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That’s right the Pirates rallied back from a 3-1 deficit after the 7th inning to beat the White Sox 4-3 on Sunday afternoon. The bucs were aided by Eric Hinske and Jack Wilson’s first home runs of the year. Hinske’s came in the 8th to pull the bucs within one and Jack’s came in the 9th with 2 outs to tie the game. After that, Nyjer Morgan doubled down into the right field corner and Delwyn Young scored him with a slap single into left. Matt Capps then came on to strike out the side, notching his 9th save of the year. It’s good to see Capps blow through 3 batters that quickly and not cause any drama.
Surprisingly, for me atleast, Jeff Karstens pitched well. He went 5.1 innings and only surrendered 3 runs. He was 2 outs away from a quality start. He gave up 5 hits and more importantly struck out that many as well. Karstens has never been a strikeout pitcher but apparently he had good stuff yesterday. I say apparently because again, I didn’t get to watch the game. I’m going to catch some of tonight’s game but I have to leave after a couple innings to play some tennis. But I don’t think any of you care about that .
The Pirates are now 20-24 and looking to draw even closer to the ever sought after .500 mark. It won’t be easy though, as they face the other team in Chicago. The Cubs. We send Paul Maholm to the mound tonight, who has been terrific in his last couple outings. An interesting point was brought up in one of my live game blogs a couple games ago, that Paul Maholm has an ERA under 2.00 when Jason Jamarillo catches him and an ERA over 5.00 when Robinson Diaz catches. So let’s hope Jamarillo is behind the dish tonight. I’m sure Russell has caught onto this trend and will adjust the lineup appropriately.
In other news, my blog’s stats count continues to plummet. I have a ******** 50 views over the last 2 days and most of those were me or people clicking on the picture of BJ Upton that references my blog on google images. Maybe I should stop pouting and start commenting. That always seems to get me more viewers, and commenters
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When baseball season rolls around, boredom rolls out. Yes it is day 3 of the MLB baseball season, and I could not be more happy. Baseball makes life so much more fun, although it causes me to not get a lot of stuff done. Oh well! Anyways, yesterday’s Pirate game is in the books and we’re on to day 2. Tonight the matchup is Ian Snell against Kyle Lohse. The Pirates should be fielding the same or a very very similar lineup tonight, let’s just hope Andy LaRoche and Brandon Moss can get a couple hits tonight. Sadly, this game will not be televised, and I’m almost certain it’ll be blacked out on MLB.TV anyway. Oh well, I’ll just go gameday audio and MLB.com gameday on it!
I am also anxious to watch the Red Sox and Rays get their seasons started, that game starts at 4:05. I’ll be back later with some more Pirate game pre-game.