Saturday, July 01, 2006

Pirates pound Tigers, 9-2

Six of the Pirates' nine runs are unearned. Looking at it mathematically, they still win the game 3-2, but really, if they only get one run in the bottom of the 7th, do they hold the lead?

Well, anyway, the Pirates essentially "rout" the Tigers, though Detroit's errors on three consecutive plays is what ultimately killed them.

In my observations, a big Pirate win is usually followed by a big Pirate loss.

Ian Snell vs. Zach Miner. Miner has a 2.59 ERA in 5 career starts, including a complete game in his 2nd start against Milwaukee.

Snell has got to have the stuff he had in San Francisco and Colorado to go deep in the game and keep the Tigers to three runs or less, and Jason Bay has got to start producing again.



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