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On The Road To New York

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Pirates

by "Shakey" McGuiness
Legends League correspondent
Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball

Max CareyMax Carey, a man on a mission. The lightly regarded outfielder came through once again today with a clutch base hit in the 8th inning that made a winner of reliever Willie Foster. Troy Percival came on in the 9th and did what he does, retiring the side in order for his fifth save in six chances.

But the big story today was Mr. Carey, only playing because an injury has sidelined Negro League star Chino Smith, and only on the Pirates team at all as throw-in in the Randy Johnson-Mel Ott mega deal. But the speedy outfieler has made quite a case for himself as a big part of the Pirate team, batting a nifty .345 in relief of Mr. Smith.

For their part, the Giants lamented another late inning collapse. The pen seems to be unable to get that one critical out and the defense falls apart at just the wrong moment. Giants manager John Dean was none too pleased with today's effort, especially coming a day after a similar late inning loss to the Bucs.

"This is all too familar", John Dean said after the game. "Something has to change. I didn't want to take ol' Rube out because he was throwing well and the pen has not been doing its job. But he was exhausted and I had no choice. Can't keep the man out there when there's nothing left in the tank. Sure 'nuff, the pen gives up the winning hit. Again. I don't like it. No sir."


4/22/2004, NYG05-PIT05, Forbes Field (1932-46)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Giants 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 6 0
2005 Pirates 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 x 5 8 1 8 1

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Wright,WB cf 5 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .394 0 0 0 0
Pesky 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 1 2 0 0
Musial lf 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 0 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 10 0 0 0
Heilmann rf 4 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .371 2 0 0 0
Waner,L pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Dickey c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 9 1 0 0
Killebrew 3b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .173 1 1 0 0
Marcelle 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0 0
Smith,O ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .340 1 3 1 0
Waddell p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Nichols p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Roush ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 0 0 0 0
36 4 10 4 1 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 9 1 0

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Francis 3b 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .233 0 3 0 0
Lloyd ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 2 7 0 0
Hornsby 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 1 5 0 0
Mize 1b 4 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 13 2 0 0
Brown,W lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .194 2 0 0 0
Kimbro cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .355 2 0 0 0
Mackey c 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .160 4 0 0 0
Carey rf 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .345 1 0 1 0
Stieb p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
Clarke ph 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 0 0 0
Winters, N p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Johnson,Ju ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 0 0 0 0
Shocker p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 0 0 0
McDougald ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 0 0 0 0
Foster, W p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0
Taylor,B ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 0 0 0 0
Percival p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
32 5 8 5 3 0 0 5 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 27 17 1 0

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Waddell L 0-2 7.1 7 5 5 5 9 146 85 34 0 0 0 2 0 4.50
Nichols 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 7 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.63
8.0 8 5 5 5 9 153 90 37 0 0 0 2 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Stieb 3.0 7 4 4 1 2 66 42 17 1 0 0 0 0 5.79
Winters, N 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 17 12 6 0 0 0 0 1 11.25
Shocker 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 27 18 7 0 0 0 0 0 4.34
Foster, W W 2-0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 10 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 4.91
Percival S 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.93
9.0 10 4 4 1 4 132 84 37 1 0 0 0 1

NYG: Waner,L ran for Heilmann in the 8th
Wright,WB moved to rf in the 8th
Waner,L moved to cf in the 8th
Marcelle inserted at 3b in the 8th
Roush batted for Nichols in the 9th
PIT: Clarke batted for Stieb in the 3rd
Johnson,Ju batted for Winters, N in the 5th
McDougald batted for Shocker in the 7th
Taylor,B batted for Foster, W in the 8th

GWRBI: Carey
Temperature: 63, Sky: clear, Wind: in from right at 11 MPH.


This Game Never Officially Happened
The Game Results Files Were Not Valid

Series of Discontent

Pop Lloyd Amos Rusie, traded away during spring training  in a deal for Johnny Mize, continued his winning ways by beating his old teammates today, 5-4. Rusie is now 3-1, despite a fairly unhealthy ERA of 5.70. For the Pirates, the bright spot was shortstop John Henry "Pop" Lloyd hitting for the cycle. It's believed to be the first in ATL history, although this is unverified.

Amos' pitch count rose rapidily in the later innings as New York manager John Dean was reluctant to go to his pen just to "pour gas on the fire", as he said after the game. Sure enough, Hoyt Wilhelm was touched up a bit, but he left the game with the save, which is all that matters to the New York faithful.
 
To the Buc rooters, it was another day to rue the depature of Marvelous Melvin Ott, who was traded away for their "ace", Randy Johnson. The Big Unit has been the Big Bust so far, as he dropped to 1-3 with the loss today, with a robust 4.54 ERA.

Third sacker Billy Francis was hit by a pitch in the 4th inning and was placed on the DL after the game. The Pirates called up the newly signed Pie Traynor to take his spot on the roster, although word is Judy Johnson will probably step in as starter until Billy returns.

4/24/2004, PIT05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 8 1 10 1
2005 Giants 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 x 5 6 1 5 1

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Francis 3b 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .242 0 1 0 0
McDougald pr 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 0 2 0 0
Lloyd ss 5 2 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .314 0 0 0 0
Hornsby 2b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274 1 1 0 0
Mize 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 6 1 1 0
Clarke pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 0 0 0 0
Taylor,B 1b 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 1 0 0 0
Kimbro cf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .338 1 0 0 0
Brown,W lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .183 3 0 0 0
Carey rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 2 0 0 0
Mackey c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .151 9 1 0 0
Johnson,R p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 1 0 0
Oliver ph 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
34 4 8 4 1 2 1 6 6 0 1 0 1 0 0 24 7 1 0

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Roush cf 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 1 0 0 0
Scales 2b 2 2 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 2 5 0 0
Musial lf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 1 0 0 0
Heilmann rf 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 2 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .181 12 0 0 0
Killebrew 3b 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .179 1 1 1 0
Wilhelm p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Dickey c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 6 1 0 0
Smith,O ss 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 2 3 0 0
Rusie p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 0 1 0 0
Marcelle 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
29 5 6 5 0 1 2 4 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 27 12 1 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Johnson,R L 1-3 8.0 6 5 5 4 9 127 79 34 2 0 0 0 1 4.54
8.0 6 5 5 4 9 127 79 34 2 0 0 0 1

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Rusie W 3-1 8.1 8 4 4 5 6 151 89 38 1 0 1 0 1 5.70
Wilhelm S 2 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 7.98
9.0 8 4 4 6 6 161 92 41 1 0 1 0 1

PIT: McDougald ran for Francis in the 4th
McDougald moved to 3b in the 4th
Clarke ran for Mize in the 8th
Taylor,B inserted at 1b in the 8th
Oliver batted for Johnson,R in the 9th
NYG: Marcelle inserted at 3b in the 9th

GWRBI: Heilmann
Billy Francis was injured for this game and 20 more days
Temperature: 51, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 7 MPH.

This Is The Official Game


4/24/2004, PIT05-NYG05, Polo Grounds (1923-57)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E LOB DP
2005 Pirates 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 9 1 8 1
2005 Giants 0 0 0 1 0 6 1 0 x 8 8 2 6 5

Pirates AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Francis 3b 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 0 1 1 0
Lloyd ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 0 5 0 0
Hornsby 2b 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .302 3 2 0 0
Mize 1b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 8 0 0 0
Brown,W lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 0 0 0 0
Kimbro cf 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .354 3 0 0 0
Ward p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Clarke ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .286 0 0 0 0
Carey rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 4 0 0 0
Sanguillen c 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .538 6 0 0 0
Johnson,R p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Oliver cf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
33 2 9 1 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 24 9 1 0

Giants AB R H BI D T HR BB K SB CS IW HP SH SF AVG PO A E PB
Roush cf 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 3 0 0 0
Scales 2b 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .237 3 4 0 0
Musial lf 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .373 1 0 0 0
Wright,WB rf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .394 0 0 0 0
Heilmann rf 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .379 0 0 0 0
Waner,L lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Stargell 1b 3 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .181 7 1 0 0
Marcelle 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0 0
Killebrew 3b 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 2 3 2 0
Chandler p 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0 0
Dickey c 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 6 0 0 0
Smith,O ss 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .321 1 3 0 0
Ruffing p 2 1 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .182 1 1 0 0
Buckner 1b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3 0 0 0
32 8 8 8 0 0 4 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 13 2 0

Pirates INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Johnson,R L 1-3 5.2 5 7 7 4 5 95 55 27 3 0 0 0 0 5.40
Ward 2.1 3 1 1 2 0 33 19 11 1 0 0 0 1 2.08
8.0 8 8 8 6 5 128 74 38 4 0 0 0 1

Giants INN H R ER BB K PCH STR BF HR IW HP WP DP ERA
Ruffing W 1-2 7.0 6 1 1 2 4 103 59 27 0 1 0 0 3 4.28
Chandler 2.0 3 1 1 2 2 35 17 10 0 0 0 1 1 5.82
9.0 9 2 2 4 6 138 76 37 0 1 0 1 4

PIT: Oliver inserted at cf in the 6th
Clarke batted for Ward in the 9th
NYG: Buckner inserted at 1b in the 8th
Marcelle inserted at 3b in the 8th
Wright,WB inserted at rf in the 9th
Waner,L inserted at lf in the 9th

GWRBI: Stargell
Temperature: 49, Field: wet, Sky: clear, Wind: out to left at 11 MPH.


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