Friday, August 6, 2010

Rocky Mountain High. Bucs WIN

1 7 0 7
5 11 0 6

A great way to kick off the series. The Bucs now need just one more win against the Rockies to take the season series. And what a welcome to Pittsburgh for James McDonald. But really, the only difference between this game and the last one was that the bullpen remained in control for the most part. Just like last game, over half of the Pirates' runs came by way of the long ball, which was pretty amazing given that Francis had given up just 4 homers all season. He gave up 2 in this game.

James McDonald looked completely in control, equaling Ross Ohlendorf's Pirate season-high 8 Ks in 6.0 IP. He only allowed 4 hits and 1 BB, which was excellent.  The bullpen was a little shaky, but got the job done. Wil Ledezma allowed 2 hits in 1.0 IP, but came out of the inning unscathed and with 2 Ks. Sean Gallagher was pulled after two walks, and Justin Thomas allowed a hit to give the Rocks their only run. Newly acquired reliever Chris Resop came in in the 9th to finish the job with no hits and 1 K.

On the offensive side, 3 players went 2 for 4: Neil Walker, Garrett Jones, and Chris Snyder. Doubles were hit by Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker, while homers were hit by Garrett Jones and Ronny Cedeno (with Milledge on base).

The Race For Last

Baltimore: Won 5-4.
Arizona: Won 8-4.
Seattle: Lost 6-0.
Cleveland: Lost 6-2.
Kansas City: was off.

The current standings:

Kansas City466210.5

Eyes on the prize, Bucco fans.

No comments:

Post a Comment