Saturday, April 28, 2007

Game 21: Pirates 3 Reds 1

Sooooo... this Ian Snell guy. Not too bad, eh? He made it five straight starts without giving up more than a run by tossing seven shutout innings last night while scattering six hits. The pen actually managed to hold the lead he left with, giving him his second win of the year.

Snell was, once again, pretty much the only high point of the night. The offense started by knocking Eric Milton around for three runs in the first inning, then not scoring again the rest of the night. The positives? A hit for LaRoche and two hits for Eldred. They're now hitting .300 combined. Bay continued his hot hitting of late with a two-run double in the first. Marte pitched a scoreless 8th and Torres pitched a roller coaster ninth, but to his credit he actually did manage to hold down the lead and only give up one run.

Somehow the Pirates are 11-10.