Sunday, April 27, 2008

Help us Paul Maholm

Sadly, the Pirates really only enter game day with a chance to win if Paul Maholm or Ian Snell is on the mound right now. That is, of course, assuming that the defense backs them up and the offense decides to show up for the game. That's a long way removed from the hopes that we'd be in the thick of things in three out of every five games when the season started, but that's where we're at right now. Maholm on the mound today is our best shot at winning since Snell took the mound on Wednesday and Gorzelanny, Duke, and Morris didn't even give us a shot in the interim. He's up against Brett Myers, who definitely needs the "Pirates' bump" that we so kindly give to struggling, middling, veteran pitchers.