Placido Polanco

Blown Opportunities Cost Pirates In 5-4 Loss To PhiladelphiaThe Pirates blew chances in both the seventh and eighth innings with runners in scoring position and eventually lost, 5-4, in Philadelphia Tuesday night.
Karstens Roughed Up In First Start Back; Pirates Lose, 8-3Pirates starting pitcher Jeff Karstens made his first start since mid-April Monday night and struggled, allowing seven runs in an 8-3 loss at Philadelphia.