?

In the second inning today, Ian Snell froze Atlanta’s Jordan Schafer with a changeup for strike three. Snell, catcher Ryan Doumit and third baseman Andy LaRoche began walking back to the dugout. There was only one problem. Schafer’s strikeout was …

April 18, 2009
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Wilson out of lineup again

Still bothered by a sore left middle finger, shortstop Jack Wilson is out of the starting lineup for the third time in four days. • Lineups for today’s game: BRAVES — 1. Kelly Johnson 2b, 2. Omar Infante ss, 3. …

 
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