Sunday, May 11, 2008

Brooms again?

Zach Duke and Jair Jurrjens take the mound at 1:35 today as the Pirates look for their second straight sweep and sixth straight win to pull them to one game under .500. This sweep would be considerably more encouraging given that the Braves don't suck this year.

There's two things to keep in mind for this game. The first is that today is Mother's Day, so call your mom and don't be surprised when pink bats dot the field today. The second is that if you're one of the people that wonders why I always harp on Zach Duke's strikeout rate, a long post is below explaining it. And yes, Jason Michaels is starting for X in right today and I'm starting to think that we might have a problem.

UPDATE: This is a goofy wraparound four game series, so no sweep no matter what we do today. And also, we've got a rain delay.

Another Update: Strike that, this one's rained out. Doubleheader tomorrow.