Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Game 14: Dodgers 11 Pirates 2

Things started off promising enough, tonight, when Hong-Chih Kuo, a pitcher we've had some success against in the past, threw ten straight balls in the first inning en route to walking Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Ronnie Paulino, with the Paulino walk bringing a run across the plate. Kuo then settled down and things worked their way into typical Pirate baseball: Matt Morris ran out of gas after three innings, but John Russell let him start the fifth after an ugly fourth. Phil Dumatrait then showed up to throw gas onto the cackling fire, and then Evan Meek pitched. The resulting 11-2 beatdown was entirely expected, but expecting something ugly doesn't make it any less ugly.