Thursday, April 24, 2008

Game 22: Cardinals 6 Pirates 2

Seven walks in five innings. SEVEN. Look, I don't presume to know anything more about baseball than most people and I certainly have no inside information about the Pittsburgh Pirates. But what I do know is that when a guy that walked 68 batters in over 200 innings last year has 22 walks in 22 and 1/3 this year, there's something wrong. Maybe he's not hurt, but honestly, that's almost worse because it means something has gone dreadfully wrong with his mechanics.

As for the rest of the game, well, Adam LaRoche hit a ball kind of far and Brian Bixler looked pretty good at shortstop. Both of those things are nice to see. Unfortunately, I feel like the emphasis on this one's gotta be on Gorzo. If this team is going to be anything less than incredibly maddening to watch this year, he's got to get himself righted somehow. Unfortunately he seems to be moving in the wrong direction.