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June 30, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Pirates beat Cubs 3-0

If only every trade with the Yankees worked out this well. Right-hander Ross Ohlendorf tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out a career-high eight as the Pirates nipped the Cubs, 3-0, on Tuesday night at PNC Park. On a day …

June 30, 2009
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Morgan trade: odds and ends

Andrew McCutchen was a beneficiary of the Nate McLouth trade, earning a full-time job in the Pirates’ outfield. But it hit McCutchen a bit closer to the heart today when Nyjer Morgan was traded to the Nationals. “When Nate McLouth …

June 30, 2009
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Huntington rolls the dice

The Pirates today rolled the dice on Lastings Milledge, triggering a four-player trade to bring the enigmatic outfielder to Pittsburgh. The Pirates got Milledge and right-handed reliever Joel Hanrahan from the Washington Nationals in exchange for outfielder Nyjer Morgan and …

June 30, 2009
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Bucs close to closing Morgan swap

The Pirates are close to closing a four-player trade which would send outfielder Nyjer Morgan and reliever Sean Burnett to the Washington Nationals. The Pirates will receive outfielder Lastings Milledge and right-hander Joel Hanrahan. Milledge, 24, was the New York …

June 30, 2009
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Hinske traded; Jones called up from Indy

The Pirates today traded ultilityman Eric Hinske to the New York Yankees in exchange for two minor leaguers. Neither player the Pirates acquired — catcher/outfielder Eric Fryer and right-hander Casey Erickson — was considered a significant prospect in the Yankees’ …

June 29, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Going bananas?

Q: Hasn’t Delwyn Young “gone bananas” enough to warrant starting in right field for a while? A .346 (batting average) is what it is. Why not let it play out? Another question: If Nyjer Morgan gets dealt can Brandon Moss …

June 29, 2009
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Fun with numbers

Through the first 35 home games this year, Pirates attendance is up more that 12 percent compared to last year. Those digits might be a bit deceiving, however. Last week, the Pirates hosted their marquee interleague series against the Cleveland …

June 28, 2009
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Snell sparkles, but what does it mean?

Ian Snell sparkled this afternoon in his first start for Triple-A Indianapolis. The right-hander struck out 17 of the 24 batters he faced in seven innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits. Snell walked the first batter of the …

June 28, 2009
by rob biertempfel


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Russell stumps for Duke

This morning, manager John Russell did a little politicking on behalf of Zach Duke’s bid to earn an All-Star berth. Duke is tied for second in the NL in wins (eight) and is 10th in ERA (3.09). “I think he …

June 27, 2009
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NyjMo the next to go?

On his way to the ballpark today, Nyjer Morgan’s cell phone beeped with some interesting news. There’s an Internet report that the Pirates are mulling a trade which would send Morgan to the Nationals for enigmatic outfielder Lastings Milledge. The …

 
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