Saturday, September 3, 2011

Recap: Breaking the Cycle. BUCS WIN.

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Pirates 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 score-spacer 3 8 0 11
Cubs 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 score-spacer 1 5 2 5

Finally the Pirates had a little luck go their way. Brian Burres was masterful for 5.1 innings, his only blemish was a Carlos Pena solo shot in the 2nd. But the Bucs were quick to answer back, capitalizing on 2 Alex Presley triples in the 3rd and 7th. Although the Cubs had 2 errors on the day, the Pirates weren't able to convert them into runs and as a result all of Ryan Dempster's 3 runs were earned. The bullpen was a domination show, as they were perfect for 3.2 innings, striking out 5 for a total of 10 Ks on the day. Joel Hanrahan struck out 2 in the 9th to record his 33rd save of the year. There was a bit of a scary moment when Cutch got hit by a pitch on his hand, but reports indicate it's a bone bruise and not a broken hand as was feared. He will most likely still miss a game or two to heal up.

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