Saturday, April 26, 2008

Game 23: Phillies 6 Pirates 5

On one had, at least Zach Duke didn't walk a million hitters. On the other hand, he never really does that and giving up 9 hits and 6 runs in 6 innings is no more a recipe for a win than anything Gorzo did on Thursday night. We managed to close things down from the six-run hole he put us in, but it was just too much.

Not much else worth noting from last night. Nate McLouth is 0 for his last 4 games after starting the year with a 19-game hitting streak. Jason Bay homered again. The bullpen was pretty good at keeping us in the game. Nady continued to reap the benefits of batting after Bay and Doumit and drove in three runs to give him 23 on the year. And the paid attendance was almost 24,000, which was more people than were at the Penguins game, though I suspect that the 24,000 in attendance at PNC cared more about the Pens' game than the Pirates' game.