Saturday, July 10, 2010

Blown. Bucs LOSE

4 10 1 8
5 8 0 6

I suppose it had to happen eventually.  The Pirates' great streak of unbeatens when leading after 8 innings is over.  Some major ineptitude by Ryan Doumit, who most of the time seems unable to catch a ball (which, as a "catcher" is pretty important).  Then there was the throw down to 2nd (where there was no play) that went into Center Field.  Ugh.  Hate losing like this, after Maholm, who has been imitating Pitt's Gilbert Brown by alternating good and bad games, had a great outing, going 7 innings and allowing 3 hits, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 HR, and 4 Ks.  Evan Meek gave up the walkoff hit, and as a result his ERA is 1.11, the highest it's been since April 17th.

McCutchen, Tabata, and Milledge all had 2 hits, and Cutch and Clutch got a homer apiece.  Cedeno, Alvarez, and Jones all had doubles.  It's nice to see more extra base hits, and eventually that will turn into some runs.  RISP was just 2 for 11 in this one, however.

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