nt Group, which owned the | Forum

Topic location: Forum home » General » General Chat
cx888 Oct 13
PITTSBURGH -- After losing their past three games, the Pittsburgh Pirates will try to turn things around when they open a three-game series against the Houston Astros at PNC Park on Monday. Cardinals Womens Jerseys .The Pirates (62-59) will enter the series after being swept by the Miami Marlins over the weekend, while the Astros (64-60) won their past three games, against the Baltimore Orioles.Its a snapshot of the way a baseball seasons goes, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle said. Youre out on the road and go 5-1 then you come home and get swept in a series in which you have a chance to win each game. All you can do is come back and keep playing.Jameson Taillon (3-2, 3.00) will look to keep his recent streak of impressive starts for Pittsburgh going against right-handed pitcher Doug Fister (11-8, 3.76). Taillon has surrendered three earned runs or less in each of his past seven starts since allowing four and going four innings in two straight appearances on June 19 and 24.The Pirates have won in seven of Taillons past eight starts since losing in two of his first three. He last appeared against the San Francisco Giants on Aug. 16, when he allowed three earned runs on six hits with five strikeouts in six innings.In his previous start against the San Diego Padres on Aug. 11, Taillon pitched an eight-inning gem, surrendering three hits and two walks in a 4-0 Pirates win.If the Pirates want to provide Taillon some breathing room, third baseman Josh Harrison could be the guy to look toward. Harrison had been red-hot lately before seeing a six-game hitting streak come to an end in a 3-2 loss to the Miami Marlins on Sunday.While the rest of the Pirates offense floundered in a 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Saturday, Harrison recorded three of their four hits and drove in their lone run on a single in the eighth inning.Harrison has hit safely in eight of his past 10 games.Astros Cuban prospect Yulieski Gurriel, 32, made his major league debut as Houstons designated hitter against the Baltimore on Sunday after being called up the night before. He went 1-for-2 with one walk while batting sixth Sunday and it will have to be seen if he cracks the lineup again and plays in the field in Pittsburgh on Monday.Things havent been perfect for him, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said, according to the Houston Chronicle. Weve bounced him all around the country but physically -- from a baseball standpoint -- hes ready and hes ready for this challenge. So, to add him to this group is certainly exciting for us. ... His baseball readiness -- hes in shape ready to go.Houston optioned infielder Tyler White to Triple-A Fresno on Saturday to make room for Gurriel on the 25-man active roster. Gurriel went 4-for-18 with a home run, double and two RBI in four games with Fresno.We have high expectations about him and heard hes a good player, good guy, second baseman Jose Altuve told the Houston Chronicle. I cant wait to play next to him. Authentic Cardinals Jerseys . Now tied for second in the league in shootout goals, the 24-year-old likes to see what the opposing goaltender has in store before he ultimately lands on a move. Cardinals Stitched Jerseys .ca NBA Power Rankings, ahead of the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs. http://www.authenticcardinalsshopnfl.com/ TORONTO - Toronto FC has shot down a report that it is willing to break the bank to sign Argentine star Carlos Tevez. A report from Brazils Lancenet said the MLS team and Monaco were both after the Manchester City forward, with Toronto offering US$10 million. "We are not in talks to acquire Carlos Tevez," a team spokesman said Thursday when asked about the report. Tevez is a talented if mercurial striker on big wages at Manchester City. What appeared to be a leaked pay slip in March 2010 indicated he made a gross wage of 720,287 pounds (US$1.4 million) in that month alone with an extra accommodation bonus of 220,000 pounds. Cardinals Youth Jerseys. The top-earning Toronto player is Dutch striker Danny Koevermans who is due to make $1.663 million this season. Tim Leiweke, the incoming president and CEO of TFC owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, has had success with marquee players in the past. Leiweke was with the Anschutz Entertainment Group, which owned the Galaxy, when Los Angeles signed David Beckham. "Ive been told by the (MLSE) board and the owners that if we find the right guy, they are all in and that they are committed to that move," Leiweke told a conference call in April following his hiring. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '