Thursday, May 17, 2007

Game 39: Marlins 4 Pirates 3

On the bright side, Adam LaRoche went 3-for-4 with a homer off of a lefty and raised his average to .197. His slugging percentage is over .300 now. No one has this game added into his May splits, but they were already pretty good coming into this one, especially compared to April. I'm calling it. Let's find something else to bitch about.

On the not-so-bright side: LaRoche accounted for half of our hits tonight. Six hits ain't gonna win many games, and that's the truth.

On the bright side: Zach Duke was fairly effective tonight. It was probably more luck than anything since he gave up eight hits, walked two, and only struck out two, but hey, two runs in seven innings can't be bad, right?

On the not-so-bright side: Matt Capps really sucked tonight. He even walked a batter!

Still on the not-so-bright side: We lost. I'm not positive, but I think that five games under .500 is the season low.