Pittsburgh Pirates Notes, Quotes 2009-09-07

--RHP Ross Ohlendorf became only the second pitcher in the Pirates' 123-year history to strike out the side on nine pitches when he performed the feat against St. Louis on Saturday night by setting down Khalil Greene, Julio Lugo and Jason LaRue. Jeff Robinson struck out three Cubs on nine pitches in the eighth inning on Sept. 7, 1987.

--1B Jeff Clement is unlikely to get called up from Class AAA Indianapolis when the International League season ends Monday as he has missed 10 straight games because of a strained oblique muscle in his ribcage. He was considered the key to the five-player package the Pirates received from Seattle in the July 29 trade for Jack Wilson and Ian Snell. The Pirates' tentative plan is to send Clement to their Florida Instructional League camp, which begins next Thursday in Bradenton, so he can continue making the transition from catcher to first baseman.

BY THE NUMBERS: 38 -- Outfield assists by the Pirates this season, their most since recording 39 in 2002. They had 27 last year.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We might not win as many games as we would like but the one thing we never do is quit. No one can question that about our team." -- RHP Jesse Chavez, after the Pirates ended a nine-game losing streak by scoring two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat St. Louis 6-5 on Sunday.

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Added: September 7, 2009