Pittsburgh Pirates

The Dovid Dobin Show 4/9/2012

What baseball trends are real? Which sports figures have been taken out of context? And just who will pull off the upsets in the NHL Playoffs? Keep up during the week on Facebook and Twitter, then tune in for the next episode, Monday at 6 Eastern/3 Pacific Monday on MTR Radio. The Dovid Dobin Show Podcast 4/9/2012...
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An error and a leaky bullpen allows the Pirates to win their second straighth walk-off victory against the Phils as the Phils lose, 5-4.

An error on a strikeout, and a leaky bullpen allows the Pirates to pull off another walk-off win against the Phils as they lose in the bottom of the ninth, 5-4. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with one man on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits an RBI double, knocking in Shane Victorino, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Jimmy Rollins’ ground out, 3-unassisted, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead. The Phils added to their lead in the fourth as, with one man out, Pence hits a solo home run, his first home run of the season, giving the Phils a 2-0 lead. The Pirates got a run back in the fifth as Pedro Alvarez hits a lead-off home run, his first home run of the season, making it a 2-1 Phils’ lead. The Phils increased their lead...
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Phillies, Flyers, Eagles Fans Dominate PNC Park

It was a cool, crisp night in Pittsburgh last night and as I entered PNC Park to catch the Phillies and Cliff Lee take on the upstart Pirates. As I stood in line I couldn’t help but notice the sea of red that surrounded me. Then over the sounds of street noise and people clamoring about their days I heard the distinctive sounds of:


Then thrown into the mix was the distinctive orange and black of people who had gone to the Flyers Penguins game earlier in the day. The Flyers fans didn’t seem to be too happy as the Flyers lost 4-2 to the Penguins in what mostly was a meaningless Saturday afternoon game that brought the 2011-12 NHL regular season closer to a quiet end. It looked as if the Flyers fans were hopeful that a Phillies win would make the long trip...

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Lack of offense comes back to haunt the Phils as they lose to the Pirates on an extra-innings walk-off infield single, losing 2-1.

The Phils lack of offense would come back to haunt them late in the ballgame, before they finally lose to the Pirates in extra-innings on a walk-off infield single, as they lose to Pittsburgh 2-1. The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits an RBI infield single to the shortstop, scoring in Shane Victorino, who had earlier singled, moved up to second base on Placido Polanco’s single, then stopped at third on Jimmy Rollins’ sacrifice bunt, 4-3, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending Polanco, who had earlier singled, then moved up to second base on Rollins’ sacrifice bunt, to third. The Pirates would tie the game up at one-all in the sixth as, with runners on the corners, and with two men out, Yamaico Navarro, who had earlier walked, would stop at second base on Jose...
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The Phils will continue their three-game series with the Pirates will a pair of games this weekend.

[caption id="attachment_34571" align="alignleft" width="650" caption="Halladay dominates Pirates ("][/caption] The Phils (1-0, T-1 NL East) will continue their three-games series with the Pirates (0-1, T-5 NL Central) with a pair of weekend games. The first game will be a night game on Saturday, with a start time of 7:05 pm EDT. The Phils will send to the mound their number two man in the rotation, Cliff Lee (0-0, -.–) who is coming of a 17-8 2011 season, with an ERA of 2.40 and a WHIP of 1.03. Lee pitched in 32 games, all starts, for a total of 232.2 innings, in which he struck out 238 batters, while walking only 42. Lee will be out to see if he can lead the Phils to a 2-0 start on the season while trying to collect his first win of 2012. The...
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Phillies offense stumbles, but just about everything else works in 1-0 win over Bucs

I saw this opportunity back in January: The Phillies were opening the regular season in Pittsburgh. Immediately, I knew I was going. See, I went to college near Pittsburgh and I was familiar with the drive. Onto the game: It was a freakin’ beautiful day in Pittsburgh on Thursday, the nicest I have even seen. Parking was a bear, but that is another story for another day. I found out a few things about the Phillies in their 1-0 opening day win over the Pirates. First off, who cares if Phillies starter Roy Halladay topped out at 89 MPH. The man knows how to pitch, and after a key double play in the first, he cruised for eight innings of two hit, five strikeouts, no walks and two hit batsmen. Closer Jonathan Papelbon came out at 92 and 93 MPH and blew away Alex Presley on five pitches, and got Jose Tabata and Andrew McCutchen to both ground out to third. The Phillies and the Pirates, both could...
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Phillies Opening Day: One Game, One Win

In the 10th straight opening day start of his career, Roy Halladay was nearly perfect. Through 8 innings against the Pirates, he allowed only 2 hits, both of which came in the 1st inning. After the 1st, he was unhittable. And it is a very good thing, too. Because the Phillies offense got off to a bit of a slow start with a few exceptions. Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 3 and drove in the only run of the game in the 7th inning. John Mayberry Jr. help set up Chooch with 2 hits and made several key plays in left field. The only other offense was a bunt single from Jimmy Rollins and a single from Mr. Fantastic himself, Halladay. There was little else the Phils could have asked from Halladay today. Read more