Saturday, September 22, 2007

Game 154: Cubs 13 Pirates 8

Just a couple things from yesterday's game that I thought were important. First up, I loaded the game up on and we had the bases loaded and only one out in the first. Within like 30 seconds, the inning was over and we only had one run. Then the Cubs came to bat and Soriano whacked the first pitch out of the park. Within just about two minutes, we had gone from a very promising situation, back to a tie game. It's Pirate baseball at it's finest.

The other thing that's been bugging the crap out of me is how we've been handling Maholm, Gorzelanny, and Snell down the stretch. Maholm is clearly still bothered by something, Snell pulled himself out of a game after seven easy innings the other night, and Gorzo is also struggling a bit of late. I understand the value of having these guys increase their innings and getting to the point where they can pitch a full season, but there's no point in getting them hurt or pushing them beyond what they're capable of. If one of the three of them gets hurt down the stretch, I'm going to be seriously pissed.