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May 16, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Sore hammy benches Morgan

Left fielder Nyjer Morgan will be out of action for at least two days after tweaking his left hamstring. Morgan felt what he said was “a little, baby tug” in his leg as he made a running catch of Troy …

May 16, 2009
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Romulo Sanchez traded to Yanks

The Pirates today traded right-hander Romulo Sanchez to the Yankees for righty Eric Hacker. Hacker, 26, went 1-2 with a 6.03 ERA in six starts this season for Double-A Trenton and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He got 20 strikeouts in 31 1/3 …

May 15, 2009
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Monroe in cleanup spot

Craig Monroe today makes just his seventh appearance in the starting lineup and his second time in the cleanup spot. Adam LaRoche drops to fifth and Brandon Moss, who’s 2 for 10 vs. lefties, is on the bench. Lineups for …

May 14, 2009
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Will Pirates follow Steelers’ draft path?

When’s the last time the Pirates and Steelers both raided the University of Missouri for their respective first-round draft picks? A few weeks ago, the Steelers used their No. 1 pick on Mizzou defensive tackle Ziggy Hood. In a mock …

May 14, 2009
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Hinske starts at 3B

Eric Hinske will make his first start at third base for the Pirates, as Andy LaRoche is getting the night off. Hinske has 418 career starts at third, but this will be just his 10th since the beginning of the …

May 13, 2009
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Pirates-Cards post-game notes

• Oh, is it nice to have Jack Wilson back. The shortstop, in his second game since returning from the 15-day disabled list, went 3 for 4 with one run and one RBI and a pair of nice defensive plays. …

May 13, 2009
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Pirates beat Cardinals 5-2

Turns out the Pirates didn’t need Adam LaRoche’s home run after all. The Pirates got a strong start from Ross Ohlendorf and balanced hitting to beat the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, 5-2, on Wednesday night at PNC Park in a …

May 13, 2009
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Cards-Pirates pre-game notes

· Right fielder Brandon Moss, who hit his first home run of the season and snapped out of an 0-for-15 funk Tuesday night, was noticeably more upbeat this afternoon. But he’s not even close to resting on any laurels. “It …

May 13, 2009
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Cardinals, Pirates lineups, Diaz batting fifth again

Catcher Robinzon Diaz is batting fifth for the second game in a row, as the Pirates take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 tonight at PNC Park in the second game of a three-game series. … Clouds in the …

May 12, 2009
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Wilson happy to be back

Manager John Russell is happy to have shortstop Jack Wilson back in the lineup. “He’s kind of a solidifying force, especially on defense,” Russell said. Last weekend, Wilson played in two games for Triple-A Indianapolis during his rehab assignment. Wilson …

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