Archive for April 1st, 2008

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Apr
08

A few thoughts on the Pirates

  • Yesterday’s game was crazy.  The Pirates, carried by Nate McLouth (3-5 plus a walk, 1 HR, 4 RBIs) and Xavier Nady(4-7, a double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs) put on quite an offensive show.  Unfortunately, Damaso Marte and Matt Capps gave new meaning to the word “meltdown”, as they walked 4 out of 5 batters to start the bottom of the 9th, ultimately erasing the Pirates’ 5-run lead.  As they say, all’s well that ends well, and the game ended well for the Pirates, but it should have been a clean victory in 9 innings, rather than a messy one in 12.
  • I’m glad that the Pirates got rid of Byung-Hyun Kim.  I couldn’t believe it when they signed him because he has been bad for a long time.  Fortunately, he was bad enough in Spring Training that they dumped him without giving him the chance to ruin any regular season games.
  • Starting pitching for the Pirates looked pretty good toward the end of Spring Training.  Let’s hope it stays good.
  • Pirates are tied with the Brewers for first place in the NL Central.  Savor it.



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