Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Okay, you can tase me. Bucs WIN


Wow.  The Pirates just handed one of the best pitchers in baseball his second loss.  Sure, the Phillies had 3 Errors, but only 1 led to a score, the attempted play at the plate as Milledge scored in the 6th.  The dude tried to make the tag, but ended up throwing the ball toward Milledge from his glove.  That was the winning run, though.  Still counted as an Earned Run to Halladay, who had 2.

You knew The Duke was going to have to be nearly perfect if the Bucs had any chance of taking this game.  Through 4 innings, he had faced just 12 batters.  However, the Phils loaded the bags in both the 5th and 6th.  Only one run this time, a Castro single in the 5th.  Duke had 5 Ks on the day.

Bullpen time.  They've been great in these situations all year.  Meek, our best pitcher so far, takes them down with a walk and a K.

Hanrahan takes them down in order with a K.

Can't deny that I was a little nervous with Dotel closing.  But then I remembered he only has 2 Blown Saves on the year, both of which came in wins.  He takes them down in order with a K.  Yeah, the bullpen no-hit one of the best offensive teams in the league.  The same team that smoked them for a grand slam last night.

Raise the frakking Jolly Roger.


Miscellaneous shit

Halladay had a rare complete game loss.

Garrett Jones went 3 for 4 with another RBI, his 28th.  To put that in perspective, he is now only one RBI shy of Poo Holes, Ryan Howard (he of the 6 RBI night last game), and Lloyd Braun.

Doumit was the other batter with multiple hits, going 2 for 4 and scoring the first run.

Evan Meek's ERA is now a microscopic 0.69.  His WHIP is 1.00.  That's good for 58th out of 449 active pitchers in the majors.  In last place is former Pirate draft mistake Bryan Bullington, with a WHIP of 9.00.  Not sure how that even happens.  Also near the bottom are current Buccos Hayden Penn, Chris Jakubauskas, and Brian Bass.  Although to be fair, Jaku's game wasn't really his fault as he only pitched 1/3 of an inning before getting hit in the face.

Bucs play the Phillies to a tie series, their first such series of the year.

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