Summary: The Pirates wasted a great pitching performace from Tom Gorzelanny who pitched seven strong innings surrendering 2 runs. Gorzelanny’s only mistake was giving up a two run home run to Carlos Lee who hit his 19th home run of the season in the 1st inning. The Pirates fell to the Astros 2-1

Last place Buccos: The Pirates are 0-7 since the All-Star break and are now in sole position of last place. Wonder which prospect they’ll pass up next year with a top 3 pick.

Player of the game: Astros pitcher Roy Oswalt pitched 6 inninings surrendering 7 hits and 1 run.

Pirates leave the baseloaded in the ninth: With the shaky Brad Lidge on the mound in the ninth the Pirates loaded the bases with 1 out and still managed to come up with nothing. Lidge battled and struck out Matt Kata and Freddy Sanchez to end the 9th. The Pirates are now 6-1 against the Astros this season. Typical Buccos…….

Penguin News….. The Penguins have signed defenseman Alain Nasreddine to a 1 year – 2 way contract.