Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Recap: Never Felt Better to Split. BUCS LOSE/WIN.

team-spacer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 inning-spacer R H E LOB
Brewers 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 2 score-spacer 8 11 0 7
Pirates 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 score-spacer 1 8 0 8

The good news in this game is the Pirates held Prince Fatass hitless through the entire game. The bad news is just about everyone else had hits, including the pitcher, who hit the game winning RBI in the 4th. Tony Watson and Joe Beimel both looked pretty awful in relief, but Karstens had another good start, going 7 innings with 6 hits, 2 runs, and 5 Ks. Ryan Ludwick homered in the Pirates' only run in Game 1.

team-spacer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 inning-spacer R H E LOB
Brewers 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 score-spacer 2 4 0 6
Pirates 1 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 score-spacer 9 10 1 4

In the nightcap the Bucs fared much, much better as they pounded the Beers in the 7th inning. This time, both Prince Fatass and Lloyd Braun were held hitless, and the Brewers as a whole only recorded 4 hits in Game 2. Things started off rough for Brad Lincoln to begin the game, allowing 2 men to come across in the 1st, but he settled down after that, allowing only 1 more hit the rest of the night. He went 6 innings and was pulled with only 76 pitches thrown. Don't really understand why, but maybe CH13 decided to keep him available for a relief appearance. Meanwhile, in the 7th, the Bucs unloaded on the Beers, and sent Zack Greinke packing with 7 earned runs. Ryan Doumit hit a solo homer in the 4th to tie the game at 2, but no one could have predicted the crazy 7th inning. There is something weird in the play-by-play, which reads in part:

"M Diaz hit by pitch, G Jones to second. 2,2
J Harrison doubled to left, G Jones scored, M Diaz to third. 2,3
R Cedeno struck out swinging. 2,3
A McCutchen hit for D McCutchen. 2,3
J Harrison to third on wild pitch by Z Greinke. 2,3
A McCutchen walked. 2,3
J Tabata doubled to deep right, J Harrison scored, A McCutchen to third. 2,4"

According to this play-by-play, Matt Diaz got sucked into a black hole or something. I remember him stealing home on the wild pitch, though. Also funny, but not in a mistake way, is the way Xavier Paul's position reads in the box score: "CF-RF-CF". It's so great to beat Milwaukee.

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